Anyone been to Peru/Bolivia? Any travel advice?
I've been but it was a while back now. How long you going for?
Two, two and a half weeks. Got the nuts and bolts of the itinerary down. London to Lima. Straight to Cuzco (flight). Acclimatise/Sacred Valley. Inca Trail. Flight to La Paz. Overnight bus to Uyuni. Salt Flats. Overnight bus back to La Paz. Lake Titicaca/astronomy place/stalgamite place. Fly back to Lima, fly home.
Very bitty and travelling from city to city is tough. Feel like I'm missing a trick. Buses take ages. Flights are costly and infrequent. How is everyone else doing it?
Quite a tight schedule. Both countries are a lot bigger than you'd imagine too.
Buses in Bolivia weren't good when we were there. We went from La Paz to Uyuni via bus to Oruro and then got the train so that might be worth looking into, was a bit quicker iirc.
Could be worth looking at Uyuni trip which exits exiting via Chile and get back to Lima that way. If you're staying in Lima don't stay downtown, stay in Miraflores or Barranco. Bit further from the airport but much nicer and safer.