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Is It Better To Be Short or Tall When Visiting Peru?

At just 5 ft 2 in (or 158 cm) let me assure you that many tasks are rather impossible. Many times I ended up using my husband’s hand to hang from when in a bus or metro… cause the rail was way too high for me. And don’t let me start moaning about the produce located on the highest shelf possible and there isn’t any way for me to reach it…

Since the short travelers have it quite hard, hearing the tales of tall travelers made me giggle and got to thinking which of us would be happier when visiting Peru.

Peruvians aren’t exactly the tallest of all people on Earth so everything in the country – domestic transport, buses, etc – is designed to accommodate the locals; which means, short travelers can be happy. Just don’t try to grab anything from the top shelf in the supermarket, please!

Regardless of high though, make sure to book the cheap flights to Peru ahead of time. Typically, about two months before departure is quite enough to ensure low airfare and enough time to plan the entire trip. Also, don’t forget about booking hotels in Peru along with the flight.

A vacation in Peru is not complete without visiting Machu Picchu. It is located just 80 km / 50 miles from Cusco and can be easily reached via the Inca Trail.

You’ll most likely arrive in Peru via Lima, its capital. Round trip flights from New York into Lima start at $598 (in mid-August) while the round trip flight from New York into Cusco starts at $799 (same period).

You won’t break the bank when booking the hotel. A room in a budget Cusco hotel starts at $37 per night. Over all, Peru is a cheap destination but if you are after luxury accommodation, of course, you’ll be paying a lot more per night.