A helicopter service from Cusco to Aguas Calientes is now available for those who like to pay extra money to get maximum comfort. This service was provided by a 12 passenger helicopter by Heli- Cusco.
Don't be confused, it may be a ingredient of cocaine, but still Cocoa leaves is perfectly legal to buy in Peru. But it is illegal in most of the neighboring countries, so don't carry the cocoa bag with you while leaving Peru and entering another country.
Boleto (Boleto Turístico General, or BTG) is the admission tickets to some sites in around Cusco. If the sites which are included in this ticket matches with what you have in your plan, it is wise to purchase the Cusco Tourist Ticket.
Inca Stone Wall
Iquitos is one of the largest city of Peru, where you can not get in by car or bus. Yes, Iquitos is not connected to mainland of Peru by road. You can go there only by boat or plane. Iquitos is known as the largest continental city not connected by road.
Iquitos has become more and more popular recently, specially as the jumping off point for tours to Amazon rainforest and Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
Why you should go to Iquitos
People visit Iquitos mostly to visit Amazon rainforest. Iquitos itself is an interesting place. Population is so diverse here ! Iquitos had few economic boom period in distant past, for rubber and oil. During those days people form all over the world visited Iquitos, and stayed there. If you see there outside wall tiles houses you will be amazed.
JCrnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport, Equitos
Reaching Amazon from Iquitos
If you are interested to reach rain forest from here, you have different choices. You can choose to stay in forest lodges, some of which are only few hours boat
drive from Iquitos. Another good option is taking river cruise. River cruise within the rain forest is interesting and a thrilling experience. Third option is for those who are adventurous, which is taking independent guided trek. If you choose to get in rain forest from Iquitos, it is a bit cheaper than if Manu on the southeastern Peru.