Would you start a forum for Peru, or South America, for discussions about upcoming trips? We are looking forward to a "Two Worlds of Peru" trip with RS in September and a specific place to chat would be lovely. Thank you.
One aspect of Peru that I didn't know about and was not psychologically ready for was that the plumbing is problematic and everyone is asked to dispose of used, ie, dirty, toilet paper in a can next to the toilet rather than flushing it down the toilet. You have to do that everywhere, even in the finest hotels. I was at first really appalled, but it only rarely smelled, so I got used to it. During the Amazon river excursion, the cabin stewards emptied that can several times a day, whenever we were out on an excursion. In the hotels, it was emptied only once a day, of course. I just wish I knew ahead of hand so that I could have psychologically prepared myself. I hope that sharing this info won't stop anyone from going because Peru is GREAT, really beautiful and interesting.