- Jun 26, 2006
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- Puerto Maldonado, Peru
I agree, my flight cost me about $700 dollars from my home airport. Isaias picked us up at the airport and we stayed in a hotel in Miraflores. While in Oxapampa the 5 nights with a large full breakfast ran me less than $200. I might have paid about $80 a night in Miraflores. Food was very inexpensive, especially outside of Lima. The beer was good, the people were wonderful and the Sapo was fun.
We rented a vehicle for out travels and Alfredo Manrique chaffered us around Lima. Now the highway crossing the Andes was hair raising. The road going to Oxapampa was close to being non existent. It was under major repairs and you could only travel it at night when the workman weren't working. I decided not wearing a seatbelt would give me a better chance of surviving on Peruvian roads. It would give me the opportunity to get out quicker if we went over a cliff:sob:
Was the road paved or still dirt? I hate traveling those mountain roads at night! Never wear a seat belt and never sit in the middle seat! What fun!