|Going alone for backpacking in an unknown country isn't an easy task. I started three months back, to prepare for this trip with searching for a good air-ticket deal to Lima. As I always prefer, I wanted a ticket connecting two farthest points on my itinerary. And also a good deal that suites my dates, US holidays etc. One fine day I got what I wanted. And I finalized the dates adjacent to Memorial Day weekend and booked the tickets to Peru.
And I was completely into it now. Started my research on what all places to visit in Peru and out of which what all actually come on my way. This is most important phase of any trip planning because you know when you are going and when you are coming back and you need to plan best to fit in most sites into your itinerary which are worth visiting in that region. Google Maps, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia, GoPeru all websites were up all the time on my workstation, Laptops, tablet, everywhere. In following two/three weeks I booked all the domestic flights and started my preperation for the Visa.
Getting the Peru Visa was the next important task. Fortunately Denver is one of the seats to Consulate General of Peru in USA, which made my task a little easy. I got all my paper work ready and visited the consulate, but I came to know that they need a (non-)criminal record from Police. I got the required documents from CBI and got my Visa stamped in next two weeks, which delayed my Visa a little, but I had enough time, so it did not impact my trip.
The next important task was to get necessary immunization. Travelers going to the Amazonas require Yellow Fever vaccination