Online Travel Tools
The most thorough information about Peru is available through the website of South American Explorers, a nonprofit organization. You can also call ahead with questions, or just show up at its clubhouses in Lima or Cusco (as well as Quito and Buenos Aires) to browse through the lending library and read trip reports filed by members. It costs $60 USD per person to join ($90 per couple), but you can make up for that by taking advantage of the discounts offered to members by hotels and tour operators. Andean Travel Web (an independent site) and the government-run iPerú are two other valuable sources of online information.
All About Peru
Andean Travel Web. www.andeantravelweb.com.
South American Explorers. Enrique Palacios 956, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 800/274–0568; 01/445–3306; www.saexplorers.org.