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When you plan to visit Nazca lines ...don't forget that it's forbidden to walk alone in the desert without authorization and beeing with an official guide ...The best way to see everything there is to take a little plane flying upon the line ....not too expensive ...the other thing to do around Nazca is going into an orange Hacienda and taste there orange juices they're wonderfull and really cheap ! 
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Not entirely sure whether Huacachina is still there after the 2007 earthquake. If it is, then its a great place to chill for a few days. Set in an oasis surrounded by huge sand dunes, there are 2-3 hostel/hotels, mainly frequented by backpackers, two of them have nice pools and there are a couple of good restaurants/bars. Its also close to Ica, where you can do a wine tour and discover how they make Pisco Sour. But the main reason for visiting Huacachina is the sandboarding. You go out into the desert in big Mad Max-style dune buggies (not for the faint-hearted, and wear eye protection and ideally a bandana or something to cover your face), flying over HUGE dunes, and then sandboard down them. You can do it snowboard style (difficult, the bindings aren't exactly quality), or just lie on the board. You'll be spitting up sand for months but its huge fun.
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When staying in Arequipa and you want to go to canyon colca, it might be better to book a room in Chivay for two nights. Then you can go to see the condors early in the morning (around 7) and afterwards you can continue the road to a next busstop where you can go all the way down into the canyon. Beware also that it takes at least 4 hours to make the way back up so I your still in it, wait for some local people to join then or make your way on a donkey. From chivay you can't take a direct bus to puno but you can take it partways and then jump on the one which comes from arequipa to save you some more hours. When it's full, for a few dollars you can have the place next to the driver which gives you some really marvellous views on the straight roads in front of you on the altiplano.
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