Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Just go, it's fabulous!
We even experienced an earthquake, 5.1..
Have plenty of rest before you go as once you arrive, there was no time to get over the jet-lag! It's straight into it for a full-on whirlwind of a trip, I loved it. (A little more time in Lima at the end of the trip would have been good though).
The notes are correct there are several long drives but you don't even notice them as the scenery is so majestic, different and seemed to change every 30mins, and several stops are made. We did pay one or two additional entrance fees which I wasn't expecting, but everything is pretty cheap.
Different to the advice in the notes, I just took Nuevo soles and no dollars with me and spent about the equivalent of Â£450-500 over the two weeks including the Nazca flight (being a girl I did buy lots of bits and bobs along the way though....) The only time dollars were requested was for the Nazca flight but you could still use soles.
There are a few 'essential items' I would add to the list for this trip; lip balm, lots of tissues for the toilet stops, baby wipes, thin light waterproof trousers, anti bacterial hand gel, lots of face moisturiser, hair dryer, cold and flu tablets and a thin light packable down jacket (and thin light packable shell waterproof) were invaluable.
Packing clothes for this trip wasn't easy but take several thin, light layers, such as, jeans, walking trousers, short sleeved T-shirts, fleece, thin wool tops, thin down jacket, thin light waterproof, light walking boots/shoes, pumps and flip flops. In my opinion these were the basic items. No one 'dressed up' there really, maybe just a nicer top for an evening. A wheeled bag or suitcase was best too.