Hello! After postponing our trip to Peru twice before due to the Pandemic, we are finally almost to our departure date! Does anyone have a good personal guide reference for a trip around Lima? A friend went a decade ago and said he used a guide instead of the Hop On-Off bus. Any trustworthy (no rip-offs) guide names will be appreciated. Also, any recommendations for "must see" attractions/places (in and around Lima) will be welcomed too. Outside of Lima we are already planning a boat tour around Balestras and a dune buggy ride & sled around Huacachina.
Depending on our schedule, we may also need a tour guide around Cusco. Not sure how long it will take us to attempt to acclimate the first day, and the second day we will be on a train to Machu Picchu. Any recommendations for a guide for this area will be welcome as well.
One last thing... how has everyone coped with altitude issues? Coca tea? Oxiboost oxygen? Any suggestions for proven methods will be of interest.
Thanks to everyone in advance!