Iquitos to Paracas, The Beginning Of Bill And Marmelita’s Peru Honeymoon

by Captain Bill

Iquitos to Paracas, the beginning of Bill and Marmelita’s Peru honeymoon, how we got there, how much it cost.

Marmelita on our balcony at sunset on our last full day at La Hacienda Bahia Hotel, Paracas Peru

Marmelita on our balcony at sunset on our last full day at La Hacienda Bahia Hotel, Paracas Peru

Marmelita and I spent all day Sunday, the day after our wedding, getting our last minute business plans organized; payrolls, known expenses, and potential emergency money, just in case, and our bags packed. It took all day. It’s not easy being us. Fortunately we have a great team in place to keep our businesses running while we are gone. We will stay in touch with our team and offices by cell phone, text, and email several time per day.

We already had our plane tickets, bus tickets, and hotel reservations, so Monday morning we were well organized and in a motocarro on the way to the airport at 7:15 to catch the Peruvian Airlines morning flight at 8:30. Their web site is; www.peruvianairlines.com. Pervian Airlines are usually the least expensive flights around Peru, and our experience with them has always been good. The price varies but our tickets cost $161 per person round trip.

We took a cab from the Lima airport straight to the Cruz del Sur bus station. The cab driver cheated us. It should have cost S/ 35 but he insisted it was a long way and he wanted S/ 65.  I paid it, but make sure the fee is clear before ever getting in a cab in Lima…or anywhere.

We checked our luggage in at the bus station and ate a surprisingly good meal at the bus station restaurant, bought some bottled water for the trip and were ready to board the bus at 1:10 for the 1:30 departure. This is the bus that goes all the way to Nasca, and Ica, but our tickets were to Paracas, and cost S/ 88 per person for the VIP part of the couch. It was the first time I rode in VIP. The seats were very comfortable. I took my siesta. I liked it.

The South Pan American Highway out of Lima is ugly disturbed desert all the way to Paracas, but it only took 4 hours. We were let off at a small bus turn around in Paracas at 5:15, and took a taxi for S/ 10 to our hotel, La Hacienda Bahia, and were checked in time to enjoy the sun set from our balcony.

The view from our balcony at La Hacienda Bahia, Paracas

The view from our balcony at La Hacienda Bahia, Paracas

We loved La Hacienda Bahia. It was perfect for our honeymoon. I give it 5 stars for service, comfort, gourmet food, wi-fi in the rooms, location, view, pool, bed, pillows, shower…everything was perfect for us. Our price was $130 per day for our matrimonial room. There are two hotels that charge twice that much. It is hard to see how they could be twice as good at anything, but maybe they are. I only know I would come back here every time I wanted a special place to stay in Paracas.

Iquitos to Paracas, the beginning of Bill and Marmelita’s Peru honeymoon, how we got there, how much it cost.

Captain Bill Grimes, of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises, reporting in from Paracas, the Galapagos of Peru.

Read more about Bill and Marmelita’s honeymoon to Paracas by clicking the links below;

Bill and Marmelita, Paracas Peru Honeymoon;

Marmelita’s Big Paracas Adventure;

Paracas Fishing;

Paracas National Reserve, The Ballestas Islands;

Our Honeymoon Moves North From Paracas To San Bartolo;

Escape To Punta Hermosa;

Honeymoon Over, Back To Iquitos, Back To Work;

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1 leo jones July 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Other than being cheated by the cab driver … what a surprise … it seems that yawl are having a nice time. What a beautiful view from your hotel balcony. Everything appears to be going well at your restaurant.

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