I have only been to peru once, for 6 months when I was 18 in 1974, so as I am reading the forum it looks like it has become real expensive. Pay to get into Macchu Picchu and climb Huaynapicchu? When I went it was me, my friend and some stray llamas! I don't even think there was an admission fee. My husband and I are late 50, mid 60's but we can still walk okay, and not averse to rail and bus transpo. My question: A two month stay in Peru, hitting Macchu Picchu, Iquitos ( with a night or two in a jungle lodge), Lima and maybe visits to Lake Titicaca, Puno, Andajes, Arequipa , Cajamarca, Ica, etc, how much are we looking at for food, lodging, events and transportation, not counting airfare? I don't need anyone I'm dealing with to speak English, Spanish okay. ( I don't speak Quechua though) Mid range accomodations, ( clean, no bedbugs) I would think I would want to go in January-Feb for the weather. Thanks for any info you can provide.