I have two weeks off in July and I wanted to visit Peru. I had a friend who did it last year and she was very excited about Machu Pichu, the jungle and Lake Titikaka. Most of all she was impressed that she just spent around us$1000. Unfortunately my friend moved to Stockholm and I have not got the chance to contact with her yet so I really don't know how she did it. I want to go with my boyfriend and although we know that we could save some money if we personally make the trip arrangements once we arrive in Peru instead of using a travel agency, on the hand we realize that our Spanish is limited and we don`t know anything about places and schedules. We could end up wasting time and money without the appropriate advise. Can anyone tell us by experience if it is possible to purchase a 12 or 11 day tour in Peru (Machu Picchu included please) for us$1000 or less? We will be grateful for your repplies.