Category: Travel Tips

Machu Picchu drastically limits ticket to ancient ruins, prohibiting bathroom access.
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July 17, 2018July 19, 2018

Machu Picchu drastically limits ticket to ancient ruins, prohibiting bathroom access.

Regulations can be frustrating for all parties involved. In some cases,  respecting basic, good, and necessary regulations can be a problem. In other situations, like this recent case with Machu Picchu, regulations seem so restricting that they are nothing short of absurd! Think you disagree? Read on to learn about time restriction for exploring the ruins,...

The Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo: An adventure off the traditional tourist path.
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July 2, 2018July 5, 2018

The Rainbow Mountains of Palcoyo: An adventure off the traditional tourist path.

  Deep in the Red Valley (Valle Rojo) there rests a set of colored mountains, overlooked by the famous Ausangate Mountain.Those mountains are Palcoyo, accessible by a 3 1/2 drive from Cusco and a 2 hour hike. The rainbow mountains of the Andes have become incredibly popular among tourists, due to Vinicunca’s opening as an...

What were the mysterious circles of Moray?
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June 19, 2018July 18, 2018

What were the mysterious circles of Moray?

Just about 50 kms northwest of Cusco, you find an architectural marvel and historical curiousity. What was Moray? These mysterious circles built by pre-Inca cultures, stand as a favorite Cusco destination due to its ancient mystery and other-worldliness. Despite the visits it gets per year, the purpose of these structures is still limited to theories....

A Journey through Manu National Park
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October 17, 2017June 12, 2018

A Journey through Manu National Park

An Introduction A few months ago, I found myself living in Cusco, Peru. After getting used to the basic customs and essential culture of the country, I was presented with a chance to adventure through the jungle of Manu National Park. Recognizing this as a rare opportunity, I quickly accepted the offer; it was honestly...

What is the Best Way to Reach Machu Picchu?
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October 17, 2017June 12, 2018

What is the Best Way to Reach Machu Picchu?

There are several routes leading to the famous Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu. Each one is beautiful in its own right and everyone will have their own opinion on which is best. However, when it comes to determining the best way to Machu Picchu, a more personal question must be asked: “What type of traveler...

Should you climb Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain?
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October 16, 2017June 12, 2018

Should you climb Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain?

Machu Picchu. Many people have been mystified by this ancient Inca wonder (it also happens to be one of the New 7 Wonders of the World). However, most people traveling to Peru aiming to explore this stunning sight don’t realize that the trip doesn’t have to end with the citadel. Basically there’s also hikes open...

Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna. What’s the difference?
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September 15, 2016April 27, 2018

Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna. What’s the difference?

Let’s talk about camels. Not the ones with humps on their backs, but their Peruvian cousins. You’ve probably heard of llamas and alpacas, common throughout Peru, and they are domesticated versions of vicuñas (vi-koo-nyas) and guanacos (gwa-nah-kos). These animals of the Andean landscapes are all known by the family name, Camelid, of which also includes camels. These beautiful animals are...

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru
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September 15, 2016April 30, 2018

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru

High up in the Peruvian Andes you can witness herds of llamas and alpacas. They live together: eating, playing, and walking with their pastors (shepards) These beautiful animals are an integral part of Peruvian culture, from when the Incas lived in Machu Picchu to current times. Peru is easily the best place to see these well-loved camelids....

How to Have the Best Time in Peru
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August 29, 2015June 12, 2018

How to Have the Best Time in Peru

Peru is home to jungle, desert, coast and mountains, as well as a great variety of wildlife and insect life. Full of wonder, tourists may be oblivious or turn a blind eye to some of the country’s hazards. Listen to our useful advice about the Peruvian sun, mosquitos and altitude sickness. The Sun Regardless of...

Strapped For Cash? Check Out These Cheap Peruvian Delights
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January 16, 2015May 30, 2018

Strapped For Cash? Check Out These Cheap Peruvian Delights

Peru is famous for its street food and beverages. Passing through the Peruvian streets you will never be hungry. On a lot of sidewalks you can find something to eat and something to drink. Among the variety of things which you can buy on the Peruvian street some are healthy, some not. For me the...