Trekking in Peru is an amazing and rewarding experience. Whether you are an active individual seeking an alternative route of getting to Machu Picchu or an experienced hiker who loves exploring off the beaten path, the variety of treks in Peru will take your level of adventure to new heights… literally!
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Peru tour guide Tomas Mateo recently returned from his first trip to the Tambopata National Park in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest. He shared some of his thoughts with us.
Although Lima is known to be the best place in Peru for going out to eat, it goes without saying that you might also get hungry while you are in Cusco as well.
Katie Kurtessis introduces us to Vichayito – a beach in northern Peru.
Maureen Santucci survives a sweat lodge in the sacred valley.
Evelyn Merino’s beautiful work, “Lima más Arriba”, a collection of photographs taken from the skies above Lima over the course of 6 years.
Maureen visits the archaeological site of Tipón in Cusco during low season and finds she has the place to herself.
If you are a shopper who enjoys the thrill of the hunt, Cusco has several unique shopping experiences that most tourists never discover. Venturing off the beaten path, you will find the perfect souvenir and enjoy an adventure you won’t soon forget.
A detailed guide to the top attractions in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, from SouthAmerica.travel
The Marvellous Spatuletail is perhaps one of the most beautiful, rare and unique of Peru’s native creatures. This hummingbird, that only exists in a few small isolated areas of cloud forest, and its special mating ritual are introduced to us by the BBC. Their camera team was the first to ever record the male spatuletail’s attempts to woo a female, the whole mating display from start to finish.
A regular tourist stop, the Molino (mill) of Sabandia is located 8km from the city of Arequipa. Built in 1785 in white sillar volcanic stone, its architectural style is very in-keeping with the region.
Designed by a well known frenchman, Gustave Eiffel of tower fame, the Puente de Fierro (or Bolivar as it is sometimes called) was built in 1882 to be used as a viaduct for the train route to Cusco. At 488m long it was the longest in the world at the time, until some years later it was beaten by a Scottish bridge. Even today, not including suspension bridges, it is still the 7th longest bridge that exists.