Category Archives: Peru

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Peru by the Numbers

With everything from the lush Amazon jungle, to snow-capped Andean mountain ranges, to scorching hot sand dunes, to the world’s deepest canyons, and mystical lost cities, we knew there would be a lot to see in Peru. In the end, we spent more than six weeks in the country, where we were able to discover […]

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Machu Picchu – The Lost City of the Incas

After four exhausting days of nonstop trekking through the Salkantay Pass, we finally made it to Aguas Calientes, the small town which is the launching point for tourists visiting Machu Picchu. We celebrated the end of this difficult accomplishment over dinner and drinks, but still hit the hay early; we faced yet another early start […]

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The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

It’s the iconic Peruvian attraction, gracing the cover of countless guidebooks and drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. For many, it’s the first image that comes to mind when they think of South America and it’s the reason to visit Peru. We knew visiting Machu Picchu would be one of the major highlights […]

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Frozen in Time – Arequipa, Peru

After our hike through Colca Canyon, we decided to check out a couple of the highlights in Arequipa. The famous Santa Catalina Convent was quite a sight. After being a private convent for 450 nuns (and their servants) living in total seclusion for over four centuries, this convent was opened to the public in 1970. […]

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Sandboarding & Dune Buggy Rides in Huacachina, Peru

After our trip to the Amazon, we hopped a bus to the popular tourist town of Huacachina. This oasis is quite unique – huge sand dunes for miles surround a small lagoon. I had never seen anything like it before in my life. Since we checked into our hostel at night, we weren’t aware of […]

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Exploring the Peruvian Amazon

We spent 5 days and 4 nights on the Amazon river at Cumaceba Lodge, near Iquitos, Peru. After some amazing jungle and wildlife encounters earlier in our trip, such as Tortuguero in Costa Rica, we had high expectations and were looking forward to exploring the largest rainforest on Earth. Just getting to the lodge was […]

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