The History of Inti Raymi

History of Inti Raymi - Sapa Inca

The history of Inti Raymi dates back to the start of Tawantinsuyu, the Quechua term for the Inca Empire. Inti Raymi was the most important Incan festival as it was their New Year celebration. The festival celebrated the return of the sun (Inti) during the winter solstice, and the connection of the Sapa Inca with […]

Animals of Ballestas Islands

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The guano-covered Ballestas Islands off the coast of Paracas are home to a large population of endangered or otherwise threatened birds and mammals. These islands and the rest of the Paracas Wildlife Reserve create a safe place for these creatures to live, breed and play. Here are some of the Native Animals of Ballestas Islands […]

Difference Between Llama and Alpaca?

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Peru is commonly associated with two things: Machu Picchu, and the Llama. This famous South American animal often features on postcards, and is seen as the typical image of Peru. But did you know that the country’s national animal, which features on both the coat of arms and the national flag is in fact, a […]

Peru Rail: All You Need to Know

Peru Rail - Aguas Calientes

Taking a glimpse at the recently declared modern wonder of the world, Machu Picchu, is what most visitors to Peru centre their whole trip around. Machu Picchu´s isoluted nature is part of its allure. Built atop the spine of an ancient Andean mountain, nestled deep within the Peruvian cloud forest, it is not surprising that […]

Vendimia: The Wine and Pisco Festival

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The Vendimia International Festival has been celebrated since 1958, its main purpose being to promote the wine culture, concentrated in the southern region of Peru. The vineyards are a very important part of the economy in the southern cities of Ica and Pisco, and help boost financial growth in the area. Peru is known worldwide […]

Top 5 Best Markets in Lima to Visit

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We would like to thank our guestblogger Nicola King for sharing this blog with us. A visit to any country is never complete without a good old trip to the local marketplace. The allure that comes in finding knick knacks, exotic foods, and perusing the visual display of products is never lost. Below you will find a […]

Best Ceviche in Lima? My Top 5 Restaurants

Best Ceviche Lima 2017

We would like to thank our guestblogger Nicola King for sharing this blog with us. Summer or winter, you can be sure that most Peruvians have one dish in mind: Ceviche. This dish has become number 1 on the list of traditional Peruvian cuisine, the dish Peruvians will never get tired of recommending, the go-to dish […]

Viva Air Peru – Cheapest flights in Peru?

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Viva Air Peru is the new low-cost airline operating in Peru as of 2017. Discover all of the info you need to know about this new airline! Viva Air comes from the Ryanair group, famous for their low cost flights throughout Europe, and is a sister company of Viva Colombia. They will officially start in […]

Climbing Rainbow Mountain

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We would like to thank our guestblogger Peter O’ Neill for sharing this blog with us. *2017 Updated Information* I was working in Cusco for 2 days, but had 1 day spare and I wanted to do something outdoors and worthwhile… so I reviewed my options. Machu Picchu was a no-go this time, but climbing Rainbow […]

Getting from Lima to Machu Picchu

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Discover the best ways to get from Lima to Machu Picchu in 2017. Public bus, hop-on hop-off bus, train or plane. We have all of the info! A trip to Peru would be incomplete without visiting the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. The main entrance to Machu Picchu is by the ancient Inca capital, Cusco. […]