Guide To Chachapoyas Peru

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Overshadowed by the Incas in popular knowledge, the Chachapoya culture ruled over a large area of what is now the Amazonas region of northern Peru. The name Chachapoya was likely given to the group by their Inca conquerors, derived from a Quechua phrase meaning “cloud forest.” True to their name, the Chachapoyas made their home […]

The Best Gifts and Souvenirs From Lima

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Aside from being one of the best places in the world for sightseeing, Peru is also a shopper’s paradise, with loads of hand-crafted goods, unique food and beverage, and interesting cultural items, all for very affordable prices. If you’re traveling to Lima, you should definitely set aside some time for browsing the many shops and […]

Tucume, Peru’s Valley of the Pyramids

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Completely unknown to most tourists, an obscure patch of plainlands between the Andes and the Pacific in northern Peru just happens to host one of the largest and most important groupings of ancient pyramids in the world. The Lambayeque Valley is home to three separate pyramid cities, an astonishing 250 pyramids in total. These cities […]

One Day Treks Around Lima

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With its population of over 8 million people and growing, Lima is one of the largest cities in Latin America. In a massive metropolitan area like this, it can sometimes feel like you’re stuck in a man-made concrete jungle, completely cut off from nature. Many people don’t realize that Lima is actually within a day’s […]

The Trek To Vilcabamba

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In the shadow of the Andes mountains, hidden underneath the forbidding vegetation of the Amazon jungle, lies one of Peru’s most incredible secret treasures: Vilcabamba. As the location of the last vestiges of the Inca Empire before its destruction by the Spanish, Vilcabamba is a place of special symbolic and historical importance. However, due to […]

Restaurants in Miraflores for all budgets

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The food scene in Peru has been gaining international attention lately and many people who visit Peru are very keen to try a lot of food while visiting Lima. Miraflores, an upscale district about 10km from the central city, is the mecca of good food in Lima. There are an incredible amount of options within […]

The Pre-Incan Ruins in Lima

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As the site of numerous pre-Incan cultures, Peru is well-known for its large number of archaeological ruins. Included are such diverse sites as the world-famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the mysterious Nazca lines of the southern desert, and the large adobe city of Chan Chan in the north. One thing that many people don’t […]

The Ausangate Trek

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Peru is becoming quite famous among hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts for its many excellent alpine trails. Situated at the heart of the Andes mountains in South America, the country has some of the most breathtaking and pristine treks in the entire world, winding through mountains and past rivers, lakes and glaciers – it’s a […]

Traditional Peruvian Desserts To Die For

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Anyone who has an insatiable sugar craving will agree that sampling a country’s sweets is one of the best parts of traveling. That’s why Peru is one of my favorite places on Earth. Its combination of Spanish and native culinary influences make for an especially interesting repertoire of desserts. Here are a few of our […]

2 Day Paracas Tours from Lima

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The small town of Paracas, adjacent to the Paracas National Reserve and within a stone’s throw of the Ballestas Islands, is probably the best place in Peru to visit the Pacific coast. Within just a few square kilometers, you can see enigmatic archaeological sites, jaw-dropping desert scenes, stunning beaches, and an extraordinarily diverse array of […]