Hiking in Peru – The Ultimate Guide

huayhuash trek - Hiking in Peru

Peru is an incredibly diverse country which has some of the best hiking and trekking routes in the world.  In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about hiking in Peru, from where to find awe-inspiring multi-day Peru treks, top tips for hikes in Peru, what hiking equipment you might need, the best […]

Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Rainbow Mountain - Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Many people plan a trip to Cusco in Peru just for Machu Picchu, but there is so much to explore here!  As well of plenty of things to do in Cusco, there is also a lot to do in the Sacred Valley.  While you are in Cusco you could (and should!) take several day trips […]

What is the Boleto Turistico Cusco Tourist Ticket & Why Do you Need It?

Indigenous Art in Cusco Peru - Boleto Turistico Cusco Tourist Ticket

If you are coming to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, it is a good idea to spend a few days in Cusco to explore the city and acclimatize to the altitude before taking on any treks or more strenuous activities.  If you want to visit the archaeological sites around Cusco, you will need the Boleto […]

The Best Hikes in Peru – Hikes & Treks in Peru You Will Love

The Lares Trek Peru - The best Hikes in Peru

Peru is one of the best countries in the world for hiking and trekking.  Hiking in Peru you will discover vast mountain ranges and deep canyons, stunning snow-capped mountains and turquoise lakes as well as the ruins of ancient civilisations.  There aren’t many countries in the world which can match the variety and beauty of […]

Backpacking Cusco: Things to do in Cusco Peru for Backpackers

Make sure you acclimatize to the altitude before hiking in Peru

Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire and was also known as the bellybutton of the World. Evidence of Inca culture is everywhere, but tourism is big business here and can be overwhelming!  I’ve put together this backpacking Cusco guide to help you to figure out what to do in Cusco to experience the […]

Trekking to Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru

Laguna 69 Huaraz Peru - Hiking in Peru

I was excited about my Laguna 69 trek from Huaraz Peru.  Laguna 69 may seem like an odd name but there are so many lakes and lagoons around Huaraz that they ran out of names and resorted to numbers instead.  The name Laguna 69 may raise an eyebrow among the smutty minded, but this stunning […]

How to Get from Cusco to Ollantaytambo & Why You Should Go!

Temple Hill at Ollantaytambo Day Trips from Cusco Peru

Ollantaytambo is a fascinating place to visit, and should certainly be on your Peru travel itinerary.  Often overlooked, be sure to give Ollantaytambo, or Ollanta as it’s also known, a chance to show you just why it is so special.  Here I’ve listed my reasons to hopefully persuade you why you should go from Cusco […]

How to Manage the Altitude in Cusco and Altitude Sickness at Machu Picchu

Sunrise at Machu Picchu Peru

Peru is on many people’s bucket lists, and for good reason.  The Inca Citadel at Machu Picchu has graced the cover of countless South American guidebooks and travel magazines, and this iconic UNESCO site is certainly a worthy entry in the New Modern Wonders of the World.  However, for many visitors to Machu Picchu and […]

Mancora Peru – Beaches, Surfing and Nightlife

Gorgeous sunset on the beach in Mancora Peru

I didn’t expect to like Mancora in Peru, a small beach town on the northern coast known for surfing and partying.  I hadn’t planned to go there, but after returning to Lima before going to Ecuador, Mancora Peru was a good spot to break the long journey from Lima to Guayaquil in Ecuador, with spectacular […]