Wonders of Chinchero Trek

Nestled into the stunning mountains and highlands of Peru’s Sacred Valley is the town of Chinchero – well-known for its historic ruins and iconic weavers. One great way to experience the town and its surrounds is on a Chinchero trek. Read on for details of the incredible full-day experience, which…

The Real Sacred Valley: Cultural Peru Hike

During a trip to the Sacred Valley of Peru, I had the chance to participate in an unforgettable day hiking through remote mountains, visiting little-known ruins, and eating lunch with the friendliest community imaginable. The experience gave me insight into the real Sacred Valley, something most tourists long to see…

10 Ideas for your 2018 Travel Bucket List

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Setting travel resolutions and dreaming about where you’ll explore in 2018? As the year draws close, we’ve put together a rundown of one-of-a-kind inspiring experiences in Peru, Bolivia, and the Galapagos we think should make your 2018 travel bucket list. 2018 Travel Bucket List Inspiration 1. Travel on South America’s First…

Visiting Uyo Uyo Ruins in Colca

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The history rich Colca Valley is scattered with ancient ruins. One of these sites, Uyo Uyo, is an especially great place to explore the ancient cultures of the region and Peru. Reachable either on foot or horseback, a visit to Uyo Uyo ruins is the ideal way to acclimatize to the high altitude of…

Canocota Canyon Colca Peru Hike

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As one of the lucky countries with the Andes decorating its landscapes, Peru is rich in hiking and climbing opportunities for adventure travelers. But the best part about the varied terrain is that there is trekking for every skill set and fitness level. A great hike for soft adventurers, who…

Two Day Lares Trek in Peru

The Two Day Lares trek in Peru The two day Lares trek from Patakancha to Lares is a spectacular hike through the Peruvian Andes. One of the most popular alternative hikes to the Inca trail, the Lares trek can be done as a three day / two night trek, or…