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7 Crowd-Free Places to Visit in Peru

7 Crowd-Free Places to Visit in Peru

With Peru on more than a few travelers’ bucket lists, you would think the entire country and all of its best attractions are overrun with tourists. We’re here to tell you that that just isn’t true. Beyond Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, and the reservation-only restaurants of Lima, there are crowd-free sites to see and

5 Reasons Why Peru is the Best Place to Travel with Your Girlfriends

5 Reasons Why Peru is the Best Place to Travel with Your Girlfriends

If the opportunity to dine on world-renowned cuisine and explore breathtaking landscapes isn’t enticing enough to put Peru at the top of your shortlist for an international girls getaway, these five reasons will. From wine-tasting to white sand beaches and five-star hotels, a trip to Peru with your girlfriends literally checks every box. Here’s why:

What To See and Do In Cusco’s Nearest Jungle City, Quillabamba

What To See and Do In Cusco’s Nearest Jungle City, Quillabamba

Located about four to five hours from Cusco, Quillabamba is a market town set in the steamy brow of the Peruvian Amazon. It’s best known for its exports, like coffee, tropical fruit, and chocolate, but it’s also home to several scenic waterfalls and swimming holes perfect for taking a dip. Read this article and consider

Why Arequipa Landed a Spot on Forbes’ “10 Coolest Cities” List for 2018

Why Arequipa Landed a Spot on Forbes’ “10 Coolest Cities” List for 2018

Arequipa, the volcano-ringed, colonial-era city in Southern Peru, has surprisingly managed to remain an off-the-beaten-path destination. That is until Forbes released and included Arequipa in their article, “The 10 Coolest Cities Around the World to Visit in 2018.” Though it is the second most populous city in Peru, Arequipa offers a blend of Cusco and

Famous Peruvians: Poet José Watanabe

Famous Peruvians: Poet José Watanabe

As you will experience first-hand on your Peruvian vacation, Peru is a melting pot of cultures from all over the world from Africa to Europe, China, and Japan. As a result, some of the Peru’s most famous figures and achievements are a result of the collision of cultures, including the highly regarded Peruvian-Japanese poet José

How to Mingle with the Locals in Cusco

How to Mingle with the Locals in Cusco

Most travelers come to Peru to visit Machu Picchu and perhaps hike the Inca Trail or they come to see some of the local landmarks, historic churches, museums, and the majestic Andes, its valleys, canyons, and breathtaking snow-capped peaks. What many travelers to Peru fail to do is engage and connect with the locals who

Unique Stays in Peru: Where Luxury Meets Adventure Travel

Unique Stays in Peru: Where Luxury Meets Adventure Travel

 When visiting Peru, there are a number of choices for travelers looking for both luxury accommodations and exciting adventure, from luxury river cruises down the Amazon on fully equipped yachts to a cozy “skylodge” suite that literally hangs from the side of a mountain. Peru is the travel destination for travelers seeking the best of

5 Tips For How To Be Respectful of Peruvian Culture While Traveling in Peru

5 Tips For How To Be Respectful of Peruvian Culture While Traveling in Peru

Peru is considered a developing nation and as a result tourists visiting Peru from developed nations may find themselves shell-shocked and inadvertently offending Peru and Peruvian culture. Below, we share a few tips for navigating the cultural differences you’ll run into during your Peru vacation. Following these guidelines will help you to further connect and

3 Exotic Fruits in Peru You Have To Try When Visiting

3 Exotic Fruits in Peru You Have To Try When Visiting

Of the many pleasures that come with a visit to Peru, enjoying the abundance of fresh exotic fruit is definitely one of them. Peru’s variety of climatic zones, including tropical rain forests, high mountains, and coastal regions, contributes to an amazing diversity of fruit, many of which are high in vitamins and anti-oxidants while others

The Shining Path: A Tragic Period in Peru’s History

The Shining Path: A Tragic Period in Peru’s History

Before Peru popped on the radar as a popular travel destination, the country went through an extremely difficult period. The decade of the 1980’s was riddled with internal conflict between the Peruvian government and a terrorist organization known as Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path. In fact, this was the bloodiest period of any historical time