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21 Best Things to Do On Your Next Trip To Lima

27 Feb
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21 Best Things to Do On Your Next Trip To Lima
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21 Best Things to Do On Your Next Trip To Lima

Of all the places to visit in Peru, Lima has to be somewhere near the top of your list – if only because you’ll definitely be passing through its airport. But it’s well worth a stopover, particularly as there is a wealth of things to do in Lima, Peru’s capital city. Join us as we run through the top 21 Best Things to Do on your Next trip to Lima; they will allow you to experience this multifaceted city from all different angles, starting with its elegant colonial heart and even older Inca ruins, through to its modern side full of delicious cuisine and unmissable nightlife Those are Lima’s 21 best tourist attractions.

 

  1. Explore Lima’s picturesque heart in the Plaza Mayor

    This is where it all began: Plaza Mayor, in the city’s old center. It’s not hard to notice that the buildings surrounding the square are pretty old. The Cathedral was built in the 18th-century, although the original building here dated back to 1535. (more…)

New regulations for Machu Picchu Peru

18 Jul
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New regulations for Machu Picchu Peru

Machu Picchu, one of most important tourist destinations of Peru, has been receiving increasing amounts of tourist crowds over the past years. Visitor numbers often reached as high as 3800 people per day. In an attempt to preserve the Inca Citadel for future generations, the Peruvian government, in consultation with UNESCO, has decided to control the flow of visitors. Therefore, some new regulations for Machu Picchu Peru have been implemented on July 1st 2017.

Do you plan on taking a Machu Picchu Tour soon, or will you be doing a hike to Machu Picchu? Of so, please don’t stop reading and check this.

We will indicate the most important rules that affect your Machu Picchu Tour:

  • There are now two entrance times per day; from 6:00 to 12:00 and from 12:00 to 17:30. You buy your Machu Picchu Ticket for either the first, or the second time slot.
  • Visitors can only enter Machu Picchu with an official Machu Picchu guide or a licensed tourist guide.
  • There are three defined circuits which visitors must abide by – it is not allowed to deviate from these circuits
  • Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountain retain their schedules as before (see further below)

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Popular alternative to the Inca Trail: the Inca Jungle Trek

06 Jun
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Alternativa popular al Camino Inca: Camino Inca por la selva
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Popular alternative to the Inca Trail: the Inca Jungle Trek

A trip to Peru usually involves a visit to the number 1 highlight and tourist attraction of Peru: the amazing Inca town Machu Picchu.  One of the man different ways to get there, is the famous Inca Trail.  But if you want to do the very popular Inca Trail, you need to book and buy the Inca Trail permit in time, usually between four till eight months ahead! A great and popular alternative to the Inca Trail is the four day Inca Jungle Trek. The Inca Jungle Trek does not just involve hiking but also cycling and, if you wish, rafting and zip-lining . You will start at a point as high as 4,350 meters after which you descend to warm jungle land. A great adventure tour!
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Eight Reasons Why you Should Visit Peru!

25 Jan
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Eight Reasons Why you Should Visit Peru

Eight reasons Why you Should Visit Peru!

Peru… a breathtaking and diverse country in the Mid-West of South-America. According to The Telegraph,* Peru should definitely be the next destination on your bucket list! Why? Here are Eight Reasons Why you should Visit Peru.

Peru is full of variety

The country is most popular for the old ruins of Machu Picchu that date back all the way to the Inca Empire. However, Peru has plenty of more amazing things to do than hiking the famous Inca trail uphill. Think about all the alternative hiking trails in the various spectacular mountain ranges in Peru. These landscapes give you an astonishing mix of far-reaching views, volcano craters, and many high mountain peaks. These peaks can go up to more than 5000 meters due to the presence of the Andes that runs through many countries in South-America.

In Peru, known for its culinary quality, you have the chance to taste delicious Peruvian food, such as lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and ceviche. Throughout Peru, people are kind, helpful and friendly so expect always to receive a warm welcome wherever you go. See this list, as created by The Telegraph, of even more specific Eigh Reasons Why You Should Visit Peru!
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Wild Peru: Why you Must Visit One of The National Parks of Peru

14 Apr
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Wild Peru: Why you Must Visit One of The National Parks of Peru
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Did you know that Peru has quite a wild side? Peru is famous for its Inca Ruins and for its beautiful, colourful markets, culture and people. But Peru is so much more! The nature of Peru is so diverse that we can dive into different climate zones that generate numerous natural habitats with extraordinary wildlife. This wildlife is protected in Peru by many National Parks and Nature Reserves that all provide their own natural wonders. Here are just three examples of where you can experience the diversity of Peru and see the beautiful nature that it offers… If you book before June 1st, we offer you a discount of USD $ 20 pp the tours described below!

I – Manu National Park in the Amazonian Rainforest
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Pisac: a colorful market and interesting ruins.

10 Dec
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De kleurrijke markten en bijzondere ruïnes van Pisac.
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Pisac is a small town in the Sacred Valley and is famous for its colorful Sunday market. When you are in Cusco, I highly recommend you visit Pisac. There are a few ways to get to Pisac.  You can either book a private tour (a bit pricy) or you can take a Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On this tour you will

visit all the highlights of this famous Valley, including Pisac, but also Ollantaytambo, Chincheros and Urubamba.  You will have a guide, a bus and you will conveniently visit many tourist sites on one single day.

However, you can also go to Pisac by yourself, on a local bus. This takes more time but it is a really nice experience.

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Safe travels in Peru: what to do when you get robbed in Cusco ?

10 Sep
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Safe travels in Peru: what to do when you get robbed in Cusco
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Travelling to Peru for many is a trip of a lifetime. Miles away from home you will find yourself immersed in Peruvian culture. Many people, especially in the Andean regions and in Cusco, are dressed in traditional clothes. You will find people selling traditional Peruvian meals on the streets. There are so many things to see and do in Peru and so many things to discover. People offering handcraft articles, artesania, at the local markets of Pisac or Cusco. Others inviting you to visit their restaurants, or want to take you to their hotels. And all the beauty around you: the landscape, the scenery, and the Inca ruins full of history. A trip to Peru is a guaranteed success and you will travel back home full of amazing memories.
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Trips in the Surroundings of Cusco: Visit Hot Springs Santa Teresa

21 May
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Trips in the Surroundings of Cusco Visit the Hot Springs in Santa Teresa
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Visiting the Hot Springs in Santa Teresa

Cusco is surrounded by beautiful sceneries; with the Sacred Valley, Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and the highlight of it all: Machu Picchu. These places are probably all on your list of places to visit during your travels in Peru. However, if you have been there and you want to get out of the city and do something else, a weekend trip to Santa Teresa might be a nice option.

Santa Teresa is a village, located in the jungle on the Northwest side of Cusco. The ride is about 4.5 hours to the very small village, Santa Marina (there are no banks or ATM here, so bring enough cash money), plus 1 hour more from Santa Marina to Santa Teresa. It is located in the jungle, thus explaining why the climate is very different from Cusco. It is warmer and more humid. April to October are the driest and best months to visit the Peruvian jungle regions because there is less rain and less mosquitoes. However, the temperature can still drop to 13°C at night.
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Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Part II)

07 Oct
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Experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (part II)

 

Inca Trail Days 3 and 4

So here I’m back again, reporting on my personal experience of the Inca Trail back earlier this year. As I said before on my blog about the Inca Trail Day 1 and day 2, for me doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was like a dream coming true and definitely the highlight of my trip to Peru.   I recommend everybody to experience the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

First I want to share the video of the Inca Trail with you! It has great shots and I hope you enjoy watching it.



Day 3
Traditionally, the third day of the Camino Inca as the Inca Trail is called in Spanish, is the longest, with the most opportunities to detour and see less-visited Inca ruins. Our group decided to take advantage of some of these detours and enjoyed many unique sites throughout the day. A downside of these side trips was a slightly later arrival to Machu Picchu the following day since we had to walk further, but it was worth it.

Early in the morning, I had a feeling of Déjà vu, when we had to climb out of the valley, starting a long day of trekking. By the third and final pass through this stunning cloud forest scenery, we were all stoked for lunch and for the end of significant uphill walking! And at the end of day 3, we were actually able to relax, and play games as a group with our guide.
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