Category Archives: General Travel Tips

How to Cross the Bolivian Border from Peru

Crossing into Bolivia from Peru is easy to do from Puno, but you’ll want to make sure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding transport prices and schedules as well as Bolivian entry requirements for different nationalities. Here, we’ve … Continue reading

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What to Do in Peru: Our Recommendations for Different Types of Travelers

Making a list of things you can’t do in Peru would be much easier than making one for the plethora of things you can do. Peru boasts diverse roster of tourist attractions, blessed as it is with a varying landscape … Continue reading

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Buying Alpaca in Peru

Aug 1st is National Alpaca Day in Peru. In honor of this, and of the fact that alpaca wool is a more ecologically sustainable choice than cashmere, we’re focusing on purchasing alpaca in Peru. Alpaca sweaters and scarves are one … Continue reading

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Adventure Travel in Peru – Our Top Picks

Peru is rapidly gaining on South America’s other adventure travel meccas, Chile and Uruguay. The country currently receives between 600 and 700 thousand adventure tourists annually. Many dream of hiking trips along the Andes, making their way through cloud forests, … Continue reading

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The Amazon Rainforest & Puerto Maldonado in Peru

A visit to the small city of Puerto Maldonado lays the Peruvian Amazon at your feet. It acts as a port for travelers to take boats along the Madre de Dios River to their eco lodges, which will act as … Continue reading

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Celebrate Peruvian Independence during Fiestas Patrias this July

If you’ll be traveling through Peru in July, get ready to string up your red and white streamers and don your Peruvian flag pin! One of Peru’s largest celebrations of the year is Independence Days, celebrated the 28th and 29th … Continue reading

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What to Pack for the Amazon Rainforest

While most everyone can easily pack for a beach weekend, preparing for a trip to the Amazon is confusing to many people. We all know that there will be intense heat, humidity, and mosquitos, but how best to prepare for … Continue reading

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Travel to the Ica Region of Peru for Penguins, Sandboarding & the Nazca Lines

For a desert, the coastal region of Ica in Peru certainly has a lot to offer, including Humboldt penguin colonies, mummies, pyramid temples, the Nazca Lines, sandboarding around Huacachina Oasis, pisco distilleries, and Afro-Peruvian criollo music and food. Learn which activities in … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Treks in Peru That You’ve Never Heard Of

The Peruvian Andes boasts some of the best hiking on the continent, with a great variety of trails that can take a few hours or a few weeks. Considering that Peru is not only home to the storied Andean range, … Continue reading

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Most Scenic Spots in Arequipa

With its elegant buildings of white volcanic stone (sillar), green countryside, rolling Chili River, and imposing volcanoes, Arequipa stakes a claim as the most scenic city in Peru. For those looking for a wonderful view and some memorable photos, we’ve … Continue reading

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