Arequipa is often considered as the most beautiful Peruvian city and this is not only due to its beautiful historical centre, but also to the landscape around it. Across Arequipa and Moquegua departments is located the National Reserve of Salinas & Aguada Blanca, a wonderful natural park that makes Southern Peru a really interesting area to visit.
For a two-day trek, the buses usually pick from Arequipa between 3:00 / 3.30 AM and then take you to the town of Chivay in the canyon regions. In the way to Chuivay, we make a few stops to see vicuñas, llamas and other Andean animals such as alpacas and vizcachas. The road goes up to 4,900 meters above the sea level, so a period of acclimatization in high altitudes is always recommended
A little less than 500 years ago, it did not matter what Fray Diego Ortiz would order to indoctrinate the Catholic faith in the Indigenous peoples of Yanacachi. The Inca and their belief were there long before the Spanish. Today, this heavenly place conserves characteristics that only can be found there, together with its calmness and its stunning scenery Continue reading
Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail iss truly amazing. Standing 4000 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the Andes, and knowing that I hiked to get there, humbled me and filled me with pride at the same time. I didn’t want to be anywhere else. I won’t lie though, it took work but it was worth it.