• Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Things to Bring

    The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a beautiful journey through breathtaking Andean landscapes and it's increasingly popular among travellers. Being a key part of your trip, there are a few things you might want to know before you depart.

    The trek itself lasts for 4 days (but you can do it in 3) with the Inca Citadel being the highlight of the last day, day 5. There are daily departures all year round so this is a great option for those booking at short notice.

    There are a variety of different climates and landscapes you will be going through. You will cover long distances, out in remote Andes. For these reasons packing well is an essential requirement to enjoy the trek and avoid bad surprises.

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  • Inca Trail Permits 2018 - Opening Date

    The opening date for permits sale for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2018 has been announced. If you are planning to book this amazing trek for next year then you should have a read at this.  Continue reading

  • Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate - An Unforgettable Adventure

    Ausangate is a stunning mountain located in the Cusco region. Often referred to as an ''Apu'', or Guardian Mountain, it's one of the brightest and impressive glaciers that you can find in the Peruvian Andes. Near the Ausangate massif is located the world-famous Rainbow Mountain and when we planned our trip to Peru we were so excited to include it in our itinerary. Continue reading

  • The Ayahuasca Experience

    Ayahuasca is a sacred plant from the Amazon and it is considered as the main element of spiritual connection between more than 75 different ethnic groups of Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Brasil, and it dates back to more than 5000 years ago. Continue reading

  • "Dia del Peaton" - Pedestrian Day in La Paz

    Dia del Peaton - Pedestrian Day , La Paz this Sunday September 3rd 2017 is "dia del peaton" in La Paz which translates to Pedestrian Day. Once a year the chaotic streets of La Paz are forceably made peaceful by banning all motorized vehicles from its streets for a about an 18 hour period with walking, running and cycling the only permitted form of transport (except for a handful of taxis licensed to take people to the airport or get essential services workers to/from work).  This is strictly enforced by the transport police (the use their own vehicles to get around though of course) and very few people attempt to break the ban. Continue reading

  • Mancora Beach

    If you're looking for the perfect vacation spot after your strenuous hike to Machu Picchu or a hectic visit to a big city like Lima, then you should consider visiting one of Peru's most famous beaches, Mancora. Located along the Panamerican highway only a few hours south of the Ecuador border, you can put hiking through the Andes on hold and get ready for a completely new landscape. Continue reading

  • Altitude Sickness: How to Deal with it

    When you live at low altitude and suddenly get to travel up to 3000+ meters you are likely to feel some effects from notorious altitude sickness. Here you have a few tips to deal with it, so that it doesn't spoil your trip. Continue reading

  • Lake 69 Trek

    Huaraz is the dream place for all trekking lovers. Nested at the foot of the amazing Cordillera Blanca mountain range, there are a number of treks that depart from there. Among the full day tours there is one that definitely stands out. We are talking about Lake 69, one of the most emblematic lagoons of Peru, a real must-do of the region.

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  • Pastoruri: the Melting Glacier

    Global warming, as the name says, is a ''global'' issue. This means that we don't have to go too far to find a glacier that is currently melting and slowly disappearing - no matter where we live, there will be a mountain range close to us that is suffering from this catastrophe. There are regions though, in which this process is happening faster and is much more visible to the human eye than elsewhere. Continue reading

  • Ficha de Interpol - for Expats in Peru

    Among the requirements to get a Peruvian residence permit and ID, you need to get the ''Ficha de Canje Internacional'' issued by the Interpol. Here you have a clear guide on the steps you need to follow to do it without bad surprises. This post is updated to June 2017.

    You can download the list of the requirements from the Interpol website but that is not updated and there are a few more things you need to know. Read carefully if you want to avoid disappointment!

    First of all, you have to go to Lima. No matter where you are living and which Migraciones office you are doing your tramites at: you have to go to Lima Continue reading

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