Where You Can See Llamas in Peru

Contrary to popular belief, you can’t see llamas anywhere in Peru. In fact, the country of Peru has 3 very distinct geographical areas, history, and culture: Generally, you can find llamas in the mountainous areas of Peru, but not everywhere in the mountains. For example, I currently live in Huancayo, Peru (the fifth largest city … Read more

What to Do in Miraflores, Lima, Peru: Larcomar

When tourists think of Lima, they usually think of Miraflores, which is an upscale tourist neighborhood that’s safe to walk around and has plenty to see and do within walking distance. One of the top things to do in Miraflores is visit Larcomar, an open-air mall on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. No … Read more

Is Machu Picchu Safe for Seniors?

I would venture to say that the absolute biggest myth about Machu Picchu is that you need to hike to get there, creating doubt about the feasibility of senior travel to Machu Picchu. The truth is that the most common way for even local Peruvians to visit Machu Picchu involves absolutely no hiking at all. … Read more

What is the Cost of Living in Cusco, Peru?

Despite the fact that Cusco is known to be super touristy, it’s one of the least expensive cities in Peru, assuming you live like the locals instead of like the tourists. Whether you plan to live in the “Archeological Capital of Peru” for a short time or a longer period, we’ve got all the deets … Read more

Things to Do in Miraflores: Parque Central de Miraflores

Miraflores is a tourist district in Lima, Peru filled with beautiful parks, museums, a modern seaside mall, souvenir shops, pre-hispanic ruins, the best hotels in Lima, and an extensive boardwalk with picturesque views of the Costa Verde (Green Coast). This boardwalk is one of the most photographed landmarks in Lima by nacional and international tourists. … Read more

It’s Time to Fly for These Youth in Cusco, Peru

One of our favorite celebrations at Jóvenes Con Propósito (JCP; translated as “Youth With Purpose”) is “Time to Fly” – after having spent around 3 years with the organization, it’s now “time to fly” for 3 disadvantaged youth at JCP. At Peru Travel With Purpose, we donate a percentage of our profits to JCP, so … Read more

Machu Picchu, Peru: Weather

It’s important to know about Machu Picchu’s climate so that you can make an informed decision about what clothes to pack and wear for your Peru trip. The Machu Picchu archeological site is found in a subtropical zone, sitting between the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, protected by the snow-covered mountain called Salkantay … Read more

Where Is Inti Raymi Celebrated?

If you love being immersed in culture and history, you can’t miss Inti Raymi in Peru in 2023. What is Inti Raymi all about? As one the most important events of the year, the Inti Raymi Festival is an annual celebration in honor of Inti (the Inca’s Sun God) that gives you a taste of … Read more

What Is Inti Raymi? Peru Travel Ideas

You might have heard that June is one of the best times to visit Cusco – it’s the busiest most tourist-filled month of the year in the city of the Incas because it’s the month of Inti Raymi. What is Inti Raymi? Only the most important festival of the year that lets you experience how … Read more

How to Get to the Lima Airport Hotel & Other Things You Need to Know

Is there a hotel in the Lima airport? Yes, but not exactly! There is a hotel on airport grounds, but it’s not physically connected to the Lima airport building. It’s called: Hotel Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Aeropuerto. If you just need a comfy and convenient place to stay overnight in Lima before your next … Read more


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