The Best Time to Climb Machu Picchu

First off – can you climb Machu Picchu? Yes! Your unforgettable bucket list trip to Machu Picchu can include a short climb or hike from Aguas Calientes (a.k.a. Machupicchu Town) at the base of the mountain to the entrance of the Machu Picchu archeological site at the top of the mountain. This hour-long entirely uphill … Read more

How to Plan a Trip to Machu Picchu

There’s a reason Machu Picchu is one of the top travel destinations in the world. A Machu Picchu tour is a rich cultural experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the 16th century during the time of the Inca civilization to see how they may have lived long ago. The archeological site is so … Read more

Machu Picchu Travel Packages

Seeing the Machu Picchu archeological site that dates back to the Inca times is typically at the top of the list of things to do if you visit Peru. Contrary to popular belief, there are different ways you can visit Machu Picchu. In fact, each Machu Picchu tour package caters to different fitness levels and … Read more

Corpus Christi: Cusco, Peru

What is Corpus Christi? The Corpus Christi Festival in Peru is a religious celebration of the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist. In Cusco, there are certain traditions that revolve around this time of year, including various days of processions that bring together Cusqueños from all around the area. It’s a sight to … Read more

Best Things to Do in Miraflores: Boardwalk Views

So you’ve got a day or two in Lima before heading to Cusco for your Machu Picchu tour, and you’re wondering what to do in Miraflores, Lima? There’s tons to see and do just walking around the neighborhood from gorgeous parks to a modern mall to souvenir shops to gourmet restaurant hopping. On one of … Read more

The Best Hikes in Peru: Cusco Version

Cusco undoubtably has some of the best hikes in Peru precisely because the region is the only area of the country that’s highly developed for tourists, which means safe paths that take you right through the heart of the Andes and offer a wide variety of experiences in nature. Contrary to popular belief, the Inca … Read more

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


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