Lima Airport Currency Exchange

Can you exchange money at the Lima airport? Yes, you can! Here’s the flow once you disembark your plane at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru: Interbank – Lima Airport Money Exchange Option #1 Interbank is a major national bank in Peru and is the first money exchange option you’ll see at the … Read more

Allies in Youth Development Visit: Peru Trip October 2023

This long overdue post is in remembrance of a special visit from representatives of Allies in Youth Development (Allies for short) in 2022. Allies has been working with local volunteers from Cusco trained by the non-profit organization and left in charge to lead Allies’ work in the region, supporting orphanages in Cusco. And we’re excited … Read more

What to Do in the Lima, Peru Airport

The Lima airport (also known as the Jorge Chávez International Airport; airport code: LIM) is a major hub in Latin America even though it’s such a tiny airport compared to other international airports. Currently, it’s the only airport in Peru that receives international flights, so it’ll be your first stop on the way to Machu … Read more

Where Can You Sit During Machu Picchu Tours?

So you already know that my answer to “Can Seniors Go to Machu Picchu?” is a wholehearted “Yes!” but many of our senior travelers want a more detailed explanation about seating options when they’re at the Machu Picchu archeological site. A typical Machu Picchu Tour involves 2 to 3 hours of walking through a set … Read more

What to Do in Lima, Peru: Barranco

It’s true that most people stay in and explore Miraflores (see How to Get from Lima Airport to Miraflores) when they visit Lima, but it’s worth noting that the 2nd most visited neighborhood in Lima is Barranco, a district filled with color, food, and music. Situated south of Miraflores, you can safely walk from Miraflores … Read more

Cusco, Peru: Must-See Inca Ruins & Spanish Architecture

The ancient capital of the Inca Empire was filled with palaces, plazas and churches by the Spanish conquistadores, which has earned it its nickname as the “Rome of America” and turned it into today’s principal tourist capital of Peru. What makes the Spanish architecture even more impressive is how it combines with the local architecture … Read more

What You Need to Know Before You Hike the Inca Trail

As one of the most well-known treks in the world, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a multi-day hiking and camping trip that takes you through the Andes mountains as if you were Incas yourselves. Considering the trek just to make it to the Inca Trail in the first place (international flight to Peru … Read more

The Best Time to Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail in Peru is arguably one of the most well-known hikes in the world. That means that you need to plan in advance for this trek because it gets booked up fast considering how the Peruvian government has set daily limits on how many people can enter the Inca Trail. Planning in advance … Read more

What to Do in Cusco City

The typical Peru trip includes a day or two of acclimatization in Cusco, a city at very high altitude, before booking trekking or sightseeing tours in the area. No matter your age or fitness level, we always recommend this time to acclimatize because altitude sickness can affect absolutely anyone. The good news is that there’s … Read more

Why Is Rainbow Mountain Colored That Way?

On various road trips through the Andean mountains, I noticed that there are pockets of colored mountains in Peru all over the country. But, the colorful mountains in Peru found 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco seem to be the only ones that manifest nearly the full range of a rainbow all in one photo-worthy spot. … Read more


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