The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu: A Useful Guide

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a once in a lifetime exhilarating experience. This is the hike you will never forget; the one you will compare the others to for a long time afterwards.  Also known as Camino Inca, the Inca Trail hike lasts 4 full days and 3 nights. It is one … Read more

A Guide To The Huayna Picchu Hike

Huayna Picchu hike

The Inca Trail is a historic hiking trail in Peru that ends at one of the country’s most important ancient Incan sites, Machu Picchu. This site is about 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Cusco and Huayna Picchu Mountain (also referred to as Wayna Picchu) is the peak that towers above it. The Huayna Picchu hike … Read more

Everything You Need To Know To Hike Marcahuasi, Peru


Marcahuasi is one of the most surreal places you can hope to see in Peru. At about 100 km east of Lima geographically, Marcahuasi is about a million miles away from it from all other points of view. For as busy, polluted, lively and touristy the Peruvian capital is, Marcahuasi has yet to be discovered … Read more

A Guide To The Nazca Lines Flight, Peru

things to do in Nazca Peru

A Nazca Lines flight is easily one of the most thrilling things you can do in Peru. I took one with my friends the first time I visited Peru: we boarded the flight unsure what to expect, and actually a bit afraid of having to get on a tiny plane (who’s not afraid of those?) … Read more

Islas Ballestas Tour: A Guide To Visiting The Islas Ballestas

Islas Ballestas tour day trips from Lima

Are you considering taking an Islas Ballestas tour? Then this post is for you! Known as the Galapagos of Peru, or the Poor Man’s Galapagos, the Islas Ballestas (Ballestas Islands in English) are actually much less financially intimidating compared to the islands in Ecuador – though granted, the experience you get is not really the … Read more

A Short Guide To Paracas Peru

Paracas Peru

A small town on the Pacific coast, Paracas, Peru, is often overlooked by travelers who, after leaving Lima, head straight to Huacachina to go sandboarding on the dunes and then continue on to Nazca to fly over the Nazca Lines. However, it’d be a pity to miss Paracas. First of all, there are many more … Read more

A Useful Guide To Hiking Laguna Humantay

Laguna Humantay

Laguna Humantay is a stunning glacial lake surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks that can be visited on day trips from Cusco or as part of the very challenging Salkantay trek. The Laguna Humantay is famed for its bright turquoise color with a backdrop of often snow capped mountains, and easily one of the most breathtaking … Read more

A Quick Guide To Ollantaytambo Peru

Ollantaytambo Peru day trips from Cusco

Easily my favorite town in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Ollantaytambo is just a couple of hours drive from Cusco. Most travelers only spend a few hours there, usually visiting on day trips around the Sacred Valley before either returning to Cusco or continuing to Aguas Calientes, from where they then visit Machu Picchu. It’s … Read more