Exploring the ancient streets of Cusco, trekking the Inca or Lares Trails, taking in the sight of Machu Picchu for the first time; these are all magical moments. If you’re planning a trip to Peru, you’re truly lucky. Most people don’t get to have these sorts of experiences during their lifetime. However, even the luckiest of […]
Just as Peru is a land of diverse and delicious cuisines, the country also boasts a wide variety of characteristic beverages for you to try during your trip. From the official national cocktail, to ancient indigenous concoctions, to burgeoning craft beer scenes in Lima and Cusco, there are tons of Peruvian drinks that might tickle your […]
Sometimes surprises when you’re travelling can be good – a delicious meal at a local restaurant or a tip from a local leading to a great off-the-beaten-path site, for example. However, more often than not, travel surprises can be nasty, and as much time as you spend preparing for a trip, it seems they’re sometimes […]
There’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to a Machu Picchu trip, and of course much of it has to do with the ruins themselves. However, a visit to Machu Picchu doesn’t exist in a bubble. It also entails a trip to South America and a trip to Peru more specifically – […]
You’ve made it to Machu Picchu, and now you want to climb Huayna Picchu. How fit must you be to climb? Find our expert Huayna Picchu advice here. Also found near the summit of Huayna Picchu, the peak’s famous “death stairs” are not quite as scary as some might have you think. That being said, they’re no walk in the park either. Most visitors assume that the climb will be more intense going up, and the presence of this staircase at the start of the descent throws many for a loop. It’s quite an extreme set of stairs, reaching an angle of over 60 degrees at some points. There’s also no railing to hold on to, so we recommend a lot of caution when navigating this section of the Huayna Picchu descent.