The Best Places to Visit in the Sacred Valley

Tucked into the serene Andes just between the city of Cusco and Inca citadel of Machu Picchu sits the breathtaking Sacred Valley of the Incas(also known as Rio Urubamba Valley). Shrouded in natural beauty and full of history, no trip to Peru is complete without at least a day of exploring some of the traditional […]

The Best Inca Ruins in Cusco

When planning how long to stay in Cusco, many visitors just allow a few days for exploring the city itself. But just surrounding the city are some of the most remarkable Inca ruins outside of Machu Picchu, some as close as 15 minutes from the city center. When planning what to do in Cusco, make […]

The Amazon Jungle, a scientific experience

Some hours later, I was seated on a truck that cracked while it moved with difficulty through the dusty road, that swallowed the yellow mountains of Huancarani. I was on my way to Manu. Finally I was going to see that magical place that had captivated me months before. But it was not going to […]

The 10 Best Dishes to Eat in Lima

Well-known as the gastronomy capital of Peru (and quickly becoming that of South America), Lima has a wealth of delectable dishes to offer any visitor- it’s hard to know where to even begin. From bright and innovative seafood servings to homestyle, slow-cooked meats to Asian-influenced wok dishes, Lima has a little something for everyone (actually, […]

Sacred Valley of the Incas

If you keep following the Urubamba River on its right hand side, you will arrive at Yucay, a tiny town of Incan origin, where the palace remains of Sayri Túpac, one of the Incan rebels of Vilcabamba, as well as a splendid colonial church will capture the eye. The next city after leaving Yucay is […]

Peru’s Best Festivals

Whatever time of year it is, Peru loves a good celebration. With a culture that relishes music and dance, it isn’t much of a surprise that the calendar is always filled with different festivals and events all over the country. For those of you wondering what to do in Peru every month of the year, […]

Machu Picchu, 100 years of magic

I have visited this site so many times that it is hard for me to remember them. By foot, train, hot air balloon or helicopters. It doesn’t matter how, the fact is that as time goes by, I convince myself more that this place has a unique and special energy. Perhaps this has to do […]

Machu Picchu Location: The Wonder of the World On A Map

Once mistakenly referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas” (which is actually a different location- Vilcabamba), Machu Picchu is anything from lost now. Found by multiple explorers before the modern day crowds, Machu Picchu’s location is incredibly well-known- and an incredibly interesting part of it’s history. The archaeological site of Machu Picchu is […]

Machu Picchu is NOT Closing in 2016: Clarifying the Rumors

When you Google “Machu Picchu”, does it suggest “Machu Picchu closing 2015/2016”? And then, are you instantly filled with a sense of panic that your dream trip is about to be ruined? Welcome to the club. An article was recently published in Spanish on Andina Agencia Peruana de Noticias that discussed the temporary closure of […]

Machu Picchu Facts That You Don’t Already Know

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, it officially made it big: Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll. Only 30 years after UNESCO added Machu Picchu to their World Heritage […]