The 33 Best Things to Do in Lima (With a Special Section on Miraflores!)

Things to Do in Lima Peru Plaza de Armas

Lima, the capital of Peru, is a vibrant city known for its world-famous cuisine and bustling plazas. Lima is also known as El Pulpo (The Octopus) due to its sprawling size. The city is continuously expanding and stretching as the population grows. If you’re headed to Peru to see Machu Picchu, it’s likely that you … Read more

Best Things to See in the Sacred Valley (Full Guide to the Urubamba Valley!)

Pisac Peru Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Inca, also known as the Urubamba Valley, is one of the top tourist destinations in Peru. This narrow valley extends nearly 70 miles, beginning in the small town of Pisac and eventually reaching the famous citadel of Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley contains numerous Inca ruins, plenty of ancient terraces … Read more

Amazon River Luxury Cruises: The Best Way to See the Rainforest!

Beautiful flower in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon River begins in the foothills of the Andes mountains and flows east over 4,000 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. One of the best ways to explore this biodiverse river is by taking a cruise, which will give you the advantage of being able to travel downstream to see very remote areas of the … Read more

How to Visit Iquitos and the Amazon Rainforest (Full guide!)

Visiting the Amazon Rainforest and Iquitos Peru

The Amazon Rainforest is one of the world’s greatest ecological wonders. As far as forests go, it’s absolutely massive. It stretches over 9 countries and covers over two and half million square miles. It’s also been under threat for years. Every second, 1.5 acres of the Amazon Rainforest is destroyed, and one of the best … Read more

10 Things to Do in Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes

If you’re planning to visit Machu Picchu in Peru, you’ll definitely pass through Aguas Calientes. (Also known as Machu Picchutown or Machu Picchu Pueblo.) Aguas Calientes is also the last train stop on the journey to Machu Picchu, so anyone that uses the train will definitely walk through Aguas Calientes. The town of Aguas Calientes … Read more

How to Hike to Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu (Full Guide!)

view from hiking Huayna Picchu

If you’re planning on visiting the world-famous Machu Picchu in Peru, you should definitely consider hiking the peak behind it, which is known as Huayna Picchu. In order to hike to the top of Huayna Picchu and get one of the best views of Machu Picchu, you’ll need to book an entrance ticket. Tickets to … Read more

Hiking Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail (Complete Guide!)

Hiking Machu Picchu complete guide

Exploring the ruins of Machu Picchu is a travel memory you will treasure forever. Situated high atop a mountain, clouds constantly roll through the streets of this ancient city. Machu Picchu, mistakenly known as the Lost City of the Incas, is located in the Andes mountains in Peru. It’s Peru’s most popular tourist destination and … Read more