Machu Picchu in Peru features high on many traveller's bucket lists and rightfully so. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is hailed as an archaeologist’s dream. Believed to be built in the 15th century by Peru's Inca civilisation (by hand!) this South American icon is hard to miss although often mistakenly referred
You've picked the right country! Peru is safe, developed, and boasts every type of terrain possible. Three weeks in this South American country is ample time to soak up the Peruvian culture without feeling rushed. Here is an extensive three weeks in Peru itinerary (which can be reduced or extended). an Three Weeks in Peru Itinerary -
The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the alternative routes to the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Inca books up to six months in advance and only a certain amount of passes are available each day. As we didn't want to restrict ourselves to a date, we opted for an alternative. Initially
After the ease of travelling through Peru with Peru Hop, it made sense to utilise its younger sister company, Bolivia Hop, for the next leg of our 18 month career break to travel the Americas. We'd heard horror stories about getting between the two countries but crossing the border with Bolivia Hop was a breeze.
The best advice I can give to people intending to travel South America is LEARN SPANISH! We did with San Blas Spanish School in Cusco, Peru. Why Learn Spanish for South America? Before we booked our trip to Peru, we were warned that some level of survival Spanish would be required so we signed up for