All tagged Wonders Of Peru
Scaling Machu Picchu has got to be up there close to the top of thousands of bucket lists. What, after all, could be more enticing than a lost ancient city in the clouds? Built around the middle of the 15th century as a heavenly home for the mighty Incan emperor Pachacuti, it was quickly abandoned when the Spanish came with their conquistadores to the rugged highlands of Peru. Rediscovered again in 1911, it drew the attention of explorers and intrepid types the world over. It still does…
Cusco is one one the places in Peru that has absolutely everything. Bungee jumping, river rafting, chocolate classes, historical tours, hiking, biking... you name it and it's there. And let's not forget Machu Picchu! Cusco is a dream come true for thrill seekers, adventure lovers, history buffs and foodies alike. Luckily we had lots of time to spend exploring.
Arequipa is the third destination on the LBW Wonders of Peru tour. The city is second in population to Lima and is elevated approximately 2380 metres above sea level. Many of the buildings in The White City are built from white volcanic sillar stone, and three volcanoes tower over the city; Chachani, Pichu Pichu and El Misti.
You’ve seen the pictures, you’ve heard the stories – now, it’s time to start the adventure of a lifetime. If you grew up craving the adrenaline-pumping journeys that you watched on movies such as Indiana Jones, then Peru may either already be on the top of your
"Us Quechuas believe in living life in the present moment, because it is truly a gift....that's why it's called the present!" -Marco, Walking Tour Guide
Ah, Peru: A chart-topper in the history department thanks to its Sacred Valley, elegant colonial cityscapes and the bucket-list-busting Machu Picchu; a must-visit for its vibrant, Pisco sour-fueled nightlife; a great destination for beach lovers and culture buffs. What more could you want? How about some of the most biodiverse national parks on the globe? Why not…
One is in the east, the other is in the west. One speaks Portuguese, the other has Spanish and the ancient Quechuan tongue of the Incas. One hosts carnivals to rival any cultural festival on the planet, while the other touts the hidden historic remains of South America’s greatest ever empire. They both have beaches, and mountains, going from the sculpted Sugarloaf of Rio de Janeiro to the soaring snow-topped massifs of the mighty Andes, but differences abound. Yep, there’s no question that Peru and Brazil offer a glimpse at two sides of the South America coin. But which one should you travel to?
From the soaring fortress cities of the Incas to the gushing Iguazu Falls, the instantly-recognizable statue of Christ the Redeemer to the mysterious Nazca Lines of Peru, this list of South America's greatest landmarks and attractions is sure to tickle the wanderlust!
Aside from those exquisite colonial towns, the elegant palaces of Lima and Cuzco’s conquistador mansions, Peru is known for something else entirely: adventure travel.
Once you’ve checked off Machu Picchu from our bucketlist Wonders of Peru itinerary, and introduced you to the country, why not consider planning a trip to one of the nation’s lesser known historical treasures? They range from formidable fortress cities on the peaks of the Andes (some perhaps to even rival the fabled Lost City of the Incas) to more ancient ruins that range back long into South America’s prehistory. Check them out...
We just spend four days in Cusco and it proved to be an amazing city with so many hidden treasures. We started off day one with a delicious lunch and a walk through the gorgeous plaza des armes.
Our final destination was Huacachina, the Desert Oasis! This is a tiny tourist place just outside the city of Ica and wow, is it awesome! It is a tiny lake surrounded by massive sand dunes; so, of course Sand boarding and Dune Buggying was an absolute must.
Now the moment you have all been waiting for: Cusco and Machu Picchu!!
What an incredible start to this adventure! After spending a short half day in Lima, we headed out to the Amazon to get into the nitty gritty of the jungle. I have never been as hot, sweaty, or amazed all at the same time. The air had that muggy clean smell that you imagine rain forests would. It’s fresh and sweet all at the same time.
Peru is a country full of so much character just waiting to be introduced to everyone! The dark jungles, furry lamas and infamous Inca Trail are only SOME of the astounding things that build a beautiful picture when thinking about visiting Peru. Blessed with attractions, activities and delicate culture, Peru wins when it comes to traveling across South America, and here are the TOP 10 reasons why you need to meet Peru! :)
Our names are Curtis and Sheryl and we are a brother and sister duo from Saskatchewan, Canada. This is our first LBW trip. We decided to come to Peru mainly to see Machu Picchu.
Stop number two was the city of Arequipa. If you are an adventurous person this is definitely the town for you!
The gorgeous city of Arequpia has by far been my favourite stop so far. We stayed in a very cozy bed and breakfast hostel that had consistently hot showers which was a god sent.
First two nights in Lima have already been unforgettable! Between the hormonal showers (either scolding hot or ice cold), the culture, the crazy taxi rides, and the night life, there is nothing you would not remember about this place!