This place is a little bit tricky to find, tucked behind the cathedral 3/4 blocks from the main square, but with its amazing owners, manicured lawn and clean rooms, it’s a little treasure! Hospitality: 10/10 The mum and dad (Lidia and Samuel) that own this place are welcoming and super friendly. We stayed 4 nights because I got salmonella. Lidia made me tea, soup and called … Continue reading REVIEW: La Casa Del Sol, Copacabana
If you are heading to Machu Pichu read this 1st, there is more on offer in the Sacred Valley than Machu Pichu alone Continue reading Boleto Turistíco: The Sacred Valley… more than Machu Picchu
When deciding how to get to Machu Picchu you have a few options, so it’s important to shop around when you get to Cusco to decide which option will suit you best. You can shop around online if you are going during peak season but you’re sure to get a better deal when you actually get to Cusco as there are many tour companies not online … Continue reading Mission to Machu Picchu: The alternative trail, step by step DIY!
Easter is celebrated widely throughout South America, but especially in Peru! And especially in Arequipa as we found out… We went into iPeru hoping to get some information on the weekends festivities, unfortunately all we got was a list of mass times. After a bit of further probing we managed to find out there would be a typical food festival and, following the mass on Sunday … Continue reading Semana Santa Celebrations: Easter in Arequipa
Full of intrigue.. Who built it? What exactly did they do here? And who were THEY? Saqsayhuaman is HUGE and dominates the northern hillside of Cusco alongside the Christo Blanco. There are many different stories about the origins and purpose of this site, the most common story is that it was built by the Incas, I believe this is partially true and that the later, higher and … Continue reading Saqsayhuaman: Mysteriously perfect
After hearing the stories of the sherbet coloured, Dr Seuss mountain near Cusco I was very curious… Would it take 5 days hiking to reach it? And would we have to pay hundreds of US dollars? Nope, here are the details on how we did it, and how you can do it to! Continue reading Vinicunca: How to get to Rainbow Mountain
Arequipa is a city of delights! Read about the plazas, picanterias and our experience at the weirdest monastery in Peru Continue reading Our favourite things to do in Arequipa
This is a great little hospedaje with a pretty garden and a new 2nd floor extension. Our room was virtually new! They had a variety of rooms including doubles, singles, and family rooms, with or without bathrooms attached. Only 30 soles for a double room without bathroom. Continue reading REVIEW: Hospedaje Roly, Yanque
The oasis on the back of the 50 Nuevo Sol bill is more than just an aesthetically pleasing design… It’s a fantastic tourist trap, perfect for racing around in a dune buggy, tearing down 100 metre slopes on sand boards, and rich sunsets over the oasis. Continue reading An oasis in the desert: Huacachina
We’d finished trekking in the Colca Canyon but still wanted to soak up the welcoming and colourful Colca vibe, where could we stay which was on the way from Cabanaconde to Arequipa? Yanque has it all. Continue reading Beautiful traditional Colca village: Yanque, it’s about to takeoff!