Pichari

Examine the Controversial Legacy of Coca Leaves

Out of all the plants in South America, none are more infamous than coca leaves. Despite being illegal in most countries, the legacy of this plant continues to echo throughout the world. Boasting over 14 helpful minerals and alkaloids, coca is undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood plants in the...

Carnaval

Take Carnaval to the Next Level In Quillabamba

Out of all the potential entry points to the selva around Cusco, none are closer than Quillabamba. Thanks to a relatively new paved road that replaced an old rickety train, Quillabamba is only four hours outside Cusco. This convenient location is complemented by a truly immense amount of variations. While...

Manu

Witness Unmatched Biodiversity In Manu

For those who crave a dose of unadulterated jungle, Manu National Park can’t be beaten. This immense stretch of land showcases the untamed beauty of Peru. While the interior of this reserve is filled with untouched wildlife and native tribes, the outskirts are surrounded by clandestine coca plantations and resorts...

Huacachina

Must See Attractions Around Ica

Situated in the middle of the desert, Ica offers a surprising amount of neighboring attractions. With a population that exceeds 220,000, it's no secret that Ica is booming. Throughout its history, Ica has survived epic earthquakes and hostile takeovers. This city of survivors embodies the tough spirit of the Peruvian...

Nazca Lines

Soar Over The Nazca Lines In Style

Out of all the mysterious archeological sites scattered throughout Peru, none are more perplexing than the Nazca lines. Nearly a hundred years after they were officially discovered, experts can’t agree on their purpose. Some claim these lines were created for beings in the sky while others insist that it’s an...

Casa de los Pitufos

Experience Enchanting Feats of Nature Outside Andahuaylas

When travelling around Andahuaylas, it’s impossible not to feel like you ventured into a different world. While the actual city is normal, the natural wonders situated a few hours away look outrageously foreign. Thanks to a number of active volcanoes and the power of erosion, Andahuaylas is surrounded by Mother...

Chan Chan

Explore the Mysterious City of Chan Chan

Out of all the ruins around Trujillo, none are more infamous than Chan Chan. Literally translating to “Sun Sun”, this sunny city was the capital of the Chimú culture from 900 to 1470 AD. Chan Chan was the largest pre-Columbian city in South America, and is the second biggest adobe...

Pimentel

Visit The Best Beaches Around Chiclayo

When visiting the Northern Peruvian coast, it’s impossible not to stop by Chiclayo. Whether it be for business or pleasure, Chiclayo is always a great place to visit. Due to Chiclayanos’ welcoming attitude and hospitable climate, “The Capital of Friendship” is one of this city’s many nicknames. In recent years...

Pishurayacu

Experience The Amazon Through Tarapoto

Nestled in the “cloud forest” of Northeastern Peru, Tarapoto is the jewel of the San Martin Province. Sitting at 356 meters (1,168 ft.) altitude, this city is the prime jump-off point to enter the Amazon rainforest. Its potent mixture of outrageously vast biodiversity and vibrant nightlife make Tarapoto a truly...

Mancora

Top Things to Do Around Mancora

Even though Peru has an extensive coastline, Mancora is undoubtedly the main attraction. Thanks to its superb weather and vibrant nightlife, this beach town has transformed into an international tourist attraction. From ideal surfing waves to plenty of bars to party in, everyone has a different reason for visiting. No...