Chachapoyas

What to Explore Around Chachapoyas

Out of all the cities in Northern Peru, none are surrounded by more drastic contrasts than Chachapoyas. This capital of the Amazonas Region is situated at a surprisingly high elevation of 2,335 meters (7,661ft.). Their strategic location allows access to both the highlands and the jungle. The city of Chachapoyas...

Coroico

Enchanting Places Around Coroico That Can’t Be Missed

Like most cities in Bolivia, Coroico has a history that’s rooted in conflict. This tropical city’s beauty hides a surprisingly violent past. In the 16th century Coroico Viejo was founded by Spanish colonial settlers above the Quri Wayq’u river. While the town thrived off mining gold, they were constantly being...

Valle de la Luna

Coolest Places To Visit Around La Paz

La Paz is a capital that’s filled with enough anomalies to make a scholar’s head spin. Today it’s a vibrant metropolis with over 2.3 million residents that take on its shockingly high 3,650 meter (11,975 ft.) altitude. Originally the site of the Inca settlement Laja, the indigenous outpost was quickly...

Las Ñatitas

Discover the Weirdest Things To Do In La Paz

La Paz is the perfect example of what happens when two wildly different cultures collide. While there are modern parts to the city, visitors can’t help but feel like they have gone back in time. From palaces that have been burnt down multiple times to wild indigenous traditions, La Paz...

Uyuni Salt Flats

Parts Of The Uyuni Salt Flat That Are Absolutely Amazing

Out of all the places to visit in Bolivia, none are more surreal than the salt flats in Uyuni. That’s because this is probably the most breathtaking place to take photos in the world. From silly angle photos to sublime mirror shots, the sky is the limit with how many...

Ayahuasca

Essential Tips For Taking Ayahuasca In Peru

Ayahuasca is an amazing psychedelic concoction, but it’s not free of problems. In recent years, this once exotic gift from nature has transformed into a cash cow. Every year thousands of tourists descend upon South America searching for this hypnotic brew. While it’s great that so many people are interested...

Santa Francisco

Visit Shipibos In La Comunidad Nativa San Francisco

Out of the many indigenous communities situated around Pucallpa, none are more established than La Comunidad Nativa San Francisco. Located right on the banks of Laguna Yarinacocha, it’s the largest and oldest Shipibo-Conibo community in the world. What started as a group of six families and one curaca eventually grew...

Pucallpa

Top Things To Do In Pucallpa

Out of all the many places that routinely get overlooked in Peru, Pucallpa is on the verge of going mainstream. Thanks to the city’s shamanic roots and strategic position in the jungle, the time is right for tourism. With a growing population of 250,000 inhabitants, Pucallpa is the tenth most...

Inca Uyo

Explore a Sea of Penises In Inca Uyo

Out of all the places to visit around Puno, the fertility temple Inca Uyo steals the show. This walled off area is nestled in a sleepy town called Chucuito, which is about 18km outside Puno. What makes this historic site unique isn’t its location, it’s the fact that it’s filled...

La Festividad de la Virgen de la Candelaria de Puno

Experience Another Reality In La Candelaria de Puno

Out of all the festivities that can be experienced in Peru, none are more lavish than the Candelaria in Puno. This danceoff is so breathtaking that it’s recognized as a cultural patrimony by USECO. Every year over 100,000 dancers compete in a multiple day procession that snakes through the streets...