Mollendo

Top Places to Visit Around Arequipa

When it comes to breathtaking plazas in Peru, Arequipa steals the show. Its 332-hectare historical center consists of countless buildings that are built with volcanic stone. These white blocks are surprisingly sturdy, and give Arequipa’s cathedrals a hypnotic appearance. Their intricate carvings are only outdone by the impressive view of the neighboring Misti volcano. They […]

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Nauta

Discover Why Nauta is Better Than Iquitos

After spending a few days in Iquitos, visiting Nauta is a breath of fresh air. Despite only being 94 km outside Iquitos, Nauta couldn’t be more different. It’s perched on a small mountain that allows the city to avoid the rising river levels. This strategic position provides views of río Marañón and río Ucayali. The […]

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Velo de la Novia

Discover Tingo Maria’s Amazing Waterfalls

Out of all the gorgeous features of the jungle, none are more prominent than Tingo Maria’s never-ending selection of waterfalls. Thanks to the abundant rainfall, the entire lush jungle area around Tingo Maria is teeming with waterfalls. There are literally too many to visit in one trip, but a few manage to stand out. From […]

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Cueva de las Lechuzas

Explore Tingo Maria’s Coolest Caves

Even though the amount of waterfalls and attractions are abundant, not all of Tingo Maria’s landmarks are above the surface. The jungle surrounding Tingo Maria is filled with enough caves to satisfy anyone who craves adventure. From the limestone mountains of the Bella Durmiente to the hills in the jungle, the entire area is filled […]

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Craziest Landmarks Around Tingo Maria

On top of being tucked away in the center of Peru, Tingo Maria is emerging from a dark history of terrorism. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, the entire area was under control of the infamous Sendero Luminosos. At first this rogue terrorist group gained the community’s support by publicly hanging thieves and rapists. […]

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Velo de la Novia

Meet Tingo Maria: Peru’s Hidden Paradise

Out of all the places to visit in Peru, none are more overlooked than Tingo Maria. This isn’t an accident, since even after decades of improvements in transportation this area remains surprisingly remote. Due to the heavy rains and jungle fog, flights to Tingo Maria are scarce. This lack of areal opportunities forces visitors to […]

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Arequipa

Explore Peru’s Political Powerhouse Arequipa

Boasting a robust population that’s complimented with booming business, Arequipa is a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to its close commercial ties to Brazil, Chile and Bolivia, this is the second most industrialized city in Peru. It’s also home to over 861,145 residents, making it the second most populous Peruvian city after Lima. The […]

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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 world. Unfortunately, recently cocaine has […]

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