Northern Peru

If you are taking a Peru vacation, you should consider the less visited North of the country. Peru is not just about Machu Picchu; there is so much more! Chachapoyas – The Spanish Stronghold Included in the secrets of the North is Chachapoyas, one of Peru’s oldest cities with a long history and its colonial Spanish influence. This small town …

Peru Biking

Everyday when I look out my window or go out of my house, I see a large mountain across the canyon. I had hiked up one trail a couple of times and found some Inca ruins at about 11,500 feet and also realized that the trail continued around to a new road that went up to the top of the …

Cruz Festivity

Most holidays, fiestas and festivals, whether religious or secular, hold a special place in Peruvian culture, none though as much as the “Festival of the Crosses”. So if you are planning a trip to Peru in early May the “Festival of the Crosses” (“The Fiesta de las Cruces”) or Cruz de Mayo (“May Cross”) is the oldest religious festival in …

3 Peru Places

This was where the famous Inca Empire once flourished which was established as early as the 15th century AD. This is why Peru enjoys hosting some of the most amazing monuments. The Spanish forces took control of this region during the 16th century. After the independence of the country in 1821, it witnessed a state of disturbances until it reached …

What To Do in Puno and Lake Titicaca

There are many unique things to do in Puno Peru. It was an important place for the Incas, and officially founded in 1668 by a Spanish viceroy. It is known as the folkloric capitol of Peru, hosting several festivals throughout the year. Most visitors to Puno are there to see Lake Titicaca which crosses the Peru-Bolivia border. What to Do In …

Inka Express Bus Travel Cusco to La Paz

My girlfriend and I leaned in, weighing the advice coming from a local tour operator in Cusco city. We were in a tourist information office and he was helping me plan the next leg of my trip to La Paz, Bolivia. “I suggest you take an airplane,” he said. Maybe his advice was because we were women traveling alone. Maybe …

Cusco to Puno Affordable Tour Bus

Inka Express offers a secure, memorable distinct tour bus services from Cusco There are 3 other options that look, sound and try to be competitive, but when buying your bus ride you’ve to acquire one from a trustworthy company with a solid safety record and experience like Inka Express. Vehicles are much like any other machines that are bound to …

Peru A Mixed Culture?

Peru is a country located in the continent of South America. The culture of Peru contains a combination of native and European art forms. The reason for this mixed culture is that the country had been ruled by Europeans, having been a colony of Spain for a long time. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the Incas ruled Peru. They …

Cusco Inca Empire Capital

Cusco has always been known as the gateway to the Inca ruins and to the world-renowned Manchu Picchu. But before you make your way to the more famous ancient sites, spend some time exploring this intriguing Peruvian city and you will be enchanted by it. Situated in the Southern Sierra region, the city was once the glorious capital of the …

Is Peru Different From Back Home?

If you’ve ever taken a Peru Vacation, one or all of these words will float into your mind sooner or later. If you were expecting to encounter life in the same form as back home, you’ll be in for a shock. Why is Peru so different? It could be thousands of years of civilizations steam-rollering over each other, each leaving …