Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca

Floating Islands, Lake Titicaca

After so many awesome tours, cities, and sights of the last few weeks, our final day in Peru was a tiny bit of a let down, because we spent it taking a tour of the overly-touristy, disappointingly staged, floating islands in Lake Titicaca. I’d been looking forward to Lake Titicaca…

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Arequipa Walking Tour

Arequipa Walking Tour

Arequipa, the white painted colonial city we stayed in either side of our three day Colca Canyon trek, was a beautiful, relaxed place with loads of pretty architecture. The whole city centre doesn’t stand much taller than two storeys, and almost every building is painted white, giving it a very small-town…

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Free Walking Tour Cusco

Free Walking Tour Cusco

One of our last activities in Cusco was something that we really should have done much sooner, preferably as soon as we arrived, the Free Walking Tour. It was full of great tips about things to try and places to visit, and would have been a great way to get…

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

For more info on what the Inca Jungle Trek actually is, this post on Backpack South America for: What to Expect from the Inca Jungle Trek. There’s also a very handy packing list. After three days of biking, rafting, trekking, zip lining and generally challenging myself at every corner, the day…

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Inca Jungle Trek Peru

Inca Jungle Trek Peru

This post is all about my Inca Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu. This is the easier route when compared with the better known Inca Trail, and it involves a lot more stopovers and fun activities. Essentially it’s the fun version of the Inca Trail! You can find out more in…

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Choco Museum Cusco – Chocolate Making Workshop

Choco Museum Cusco - Chocolate Making Workshop

The 12th April was the day of the FA Cup semi-final, with Arsenal – Sam’s first and only true love – playing Wigan for a spot in the final. Obviously, even exploring South America has to be put on hold for an event as momentous as that, so Sam headed…

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Cusco Shopping, Sightseeing and Massages

Cusco Shopping, Sightseeing and Massages

Although it was easily our favourite city in Peru, we didn’t actually do a whole lot in Cusco during our rather long time there (four days either side of our Machu Pichu trek). It’s just such a beautiful city, with a lot of history and a really interesting, chilled out…

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Peru Hop Part Three: Huacachina – Cusco

Nazca Lines Flight in Peru - What is it Really Like?

The third journey with Peru Hop was the longest, and for us it was doubly long because, with a deadline to stick to, we had to skip the third stop in Arequipa and head straight to Cusco. We started from Huacachina at about half three, and didn’t reach Cusco until…

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