Category: Peru

6 destinations to watch in 2016

6 destinations to watch in 2016

Itís that time of year where we try to predict the destinations that will hit the heights in the next 12 months. So, after consulting my crystal ball and deciphering those all-enlightening tea leaves (and some scientific stuff too, promise), here are my tips for the Six Best Luxury Travel Destinations in 2016. Tanzania This […]

4 hard-to-reach destinations that are worth the trek

4 hard-to-reach destinations that are worth the trek

Some corners of the world defy human interference. These remote locations arenít easy to reach, but they are well worth the extra effort. To get to the spots on this list you have to take a plane, a boat, or a ride in an all-terrain vehicle down a rough road. These are sights that will […]

Photograph of the week: Machu Picchu

Photograph of the week: Machu Picchu

This 15th Century Inca site is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World and it’s truly breathtaking place. Most of the travelers say that this is the most memorable sight they have been to. Machu Picchu is one of the most familiar symbols of the Incan Empire and also one of the most […]

Top 5 adventurous holidays

Top 5 adventurous holidays

For those looking for something a bit different to your typical beach holidays, we have compiled our favourite adventurous holidays, perfect for those wanting to experience something unique. From an exploration of the South eastern nation of Burma, the depths of the vast Antarctica to an epic rail journey across several countries and a trek […]

5 Andean markets that will take you back in time

5 Andean markets that will take you back in time

If you want a souvenir of your trip to the Andes, donít settle for a last-minute purchase at the duty-free shop. Ever since the Spanish imposed their city-planning styles on Andean communities, the central square has served as a gathering place where people can peddle their wares and catch up with their neighbors. Marketplaces in […]

4 mythological destinations in Latin America

4 mythological destinations in Latin America

Visitors come to Latin America looking for incredible scenery. Long before globetrotting travelers came to snap photographs, the following destinations all inspired local legends. When you visit, you will share in the awe that the indigenous people felt for the unknowable depths of the nearby lakes, valleys, and volcanoes. Lake Titicaca, Peru Visitors will find […]

The top 5 must-see places in Peru

The top 5 must-see places in Peru

To determine the must-see places in Peru, we spoke to leading Peruvian tour operators, Machu Travel Peru. The company is committed to the highest levels of service as borne out by their reviews on Tripadvisor (an impressive 369 reviews stating Ďexcellentí out of 384 reviews). Machu Travel Peru also takes pride in giving back to […]

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

5 unique, lesser-known destinations

The worst part of being a tourist visiting the worlds most popular attractions is all the other tourists. Long lines, crowded spaces, having to stand on a friend or relative to prevent people from†obscuring your photographs. The solution then, is to go somewhere quiet and less travelled, but of course you still want to see […]

6 must-see Plazas in Peru

6 must-see Plazas in Peru

When you look at maps of Peruvian cities, youíll notice every city includes a Plaza de Armas or a Plaza Mayor. For the Spanish, a cityís Plaza de Armas was the center of administrative, military, and religious power. These plazas arenít always the largest or most centrally located squares, as many of Peruís cities have […]

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Photograph of the week: Temple of the Three Windows, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the most amazing archeological discoveries of all time. This picture, taken at the Temple of the Three Windows, required quick reflexes as the clouds suddenly opened up to full sun in the blink of a eye. The spectacular 4,000 metre (13,000 foot) mountains surrounding Machu Picchu only add […]

5 Central and South American waterfalls that'll leave you speechless

5 Central and South American waterfalls that’ll leave you speechless

Waterfalls steal the show when youíre hiking through Central and South America. When you arrive at the waterfalls on this list, youíll have made your way through some of the most lushly diverse environments in the world. These environments are also some of the most humid, so youíre likely to find a splash in the […]

Lima's top luxury restaurants

Lima’s top luxury restaurants

Lima is swiftly becoming one of the most elite restaurant destinations in the world. This is a short list of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Lima. With the exception of Chez Wong, all of these restaurants are located in the trendy Miraflores district. All of these restaurants strive to showcase unique Peruvian ingredients. […]

5 luxury hotels for your visit to Festival of the Sun in Cuzco

5 luxury hotels for your visit to Festival of the Sun in Cuzco

With about 3,000 festivals annually in Peru, any time of the year is a good time to visit. For sun worshipers, try Festival of the Sun (or Inti Raymi). The days are a cozy 67 degrees, but bundle up at night for 36 degree temperatures. The host town of Cuzco has an impressive collection of […]

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

With fragments of the Mexican drug cartels burrowing deeper into Central and Southern America, travelers may worry that their days of exploring Central America are over once they have a family. Contrary to popular myth, however, the crime rates throughout Central America are consistently decreasing. One need only look as far as Instagram for plenty […]

The top 4 islands to visit in Latin America

The top 4 islands to visit in Latin America

To find the real hidden jewels of Central and South America, take to the ocean and seek out the islands. As youíll see from the following list, islands are often home to the most interesting and rare environments in a country. These semi-isolated destinations are the best place to snorkel, swim, and test the waters […]

The 5 coolest places you've probably never heard of

The 5 coolest places you’ve probably never heard of

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and international travel all the more common, it can be hard to find new destinations that arenít totally packed with tourists. If youíre a seasoned traveler, visiting mainstream destinations can be dull and unsatisfying. Big crowds, jaded locals, and overpriced hotels are what you often find in a countryís […]

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