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  • Hopping around Titicaca"Titicaca". For me, it's one of those names like "Katmandu", "Borobudur" or "Mandalay" that come with their own air of mystery. The kind of places Tintin might go to. Some facts for you: Lake Titicaca (or Titikaka, or Titiqaqa, all seem Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Dec 3, 2022
  • Chilling in CuscoHaving been on the move for over 3 months, we decided it was time to stay in one place for a bit to recover from our travel fatigue. We chose Cusco because we heard it is a really nice city Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Nov 26, 2022
  • Meandering to Machu PicchuAfter another 4AM start (plus negotiating two taxis and a minibus from Cusco) we found ourselves at the trailhead of the Salkantay trek, named after the impressive, snow-capped Salkantay mountain visible throughout the route. I lifted my (rather hefty) pa Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Nov 21, 2022
  • The White City and Canyon CountryArequipa is Peru's second largest city, nicknamed 'The White City' due to most of the buildings in the old town being made from white volcanic rock (or 'silla'). We stayed in the old town near the main plaza and enjoyed Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Nov 8, 2022
  • Midnight at the oasis After Lima, we made a quick overnight stop at Huacachina, Peru's only desert oasis. The landscape in this part of the country is sandy and rocky desert. In fact it's the northern tip of the Atacama desert. Huacachina is basically Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Nov 8, 2022
  • On the muddy banks of the RímacIt would be remiss (and logistically difficult) to visit Peru without at least passing through its megacity capital Lima. The city was founded by the hardnut* conquistador Francisco Pizarro who, after arriving on the coast of Peru, famously shook down Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Nov 8, 2022
  • Cordillera capersWe'd been looking forward to coming to Huaraz for a while and it really didn't disappoint. Huaraz is a town in the Andes in Peru, with the Cordillera Negra on one side and the more spectacular snow-topped peaks of the Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Oct 30, 2022
  • Temples in TrujilloWe stopped over in Trujillo solely to break up the long journey to Huaraz. It turned out to be a strong decision after we both managed to catch some sort of stomach bug in Mancora. Not sure we could have Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Oct 21, 2022
  • Mooching in MancoraRachel here. I thought I should probably give Stuart a break from writing for once so here we go... We were sad to leave Ecuador and staggered onto a night bus in Cuenca, after perhaps filling the time waiting with a Posted by loscaracoles in Los Caracoles en América del Sur | Oct 21, 2022
  • Arequipa 2022 - Peru==overview / intro== Our trip to Arequipa, the city and the department, included a 3 day hike of Colca Canyon. It's the 3rd deepest canyon in the world. Part of that trip included, a bus tour to a condor viewpoint above Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Jun 25, 2022
  • Puerto Maldonado 2022 - Peru==overview / intro== We headed to the wild jungle frontier town of Puerto Maldonado. It's in the least populated department called Madre de Dios. Many of the countries largest national parks and reserves are here, including Manu National Park, Amarakae Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | May 5, 2022
  • Lunahuana 2022 - Peru==overview / intro== This was just a quick road trip to the southern part of the department of Lima. We stayed at the Santiago refuge Ecolodge. We hiked along the river at several places, saw the local town and churches, some ancient Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Apr 27, 2022
  • Chachapoyas 2022 - Peru==overview / intro== In the north central part of Peru is an interesting area. It's part of the highlands, we were around 10,000 feet of elevation a lot of the time. But it's also part of the rainforest. The rivers here Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Apr 25, 2022
  • Trujillo 2022 - Peru==overview / intro== North of Lima along the coast are several towns with historic and archeological sites. We took a long weekend trip up there to check it out. First we flew into Trujillo, capital of La Libertad department. We checked out Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Mar 22, 2022
  • Beach time - Peru==overview / intro== It's summer in Peru, and everyone in Lima tries to escape the city and head to the beaches that are 30 minutes to 3 hours south. Most weekends are packed on the roads; it reminds me of ski Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Feb 22, 2022
  • LambayequeA short trip to Lambayeque. Lambayeque San Pedro Lambayeque [img=https://photos.travellerspoin Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 24, 2022
  • Chiclayo And by bus to Chiclayo. Catedral de Chiclayo Plaza Principal de Chiclayo [img=https://photos.t Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 23, 2022
  • HuanchacoBy bus a short trip to Huanchaco. The sea there is a bit to cold for my taste, but surfing seems to be good.. Huanchaco [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/871419/large_ Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 21, 2022
  • Trujillo By bus to Trujillo. Catedral de Trujillo Iglesia Santo Domingo [img=https://photos.traveller Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 17, 2022
  • Cajamarca And by minibus to Cajamarca. Catedral de Cajamarca Catedral de Cajamarca [img Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 15, 2022
  • KuelapWith Collectivo (minibus) and Teleferico to Kuelap, probably the biggest Pre Inka fortress. Kuelap Entrance [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/871419/large_IMG_20220213_ Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 13, 2022
  • ChachapoyasWith a long bus ride to Chachapoyas. Plaza de Armas [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/871419/lar Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 11, 2022
  • PisakThe ticket for Ollantaytambo is also valid for Pisak, so i went with minibuses (Change in Urubamba and Calca) and from Pisak by taxi (it looked like raining soon and was just when i legt) to the ruins. If walking Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 4, 2022
  • OllantaytamboBy collectivo to Ollantaytambo. Did find that a few blocks down from the Plaza de Armas in Calle Pavitos and Avenida Grau, leaving when full, 3 passenger. To Ollantaytambo [i Posted by UliS in Winter 2021/2022 | Feb 3, 2022
  • outside Lima 2022 - Peru==overview / intro== We spent a few weekends checking out the historic sites just outside the city limits (1-3 hours away from the center of Lima). The first was Pachacamac to the south. It has been around for thousands of years, and Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Jan 31, 2022
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