Category Archives: PERU

14 Best Cusco Hostels

14 Best Cusco Hostels

If there’s one place that almost every traveller in South America will head for at some point on their journey, it’s Cusco. Located in the south of Peru, an overnight bus ride from the Bolivian border, this lively city lies at the heart of the backpacker fun in this continent. With Machu Picchu on its […]

Ultimate Peru Itinerary: 2-4 Weeks

Peru Itinerary

If you’re looking for the perfect Peru itinerary, crammed full of ideas for a 2 week, 3 week or month long adventure, then you’ve come to the right place! With a packed South America schedule ahead of me, and Peru being my first port of call, I planned to spend just 4 weeks in this […]

Choquequirao Trek, Peru: Everything You Need to Know

Choquequirao Trek, Peru

This is my complete guide to everything you need to know about the Choquequirao trek – from someone whose been there and done it! Yup, brave the most formidable hike around Cusco I have and come out the other side successfully and lived to tell the tale I have too! So if you’re wanting to […]

21 Top Things to Do in Cusco… 9 of Them Free!

Top Things To Do in Cusco

Let’s start with a small disclaimer… I spent over 3 weeks in and around Cusco alone! Which is not hard given the amount of things there is to do here. Yup I spent more time in this city than I reckon most people spend in the whole of Peru and that’s because it’s a) amazing […]

Best Alternative Colca Canyon Tour: Get Off the Beaten Track!

Best ALTERNATIVE Colca Canyon Tour

If you’re looking to dodge the typical Colca Canyon tour and experience something far more culturally authentic and immersive, then this is the perfect article for you! The thing I loved most about Peru, and probably the thing that surprised me about this country was that, despite being a wildly popular country with travellers, it’s […]

Travel in Huaraz, Peru: All You Need to Know!

Huaraz, Peru - Full Travel Guide

Before my arrival into Peru, I have to admit I’d never even heard of Huaraz, let alone considered travelling there. As such a huge country and with a tight travel timeframe, I’d already pretty much mapped out my time in Peru before my arrival into Lima in September as I fled the impending winter in […]

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

9 Best Budget Places to Stay in Arequipa, Peru

Known as the white city, Arequipa is Peru’s second biggest metropolis and an absolute must on any South American itinerary. From strolling the colonial streets to hiking the nearby canyon, there’s no end to the amount of great things to do and see here, meaning the only real choice left is … where to stay?! […]

Top 13 Things to Do in Arequipa, Peru

The 13 Best Things To Do in Arequipa, Peru

One of Peru’s many UNESCO World Heritage sights, the stunning city of Arequipa in the south of country is a delightful spot to explore, with tons of amazing things to do. Renowned for its charming colonial architecture, Arequipa’s famous use of sillar, a white volcanic stone, is what gives many of its buildings such a […]

19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

19 Super Things to Do in Lima, Peru

It was my first arrival point back into Latin America after almost a decade and I’ve got to say, Lima didn’t disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations because, I have to admit, I was expecting a crime-ridden, dirty, dangerous place! And I’m sure while Lima still has it sketchy parts, the vast majority […]