Peru, South America

Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galápagos Island

Paracas is a small town on the southern coast of Peru. This town is the hub for those that want to visit Paracas National Reserve and Islas Bellestas. This town was beautiful as it is where the desert meets the ocean. The landscape was unlike anything I have ever seen before and made for a… Continue reading Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galápagos Island

Peru, South America

The Oasis of Peru, Huacachina

Huacachina is a natural oasis in the south west of Peru. This region of Peru is dominated by desert and therefore was a drastic change to what we have experienced so far in Peru. Haucachina is situated 5 km outside the city of Ica and has now become home to 100 local people. This small… Continue reading The Oasis of Peru, Huacachina

Peru, South America

The Unforgettable Salkantay Trek

The Salkantay Trek has become one of the top 25 worldly hikes according to National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. This hike follows an ancient path that has been used for centuries by local people to travel from rural cities to other parts of the area. The Salkantay Trek includes hiking over snowy mountain passes, hiking… Continue reading The Unforgettable Salkantay Trek

Peru, South America

The Spectacular Rainbow Mountain

Vinicunca, or more commonly referred to as Rainbow Mountain by tourists, is one of the most spectacular natural wonders I have ever seen! This mountain sits at an altitude of 5,200 m and ranges in color. Before seeing this site with my own eyes, I had always thought people edited the saturation on their photographs-… Continue reading The Spectacular Rainbow Mountain

Peru, South America

Exploring the Sacred Valley

The scared valley is situated in the Peruvian Andes. This valley has a lot of significant meaning for Andean people and holds a lot of Inca history. This valley includes everything from the ruins in Pisac to Machu Piccu which covers a distance of 100 km. We visited the Sacred Valley with Eco Tours. This… Continue reading Exploring the Sacred Valley