Peru, South America

Paracas: the Poor Man’s Galรกpagos 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 Galรกpagos Island

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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

Peru, South America

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

Arequipa was established in 1540 and is the second largest city in Peru. This city is home to Peru's constitutional court and served as the capital of the country for 88 years during the nineteenth century. Arequipa is surrounded by three volcanos which gives the city a unique landscape. Misti is the only active volcano,… Continue reading Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

Bolivia, Peru, South America

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca stretches over 190 km in the Andes along the Bolivian and Peruvian border. It has an altitude of 3,812 m and has therefore been deemed the highest navigable lake in the world. This lake is home to over 500 aquatic species and has become a tourist destination in both Bolivia and Peru. We… Continue reading Lake Titicaca

Bolivia, South America

Coroico: It might kill you to get there but the views are worth it!ย 

Whilst traveling in Bolivia we had heard a few people mention the small hill top town, Coroico. They described this place as prehistoric and Jurassic Park-like. We were surprised to learn that Coroico sat at an altitude of 1,600 m. This ment that temperatures would be warmer and we could wear shorts! So we decided… Continue reading Coroico: It might kill you to get there but the views are worth it!ย 

Bolivia, South America

La Paz and El Alto

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, and sits at an altitude of 3,500 m. The city has a backdrop of snow capped mountains, the highest being Mt Illimani which has a height of 6,438 m. This city is well known for good food, politics shopping and something called cholita wrestling. We arrived in… Continue reading La Paz and El Alto

Bolivia, South America

The Beautiful Sucre

We arrived in Sucre to find a town that was much more vibrant than Potosi. It seemed less run down, more well maintained and had a really nice energy to it. Sucre is the constitutional capital of Bolivia and lies at an altitude of 2,810 m. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in… Continue reading The Beautiful Sucre