Peru tours Archive

A Luxury Train Journey Experience to Machu Picchu

One of the main reasons the citadel of Machu Picchu was never found by the Spanish conquistadors is its isolation. On a mountaintop above a raging river, the way there from Cusco becomes a narrow valley not wide enough for a road. It was hard enough just laying down train tracks to reach this spot, [&hellip

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Lares: Adventure Travel for Everyone in Peru

Are you looking for a Peru itinerary that enables adventure travel for everyone in South America? A trip that a divergent group or family can enjoy together? Skip the set itineraries and choose a more flexible Lares adventure instead. One woman in my group was clearly worn out after a hard day of hiking the [&hellip

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Why You Should Stay for Days in Peru’s Sacred Valley

If you look through major tour company itineraries for Peru, you’ll see that most of them don’t spend much time in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu. They rush through the Valle Sagrado to tick off a few sites like Pisac and Ollaytantambo on a bus tour. Or they skip the valley altogether [&hellip

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A Sacred Valley Spa in a 17th Century Building From Explora

We first posted about the latest Explora hotel in Peru when it opened two years ago and we got a correspondent in early to check it out. As these things usually go though, work was still going on during the opening months and additions rolled out over the next two years. We just got someone [&hellip

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The Best Places to Visit in Peru: Machu Picchu and Beyond

Peru is an incredibly diverse country to visit if you don’t just rush through and check things off a list. It goes from desert to rainforest, volcanic ranges to the Andes, high lakes to deep canyons, and to the Pacific Ocean. Most tourists who come to Peru are concentrated in one area, so it’s not [&hellip

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When’s the Best Time to Cruise Along the Amazon River?

If you’re heading to the Amazon River region of Peru, what time of year should you go? Well this might not need to be a major consideration if your windows of opportunity are limited. In most destinations there’s a high season and a low season, which may or may not correspond to the months with [&hellip

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