Peru tours Archive

Kuelap Fortress and the Amazonas Region of Peru

Did you know there’s a citadel complex in northern Peru that’s even larger than Machu Picchu? If you haven’t heard of Kuelap Fortress, you’re not alone. If you go visit right now, you might only see a dozen other visitors on site the whole time you’re there. We recently published a tour story on this [&hellip

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Activity Excursions From an Amazon River Cruise

An Amazon River Cruise is not like any other small ship cruise around the world. You don’t book one of these to disembark at ancient castles or go shopping for ornaments. You can also go on one at any time of year and not have to bring a coat. A cruise on the mighty Amazon [&hellip

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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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