Peru

Getting High in the Land of the Incas: How to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Peru

Getting High in the Land of the Incas: How to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Peru

Peru claims some of the highest elevations in South America and the potential for altitude sickness is very real. At the popular Machu Picchu, elevation may not be the highest, but chances are getting there will take you much higher. Here's our best tips on how to prepare for high altitude and avoid altitude sickness in Peru, so you can save your trip (and maybe even your life)! 

Peru Must-See: Tour Arequipa's Monasterio de Santa Catalina

Peru Must-See: Tour Arequipa's Monasterio de Santa Catalina

So you're thinking of ticking Peru off your bucket list? Or maybe you've been to Peru, but missed The White City of Arequipa. Set aside a few days to explore this beautiful colonial city on your Peru vacation, and of course the colorful 16th century Monasterio de Santa Catalina. Photographers, pack your gear!

Living Local in Amantani: A Cultural Homestay on Lake Titicaca Peru

Living Local in Amantani: A Cultural Homestay on Lake Titicaca Peru

Planning a visit to Lake Titicaca Peru after your trek to Machu Picchu? Why not explore the unique islands there and stay over on the island of Amantani for a homestay cultural tour program. A great way to 'go local' and experience this unique island culture. 

Taquile Island: The Colorful Culture in Peru Where Men Knit and Women Are Chosen by the Size of their PomPoms

Taquile Island: The Colorful Culture in Peru Where Men Knit and Women Are Chosen by the Size of their PomPoms

Who knew that we can learn so much from a South American culture where men must knit in order to find a mate? Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca, Peru is a colorful culture that must be experienced for its beauty, local courting customs, and most importantly for the finest weaving in Peru.

Peru for First Timers: A Perfect 2-Week Itinerary

Peru for First Timers: A Perfect 2-Week Itinerary

With it's iconic scenery, diverse culture, and of course Machu Picchu, this 2-week Peru itinerary might be the inspiration you need to scratch this big one off your Bucket List!