Category: Peru

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world’s large lakes. The lake is one of less than twenty ancient lakes on earth….

Inca Trail

Located in the Andes mountain range, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu passes through cloud forests, alpine tundra, settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins before ending at the Sun Gate….

Cordillera Blanca

In the Andes Mountains in Peru, the Cordillera Blanca, or “The White Mountain Range” is the most extensive tropical ice-covered mountain range in the world and has the largest concentration….

The Desert

Did you know that many of Peru’s major cities lie in the country’s desert and that includes Lima? The National Geographic Society splits the coastline of Peru into two deserts:….

Nazca Lines

Situated in the Peruvian coastal plain about 250 miles south of Lima Peru is a collection of enormous geoglyphs called the Nazca lines. The designs are etched into the desert….

Machu Picchu

If your Peruvian vacation includes Machu Picchu, here’s some info you’ll need for your trip. Machu Picchu has no airport and no roads between Cusco going to Machu Picchu. To….

Ponchos

A poncho is the typical dress in Peru. It’s been around for a very long time, even before the Incas, and the word poncho was derived from the Quechua word….

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, on the border between Peru and Bolivia in the Andes Mountains, is one of South America’s largest lakes and the world’s highest navigable body of water with a….

Arequipa

Arequipa is the colonial-era capital of Peru’s Arequipa Region. With volcanoes on three sides, it’s filled with baroque buildings constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. It is the seat….

Llamas

Llamas and alpacas are found in Peru and Bolivia and are used by humans primarily for transportation and fleece production for thousands of years. Llamas and alpacas belong to the….

Humantay Lake

In Peru, Humantay Lake is a sight to behold, because surrounding the turquoise waters are the remarkable Salkantay and Humantay Peaks. The lagoon, formed by the thaw of the Humantay….

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city located in southern Peru in the Andes Mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost….

Maras

The town of Maras is somewhere in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cusco Peru. It’s famous for salt evaporation ponds, which have been in use….

Ceviche

Ceviche, also known as cebiche, sebiche or seviche, is a citrusy seafood dish popular throughout Latin America. It is traditionally made from raw fish and cured with lime. Though its….

Huacachina

Huacachina is a tiny desert haven located just west of the city of Ica in southwestern Peru. This little village surrounds a body of green waters called Huacachina Lagoon. Framed….