Thinking about traveling to Peru and Bolivia but not sure where to start? That’s how I felt when I first started planning my 2 week trip to Peru and Bolivia. A lot of my friends told me that they wish they’d backpacked Peru & Bolivia together as the countries are right next to each other and the cultures are similar. I took their advice to plan a 2 week Peru and Bolivia tour and it was the perfect amount of time to see the highlights of both countries. Continue reading
Vinicunca mountain, otherwise known as Rainbow mountain, is located in the Ausangate mountain region of Peru. There are several peaks but Ausangate is the highest mountain in the area, peaking at almost 21,000 ft. It is considered one of the most sacred mountain in Peru.
Planning to trek to Machu Picchu/ hike the Inca Trail? This guide shows you everything you need to know on how to prepare and pack for your Inca Trail.
For someone who’s never been to South America and never been on a multi-day hike, it was daunting to prepare for the Inca trail (Camino del Inca) to trek to Machu Picchu. In retrospect, I wish I was even better prepared than I was so I want to share some tips on how to train and how to pack for the 4 day 3 night classic Inca Trail. To read more about the actual trail, click here. Continue reading
While we were in Cusco acclimating to the high altitude, we did the Sacred Valley day trip. Sacred Valley is located about 500m (1500ft) lower than Cusco at 2900m (9514ft) so it’s a nice way to ease into the high altitude. Continue reading
My recent trip to Peru has totally convinced me how amazing this country is and I am not only talking about Machu Picchu, although I have to admit that Peru was not on my radar before I learned about Machu Picchu. Even though I didn’t get to visit most parts of Peru, but from what I’ve seen, I hope the photos will convince you to visit this amazing country soon. Continue reading
When I first found out about Machu Picchu, I was 100% sure I was going to take the train up; hiking never crossed my mind. Years later, I somehow decided it would be cool to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Maybe I wanted a challenge or a sense of accomplishment, or maybe it was purely peer pressure because most people I know had done it. Regardless of why I changed my mind, I’m so glad I did it and want to share with you my journey! Continue reading