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Exploring Peru

A 14-day variation of Panoramic Peru Trip.....if one wants to gain a deeper understanding of Peruvian culture, the “Panoramic Peru” tour is a great trip. As always with Adventure Life, the local guides are wonderful and they accompany you during the entire trip. I can’t believe we did as much as we did during our two weeks!

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Arid Landscape, Arequipa
Author
Charles Anderson
The next morning, we had a nice breakfast at the hotel. The dining room was buzzing with what appeared to be a fresh group of tourists anxious to embark on their journeys through Peru. It was …
I'm a Sucker for Cute Lambs!  High Plateau, Arequipa
Author
Charles Anderson
We said goodbye to Cusco and boarded our flight back to Lima. Weather-wise, not much had changed since we left two weeks ago. The sky was still overcast and the temperature was in the …
Elevation 15000 Feet  High Plateau, Arequipa
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Charles Anderson
Today was our first and only full day in Cusco. We planned to see some Inca sites in the morning and then explore the city in the afternoon. My son Patrick was still ill with gastroenteritis and …
Caution...Llama Crossing!  High Plateau, Arequipa
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Charles Anderson
Santiago has visited Machu Picchu many times and knows the best time to arrive. This is before the first train of the day arrives from Ollantaytambo. We boarded our bus and headed up the mountain! …
Time For Ice Cream, Arequipa
Author
Charles Anderson
The next morning we awoke early. The plan was to visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo before the crowds arrived and watch the sun rise over the mountain peaks. Kudos to Santiago! The morning air was …
Alpaca Outlet, Arequipa
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Charles Anderson
This day definitely stood out as one of the highlights of the trip. Santiago and our driver picked us up at the hotel and we headed to the Sacred Valley. Although Cusco was considered the capital …
La Compania, Arequipa
Author
Charles Anderson
The next morning after breakfast, we drove to the bus station and said goodbye to our good friend Carlos. A special bond is formed between a good guide in a far-away land and it is always sad to …
Plaza de Armas, Arequipa
Author
Charles Anderson
To experience Lake Titicaca, one first needs to know about the Inca legend that states that the first Inca emperor arose out of the Lake and went to Cusco to establish the Inca capital which in about …
The Market, Arequipa
Author
Charles Anderson
The next day turned out to be our most physically taxing and I don’t know why, because all we did was ride in the van for several hours. Perhaps it was the up and down change in altitude as we …
Spider, Nazca Lines
Author
Charles Anderson
The next morning, we had a satisfying breakfast and then headed down into the Canyon. First stop, Cruz de Condor. These large endangered Andean scavengers have a wing span of ten feet and soar over …
Hummingbird, Nazca Lines
Author
Charles Anderson
The next morning after breakfast, we were picked up in a private van for our drive to Colca Canyon. What is it with you Adventure Life People? Do you have a knack for connecting with nice people or …
Hotel Majoro, Nazca
Author
Charles Anderson
We arrived in Arequipa the next morning, checked into our hotel, and had a chance to shower and rest before meeting Carlos for a stroll through the old section of the city. This is a charming area …
Nazca Pottery
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Charles Anderson
At breakfast the next morning, we discovered that Peruvians are not coffee drinkers. However, coffee was readily available and generally very good. We also quickly discovered that Peru has great …
Bus to Nazca
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Charles Anderson
The next day, we had time to walk up to Parque Kennedy, a lovely park surrounded by beautiful buildings including Iglesia de la Virgin Milagrosa and the Municipal Palace. On weekends, people gather …
Colorful Bus in Lima
Author
Charles Anderson
I became curious about Peru during our trip to Ecuador last year with Adventure Life. The Andes intrigued me during our travels in and out of Quito. The tipping point came after I read an interesting …

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