Exploring town
Author
Shahnaz Ahmed
Now that I discovered Passion Fruit, had 2 for breakfast, among other things. Then off to the tour. We visited the local cemetery. Very interesting concept of never letting the person die and …
Plaza De Armas
Author
Peter Smets
The start of a journey we had postponed from last year. We had decided to hike the Cachicata trail as it is less traveled and more remote and it turned out to be the most fabulous hike we've been on.
The clay lick near TRC.  Incredible to see so many parrots and macaws in one place!
Author
Andrea Edwards
Santiago picks us up bright and early. We head to the market where basically we're allowed to look but not touch and under no circumstances are we allowed to eat anything. Especially me since the …
Landing in the airport
Author
Shahnaz Ahmed
So basically breakfast and then we went on a hike by some train tracks. Scenery was gorgeous and stunning as usual. Walked through a garden with a lot of neat orchids etc. and got to see this …
One of the blue dacnis we saw from the canopy tower.  Gorgeous little bird!
Author
Andrea Edwards
After our last night in the jungle, we take the canoe to Puerto Maldonado, the bus back to Rainforest Expeditions, and then we're off to the airport for an easy, quick flight to Cusco. We step …
Landing in the airport
Author
Shahnaz Ahmed
How do I describe the start of this day? Well, for starters last night, my room mate Salman woke up pretty much every hour to first throw up and then sounded like significant diarrhea. I tried to …
Ivan and Lee at the top of the canopy tower at Refugio.
Author
Andrea Edwards
One last morning walk at TRC. The jaguars had come to say goodbye, but they were stealthy about it and we see only their tracks. A huge anaconda had also come to say goodbye and thankfully left only …
Landing in the airport
Author
Shahnaz Ahmed
Day started at breakfast and drive to Pisac. In Pisac we hiked for a couple of hours up the mountain to reach the top, which was the priest's place or something like that. The climb and hike was on …
This is roughing it?  I dont think so!  The lodge at Refugio Amazonas is increddible.
Author
Andrea Edwards
We awaken to the sound of the howler monkeys. One of the chicos, Inocencio I think, visits our room looking for handouts. It's pretty great that TRC has these two scarlet macaws for such an up close …
Author
Ranny and Donna Pierce
Yesterday we flew from the Galapagos to Quito. The difference in temperature is a bit shocking. The Galapagos are at sea level where the temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s, while Quito being …
Flying into Peru
Author
Shahnaz Ahmed
The day started with breakfast. Eggs were normal. There was papaya juice and pineapple juice. Had this interesting cereal called Kiwicha with strawberry yogurt. Was good! First stop was …
Francisco, our horse wrangler, and me with two-day old lamb
Author
Carol Thuerbach
A farewell paddle across Sandoval Lake. As we hike to the river, we hear that mournful sound of the Howler Monkey -- he's sad too that we have to bid adieu. Cruise back to Puerto Maldonado, and …
Valparaiso
Author
Amber See
We dreaded leaving Easter Island. Would loved to have stayed much longer. Flew from the island to Santiago back to the States. Since arriving back home. Both myself and my friend have longed to …
And so it begins!  On the canoe, heading upriver to our first stop, Refugio Amazonas.
Author
Andrea Edwards
Ivan knocks on the door at 4:30 a.m. as promised. We stumble around in the dark, trying to find what we need with just our headlamps for light. Note to self: next trip to the jungle, lay out clothes …