Horseback riding
Author
Janis Miller
Now it is off to the beach. After lunch a taxi picks us up and takes us to Shawandha Lodge outside of Puerto Viejo. The taxi driver was a character. We can certainly see why this is a good pick for a …
Meat Market
Author
Allison Falden
Today we drove up to Allpachaca, 12,000 feet elevation to begin our biking tour. Before we started our biking journey we visited a weaving demonstration and learned how the villagers make different …
Sunset on Madre de Dios
Author
Molly Quackenbush
Before the alarm, we're awakened by a loud roar, like distant machinery. We soon learn they're the howler monkeys! That was awesome! It's still dark as we head to breakfast. There's a little …
Patio at Selva Banito
Author
Janis Miller
I have not told you about our accommodations here. (Pictures included) Our cabin is on stilts with one whole side that opens up to a large deck with two hammocks overlooking the forest and mountains. …
Balloons are fun for everyone.
Author
Allison Falden
Today we met Juan for a trip to the Cusipata section of the Upper Urubamba River. During our drive there, we traveled past terraced fields of corn, potatoes, and other crops. Once we arrived at …
the rest of the ruins were taken to Cusco  to build the city
Author
Jaclyn Sharratt
this girl and that guy spent the morning and afternoon lounging poolside, sipping on fruity drinks, devouring scallops and cerviche and reliving the adventures they shared together over the past 2 …
Embarking on the Madre de Dios
Author
Molly Quackenbush
Breakfast was eggs, sunny side up, toast, delicious fruit juices, and very local, ripened ON THE VINE, bananas! (Unlike the ones back home !) Back on the boat, and then a short hike to the kapok …
Room at Selva Bananito
Author
Janis Miller
After breakfast we are picked up by a private tourist bus and head to Selva Bananito. The ride takes us over lush mountains with steaming volcanoes to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The scenery …
Cusco - view of the Museum below and surrounding city
Author
Allison Falden
From Miami, Florida, USA to Lima, Peru. We arrived in Lima at 4:25 am and spent only a few hours there, by choice, so that we could have more time in Cusco. Having the options to customize our …
only 20% of the ruins remain
Author
Jaclyn Sharratt
The sole reason for this girl and that guy to make the 6 hour bus ride to Ica was to sandboard/dune buggy. And boy, did they ever enjoy this crazy time! The day started out like any other day in …
San Francisco
Author
Molly Quackenbush
Back to the river! It's the beginning of daylight. It felt good to get moving on the nice little walk to the macaw lick. We are in a large covered blind along with a group of serious …
Patio at LeBergerac
Author
Janis Miller
Today we have the day to ourselves to regroup. This hotel is within walking distance of the city center so we head down to the open-air market which is a maze in which one can easily get lost. If you …
Long live the glorious Peru!
Author
Allison Falden
Our flight left Friday, September 23rd from Jacksonville, FL. We made a pit-stop in Miami and then continued on to Lima Jorge Chavez International (LIM).
Saqsayhuaman
Author
Jaclyn Sharratt
This girl and that guy spent this glorious day living the lap of luxury at the Las Dunas resort. They strolled the lush and landscaped grounds. They sat poolside and read their books. They spent time …
Arequipa
Author
Len Meyers
In San Cristobal our educational experience continued at the Interpretation Center where it was interesting to see the exhibits and the efforts to promote and preserve this unique environment.
Iglesia de la Merced, Lima
Author
Molly Quackenbush
We departed early in the morning to fly to Puerto Maldonado, the airport/gateway city for the Madre Dios, Manu Rainforest Area. We would be staying at the Manu Wildlife Center. Getting there was …
LeBergerac
Author
Janis Miller
Today finds us leaving Seattle for an adventure in Costa Rica. We arrive at the San Jose airport in the evening. Standing in baggage claim, we spot our names on a sign held by a young lady from Costa …
resting.
Author
Jaclyn Sharratt
After spending the two days on an island using solar power, sleeping in a mud hut and visiting with sheep, it was a stark contrast when this girl and that guy landed in the sprawling city of Lima. …
Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Lima
Author
Molly Quackenbush
We walked down the pedestrian street to go to the Plaza de Armas. On the way, we peeked into the Iglesia Merced, which introduced us to the beautiful ornate style of churches the Spanish built. …
Locals getting ready for the market
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Travelers looking for bargains should look towards Latin America. Like our Guatemala Classico trip 6-days for $795 Last week, the New York Times did a feature on ways to save on your next trip, …
selling beautiful handmade items.
Author
Jaclyn Sharratt
Today is a day full of new and exciting adventures! Upon waking in Puno we were whisked away by a chariot... a Tuk Tuk. That guy was thrilled by this particular mode of transportation! After picking …
Arequipa cemetary
Author
Len Meyers
On arriving in Santa Cruz, you knew you were in a very unique and one of a kind area of the world. We were able to get up close to the famous Galapagos tortoises in their natural environment. Their …
At Sun Gate
Author
Molly Quackenbush
Our very satisfactory COPA flight arrived in Lima very late at night, so instead of having a few hours of sleep to catch a flight in the morning, we took a day to see Lima. This was the only part …
this girl & that guy in Cusco
Author
Jaclyn Sharratt
This was the day this girl was not looking forward to: the road trip. Seeing how on the go these two have been for the past few weeks, sitting still on a bus for 9 hours was going to be a challenge. …