Peru


Fog over the ruins
1. When is the best time to go to Peru? Travelers can visit Peru any time of the year. Dry season runs from May to November and this is typically the time that is most recommended. However, this is …
Tour of the Machu Picchu in Peru
History The first inhabitants of Peru were nomadic hunter-gatherers who lived in caves in Peru's coastal regions. The oldest site, Pikimachay cave, dates from 12,000 BC. Crops such as cotton, …
Machu Picchu Clouds
Machu Picchu is world-renowned as a meticulously preserved site that should be on every traveler's bucket list. This legendary lost city of the Inca is held sacred by local Peruvians and deeply …
Jungle Activities While offering a world of relaxation and adventure, travel also brings with it a change of climate, culture, altitude, physical routine, and diet that can be stressful on your …
In the southern desert of Peru there exists a puzzling expanse of hundreds of geoglyphs, or earth drawings, known as the Nazca lines. They cover a 200-square-mile area and consist both of geometric …
The Amazon is saturated with thousands of different species of plants and animals, making Peru one of the top countries for bird-watchers and nature lovers. In birds alone, Peru’s Manu Biosphere …
In recent years Peruvian gastronomy has continued to progress, drawing on the legacy of our regional culinary styles, accepting influences from other parts of the world and giving full rein to the …
Boris Bonett, Adventure Life Peru guide
In our opinion, our Peru guides are the best of the best!   But don't just take our word for it.  Get to know our guides on your own Peru tour.  Guiding is a distinguished …
Here are a few good tips about coping with high altitude on your Adventure Life tour. This is not meant to substitute for trained medical advice or attention. Please consult a physician before …
Indigenous markets are one of the must-see events in Latin America. Whether it is the famous Otavalo market in Ecuador, or the Pisac market in Peru, travelers are sure to see many hand-woven …
While travelling through the Andean region of South America, one cannot help but become enchanted with the haunting, beautiful sounds of traditional music playing anywhere from the street corner, to …
People visiting Ecuador and Peru during July will have the opportunity to experience the national holiday of Fiestas Patrias, or Independence Day. In both countries, Fiestas Patrias is perhaps the …
It's amazing how much stuff people take when taking a trip to Latin America. A backpacker may be willing to take a cold shower, but she thinks she needs all of the amenities of a Roman bath to …
The Andean mountain range in South America beckons outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world to explore its mountain tops and deep valleys. For foreigners, the Andes offer an outdoor adventure and …
Adventure Life's community grants provide funding for grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Grants have funded reforestation projects, youth festivals and education, operations at a …
To the north of Arequipa in Peru is the higher course of the Colca river valley whose deep canyon is renowned among rafters. The section before the canyon consists of an encased valley that runs from …
Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a real architectural jewel. The beauty and misery of its walled ruins, once palaces of the finest Inca stonework, are augmented even more by the lush, almost virginal …
The distances involved in hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu are not that great. The entire 4-day trail hike is only 25 miles (40 km). However, the altitude can cause problems in the strongest …
Make Your Amazon Trip a Healthy One! Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is the most common ailment of visitors to Latin America. It's a good idea to ask your doctor for an antibiotic specifically for TD, as …
For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly. Except for the occasional internal flight, we'll be taking canoes, kayaks, jeeps, vans and our own feet between destinations. A …
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an …
Royal official, Juan de Matienzo, once recommended to King Philip II of Spain that "to do away with coca is like denying the existence of Peru." The coca leaf has been entrenched in every part of …
Traveler equipment
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Machu Picchu Clouds
Ancient ruins, ancient traditions, and ancient jungles are awaiting you in Peru.  Wander through charming markets, explore rainforests, observe unique wildlife, and walk the same trails as the …