Peru


Views of the Sacred Valley
Introducing...the Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley is located in the Andes Mountains near both the Inca capital of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu.  This area encompasses the …
Choquequirao
Little known to the world, this ancient Peruvian city is often referred to as Machu Picchu's sister city.  However, we wholeheartedly believe it is a worthy destination on its own.  …
Valentine's Day Around the World
Love is all around us.  Or perhaps it is more truthful to say that boxes of chocolate, heart-shaped balloons, sappy cards, and battles for restaurant reservations are all around us.  The …
A taste of Peru travel: Delicious Alfajores! Alfajores, crispy cookie sandwiches, are enjoyed throughout Latin America. Many regions have their own local spin on these delicate sugar cookies …
Inca Trail group of hikers
A motley crew of travelers successfully tackle Peru's Inca Trail and the altitude! On Peru's classic Inca Trail tour, travelers hike in altitudes ranging from ~ 9,000-14,500 ft. The highest …
Taste Ceviche during Peru tour
Peru Cuisine: Try adding shellfish to your ceviche recipe for variety   Adventure Life traveler, Amy Bergrud, learns a few local culinary secrets on our Peru Cuisine trip A widely …
Adventure Life travelers, Greg and Bridget Litten, share with us a bit of their Amazon adventures in Peru's Tambopata National Reserve. The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) is part of a 3.7 …
Travelers celebrating on the top of Dead Womans Pass on the Inca Trail
A hungry and happy group of trekkers after conquering the Inca Trail's Dead Woman's Pass A hardy hike deserves nothing less than some hardy food -- and on our Inca Trail treks you'll get it; …
We received the most charming holiday card in the mail last week from our travelers, Sandi and Joe Costa, who joined us on a custom Peru adventure in October. And while I'd like to take credit for …
Great alternative to Classic Inca Trail - the Cachiccata Trek With Inca Trail passes filling up 3 months in advance (sometimes even faster during peak travel months) the last-minute Peru trekker …
Gourmet food
Peru's ultimate comfort food: Causa Rellena. Roughly 3500 different varieties of potatoes grow in the Peruvian Andes. There is no limit to the number of dishes that these carb-rich spuds can …
Queirolo Tavern in Lima
Taste pisco and learn about its origins, production, and recipes at a historic tavern in Lima Try ceviche, a popular mainstay of Peruvian cuisine found in restaurants in Lima and Cusco. What …
For our second post, here are photos of an annual dinner that we hold for our wonderful guides in Cusco. The dinner was held at Inka's Grill and later the festivities hit the Cross Keys Bar.If you've …
November 10-27, 2002 Mary Camp I woke at 4 am for our early flight to Lima via Salt Lake and Atlanta. We didn't know it yet, but this would be the start of many pre-dawn departures so it was …
As anyone who has experienced Peru travel will tell you, the country is rich in ruins and ancient mystery. Archeologists have only scratched the surface of discovery in many areas. A recent itch: the …
Located in the southeastern part of the Andes, Cusco is Peru's main tourist destination and one of the most important in the Americas. Known by the Incas as the "home of gods", Cusco became the …
Pisco is a place blessed by nature. There are plenty of beautiful, clean beaches in the middle of a vast expanse of desert, with varying climates throughout the year. The contrast between desert and …
Peru offers an unbelievable synthesis of festivals and celebrations varying from Christian traditions to ancestral rites, carnivals, dance contests, and grape harvest parties. Peruvians like to …
The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) is part of a 3.7 million acre reserve in southeastern Amazonian Peru created in 1990 by the national government working in partnership with local grassroots and …
Victory:  On top of Huayna Picchu!
Happy trekker at the top of Huayna Picchu Peak Hiking the ruins of Machu Picchu itself can be enough for some travelers. But there are some amazing peaks to trek while at the ruins -- and offer a …
Indigenous women selling medicinal plants at San Pedro marke
Local Peruvian women selling medicinal plants Traveler, M.J. Holliday, shares her experiences at the bustling and sometimes bizarre witches' market, in Cusco, Peru. By M.J. Holliday Five …
School children eating breakfast
Healthy Breakfast: Volunteer Program in Peru's Cachiccata Community Bloggers and globe-trekkers, The Lost Girls talk with Adventure Life president, Brian Morgan, on travel's delicate two-way …
Inca Trail
Trekking the Inca Trail in Peru   Hiking Dead Woman's Pass - Day 2 of the Classic Inca Trail trek   The legendary ruins of Machu Picchu   Inca Trail guides and …
Peru is synonymous with mountains. Seen from above, Peru's territory resembles a colossal sheet of wrinkled paper. The reason is the presence of the magnificent Andes that, like a giant backbone of …