Explore the charming city of Lima

Lima is the capital city of Peru and even though it is the largest city in Peru, it has a quaint charm to it. We visited the local markets and the coastal beaches, but other than that there isn’t much more to do than chill out in the cafes & bars or visit some of the museums and galleries that…

See the amazing condors of the Colca Canyon

Okay, so your not a birdwatcher. That’s okay. We still think you’d love this trip. Arequipa is your initial destination. It’s actually the second largest city in Peru so it is quite a busy place. We spent some time just leisurely walking about and exploring, it has a lot of beautiful architecture. However Arequipa is just…

Aguas Calientes

After four days on the Inca Trail you’ll be in severe need of a nice hot soak! There are showers at the final camp site on the trail, however we decided not to have one so we could really enjoy and appreciate our hot spring after the trek! So, after the final part of the trail and exploring the marvels…

Inca Trail Day 4 – Machu Picchu

Day 4: Winay Wayna – Machu Picchu For many this day is the highlight of the trek. Waking up early you head straight to the camp checkpoint to begin your trek to Machu Picchu. You will trek for a couple of hours before reaching the iconic Sun Gate. Once you reach the Sun Gate you’ll…

Inca Trail – Day Three

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Winay Wayna Having made it over the two passes yesterday you’ll have relatively relaxing day, trekking through some of the most beautiful scenery the Inca Trail has to offer. With a short distance to cover along what is known as Inca Flat (gentle ascents and descents) we got to enjoy the lush and…

Inca Trail – Day Two

Day 2: Ayapata – Chaquicocha Today is considered by many to be the hardest day of the trek; with 2 high passes (Dead Woman’s Pass is the highest at 4200m / 13779ft) to cross and nearly 16km to walk. We got amazing views of the high mountain ranges as we crossed the 2 passes and…

The Inca Trail – Day One

The Inca trail really needs no introduction… but I will do one anyway… The iconic Peruvian trek through the Andes has featured in the pages of nearly every travel magazine and is on many people’s Bucket List. If you’re reading this post it is quite likely on yours! Yes, there are now tonnes of interesting and…