Hiking Machu Picchu Mountain

If you’re headed to Peru, but don’t have time to hike the iconic Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Mountain is a breathtaking alternative trek that can be completed as part of a day visit to Machu Picchu. From its towering peak, high above the ancient citadel, this unforgettable hike promises… View Post

The best things to do in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas

When it comes to Peru’s archaeological wonders, Machu Picchu has a tendency to hog the limelight. And fair play – she’s a beauty. But Machu Picchu is just one must-see attraction within Peru’s spectacular Sacred Valley; a magical pick ‘n’ mix of ancient Incan ruins and traditional Andean villages,… View Post

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Cusco, Peru

Oh, Peru. Nine months on and my heart still aches for you. Everything about this beautiful country had me smitten – from the dramatic mountain scenery and ancient history, to the colourful cities and warm-hearted people. The city of Cusco seems to perfectly embody all of these things, making… View Post

How to plan a day visit to Machu Picchu

There’s always a risk that the world’s most iconic destinations won’t quite live up to the hype. But I can assure you that Machu Picchu is every bit as spine-tingly as you might imagine. The sheer size of Peru’s ancient Incan citadel is enough to knock the breath right… View Post

Hiking Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with no WiFi for the last 2 years, then you must have noticed the pictures of Rainbow Mountain in Peru taking over your Instagram feed by now. You’d be forgiven for thinking that these colourful pyramids had been photo-shopped to create that… View Post

24 hours in Lima: The top things to see and do

For most people who travel to Peru, Lima is little more than a quick stopover on the way to Machu Picchu or Cusco; a convenient place to rest their heads after a long flight, before immediately moving on to some of the country’s more iconic attractions. But thanks to… View Post