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Lima is a really pretty city. A tip: bargain for almost everything.
From Puerto Maldonado you can get into the real jungle, and if you search a little, you will find options for camping in the jungle, or even have an expedition to look for big animals. You can find very good local guides.
Arequipa is a beautiful city, but we had problems getting to our hostel, because the taxidrivers only offer to -- actually they forcefully take you to hostels where they get comission for every gringo they bring.
There are almost no mosquitoes in Piura! You can walk the streets safely until midnight every night. The streets are narrow, and mototaxis ply the streets.
Pisco is a nice town, close to several tourist attractions worth seeing.
As the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas, Cusco lays claim to a few grand titles. Among them, it was once the capital of the mighty Inca Empire which stretched from the Columbian border well into Argentina and Chile. Today it's known as the archeological capital of the Americas; and it is the …
On first glance, Lobitos seems like a ghost town full of remnants from its past life as a British-founded oil hub. However, look past the crumbling buildings and the oil rigs out at sea and you’ll find some world-class surf and amazing sunsets over the Pacific. Beloved by experienced surfers in search of reliable and …
Nazca is world famous for its geographical lines located a few kilometres away, which can best be seen by planes which take off at the airfield nearby. If you have made it to the tiny town of Nazca don’t spare any expense, go for a trip on the smallest plane you can. You will not regret it since it is a lifetime …
Puno is a border town between Peru and Bolivia. If you want to get from one country to the other without flying, you will stop in Puno because it is a mandatory stop-over at the center of a large bus network. While you're in Puno, you should take the opportunity to explore. Puno has a nice historical center with a …
Huanchaco has the usual tourist facilities you would expect in an established resort -- bars, restaurants (mainly seafood), take-away, shops, a lively produce market, bank machines, a crafts market at the southern end, and a long strip of beach. The main draw for travelers staying at Huanchaco hostels is surfing -- it …
A far better place to visit than to pronounce, Ollantaytambo is a small touristic town in the Sacred Valley built on the foundations of an ancient Incan city. Throngs of visitors hit Ollantaytambo -- or "Ollanta" to the locals or the lazy-lipped -- to pay homage to its impressive hilltop ruins each year. The terraced …
Welcome to the Peruvian Amazon -- Iquitos is the main point of arrival and departure for those travelers visiting the Peruvian side of the so-called lungs of the Earth, the Amazon jungle! The most peculiar aspect about the city of Iquitos is the fact that it is not connected to the rest of the country by road -- it is …
Huacachina is nestled in a marvelously exotic location between the giant dunes; only ten minutes away by a cheap cab from Ica bus station, but it feels a world away. It is a lovely oasis village of only a few hundred people by a small lagoon fringed by palm trees. There around a dozen Huacachina hostels to choose …
Máncora is a lively Peruvian beach resort of ten thousand inhabitants; it is a good stop if you are on your way to Ecuador, as it's only two hours by bus from the frontier city. The beach here is the main draw and it’s around ten kilometers long -- ideal for morning runs. It’s beautiful; walking along it, you quickly …
The Peruvian capitol of Lima is home to 8 million citizens and is a second home to millions more travelers. It is home to Incan ruins, as well as many other archeological and architectural gems. Downtown Lima hostels are close to the president’s palace, the country’s oldest church, and several museums that allow you …
Arequipa, in southern Peru, is a lovely, lively city that is a must-stop destination if you’re travellng overland. It’s surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in Peru, with mountains, active volcanoes, deserts, and canyons (including some deeper than the Grand Canyon). It’s a backpacker’s paradise for the …
Trujillo is a lively colonial city a few miles from a surf-friendly coastline. It is an excellent base for exploring some of northern Peru’s ancient ruins. Often dismissed as a passing point for hostel hunters heading to the small beach town of Huanchaco fourteen kilometers away, Trujillo in itself offers plenty of …