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Peru Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Peru (Routes, Transport, Accommodation)

Machu Picchu llama lying down

You’ve picked the right country! Peru boasts of every type of terrain possible. 2 weeks in this South American country is ample time to soak up the Peruvian culture without feeling rushed. Here is our extensive Peru itinerary, which can be reduced or extended depending on your timescale. It details the top Peru tourist attractions, […]

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu – Is This Peruvian Hike For You?

Lares trek to Machu Picchu

The Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is one of the alternative hiking routes to the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail actually books up at least six months in advance and only a certain amount of passes are available each day, therefore, the Lares is a great alternative for those who are less […]

8 Best Restaurants in Cusco & What to Eat

Hot Chocolate at rooftop cafe in Cusco

Cusco, Peru’s scenic city, is a hub for travellers and holiday-makers alike. Many spend at least two days in Cusco, acclimatising for trips and treks to to Machu Picchu. We (Gemma and Craig) lived in Cusco for two weeks; bouncing between accommodation, improving on our survival Spanish at school and hiking in the Sacred Valley. […]

Cultural Immersion: Our Homestay Peru Review

Cultural Immersion Homestay Peru

During our travels around South America, Craig and I (Gemma) decided enough was enough; we had to learn survival Spanish. Cultural immersion is the best way to learn a language because you are forced to put the textbook into action and you get to experience what life is really like for citizens who speak that language. […]