Machu Picchu is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. It’s an archaeologic site many dream of exploring. Machu Picchu attracts over one-million visitors per year. With this many visitors, a lot of money is spent (or wasted) in and around Machu Picchu. I’ll explain how to get to Machu Picchu on a budget. First, I’ll let you figure out how to … [Read more...]
Peru Travel Blog
Read my Peru travel blog posts below for tips and stories in this beautiful South American country.
I’ve visited The Cordillera Blanca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Oasis Huacachina, The Poor Man’s Galapagos, and more.
You’ll be surprised when you travel to Peru. Peru has sand deserts, aqua-blue lakes, mountains higher than 5000 metres, and of course, some damn good ceviche.
Taparaco breathed heavily. I felt his breaths with my legs pressed against his body. Taparaco was the horse I rode for the Rainbow Mountain tour. Rainbow Mountain is located outside of Cusco, Peru. It’s also known as Vinicunca or The Mountain of Colors. I paid 100 soles for the Rainbow Mountain day tour which included transportation from Cusco to the base of the hike, a … [Read more...]
The Oasis Huacachina sandboarding and dune buggy rides are fun. But there are a few things you should know before spending your money. The So-called Oasis Huacachina Desert I didn’t realize there was a sand desert in Peru until I saw my friend’s travel photo. Ignorant me. But the photos are deceiving. Huacachina is not as beautiful as it seems. The town and surrounding … [Read more...]
I went on the Islas Ballestas tour from Paracas, Peru. This is one of the so-called Poor Man’s Galapagos tours that depart from Northwest South America. Islas Ballestas Tour Price The tour price was 35 soles, which was the standard price around town. I only checked a few places for the price and they were all the same. Unusual for me, I didn’t try to bargain the price down. … [Read more...]
Within 20 minutes of the Laguna 69 trek (or Laguna Sesentinueve), I was already regretting the decision and the burning in my glutes. I hiked with my friends Eva and Monica; they’re master trekkers. Apparently, the number 69 has no special meaning. So you can stop reading perverts. The lakes in Huascaran National Park didn’t all have names when the park was established in … [Read more...]