Peru

Check out these articles for travel tips and inspiration for your next trip to Peru.


Things to do in Paracas Peru
This blog is a quick guide to Paracas located on the coast of Peru. Paracas is commonly visited by those planning to tour the Ballestas Islands. If you are planning to head to the Galapagos Islands I would skip this altogether as the Galapagos has much more to offer. I […]

Backpacker Guide to Paracas Peru


The Best of Peru
I spent three amazing months backpacking around South America. I spent my first-month hiking around Peru, Machu Picchu and camping in the Amazon. I then flew to Columbia where I camped on the beach in hammocks and explored the beautiful walled city of Cartagena before sailing north to Panama. Reflecting […]

12 Tips for Backpacking South America



Tips for Backpacking South America
Knowing what you need and what you don’t need can make a huge difference when packing for South America. As you will be moving around and lugging your bags with you, it is important to pack light, which is much easier said than done, but the advantages are beyond belief. […]

Packing for South America – A Minimalists Guide


The Best of Peru
Huacachina is a village in the Ica Region of southwestern Peru. Huacachina is built around a small natural lake or oasis and is a popular destination for sand boarding and dune buggy tours. From Huacachina you can also take tours to the Ballestas Islands (poor mans Galapagos). This blog covers things […]

Backpackers Guide to Huacachina – Peru



Top things to do in Cusco
Cusco was the first city I visited in South America, and what a delight it was. Cusco often spelt Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru and is the historic capital of the Inca Empire. It is located nearby to Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Valley and the Andes Mountain ranges, offering […]

Backpackers Guide to Cusco – Peru


The Best of Peru
Nazca is a city on the Southern Coast of Peru. Tourists visit Nazca to fly over the famous Nazca Lines, world heritage listed by UNESCO in 1994. There aren’t really any other things to do in Nazca Peru, other than fly over the Nazca lines. Things to do in Nazca […]

Backpackers Guide to Nazca – Peru



Things to do in Arequipa
Arequipa is a gorgeous colonial-era city found in the South of Peru. Arequipa is surrounded by 3 volcanos creating stunning views as you explore the historical town. The city is without a doubt, stunning, but there isn’t a great lot to do in Arequipa. I found you could see most things […]

Backpackers Guide to Arequipa – Peru


The Best of Peru
Manu Biosphere Reserve is a sprawling national park in southeastern Peru, spanning the Andean highlands, cloud forest and lowland jungle. Manu National Park is well known for its rich biodiversity, notably hundreds of bird species, including macaws, which feed at clay licks at sites such as Blanquillo. Getting into Manu […]

Manu National Park – Peru



The Best of Peru
Peru is truly amazing. The landscapes and culture are what really makes Peru so special. This blog highlights the best of Peru through photos of my favourite spots. Arequipa Arequipa was a beautiful little town and a great place to stay if you plan to hike into Colca Canyon, which […]

The Best of Peru


The Best of Peru
I arrived in Peru with a plan to travel from Cusco to Puno to Arequipa to Nasca to Huacachina and finally to Lima. As a solo traveller, I was concerned about my safety getting around Peru and was unsure of what bus services were safe/unsafe. After some research and first-hand experience, I […]

Getting Around Peru – Safe Options for solo travellers