A Guide to the Most Popular Festivals and Feasts in Peru

Peru is a lively country rich in tradition with a myriad of cultural and religious celebrations year-round. Here’s a brief description of the most popular festivals in Peru for you to consider as you plan your trip. Festivals in Peru: Peru has been blessed with three distinct geographic regions: the coast, the Andes Mountains and […]

Amazon Travel in Peru

Peru is well known for the incredible Inca citadel of Machu Picchu situated among the heavens on the mountaintops of Cusco. It is also known for the mysterious Nazca Lines found on the Ica desert that have inspired many imaginative stories. However, the Amazon has been quietly gaining importance for Peru travelers over the last few […]

Celebrate National Pisco Sour Day with this Recipe

Every first Saturday of February, Peru honors its flagship drink, the Pisco Sour, with festivals, contests and parties throughout the city of Lima, and along the coast.  Here’s a great and simple recipe for you to wow your friends with your barman skills.

Choquequirao Peru Trek: Discover a Mysterious Inca Refuge

Choquequirao Peru is an amazingly preserved Inca outpost found on a lesser known Inca Trail that is 60 km / 38 miles long. The city is still in the cleaning and restoration process, as it is still partially covered by weeds that accumulated over the centuries. This adds to its charm and makes for an […]

Inti Raymi the Inca Sun Festivity

Every June 24th, people from all over the world gather around the Sacsayhuaman fortress in Cusco, Peru to witness the Inti Raymi, the celebration of the Sun God and the beginning of the Inca New Year. Here’s a video of the reenactment that captures this ritual very authentically.

Mistura: A Melting Pot of Peruvian Flavors at your Fingertips

Mistura 2016, in its 9th year, will take place in la Costa Verde in the district of Magdalena from September 2nd through the 11th. It will proudly showcase more than 180 restaurants, food trucks and establishments that will offer exquisite flavors from the sea to the Amazon jungle, from the grill to the wok, from […]

Peru for Kids: Your Guide to Family-Friendly Activities

Think you need to wait until your kids grow up before planning a trip to Peru? Well, you don’t have to because there are plenty of kid-friendly activities available to complement your trip itinerary. Just make sure you talk to an experienced tour company who can put together a fantastic family vacation in Peru.

Read These Peru Facts Before You Travel

Thinking of touring Peru? Get your Peru facts here. We’ve put together this essential list of Peru facts to help you prepare for your visit. Need More Information? Click Here. Location & Geography General Information The Best Times to Travel to Peru  World Heritage Attractions 4 Day Machu Picchu Tour Package Peruvian Cuisine Ultimate One […]

The Best Time to Visit Peru

When is the best time to visit Peru? Consider the climate at the time of your trip for the geographic region you wish to visit, especially since most activities take place outdoors.  Here are some tips to help you prepare.

The Inca Trail Alternatives

After frantically researching online and writing to tour operators, you realize that there are no more spots left on the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Local laws only allow 500 people on the Inca Trail each day (including porters, guides, cooks and travelers), so spaces fill up very quickly at the beginning of the […]

The Top 10 Peru Destinations You Want to Visit

Peru is a journey of emotions. It is thrilling, majestic, enigmatic and so much more. Why not experience it yourself? Here are ten Peru destinations that you should not miss for their natural magnificence, historical value or archeological importance.

Top 3 Advantages of Group Travel

Planning a large family vacation, or a trip with your friends? Don’t be afraid to look beyond your borders. Peru has a lot to offer and there are many advantages to traveling with a group.  Here we present the top three reasons for group travel, so start packing those bags. 1. Economize and Take Advantage […]

Top 5 Peru Travel Tips

Here are five tips we like to share with our travelers before arriving to Peru so they are prepared to enjoy their trip to the fullest! Most travelers who come to Peru usually visit Cusco and Machu Picchu, which are at an altitude of nearly 11,000 ft (3,350m) and 7,700 (2,350m) above sea level, respectively. Altitude sickness can […]

Welcome to Intense Peru

Over the years, many of our customers have asked great questions about traveling to Peru and this blog is a great way to start sharing our know-how.

Why Visit Colca Canyon & Arequipa

The city of Arequipa in southern Peru is famous for its beautiful white colonial buildings, andean landscape and delectable regional food. The Colca Valley, just a few hours north of the city, is a popular destination for watching Andean condors take flight and for admiring the Colca Canyon, one of the world’s deepest canyons.  It’s no wonder many fall […]