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Top 5 Peru Travel Tips

March 17, 2017

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!

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Peru for Kids: Your Guide to Family-Friendly Activities

December 26, 2016

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.

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Top 3 Advantages of Group Travel

November 3, 2016

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.

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Why Visit Colca Canyon & Arequipa

October 10, 2016

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 in love with this region of Peru.

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Mistura: A Melting Pot of Peruvian Flavors at your Fingertips

August 11, 2016

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 traditional to fusion. It is a spectacle, for your senses, that only takes place once a year in Lima, Peru.

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The Inca Trail Alternatives

June 20, 2016

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 year for the most sought-after months of March through October. What to do?

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Amazon Travel in Peru

May 20, 2016

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 years.

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Inti Raymi the Inca Sun Festivity

May 9, 2016

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.
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Read These Peru Facts Before You Travel

April 21, 2016

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.

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The Top 10 Peru Destinations You Want to Visit

March 28, 2016

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.

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Choquequirao Peru Trek: Discover a Mysterious Inca Refuge

March 15, 2016

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 authentic experience, as it feels you’re discovering the archeological site for the first time. The Choquequirao Trek is a great alternative to the sometimes-overcrowded traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

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A Guide to the Most Popular Festivals and Feasts in Peru

March 1, 2016

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.

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Celebrate National Pisco Sour Day with this Recipe

February 4, 2016

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.

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The Best Time to Visit Peru

January 26, 2016

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.

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Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Altitude Sickness in Peru

November 3, 2015

If you’re planning to visit Cusco, Machu Picchu or Lake Titicaca, you’re probably concerned about altitude sickness.  Here are some tips for avoiding its symptoms.

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Welcome to Intense Peru

October 30, 2015

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.

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