Although Machu Picchu gets all the fame and glory (and for good reason), there is so much more to Peru. We serve up 10 things to do in Peru other than Machu Picchu.
Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru Often labeled as the gateway to Machu Picchu, the city of Cusco has developed into one of South America’s premier tourist destinations, and for good reason. The city has many claims to fame – former capital of the Inca Empire, current UNESCO World Heritage Site, historical capital of Peru, archaeological […]
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru A friend of ours has just left Canada for a trip to Peru, with a visit to Machu Picchu as the focal point of his two week itinerary. I was happy to share our Peru stories and enjoyed reflecting on our Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu (here’s a […]
Saksaywaman Walled Complex in Cuzco, Peru Okay, so it’s not really called Sexy Woman, but if you find yourself in Cuzco and ask someone about the tourist attraction named Sexy Woman they will surely know what you’re talking about. Saksaywaman is an impressive walled complex constructed by the Incas several hundred years ago. The stonework […]
The Stunning Landscapes of Colca Canyon, Peru We travelled over 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, to the town of Chivay in the Colca Valley. The purpose of this trip was to witness the raw beauty of one of the deepest canyons in the world – the Colca Canyon. Famed […]
The Village of Huacachina, a Desert Oasis on the coast of Peru When one thinks of giant sand dunes and endless desert vistas, images of the Middle East or the mighty Sahara typically come to mind. So you can imagine our surprise when we stumbled on the village of Huacachina (pronounced WHA-KA-CHEE-NA), a funky desert […]
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the World Okay, I admit it. I’m just as guilty as you are for being seduced by this juicy title. When you see a title like “top attractions in the world” you can’t help yourself, which is precisely why you’re reading this post. It’s this curiousity that lead me to […]
Some more of our favourite miniature travel photos from around the world, including Machu Picchu, Venice, Zurich, Petra and Easter Island. What’s your favourite?