Quilotoa is a volcanic crater housing a fabulously blue lake, high in the Andes of Ecuador. As a day trip it is one of the ‘must sees’ of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, or, if you have a few days, it makes for some incredibly accessible multi day hikes. Quilotoa is a huge caldera or […]
Aside from an impressive network of pathways covering half of South America, Peru has given us a couple of cooking staples found in kitchens all over the world, some odd looking animals and rockets! Llamas and Alpacas These odd-looking animals were domesticated in the high Andes surrounding Lake Titicaca from 3, 500BC. Both are believed […]
Treat yourself on your trip to Machu Picchu with some spa treatments all with a local, Andean flavor. A selection of spas in and around Cusco have blended Andean ritual, locally grown herbs and international techniques to come up with some innovative treatments; the perfect respite after a day touring Machu Picchu or hiking the […]
For Peru trekking and Peru vacations in the great outdoors, you can’t do much better than the Cordillera Huayhuash (“Waywash”). Situated in Peru’s Central Andes region, it goes without saying that if you want an outdoor vacation in Peru, you have to visit Huayhuash. Here are 5 reasons why. It’s relatively unknown Visitors wanting looking […]
This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.