Some people enjoy the slightly crazy differences with the way people do things in Peru, other people can’t stand them. Whatever your point of view, there’s no changing things. Here are some quirks that you are bound to encounter on Peru vacations 1. Good Food It doesn’t matter where you go; form a $1 lunch […]
People from Cusco in Peru have an extreme interpretation of the classic New Year phrase, “Out with the old, in with the new”. Find out more in this article, especially if you are thinking about a Peru vacation over the holiday period. Burning Issues Fed up with your wardrobe? No problem. Now is the time […]
If you think Peru is all about Machu Picchu, think again. Some of the most fabulous pottery and jewellery ever to emerge from an ancient civilization was found in Northern Peru, around Chiclayo and Trujilo; the remains of the fascinating and bloodthirsty culture of the Moche. Imagine a mysterious, long forgotten culture that existed for […]
There are plenty of short trips you can take from the city of Cuenca in Ecuador, many involving visits to the countryside and short hikes. One easy trip takes you to the waterfalls above the town of Giron. There are plently of short day trips and hikes in the countryside around Cuenca, Ecuador. One place […]
Often overlooked in favour of its neighbour Costa Rica, Panama packs some great nature, history and engineering into a small country. 1. Pirates Where did all that Inca gold end up? In Portobelo, Panama. Set between the Carribean coast and thick jungle, the town of Portabelo was chosen for its strategically defensive position. That didn’t […]
All about meeting an angry lady bear in the north of Peru. Paddington is a very polite little bear who comes from ‘Deepest Darkest Peru’. The Brown family found him on Paddington Station in London with a tag around his neck saying ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you’, so they did. Paddington wears a […]
A quick guide to the basics of Machu Pichu: how to get there, where to stay etc. What is Machu Picchu? Machu Picchu is a large complex of ruins. It is the remains of an important city built by the Incas around 1400. It’s also called the ’The lost City of the Incas’ and is […]
Taca launch new flights between Lima, Peru and Mendoza, Argentina Taca airline have announced that on December 1st, 2010, they will add a new route between Lima to Mendoza. The flights will operate three times a week: to Mendoza on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and to Lima on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This makes it […]
(09/11/2010)Want something really different? Take a look at our new Multisports Peru Adventure to Machu Picchu. Stunning though Machu Picchu is, we at Into Latin America feel that Peru has a lot more to offer. Phenomenal natural beauty, amazing evidence of different ancient cultures, and friendly local people with fascinating customs. We have put together a […]
(05/11/2010) In continuation…here’s a selection of events till Nov 3rd. Last night I went to the Crafts fair in CIDAP at the bottom of the Escalinata where there are some beautiful quality crafts on display from artesan communities around Cuenca and also Peru and Colombia. There is ‘Noche Cuencana’ every night in the main squares […]
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.