Huanchaco is a stunning vacation beach town 12 km from the the city of Trujillo. Huanchaco is well known for its delicious seafood such as ceviche, intricately woven totora weed canoes and excellent surf culture. In 2012, Huanchaco was approved as a World Surfing Reserve. The original population of Huanchaco was local fishermen who worshiped both the moon and a large golden fish called Huaca Taska. It is widely believed among the people of Huanchaco that the name ‘Huanchaco’ came from a Quechua word meaning “beautiful lake.”
The most prominant feature of the landscape of Arequipa is undoubtedly the surrounding volcanoes (Misti, Mount Chachani and Pichu Pichu Peak). The most well-known Arequipa volcano is Misti, which sits at 5,825m above sea level, in between Mount Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu Peak (5,669m). ‘El Misti’ comes from the Quechua language, meaning ‘The Gentleman.’ All three mountains lie northeast of Arequipa and are usually visible throughout the entire year but are particularly visible in the winter months (May-November).
Last updated: 19th March, 2019Do you know about the small, beautiful city in Northern Peru, called Moyobamba? Often considered to be a hidden part of paradise in the elusive Amazon Rainforest, this is the perfect place to experience adventure, nature, culture and Amazonian cuisine. With a great diversity of flora, fauna and cultural expressions, Moyobamba…
For many exploring the wonders of South America, the journey from Cusco to Uyuni is a rite of passage for those coming to the end of their adventure in Peru, and beginning a new one in the country of Bolivia. Travelers have several options to choose from when deciding what method of transport to take across the border.
If you’re looking for a place to relax, you need to visit a Paracas Peru beach on your trip to South America. Whether you’re looking to swim, sunbathe or have a picnic, there is a Paracas Peru beach that’s perfect for you. To find out more, take a look this blog of Paracas Peru Beach Fun: Our Top 5 Favorite Spots.
In recent years, many Machu Picchu alternatives have been discovered and made more accessible to visitors and tourists. Find out the top Machu Picchu alternatives and see which you should visit! What is the one drawback to visiting the world-famous Incan ruins at Machu Picchu? The crowds, of course. It’s an amazing place for sure, but everyone knows about it.