The incredible history and captivating culture of Lima has meant that there is an array of incredible museums dotted across the city. For those interested in learning all about the the Inca and Pre-Inca cultures that once thrived in Peru, Lima is the perfect place to come.
During the first week of August every year, Peruvians and Ecuadorians celebrate Pachamama Raymi, or as it translates in English, the “Festival of Mother Earth.” In the former Inca capital of Cusco, people give their tributes to Pachamama, or Mother Earth, to show thanks for blessing their crops which have been supporting their families and friends for generations.
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).
There is no better feeling than standing on top of an enormous sand dune, board in hand and warm desert sun beating down from above. This is the reality for travelers who decide to try out sandboarding Huacachina. This is an activity that is growing in popularity, and it’s not at all difficult to see why.
Find the best way to get from Ica to Huacachina by following our guide. Most people traveling around Peru have heard about the little slice of paradise that is Huacachina, the only desert oasis in South America. Huacachina is a must for all travelers of Peru, but some find getting there to be tricky.
Ayacucho is located in Southern Peru. It is a one of a kind destination that combines color, history and adventure. If you are thinking about visiting a beautiful destination with your friends or family, this is without a doubt one of the best options for you! A region and a city both with the same name, Ayacucho has everything you’re looking for.