Pachamama Raymi Celebrations: The Day of Mother Earth

Pachamama Raymi: Peru’s Festival for Mother Earth

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...

Peru Travel Itinerary - Top 3

Peru Travel Itinerary – Our Top 3 Picks for 2019

So, you’re planning a trip to the mystical country of Peru For those who want to discover the best of this wonderful country, we’ve put together the 3 best travel routes, with different itineraries so you can find the perfect...

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Recommended Inca Trail Tour Operators

Choosing an Inca Trail tour operator can be a giant headache Which company is the best Is the trek overpriced Are the porters well paid or mistreated Where and when and who and what and why it’s not an easy decision To...

Machu Picchu panorama

Returning to Machu Picchu and the Challenges of Cultural Preservation

A guest post by Charlie Bennet “Few romances can ever surpass that of the granite citadel on top of the beetling precipices of Machu Picchu, the crown of Inca land”  -- Hiram Bingham, Inca Land When Hiram Bingham...

Something in the Cuzco air

Rusty Nails into English Heads in Cuzco, Peru

Back in 1998, intrepid traveller Paul Bradbury stepped off a plane and planted two feet firmly upon Cuzco’s hallowed soil Here is his account of the next few hours, fraught with fish and cranial calamities Expectation was...