Category: Peru

Cruz del Cóndor in the Colca Valley

Day 8: THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR IN THE COLCA VALLEY The alarm clock rang at 4.45 in the morning and so that we are going to deceive ourselves, we are busted. This of coca mates is going to make us more sleepy than energy. And today, precisely, that we have a long day, what we need most is energy.
10 essential tips for traveling to Peru
10 essential tips for traveling to Peru
This list of tips for traveling to Peru will help you prepare your trip to one of the most fascinating countries in the world, which we are sure, will make you fall in love and surprise you in equal parts. Despite being known for Machu Picchu and this being the great jewel of the crown, we assure you that Peru is much more than that and fortunately, more and more travelers who enter many of its incredible archaeological sites, enjoy landscapes spectacular, tour cities that seem to be anchored in time and of course, enjoy its cuisine, considered as one of the best in the world.
Flight from Lima to Barcelona with stopover in Amsterdam
Flight from Lima to Barcelona with stopover in Amsterdam
Day 21 - LIMA - AMSTERDAM - BARCELONA We have spent most of the night with that sleeper that the planes give you, today a flight from Lima to Barcelona with a stopover in Amsterdam and especially the returns home where it seems that you are wishing to sleep to avoid Remember that the trip is over. We still have to make a few hours of stopover in Amsterdam, an airport that we will step on again in a few months when we come to make an escape to this city that we really want to know and while we wait for the last plane to take us off Again to Barcelona, ​​we can do nothing but remember what has been one of the most special trips we have ever made, Peru.
The Barranco neighborhood in Lima
The Barranco neighborhood in Lima
Day 20 - IQUITOS - LIMA: Barrio de Barranco - AMSTERDAM - BARCELONA Even when it was the last day of our trip to Peru, we did not get up early. The alarm has sounded at 5 in the morning, but before returning home we have to catch a flight from Iquitos to Lima, at 8.30 in the morning, spend part of the day in the Barrio de Barranco in Lima and then return to the airport to board the plane that will return us to Barcelona at 20.
In search of the pink Amazon dolphin
In search of the pink Amazon dolphin
Day 19 - MUYUNA AMAZON LODGE (the pink dolphin of the Amazon) - IQUITOS Today the alarm clock rings again when the sun has not yet risen. At 5.30 in the morning we are already awake and ready to go in search of the pink dolphin of the Amazon, one of the most popular species of the Peruvian Amazon.
Community of San Juan on the Amazon River
Community of San Juan on the Amazon River
Day 18 - MUYUNA LODGE (Peruvian Amazon) - SAN JUAN COMMUNITY IN THE AMAZONAS RIVER Today we woke up again with the sounds of the jungle. This is a real privilege that we are living since we arrived in the Peruvian Amazon and that we will surely understand when this afternoon we visit the community of San Juan on the Amazon River.
Muyuna Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon
Muyuna Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon
Day 17 - MUYUNA LODGE (Peruvian Amazon) 5.45 in the morning. It is a privilege to wake up at the Muyuna Lodge with the sounds of the Peruvian Amazon. Throughout the night we have been listening to hundreds of sounds that have not stopped reminding us where we were and where we are staying, a cabin in the Peruvian Amazon, where we arrived yesterday from Iquitos.
Peru Hotels
Peru Hotels
Casa Andina Miraflores Centro This is the first of the hotels in Peru where we stayed. It belongs to the well-known Casa Andina chain, so the choice of this accommodation is a safe bet. It is located in the Miraflores neighborhood, just over a kilometer from the Parque del Amor area and the Larcomar Shopping Center.
The Amazon from Iquitos
The Amazon from Iquitos
Day 16 - IQUITOS - MUYUNA LODGE Last night, shortly after arriving from dinner on the Iquitos promenade at our hotel, La Casona, we received an email from the Muyuna Lodge, telling us that they would come to look for us at our Iquitos hotel at 9 am to start touring the Amazon from Iquitos. At this point in our trip to Peru we found an incredible hour like that and know that today we could sleep until 7 or even 8 in the morning.
Iquitos from Cuzco
Iquitos from Cuzco
Day 15 - CUSCO - LIMA - IQUITOS Does the alarm ring at 4 in the morning? This can't be or yes? We have the first flight that will take us to Iquitos from Cuzco at 7.40 in the morning making a stop in Lima, so we have booked a taxi through the hotel at 5.30 in the morning that for 10 soles will take us to the airport of Cuzco.
Salineras de Maras, Moray and Chinchero by car
Salineras de Maras, Moray and Chinchero by car
Day 14 - OLLANTAYTAMBO - SALINERAS DE MARAS - MORAY - CHINCHERO - CUZCO After the early morning we met yesterday to meet Machu Picchu first thing in the morning we will not say that when today the alarm clock rang at 5.45 in the morning we have jumped out of bed, but knowing that it is our last day in the impressive Sacred Valley and today we will know the Salineras de Maras, Moray and Chinchero by car, the desire we have to continue knowing these incredible places make that jump much more pleasant.
The city of Machu Picchu in one day
The city of Machu Picchu in one day
Day 13: AGUASCALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO It's 4 in the morning and the day has come when we will fulfill a dream. One of those dreams that we had seen in books and documentaries since we were children and that the time has finally come to see it with our own eyes, today we will have in front of us the city of Machu Picchu.
Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cuzco
Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cuzco
Day 12: CUZCO - PISAC - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUASCALIENTES Today begins one of the most special days of our trip to Peru, where we will go to Pisac and Ollantaytambo from Cuzco, and then continue with the "ascent" to Machu Picchu. In Pisac, we will be lucky to enjoy its famous market, which is only celebrated on Sundays.
Visits near Cuzco: Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qenqo, Cristo Blanco and Sacsayhuaman
Visits near Cuzco: Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qenqo, Cristo Blanco and Sacsayhuaman
Day 11: CUZCO: TAMBOMACHAY, PUKAPUKARA, QENQO, CRISTO BLANCO AND SACSAYHUAMAN After the hours we have slept today, it is quite normal that before 6 in the morning we are ready to eat the world and more today that we have a day of the most complete making visits near Cuzco: Tambomachay, Pukapukara, Qenqo, Cristo Blanco and Sacsayhuaman.
Cuzco in one day
Cuzco in one day
Day 10: CUZCO: PLAZA DE ARMAS, CALLE LORETO, CHURCH OF SANTO DOMINGO AND QORIKSNCHA, NEIGHBORHOOD OF SAN BLAS, CONVENT OF LA MERCED, PLAZA DE SAN FRANCISCO, MARKET OF SAN PEDRO, TEMPLE OF SAN FRANCISCO, PLAZA REGOCIJO, AVENIDA DEL SOL ... 04.00h: Good morning gentlemen, I come to get my blankets back ... This has been the first thing we heard after 6 hours and peak in a night bus Cruz del Sur from Puno to Cuzco, in first class, with quite a few seats uncomfortable and a driver more dangerous at the wheel than a bomb box.
Uros and Taquile Islands tour from Puno
Uros and Taquile Islands tour from Puno
Day 9: UROS AND TAQUILE ISLANDS TOUR FROM PUNO, VISIT SILLUSTANI AND NIGHT BUS TO CUZCO Today we wake up at 5.15 in the morning at the Qelqatani Hotel with the idea of ​​having time to clean and prepare our backpacks with tranquility, since we are aware that we continue at a more than considerable altitude and need a little more time to do the usual tasks.
Cruz del Cóndor in the Colca Valley
Cruz del Cóndor in the Colca Valley
Day 8: THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR IN THE COLCA VALLEY The alarm clock rang at 4.45 in the morning and so that we are going to deceive ourselves, we are busted. This of coca mates is going to make us more sleepy than energy. And today, precisely, that we have a long day, what we need most is energy.
Arequipa in one day
Arequipa in one day
Day 6: AREQUIPA It's 6.30 in the morning. Roger has made a full, has slept almost nine and a half hours that has lasted the trip from Nazca to Arequipa. I rather less, but I think that in the end between one thing and another it will have been 5 or 6 hours that will allow me to discover Arequipa in one day. Surely it will be little time to enjoy a city like this, but we have so many things to see, that we can not spend more time.
2-day tour of the Colca Valley
2-day tour of the Colca Valley
Day 7: 2-DAY TOUR THROUGH THE VALLEY OF COLCA Today is one of those days that we wanted to get up a little earlier to start the day with peace of mind, since we started the 2-day tour of the Colca Valley and it goes and we made mistakes The time last night of the alarm clock. As soon as we take time we have to hurry a little in the morning and half an hour before they come to find us, at 7 in the morning, we are having breakfast.
Fly over the Nazca Lines and the Chauchilla Cemetery
Fly over the Nazca Lines and the Chauchilla Cemetery
Day 5: NAZCA: Flying over the Nazca Lines and the Chauchilla Cemetery Today we had the idea of ​​getting up early and having an early breakfast, since to fly over the Nazca Lines they recommend not to go with a stomach too full, but as sometimes it is impossible to continue the recommendations, in the end and although at 5.
The Paracas National Reserve in Peru
The Paracas National Reserve in Peru
Day 3: LIMA - PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE Today we have not needed or set the alarm. At 3.30 in the morning we return to be with the eyes like dishes and seeing that the jetlag looks like it is making a presence, we advance our day 30 minutes that will go bad for us since in a while we have the Lima bus to the Paracas National Reserve in Peru.