One of the most popular hikes in South America, the Inca Trail is definitely the experience of a lifetime. A centuries-old trail, it begins in the ancient Incan capital of Cusco and winds some 88 kilometers to some of the world’s most iconic ruins: Machu Picchu. Of course, the entirety of Inca Trail is absolutely […]
When someone mentions “Peru,” images of bucolic mountain pastures, ancient Incan ruins, and verdant Amazonian jungle are probably the first thing that pop into your mind. But this beautiful South American nation boasts miles and miles of gorgeous Pacific coastline, and it is also home to some amazing beaches. Let’s take a look at some […]
Adventure lovers can have an absolute blast in a land so jam packed full of vast geological contrasts. For many Peru visitors their journey begins in Cuzco, the heart of the Inca Empire where most people spend the first part of their trip hiking past Inca fortresses, over stunning mountain passes on the way to Machu Picchu. A popular choice is to cycle through the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you can get up close and personal with local Peruvian wildlife, or sea kayak across Lake Titicaca to isolated reed island villages to spend time with indigenous families.
Highlights from the Jaguar 4 day Machu Picchu Trek via your choice of the Inca Trail or the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu. How to choose the right option for you.
Machu Picchu is certainly what most people consider the main highlight of a Peru vacation, but you can also enjoy an authentic taste of Peru away from the crowds, by visiting one or more of the many museums in the heart of Peru’s stunning Valle Sagrada (Sacred Valley). Formed by the Urubamba River, the valley is the […]
You can visit Machu Picchu between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily. There is a rainy and dry season, it's also best to book in advance to be included in the 400 visitors allowed every day. There are generally only two recognised seasons in Peru, the dry and wet seasons. Temperatures don't vary much each side of the 50 to 80 degree average, but temperatures in the higher parts of the central Andean ranges, like you'll encounter on the Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu, can drop below this.