Perhaps you've read somewhere or other that there are over 3,000 traditional Peruvian festivals held throughout the year? It's a popular claim that pops up time and again in guidebooks and on websites, and though we ourselves haven't verified the number, it certainly wouldn't surprise us! Peru is a country that holds onto its traditions while […]
Machu Picchu History and Facts
Machu Picchu is the quintessential destination on every South America travel bucket list. Machu Picchu's history is part fact and part enigma. There are many stories and legends surrounding its purpose. What we do know is that it was built as a palace for Emperor Pachacuti, escaped destruction by the conquistadores who failed to find it, and that is was discovered by Hiram Bingham on July 24, 1911. Since then it has risen Picchu has risen to take the spot as of one of the world’s most famous and revered architectural and archaeological monuments. Read more about Machu Picchu below.
Let's be honest--it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that we're big fans of Machu Picchu. I mean, we're even called IncaTrail.info! That said, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail certainly aren't the only parts of Peru that we're in love with. In our humble opinion, Peru is one of the world's most […]
Exploring the ancient streets of Cusco, trekking the Inca or Lares Trails, taking in the sight of Machu Picchu for the first time--these are all magical moments. If you're planning a trip to Peru, you're truly lucky. Most people don't get to have these sorts of experiences during their lifetimes. However, even the luckiest of people […]
Just like Peru is a land of diverse and delicious cuisines, the country also has a wide variety of characteristic beverages for you to try during your trip! From the official national cocktail to ancient indigenous concoctions to burgeoning craft beer scenes in Lima and Cusco, there are tons of Peruvian drinks that might tickle […]
Sometimes surprises when you're traveling can be good--a delicious meal at a local restaurant or a tip from a local leading to a great off-the-beaten-path site, for example. However, more often than not, travel surprises can be nasty--and as much time as you spend preparing for a trip, it seems they're sometimes unavoidable. That said, […]