A few years ago, I conquered the beast of a hike which was Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Since then, it’s probably become the most common sight I’ve seen on Instagram. It is without a doubt Cusco’s most popular day trip, and despite the 3 AM wake-up call and brutal high altitude conditions, hundreds of travelers a… Read More Palccoyo vs. Vinicunca: Which Rainbow Mountain Should You Do?
Ollantaytambo turned out to be one of my favorite little towns in Peru. After paying the small village of Pisac in the Sacred Valley a visit, I decided that I needed to explore more of the villages just outside of Cusco. I visited Chinchero, Urubamba, Yucay, and more. However, most of these paled in comparison… Read More The Best Things To Do In Ollantaytambo, Peru
I can’t stress enough just how much Sucre’s nightlife surprised me. Considering that La Paz is far and away the much bigger city, I was expecting a quieter nightlife scene. Nope. The party rages hard in Sucre and I found myself dancing well into the morning most nights. You can start off with drinks at… Read More The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife in Sucre, Bolivia
As a backpacker, Cusco is a city we could only dream of. An affordable city with adventure, culture, and history? You really can’t ask for much more.… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Cusco, Peru
One of the most pleasant surprises on this latest trip to Peru was just how much I fell in love with the little town of Pisac. Located just an hour from Cusco, Pisac held a completely different vibe. It was quieter, more peaceful, and nestled in between the mountains of the Sacred Valley. For the… Read More How To Get To Pisac From Cusco
The ruins of Pisac are among the most impressive in Peru. In fact, I’d rank them just a notch below the iconic world wonder of Machu Picchu. My experience at Pisac Archaeological Site rivaled my experience at Machu Picchu. It was much less touristy and boasted just as much incredible beauty. For travelers passing through… Read More The Complete Guide To Pisac Archaeological Site
Peru might not be world-renowned for its nightlife like its other South American neighbors are, but don’t be fooled. The nightlife in Peru is as spicy as its rocoto rellenos. Peruvians love to party, and the nights get pretty lively. After a bender that lasted nearly the entire month of November, I can confirm: Peru knows… Read More The 8 Best Party Cities in Peru
I took a peek on Hostelworld prior to my arrival in Cusco just to see what the hostel game was looking like these days. One word. Overwhelming. Cusco is easily one of the world’s best backpacker destinations and hostels have fully taken advantage of this fact. It is nothing short of overwhelming trying to narrow… Read More Which Hostel Should You Stay At In Cusco?
One of the biggest things I missed my first couple of times around in Peru was the famed Colca Canyon. This stunning region close to Arequipa is one of the top attractions for travelers passing through Peru’s White City. It’s easy to see why, considering that Colca Canyon is the world’s third deepest canyon, offers… Read More Colca Canyon: Should You Do A 2-Day Or 3-Day Trek?
For international and local travelers alike, Paracas is one of the top destinations in Peru. The relaxing beach vibes, otherworldly scenery, and exciting wildlife make it a must-see destination for all sorts of travelers. However, it is a particularly popular place among backpackers. If you are backpacking your way through Peru, then Paracas is a… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Paracas, Peru