The Complete Guide to Hiking Kinsa Cocha Three Lakes | Pisac, Peru

One of the best off-the-beaten-path activities you can do in the Cusco region is the hike around Kinsa Cocha. About 45 minutes outside of Pisac in the Sacred Valley are the stunning three lakes of Kinsa Cocha, which in Quechua literally means “three lakes”. A winding taxi ride up into the mountains will take you… Read More The Complete Guide to Hiking Kinsa Cocha Three Lakes | Pisac, Peru

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The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Paracas, Peru

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

Guide To Crossing The Ecuador – Peru Border at La Balsa

For travelers going to and from Ecuador and Peru, the most popular border-crossing by far would be the one at Piura. Backpackers in Ecuador will typically be wanting to go to Mancora to start their Peruvian adventures. Likewise, backpackers in Peru will be heading through Piura to reach places like Guayaquil, Cuenca, or Montañita. That… Read More Guide To Crossing The Ecuador – Peru Border at La Balsa

The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Montañita, Ecuador

The surf village of Montañita is a sleepy little town by day and then a raucous display of debauchery at night. For a town with a population of only 4,500, the booming nightclubs rival those of much larger party cities. The beach parties felt like a smaller-scale version of Thailand’s belligerent Full Moon Party. Life… Read More The Backpacker’s Complete Guide to Montañita, Ecuador

In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought

Man, I really struggled in Bolivia. Being sick the entire time, terrifying transportation experiences, and more rude locals than I’d met in all of South America up to that point certainly didn’t help. After having a glorious fairy-tale time in Peru, I decided to cross the border and give Bolivia a try. It can’t be… Read More In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought