Man trekking in Peru


Having spent many months travelling through South America, backpacking through Peru was a travelling dream. Armed only with my guidebook and the use of local buses I plodded around this amazing country for over a month. I got to enjoy the tasty cuisine of Lima, sand board in the dunes of the little oasis of Huacachina, and island hop across the sacred Lake Titicaca. My highlight has to be completing the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, the greatest hike I have ever done!

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paula at machu picchu


To me, Peru is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The people are really friendly and welcoming which leaves you feeling with a sense of belonging in such a far away place. My highlight was definitely trekking in the Amazon. It’s the perfect sense of escapism, being surrounded in nature with little to no electricity really makes you appreciate what we all have. Meeting the local wildlife helps make this an unforgettable experience too!

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Peru and Bolivia are countries that have grown on me and since reading all about the Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the revolution history of this incredible part of the world, I’m just dying to head over there and experience it all for myself. From the mysterious ruins at Machu Picchu and the vast Salt Flats in Bolivia, to meeting the friendly locals on the floating Reed Islands of Uros and Taquile; there really is so much to discover. Although I have to say above anything else I am really looking forward to being back in the Jungle to learn more about the incredible wildlife and of course the way of life that locals lead in the depths of the mighty Amazon!

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Looking for inspiration for your Peru trip? Our Travel Specialist Fiona shares the top 5 experiences on her Peru bucket list.

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