Machu Picchu: a paradise in the clouds

We decided to tackle the infamous Machu Picchu as part of a longer trail - the four-day Salkantay trek, which is a popular, challenging and beautiful alternative to the Inca Trail. We booked a trek after doing some research around the numerous agencies in Cusco's main square. We paid $210 each, to include rented sleeping … Continue reading Machu Picchu: a paradise in the clouds

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Trekking the Colca Canyon 

The Colca Canyon in southern Peru - the second deepest in the world - is three hours from Arequipa by bus, meaning we had to wake up at 2:30am in order to arrive at sunrise with our tour group. A bumpy journey and some local breakfast later,  we were greeted with breathtaking views from 5,000 … Continue reading Trekking the Colca Canyon