Backpack Machu Picchu  

Marvel at the myth of Machu Picchu in the heart of the Peruvian jungle. These great ruins are a true Wonder of the World and are a must see in Peru!

Find out right here what this great experience entails and how to find your way from our nearby Cusco hostel to this magical Inca sight of Machu Picchu.

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Hostel Cusco  

Pariwana Hostel Cusco is located only 2-blocks away from the Main Plaza in a 400-year old colonial house with a beautiful internal courtyard.

The hostel has been renovated around the needs of the modern independent traveller and it has been fully decorated by the local artist Victor Zuniga.

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Hostel Lima  

Enter our Lima hostel and get lost in our artistically decorated building, where even the smallest details breath our fantastic Peruvian culture.

Besides our great chill-out terrace we provide plentiful drinks, and Peruvian meals at backpacker prices. Topped up with a great free breakfast

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Lima, tips for backbackers  

If you are looking for an active day or exciting night, Lima can offer you the lot! Start to learn surfing, hang back in a paraglide, or get up and active in cultural Lima.

Or just relax, enjoying the water park in downtown Lima or one of the many cathedrals with antique building styles from Europe and South America.

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Kuelap & Chachapoyas

Want to backpack off the beaten track? Check out Peru’s northern Highlands, where you’ll find the amazing ruins of the fortress of Kuelap in the middle of the mysterious jungle.

Top this up with one of the worlds’ greatest waterfalls and amazing treks in unexplored wilderness and you can see the adventure of the north lying ahead!

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Nazca Lines & Huacachina  

South of Lima you can explore the Dessert Coast by visiting one of the most atonishing mysteries in the world; flying over the majectic Nazca Lines.

Or stay closer to the ground in fast boats, discovering the Ballestas Islands , or go Sandboarding in the Huacachina Oasis, a stonethorw outside Ica.

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Eating in Miraflores  

Lima is becoming increasingly popular on its culinary highlights. From the cheap eateries on the corner to high end dining, new varieties and flavours keep popping up.

There are thousands of different bakeries, eateries and restaurants to accommodate for a full and varying tasting experience for all type of backpackers and budgets.

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The Gocta Waterfall

On your list of Peru’s must-be-explored natural wonders, the Gocta Waterfall should definately hit your top three! .


The waterfall has an astounding height of 771 metres and has been a well hidden secret for many years untill it got uncovered from Peru’s northern jungle in 2003.

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The ancient walled city of Pikillacta is one of the many historic sites to visit while you are based at Pariwana Hostel Cusco. This pre-Inca site is around 30 kilometers away on the road to Puno, just past Tipon, and is well worth the trip. It is possible to get there by taking a bus [...]

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Are you looking for a trek with a difference to enjoy during a stay at Pariwana’s hostel in Cusco? If so, for an adventure you won’t forget, travel to the spectacular Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo, also known as “Little Cusco“. This site is not accessible by road, so it is hard to get to, [...]

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If you are staying at Pariwana Hostel Lima, one of the most interesting places to visit in the area is Pachacamac. You can get here by catching a bus from central Lima, which is a cheaper option than taking a private tour. However, as the site is in a hot area surrounded by sand dunes, don’t [...]

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Para llegar al norte lo más recomendable  es un vuelo a Piura por tan solo 100 dólares encuentras ida y vuelta desde Lima con Peruvian Airlines. También hay autobuses nocturnos pero son unas 16 horas y si dispones de ese tiempo y has venido a Perú por semanas puede ser una opción muy económica, solo depende de [...]

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Son las 9 de la mañana, empieza a sonar la alarma de mi reloj y quiero aprovechar al máximo el día. Estoy en Lima y hay que salir a recorrerlo. Estoy hospeda  en Pariwana Hostel, que queda ubicado en el centro de Miraflores. Fue el lugar más recomendado de Lima,  “es bueno, económico y tiene [...]

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Si dejamos el distrito de Miraflores tenemos más lugares para aventurarnos, para que entiendan como es, Miraflores es el distrito más turístico de la ciudad, donde se encuentran la mayor cantidad de hostels, hoteles, restaurantes y shoppings. Vendría a sé cómo el barrio más cotizado. ¡La idea de hoy es irme al centro de Lima! [...]

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Americans need a visa to enter Bolivia. It’s possible to get the visa at the border, but there are several known scams, not to mention you would have to carry US$135 and all your paperwork throughout your backpacker trip. A good alternative is to get the visa at the Bolivian embassy in Lima, which is [...]

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There are several Incan ruins just outside Cusco, and the map that Pariwana Hostel provides upon arrival has an adventure trekking route through these ruins. It’s best to do this after you’ve acclimated to the altitude for at least a day, and plan to spend at least five hours. Bring lunch, water, and sunscreen! To [...]

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After weeks or months of adventure travel on a backpacker budget, sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself to a meal at a highly rated restaurant. Luckily, the food scene in Cusco is thriving and the variety of dishes is astounding. Chicha and Uchu are excellent choices, and both are located within a few blocks of [...]

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Rodriguez de Mendoza, a charming district south-east of Chachapoyas famous for the quality of its coffee and the friendliness of its people, is not even in your guidebook. The reason is a mystery, because it has a surprising selection of local attractions. Speleologists out there will find beautiful caves. The two famous ones are called [...]