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Pariwana Hostels – Top 20th World Best Hostels 2016 by Hostelworld

Pariwana Hostels, a Hostels chain which operates more than 300 beds in Peru, It has been recognized through its operation in Cusco, within 20 World’s Best Large Hostels (hostels with more than 150 beds) by

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Mancora and its delicious seafood

Ok, so you’ve finally found your way to the beach party capital of Peru, Mancora. That’s all well and good, but this article won’t bore you with specific options for restaurants.

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Machu Pichu, memories of a great journey – Part 1: Booking and prepare

We booked our Machu Picchu hike a month prior to our trip through a company called Llama Path. We thought that would be plenty of time to reserve our space but the Inca Trial was full so we had the option of doing several alternative treks.

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Machu Pichu, memories of a great journey – Part 2: The experience

The hike was moderate to advance but you can go at your own pace. We had 6 people in our group, 3 of who are experienced hikers and went at a brisk pace while the other 2 kept a more casual pace and took time to snap lots of photos.

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Visit to the Moray Inca Ruins

As if the area around Cuzco didn’t have enough ruins already, backpackers will be overwhelmed, perhaps, when they learn of one more. They’re all worth the muscle to get to them, but the real question is why you should want to visit each individual one? Well, welcome to the Moray Inca Ruins.

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The Amazing Desert Coast of Peru

South of Lima you will find the amazing Desert Coast of Peru, existing out of some great mystical sights. The mysterious Nazca Lines are probably the most known site, existing out of a series of giant ancient symbols that can only be seen from high up in an airplane.

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Chiclayo the Friendship Capital

If you haven’t heard of the 4th largest Peruvian city, then perhaps you have heard its nickname, “The Friendship Capital”. Why the bizarre nickname? Chiclayo, simply enough, is known as the friendliest city in the nation.

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Miraflores´s cafes

I arrived in Peru, a country many travelers visit in order to embark on multi-day treks without any contact with civilization, lugging a laptop and a fair amount of work to get done.

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Eat safe in Lima with our practical food-tips

No matter where you go in the world, a person needs to eat! Hence, the questions quickly turns into; how is the food in Lima, is it spicy at all, what should I avoid, is everything clean and fresh and what to do when the food decides to turn on you?

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The Nice Beaches of Miraflores

By Morgan Addams 

I awoke this morning with a desire to go to the beach.  From the Pariwana Hostel, I started to walk west toward the water and away from the sun.  Along the way there are many stores one could shop at, literally something for everyone and every need. 

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Travel tips for boat travel in the Peruvian Amazon – Part 1: Large Lanchas

By Campbell Plowden (; special report for the Pariwana Hostel Blog

If you want to visit the Amazon rainforest in Peru, you will probably fly into the gateway city of Iquitos. If you are really savvy, you can get around the city by bus, but it’s cheap to take a “mototaxi” (three-person cab mounted on a motorcycle) almost anywhere.

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Travel tips for boat travel in the Peruvian Amazon – Part 2: Rapidos (speedboats)

By Campbell Plowden (; special report for the Pariwana Hostel Blog

Adventures in the Peruvian Amazon often if begin in the gateway city of Iquitos. There are daily flights to Iquitos from Lima on LAN, Peruvian Airlines and Star Airlines. Copa Airlines now offers three flights per week between Iquitos and Panama.

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Travel tips for boat travel in the Peruvian Amazon – Part 3: Colectivos (community lanchas)

By Campbell Plowden (; special report for the Pariwana Hostel Blog

In the first part of this series (Travel tips for large lanchas), I offered tips for backpackers traveling between Iquitos and other major points in the northern Peruvian Amazon like the Brazilian frontier, Pucallpa, and Yurimaguas in the large lanchas (ferries) that are slow and relatively inexpensive.

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The great park of Miraflores

By Morgan Addams

Today I decided to spend the day visiting the parks of Mira Flores.  Right in front of the Pariwana Hostel there is John F. Kennedy Park.  With plenty of benches, to sit on, and people selling their goods, talents, and crafts.  There is also a playground for children to have fun too.

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Sandboarding in Huacachina

Huacachina is located just a few minutes drive west of Ica in Peru’s south. The town itself is an idyllic lagoon surrounded by huge sand dunes.

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What to Eat in peruvian Jungle?

As everywhere else in the diverse Peruvian landscape, the food changes with the geography. As different crops become limited and others more abundant, you’ll find a variety of culinary delights unmatched anywhere else in the world. Backpacking to and from is of course the best way to go about it.

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Visit to the Maras Salt Mines

Most backpackers will head out from Pariwana Cusco early in the morning to make the best out of their day. They will hit up all the big ruins, and snap photos galore before coming back to Cuzco.

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Surfing the Northern Points of Peru

Late season swells were in full effect when I got back to Lima after a detour to Cusco and Arequipa. Finally, I was back to my favorite place in Miraflores, Pariwana Hostels Lima, to meet a few friends from California for a surf adventure up the coast.

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The Last Incan Emperor Atahualpa and Cajamarca

If you’re backpacking through Cajamarca, hopefully you’ve planned your visit to coincide with the city’s carnival, which is the most popular in all Peru.

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Ecuador – Peru’s Northern Neighbor

Ecuador! Ecuador is Peru’s northern neighbor, and tempts all the backpackers with luxuries and surprises of its own. If you have the time, Ecuador is not only worth it, it deserves it! From Peru you’ll probably enter from Tumbes.

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Feliz Patrias in Arequipa

Arequipa is an old place that holds close to its Spanish roots.It’s a city in a valley with three massive volcanoes (Misti, Chachani & Picchu Picchu) that have been the focus of folklore and tribal wanderings across cultures past and present.

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