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Splurge Restaurant Reviews: Chicha & Uchu

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.

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have a nice experience in Laguna Llanganuco

Sometimes a backpacker has had enough of high-demanding treks. The Ancash region of Peru has so many trails to offer the trekking enthusiast that he might get dizzy just trying to decide which he wants to tackle.

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how to get to oasis of Huacachina

Lima is cold and foggy in September, but just four and a half hours south is a place where the sun heats the sand and the pisco flows freely, no matter what time of year. This oasis is called Huacachina.

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The art of traveling in the Amazon with a hammock

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

Backpackers who want the adventure of traveling through the Amazon have two basic options for sleeping when going beyond hostels with beds – a tent or a hammock. 

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The Henry Ships in the amazon

Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world not reachable by road. Of course today you can fly into its airport in just a few hours.

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Gocta waterfall one of natural wonders

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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Crossing between Peru & Ecuador

You are thinking about going to Ecuador after Peru? Well then this should be a good read for you with some practical pointers to get from A to B.

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The Great Peruvian Desert

Ica lies just 4 hours south of the megalopolis of Lima. You might feel anxious to get into the Andes to see Cusco and Machu Pichu, but if ever you’re to take a bit of advice, take this advice; slow down and check out the traveler’s heaven of Huacachina.

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Best Recommendations to explore Kuelap, Gocta & around

Looking to explore the undiscovered jungle of Peru? Well, here we have some very practical tips to backpack to and around the Northern Highlands.

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The deep Amazonian jungle; Pucallpa & Puerto Maldonado

Most of the eastern part of Peru is covered by endless miles of jungle, ruled by the laws of nature and the world’s longest and mighty Amazon river.

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every backpacker has a story

Pariwana Cusco is an enormous hostel. It serves as a veritable crossroads for travelers of all types to meet.

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Pariwana hostels was awarded the certificate of excellence 2016 – 

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Mistura – The largest food fair in Latin America

Maybe you’ve already heard that Peru is South America’s gastronomic marvel. Indeed, Peru boasts some of the most diverse food in the whole world.

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Speaking like a Local

At Pariwana hostels, you can impress other guests and the staff by learning a bit of the local Peruvian slang. Just like in every country and region, the local variants of language tend to differ from their immediate neighbors, and even more from their more distant ones.

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Backpacking in the ruins of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, according to us the most amazing world’s ancient gem, towering out impressively over the Peruvian jungle and endless mountains.

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The Northern Highlands

Want to travel off the beaten track? Then check out Peru’s northern heritage! In these majestic Northern Highlands you find yourself on a challenging and deserted backpackers track.

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Where to eat in Miraflores for the right price

Lima is becoming increasingly popular on its culinary highlights. Thousands of different bakeries, eateries and restaurants accommodate for a full and varying tasting experience for all type of backpackers and budgets.

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Iquitos, the center of the mighty Amazon

Iquitos, a backpackers gem, and the world’s largest city on the planet without any access by regular roads. Laid out in the middle of the great South American rainforest, it is absorbed by dense jungle, wildlife and adventure.

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Great Museums in Lima – the peruvian History

On my third day in Lima, I decided I needed to venture out of Miraflores. The super-helpful staff at Pariwana told me it would be about 10 soles to get to Pueblo Libre, home to two of Lima’s best museums.

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Taking the Train to Machu Picchu

Cusco opens up to your eyes as you arrive from the east over the Andes, the valley city careening like a meniscus from its slopes down to the airport and city center.

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Avoiding dangerous situations and scams in Peru

Peru is one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse countries.  With plentiful ruins from nearly a half-dozen ancient cultures, four distinct climate zones, and a number of gorgeous modern and colonial cities, one could spend a long time exploring all the country has to offer.

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