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Huaraz & Beautiful Lake Churup

Welcome to the “Switzerland of the South”. The natural offerings around Huaraz are magnificent. Every backpacker needs to make their way there to see at least one of the surrounding sites.

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A Bit of Covert Campaign in Carhuaz

The drive from Huaraz through the Callejon de Huaylas valley is pleasingly picturesque. The white-peaked Cordillera Blanca to the east parallels the drastic black hills of the Cordillera Negra to the west, and your road skims between them in the low valley.

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Pucallpa – Finally, The Amazon!

You’re finally here! The Amazon rainforest! Perhaps it’s not quite what you expected. In fact, it looks an awful lot like a giant city filled to the brim with mototaxis.

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Packing for it all – Climates of Peru

Peru’s climates vary to the extremes. From the northwestern coast’s sun-pounding humid heat to the freezing cold found at Lake Titicaca, travellers will encounter all forms of air and temperature.

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Amazon Legends

Over the years since the Amazon Basin has been developed, it has mixed indigenous lore with that of settlers and developed its own rich frontier culture.

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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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The Extraordinary Ruins of Puruchuco

Puruchuco is one of the Lima area’s many impressive archeological sites. It’s worth spending the time to organize a visit to this 800-year-old palace and famous burial site while staying at Pariwana Hostel Lima. You can either get there by bus or book a taxi.

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Surfing at the beautiful beaches of Punta Hermosa

Peru has one of the world’s most ancient surf cultures, dating back thousands of years. However, its beaches have been little-known to the rest of the world — until recently. Over recent years, international surfers have been catching up on what is on offer here, with Punta Hermosa being one of the most celebrated areas.

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The old Ruins of Pachacamac

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.

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The Pre-Inca Walled City of Pikillacta

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 to Urcos and asking to be dropped off – staff at the hostel will be able to give you details. Alternatively, you can book a tour or taxi to take you there.

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Hiking the Inca Ruins in Cusco

There are several Inca 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!

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The charming Province of Rodriguez de Mendoza

Rodriguez de Mendoza, a charming Province 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.

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Visiting the beautiful Lake Titicaca and the majestic Cusco city

Since June 30th I have been travelling around Peru and it has been such an eventful, fun journey so far. On 13th July, I visited Lake Titicaca  for 2 days and it was the most idyllic, beautiful lake I have ever seen.

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Top 5 of the most famous Restaurants in Miraflores

Arguably, Lima has one of the best food scenes in the world. On the doorstep of Pariwana Hostel you have the bustling neighborhood of Miraflores with numerous restaurants to suit any budget. With so much to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to go first, so to make it easy for you I’ve shared my favorite Lima restaurants below.

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How to Get to a Professional Futbol (Soccer) Game in Lima

Futbol, or soccer, is the national sport of Peru so you can’t miss a game while you’re in town. I recently went to a game and found out the inside scoop on some of the teams, stadiums and how to get tickets.

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Three Unusual Museums to Visit in Majestic Cusco City

There are many unusual museums to visit when you are staying at Pariwana Hostel Cusco. Here is a look at three of the best. Learning about the area through your visits will make your adventurous backpacking trips to ancient sites even more enjoyable. The hostel’s friendly staff can advise you on planning your visits.

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The amazing wildlife of Islas Ballestas and Paracas exotic beaches

On your way from Ica to Lima, you can find the beautiful “poor man’s Galapagos” islands, called the Isla Ballestas. Only an hour from Ica, this trip can run you between S/.30 – S/. 50 soles. I paid S/.50 soles, including the boat ride to the islands. There is a hidden charge of 12 soles, which is a required tourist tax.

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Sandboarding in the wonderful Oasis of Huacachina

I had the pleasure of taking a little adventure to the beautiful oasis of Ica, called Huacachina. It’s on the way to Lima, from Cusco.

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Gocta! world’s tallest waterfalls

In the far north of Peru, backpackers have the choice of undertaking an exciting excursion to visit one of the world’s tallest waterfalls. Catarata Gocta has an interesting history.

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Best Tips to Use the Metropolitano

Lima is one of the biggest metropolitan centers on the continent. With over 8 million people, you really wonder how the heck everyone can go about every day in those crowded, loud minibuses.

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Trekking in Ancash

From Huaraz, there are many treks to consider, such as the Churup Lagoon. Visitors might opt to head north through the Callejon de Huaylas to Caraz to see Laguna de Paron, or perhaps they’ll opt for the drive across the park to pass the Lagunas Llanganuco.

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