Puerto Maldonado is the gateway to jungle gems like Tambopata National Reserve and Lago Sandoval, but most people pass through in a hurry, never getting the hang of the town and hating every minute of it.
Camana is a popular tourist destination, but not for most international backpackers. During the summer months of December through March Peruvians flock to this bustling south coast town, flooding downtown hotels and hostels, filling the beachfront accommodations and saturating the beachfront.
Many cities in Peru may lack a centralized public transit system with underground trains and covered bus stops, but to say that any city of size doesn’t have a public transit system at all would be a mistake.
I arrived in Cusco from Copacabana and thus had to cross the border between Bolivia and Peru. Our bus stopped at the border, 20 minute drive outside Copacabana and waited for us while we went into the Bolivian border check.
Peru is a great country to backpack in as it is rough, cutting edge and still very unexplored. Add to this the wild life, wonderful people and untouched nature and you have a summary of all the great things that make Peru so unbelievably great to travel.
As a diehard backpacker, you’re going to be searching out the best methods to visit the Peruvian rainforest. However, you’re going to want to think about cost above all, especially if you’re rolling on a particularly tight budget.
Peru is becoming increasingly popular as it has many great spots to visit. You see more and more hostel, camping grounds and other accommodations for travellers popping out of the ground in no-time. As a backpacker it is likely you will be staying in a range of different places to spend a night, usually with a lot of fellow travellers.
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, but definitely worth the effort.
Of course you have heard of it, and if you are travelling to Peru, you most likely want to see it, too. And if you are like most people, you probably have lots of questions about the best way to “do Machu Picchu”. Fear not, for here are some tips on the essentials to save you some money and maximize your enjoyment.
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.
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.
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!
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 Pariwana Hostel.
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.
A profound thank you to all the travelers who have rated and given us valuable feedback during the years. We work for our backpackers and continue commited to constantly improving our services while delivering a truly Peruvian product.
Hostelbookers.com handed their awards on March 1, 2013 to the best hostels in the world during 2012. Pariwana Cusco ranked #1 among hostels in South America with an overall rating of 95.1% during 2012. Similarly, Pariwana Hostel Lima remains at the top of its city ratings with an accumulated 93.0% since we opened in 2009.
This new award continues to highlight our focus to maintain a healthy balance between quality service and fun atmosphere. Pariwana Hostel Cusco has won previous awards as Best Hostel in Peru (2010) by Hostelworld.com and as 2nd Best Atmosphere Hostel in South America (2011). With this new prize, Pariwana Hostels wins its first regional award in the overall category.
Pariwana Hostels has established as a premium backpacking service in Peru. Thanks to our travelers, our team, and to all our followers in the social media.
We will continue working, and will soon bring news on our expansion plans.
Congratulations to all! Pariwana Hostel
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.