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.
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!
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.
From Pariwana Cusco hostel, you’re close to everything in Cusco. It’s really redundant to point that out, because once you get there, you’ll see for yourself that Pariwana’s Meson de las Estrellas is a quaint street connecting to Plaza San Francisco.
Pariwana Cusco’s bar is a great place to socialize and meet other adventurous backpackers traveling through South America and Peru. The artwork is big and dominating, and the tables are large, not unlike the tables you might find at a German beer fest.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.