3-day‚Äč trek on the Inca Quarry Trail

During my visit to Peru back in October of 2017, I did a 3-day camping trip in the Andes Mountains with Intrepid Travel. There were only 3 other people in my group which was nice because we all got to know each other. We had two female guides, four porters, and several horses that carried…

My weekend in Cusco

I really wanted to visit South America, and after researching a few different countries I decided on Peru. I’d seen so many pictures of Machu Picchu and I wanted to check it out for myself. So off I went in October of 2017 for 10 days. Let me just say that Peru did not disappoint…

Guide to Rainbow Mountain Peru

The rainbow mountain of Peru is located in the Ausangate mountain region of the Andes. This area was only recently discovered by tourists in 2015 and the first guided tour began in 2016. Considered holy by the locals, some worship daily at the site and bring offerings to the gods. The peak elevation of rainbow mountain…

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a citadel set high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It was built by the Incas in the 15th century and remained unknown (except to locals) until 1911 when it was rediscovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham. There are many theories about its origin, but exactly why it was built remains a…