Note: This is day 4 of the 7 day trip to Manu National Park (← Back to Jungle Day 3 here) The alarm rings at 4:45am. Like every morning we wake up extremely early to get out when it is not so hot yet and the animals are more active. It rained and thunder-stormed all night … Continue reading Jungle Diary: Day 4
A visit to the world's most exclusive and remote outdoor mall and an introduction to jungle games
Note: This is day 2 of the 7 day trip to Manu National Park (← Back to Jungle Day 1 here) Quick Quinoa breakfast at 6am. Ready to leave at 6:30am. Only 5 minutes after we start driving from the lodge we reach a little city in the middle of the jungle. We are surprised how … Continue reading Jungle Diary: Day 2
Note: This is day 1 of the 7 day trip to Manu National Park We started the journey at 5:30am from Cusco where Alex, our guide and Santiago, our cook, pick us up in the hotel lobby. We drive by little villages with chuta bread bakeries and guineapig restaurants and enter Peruvian countryside of rolling hills … Continue reading Jungle Diary: Day 1
If you have 4 days to spare on your trip to Peru, squeeze in a trip to Arequipa and do the Colca Canyon trek. We absolutely loved the experience. Who should do the Colca Canyon trek? This is experience is totally for you if you want to get gradually acclimatized for your later visit to … Continue reading 2-day Hiking in the Colca Canyon – Review
Peru has a lot of herbs, fruits and ingredients completely unknown in other parts of the world. South America is of course also the origin of the potatoe, quinoa, corn or cacao beans. As a foodie you will love Peru and Lima. Here are some of the places we enjoyed immensely on our tour. ¡Buen provecho! … Continue reading Foodie paradise Lima: Where to eat?
The people you meet on your travels really make your vacation unique and memorable and can give you a personal opinion, view and flavor of the country. Who is Bernabe Bernabe was our guide for our 4-day Cachicata trek with Llama Path in Peru. Bernabe is originally from Calca, not far from Cusco. Like anyone growing … Continue reading Meet Bernabe: Guide for the Inca trail and other treks nearby
The people you meet on your travels really make your vacation unique and memorable and can give you a personal opinion, view and flavor of the country. Who is Alex Alex was our guide for 7 days for the 7D/6N Manu National Park / Reserved Zone trip in Peru. Originally from Puerto Maldonado and one … Continue reading Meet Alex: Hard-core Birdwatcher / Peruvian bird expert / Guide
1. Crawl out of your tent in the morning to see the clouds dancing 2. See the Milky Way at night. It's just the mountains, you and no light pollution. 3. Get to explore small Inca sites everywhere along your way completely on your own. Learn more about travelling to Machu Picchu. These may … Continue reading 3 Reasons why you should hike when visiting Machu Picchu?
Check the exact weather forecast for the month you are going; however it is likely to be hot, humid and with a fair number of mosquitos. For the time we went (beginning of May), we can recommend the list below. CLOTHES Prefer shirts and pants that are made from insect-shield material OR pre-impregnated with anti-bug … Continue reading Packing list for a 7 day Manu jungle trip