When you think of Peru the first thing to spring to mind is probably Machu Picchu, and whilst this is the trek of a lifetime, trust us when we say there is much more to discover here!
Peruvian cuisine continues its steady march towards world domination with diverse influences including Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
If you’re into adventures you’ll find zip lining, paragliding, sand boarding and rafting in abundance. Inca traditions and culture are celebrated in Peru making it the perfect place to brush up on South American history.
Here's a breakdown of all our costs from 142 days travel through 7 South American Countries....
Crazed South Americans swarmed around the boarding gate desk so we did the only thing we could. Went and got a beer and sat down.
Let me start by saying that hiking the Inca trail and visiting the ruins of Machu Picchu was, for me, the realisation of a dream that I had held from a very young age.
Six months ago when we booked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu we didn't have a clue what we were letting ourselves in for.
Trekking the Inca trail is not to be underestimated! You'll be battling with steep climbs, high altitude and long days that start before sunrise. Here's our top tips on how to survive the Inca trail hike: