7 Things We Loved About Arequipa, The Most Underrated City in Peru

While we were planning our Peru itinerary, we thought of Arequipa as merely a base before and after our hiking trip to Colca Canyon (one of the deepest canyons in the world). How wrong we were! After spending 5 days in Arequipa, we were stunned by its beauty, energy and cultural heritage, and it quickly became one of our most favorite cities in South America. Here are some things we loved about Arequipa, the most underrated city in Peru. Volcano…
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Most Romantic Destinations for Couples Backpacking in South America

South America has some of the most romantic destinations in the world, especially for those adventure & nature lovers. During our 4-month backpacking trip in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia, we visited a few places that really stood out as the perfect getaway for couples – whether it’s for the breathtaking views, the stunning architecture or the laid-back atmosphere. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are my top 5 most romantic destinations for those backpacking as a couple in South…
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A Unique Homestay on Peru’s Lake Titicaca

Uros Islands are one of the most popular attractions on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. Most travelers choose to go on a full-day boat tour to Uros, Amantani and Taquile islands, but did you know that you can also book a homestay with a local family through Airbnb? On this post, we share our 2-day homestay experience in Uros – our honest thoughts and what to expect in terms of activities, interaction with the host family, accommodation facilities and…
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9 things to know before hiking Peru’s Colca Canyon without a tour

Hiking the Colca Canyon was definitely not on our original itinerary in Peru. Frankly, because we had never heard of it! But as we got to planning our Arequipa stay, the prospect of dramatic scenery, Andean condors and a physical challenge became quite appealing. We completed a self-guided 3 day trip and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (minus the muscle pain in the days that followed). If you enjoy hiking and beautiful countryside then coming to Colca Canyon should not disappoint! Here…
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