Think of the world’s top surfing spots and you likely think of catching waves in Hawaii or tackling the point breaks along Australia’s west coast, but don’t be so quick to leave your board behind if you’re heading to Peru. With over 2,000km of Pacific coastline blessed with consistent surf and a variety of point and reef breaks, Peru is a year-round destination for surf enthusiasts. Whether you’re seeking out a monster wave or want to learn some boarding basics – here’s the lowdown on Peru’s best surf spots.
The UNESCO-listed ‘White City’ of Arequipa might not get as much attention as Cuzco and Lima, but the region’s dramatic canyons and volcanic peaks still rank high among Peru’s natural attractions. Many visitors use the city as a launchpad for multi-day treks in the surrounding countryside or excursions into the Arequipa desert, but if you’d to stay in town, there are also plenty of options for day trips from Arequipa.
Lima is a sprawling city. So sprawling, in fact, that after almost a week in Peru’s capital I had yet to step foot downtown. I set off to reverse that oversight with the Small Group Lima Discovery Walking Tour, which compacts all of the historic center’s highlights into one sightseeing-packed morning. However, as my cab [...]
As an authorized professional tour guide based in Northern Peru, Patricia Valenzuela offers private, custom-designed tours to some of the country’s richest archaeological sites. “Enlightening, Enthusiastic and Enjoyable Tours” is Patricia’s slogan, and she strives to assure that all of her services maintain the high standard of quality that have always characterized her work in [...]
For two budget backpackers in Peru, a big night out usually consists of a free city walking tour followed by happy hour beers back at the hostel. So you can imagine our excitement at a true indulgence with the tour Experience Lima: An Evening at the Larco Museum with Dinner. After scouring our packs for [...]
There’s nothing more satisfying than approaching Machu Picchu on your own two feet. This is why treks to Machu Picchu have become so popular in recent years. In addition to the classic Inca Trail, which often books up months in advance, there are also a number of alternative trails, many of which follow ancient roads once used by the Inca. These hikes are available in multiple variations and can be tailored to meet a particular fitness level. Here are some of the most popular treks to Machu Picchu.