Peru has a very limited train network, but the lines that do exist offer a great alternative to domestic flights and long-distance buses. Tourists can travel with PeruRail throughout the year, but the wet season can bring mudslides that may shut down services. Due to this problem, Ferrocarril Central Andino offers services exclusively during the [...]
Category: Suggested Itineraries
January 10, 2012
Peru’s year-long celebration spectacular marking the 100th anniversary of archaeologist Hiram Bingham’s “rediscovery” of Machu Picchu is finally over. Laser light shows, live music, and other events have drawn unprecedented attention to the Incas’ amazing lost city, forcing national park administrators to consider increasing the number of visitors from 2500 to 4400 per day. That’s great news for folks worried about being turned away at the park entrance, not so much for those who prefer to commune with history well away from the crowds.
September 20, 2011
The Peruvian Amazon is one of the most best kept secrets for travelers interested in visiting the rainforest. The melodies of Peru‘s Madre de Dios wilderness are sung by scores of frogs and more than 1000 species of birds, a symphonic soundtrack perfect for the world’s most biologically diverse region.