A pile of Peruvian 100 soles bills on a table.

Tipping in Peru: Who to Tip and How Much

Learn about the proper tipping etiquette in Peru with our helpful guide.

Snow-capped peaks across a green valley with blue skies along the Salkantay trek.

Inca Trail Alternatives: 6 Scenic Andean Treks

If the Inca Trail is sold out or you prefer trekking along remote trails, these 6 Inca Trail alternatives are incredible trekking options in the majestic Andes Mountains of Cusco.

A slice of crema volteada, a classic Peruvian dessert

15 Peruvian Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Do you have a love for sweets and Peruvian cuisine? Check out my top 15 picks for the most popular Peruvian desserts!

Aerial view of the Maras Salt Mines

Maras Salt Mines: Visiting the Salineras de Maras

Discover the fascinating Maras Salt Mines in Cusco. Learn more about the Salineras de Maras, including their history, how to get there, when to go and more!

Three women in colorful traditional clothing at the Virgen de la Candelaria Festival in Puno.

Peru Spotlight: UNESCO recognizes Puno Candelaria festivities

Bragging rights go to the Puno Candelaria, a huge festivity that was named a piece of Peru’s intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO.

Panoramic view of the multi-colored Rainbow Mountain and the nearby Red Valley in Cusco.

Explore Peru: What to do and Where to do it

Gearing up to explore Peru? Get the insider’s “been there, done that” guide on what to do and where to do it.

The Biblioteca Nacional in Peru and a note of 100 soles, the Peruvian national currency.

Money in Peru: All About Peruvian Currency

Learn everything you need to know about Peru’s currency, the nuevo sol, and read some useful tips for using money in Peru, including where to withdraw or exchange money.

View of Cotahuasi Canyon, the Deepest Canyon in the World

Cotahuasi Canyon: Explore The World’s Deepest Canyon

Learn everything there is to know about the spectacular Cotahuasi Canyon in Southern Peru, the deepest canyon in the world.

neon sign that says eat what makes you happy against a red brick wall

The 5 Best Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Lima

Calling all veggies! If you think fresh, organic, and delicious vegetarian restaurants are hard to come by in Lima, think again!