Category: Explorer’s Corner

A circular stone house weathered away in time at the Kuelap Fortress in Peru.

Kuelap Fortress: The Complete Visitor’s Guide

The pre-Inca ruins of Kuelap are unlike anywhere else. Discover all there is to know about this archaeological site in northern Peru, from its history to how to travel there!

A sea lion laying on its back in the Galapagos sand with rock formations in the distance.

The Ultimate Galapagos Packing List

Be prepared for your trip to the Galapagos Islands. Make sure to bring the items on this Galapagos packing list for a seamless, relaxing adventure!

Waves crashing against the expansive desert cliff coast of the Paracas National Reserve in Peru.

Paracas National Reserve Travel Guide

Stunning coastal scenery and diverse wildlife make the Paracas National Reserve an obligatory stop along Peru’s southern coast. Plan daily excursions or go exploring solo.

Dramatic snow covered peak covered with some clouds as viewed in the Sacred Valley in Peru.

Altitude Sickness in Peru: Symptoms and Treatment Tips

Planning a trip, but don’t want to get sick? Read our complete guide for dealing with altitude sickness in Peru. Learn what it is, symptoms, management strategies, and more.

View of Laguna 69, a clear blue and green lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and clear blue skies

Laguna 69: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Laguna 69 is one of the best Huaraz tours in Peru. Check out our Lake 69 hiking guide for insider tips on what to pack for the Laguna 69 trek, where to stay, and what to expect!

An outdoor Peruvian market. Stalls are selling alpaca scarves, hats, pompoms, and wall hangings.

What to Buy in Peru: The 25 Best Peruvian Souvenirs

Not sure what souvenirs to pick up during your Peru trip? Don’t worry! We’re here to help you decide what to buy in Peru with our list of the absolute best Peruvian souvenirs!

Machu Picchu ruins bathed in sunlight as a group of tourists overlook the ruins.

Machu Picchu Weather: The Best Times of Year to Visit

Find out everything you need to know about Machu Picchu Weather including average temperature by month, rainy season vs dry season, best time to visit and more.

White bowl filled with squares of dark Marana Peruvian Chocolate, one of the many brands in Peru that make chocolate bars

Peruvian Chocolate: The Ultimate Cacao Lover’s Guide

Browse this page to learn the history, growing regions, harvesting methods, traditional uses, workshops, brands and places to buy Peruvian Chocolate.

The winding Amazon River as seen from above Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos Travel Guide: How to Explore the Peruvian Amazon

Check out our complete Iquitos guide for the best hotels in Iquitos, what to pack, Iquitos weather, top restaurants, expert advice, and more!