Category: Explorer’s Corner

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

Paracas National Reserve: Complete 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-green lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and clear blue skies

Laguna 69: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Laguna 69 is one of the best hikes in Huaraz. 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.

The 25 Best Peruvian Souvenirs: What to Buy in Peru

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: What to Know Before You Go

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 Chocolate, one of many chocolate brands in Peru

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!

A white car driving along a dirt road through the barren Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve.

Visiting the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve

Discover the natural wonders of Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve with our travel guide. Get the scoop on adventure excursions, where to get the best views, and more.

Colca Canyon Trek: Routes, Trail Info, and Tips

A guide to trekking routes in Colca Canyon, trail information, guided versus self-guided adventures, when to go and more.