As the van ascended the steep road through picturesque villages perched on the side of one of the mountains overlooking the Sacred Valley in Peru I realised I had never reached this altitude before (except in a plane). I was about 3,500m above sea level,...

Machu Picchu is the most popular site visited in Peru and as soon as you capture your first glimpse of the vast citadel you can see why. Over the years with the growing popularity of Machu Picchu many options to get to the site have...

For a unique way to experience South America consider taking a first class or luxury train ride in Ecuador or Peru. From short trips to 4 day itineraries, travelling by train is comfortable and a great way to see the diversity of these countries....

As with many wildlife destinations, to have the best chance of some incredible encounters you often need to go a little further off the beaten path to reach places less affected by human presence. Manu is no exception to this rule....

Lares is a small town located to the north of the celebrated ‘Sacred Valley of the Incas’, in a region less visited than other areas. Only recently has the road from Cuzco been paved and new and comfortable lodges built to offer easier access into...

This trek is dominated by the mesmerisingly beautiful, snow-capped peak of Mount Salkantay, all 6,264m of her.  The trail takes you over glacial moraine and crosses the unforgettable Incachiriaska Pass (4,950m), Salkantay towering above before joining the ‘main’ Inca Trail and continuing towards Machu Picchu....

Excited anticipation was enough to get us up for our early pick-up from the hotel by Leo, the widely-smiling Peruvian trekking guide accompanying us on the short trek – just one day – that would give us a small taste of the famous Inca Trail...

No matter where you are in the world a meal made from home grown produce, prepared by an experienced cook to traditional recipes, eaten in a typical restaurant and accompanied by a local wine is a lovely way to immerse yourself in a culture. ...