Ica, Paracas, and Nazca: A 3-Day Trip You’ll Never Forget

The Ica, Paracas, and Nazca 3-day itinerary is any adventure traveler’s dream trifecta. Imagine sand dunes as tall as multi-story buildings, wildlife-rich waters to navigate by boat, and ancient geoglyphs best viewed from the seat of a 6-seater propeller plane. It’s a Peru travel experience that combines the thrills of any adventure tour with natural...
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Everything You Need to Know About Puno’s Floating Islands

Puno’s floating islands are a draw for many travelers to Peru. Numbering at around 62 floating reed islands, this man-made archipelago in Lake Titicaca is brimming with thousand-year-old history and a fascinating culture. The strange experience of stepping off the boat and onto one of these inhabited reed-cushioned islands is one that will stick with...
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7 Peru Adventure Tours Worth Traveling Solo For

Whether you’re traveling solo by choice or because your adventure travel buddies bailed on you, trekking Peru on one of our fixed departure tours is the ultimate adventure to embark on solo. Not only will you meet like-minded adventurers from around the globe but you’ll have a chance to reconnect with yourself in some of...
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5 Lima Restaurants You Should Try

Lima is known for its dining scene and the world-class chefs who bring it all to life. But, sifting through the countless dining options in Lima can be incredibly overwhelming. Fortunately, we’ve done the sifting for you (we’re a tour operator in Lima, after all!). Here are Explorandes’ picks for the top 5 Lima restaurants...
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3 Top Things To Do in Cusco

The list of things to do in Cusco can be overwhelmingly long for some. Scout the web and you’ll find varying lists of where to eat, what to see, and what to do, often conflicting and offering up far too many options for your short pass through the city. That’s why we’ve created this list...
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Trekking Peru: 4 Can’t Miss Hikes and Treks Along the Qhapaq Ñan

There are far more Inca Trail hikes and treks in Peru than the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. In this blog post, we share four alternative hikes and treks that follow portions of the Qhapaq Ñan, of which the Inca Trail is just one. So, if trekking Peru is on your adventure travel bucket...
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Trek Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu?

The age-old question: Should I trek Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain? Both of these Machu Picchu treks are located within the Machu Picchu complex and require a special ticket to climb, meaning this is one travel decision you will have to make long in advance of your Machu Picchu tour. In this blog...
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Peru’s Most Colorful Andes Treks

Embark on an Andes trek and discover a show of beauty only Mother Nature could deliver. There are vivid green valleys laced with pools of water so clear they’re like mirrors to the sky above. Find turquoise lagoons made even more beautiful by the soaring glacial peaks that rise above them. Ascend mountains striped with...
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The Best Cusco Hotels for Every Travel Budget

Spending a few days in the ancient Inca city of Cusco, Peru is on most travelers’ bucket lists. Having a comfortable and restorative place to rest your head while there is nearly as important as choosing the right tour operator. We get it. That’s why we’ve pulled together this list of the best hotels in...
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