What to See and Do in Lima’s Bohemian Neighborhood of Barranco

Lima’s charming Barranco district has to be among the most eclectic, colorful, and vibrant locations in all of South America. Replete with shops, galleries, cafés, and parks, and bordering a section of the Circuito de Playas (Costa Verde) or “Beach Circuit,” Barranco is a great place to check out and spend a few days on your Peru trip. It’s...
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Ten Epic Ruins that Aren’t Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is among the most-visited destinations in South America, and for good reason. Built in the mid-fifteenth century and abandoned a century later, its superb architecture amidst a natural cloud forest setting thrills over 1,000,000 tourists every year.   The fact is Peru has an abundance of ruins, some equally intriguing and less well-trafficked then...
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What to Know About Our Porters’ Work Conditions and How We Compensate and Support Them

At Explorandes, we have striven since our inception to be fair and contribute in the most supportive ways possible way to the communities we operate in; providing not only jobs but excellent working conditions. In this blog, we’ll share the policies that pertain to our team of porters and their communities. Knowing these policies will...
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The Best Ceviche Spots in Lima

A trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without eating the flagship dish, ceviche. A staple to any Peruvian diet and a plate recognized around the world. Ceviche is a mix of raw fish that is ‘cooked’ in citrus juice and traditionally tossed with chili peppers and, most of the time served with some type of...
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Traveling With Children to Peru

There is nothing that brings a family closer together than experiencing the wonders of Peru’s vibrant cultures and nature together as a team. Bringing children to Peru exposes them to life on a new level. They see firsthand that there are other ways of life, and are exposed to different cultures, different languages, different ways...
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Tips to Know Before Trekking With Us

So you’ve planned for the experience of a lifetime: a trekking adventure in Peru! To make it easier for you to prepare yourself, this blog will acquaint you with some of the important points to note before you set out on your Peru hiking trip with us.  Here are some points to consider when preparing for your trip: ...
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Guide to Pastoruri Glacier

The Pastoruri Glacier is one of the last standing glaciers in a tropical region of South America. Unfortunately, it is retreating at such a pace that it technically cannot be defined as a glacier anymore as it is no longer building up ice during the winter. You can reach Pastoruri by means of Huaraz, the...
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How to Choose the Best Tour Operator

The desire to experience exotic places and cultures different from your own is intrinsic to the human experience. Every traveler enjoys seeing the world through the eyes of others and having their ideas about what life is like expanded. In recent decades, there has been much discussion about a type of tourism that comes to...
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Peruvian Desserts You Must Try

One of the most exciting aspects of traveling is indulging in the delicious food typical to that region. When traveling to Peru, one thing you’ll notice about Peruvians is that they love their sweets. There are bakeries, even in the smallest of towns, and chocolate and ice cream shops aplenty. In this blog, we will...
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