3 New Lima Hotels You Should Know About

Whether you start or end your Peru trip with an overnight or two in Lima, where you stay can make or break your experience in Peru’s capital city. That’s why we’re calling attention to three new Explorandes-approved hotels in Lima, Peru, all of which are nestled in the heart of Miraflores, an upscale suburban corner...
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Top 3 Lima Restaurants + 3 New Peruvian Restaurants in Lima to Try

We could try to pare down our entire Lima office’s Lima restaurant recommendations into one succinct three-restaurant list, but that would likely result in some pretty heated in fighting. So, we’ve looked instead to an objective outside source for this list of the best restaurants in Lima. Summum is a Peruvian gastronomic contest that annually...
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The Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu: 4-Day vs. 5-Day

The Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu is notorious for its isolated and off-the-beaten-path feel. Along its roving route through the Andes, you’ll find quaint mountain villages, forgotten Inca ruins, and spectacular nature at every twist and turn in the trail. But which trek length and style is better suited for your tour of Peru? We’ll...
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How Authentic is the Lares Community Trek?

If frequently sharing meals with remote Andean communities, following original Inca trails, and taking in lakeside views surrounded by native flora and fauna is your definition of authentic, then the Lares Community Trek is as authentic as treks in Peru come. But exactly how authentic is it? We’ll paint you a very detailed picture. Read...
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Top 3 Adventures in Perú for conecting with nature

Trekking: 5 days and 4 nights in the Hidden Valleys of Mt. Salkantay A new alternative for trekking alongside Salkantay Mountain that takes you off the beaten path. This trek has been developed by Explorandes with the aim of offering our travellers the option of staying away from the crowds while trekking in Cusco and...
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Cultural Activities with a positive impact in Cusco!

The Andean culture has a lot of amazing traditions and techniques that involve weaving, farming, cooking, and building. There is nothing better than learning these traditions firsthand from the comuneros (community members) who are still using them in their daily life. In this post we will introduce you to 2 outdoor centers that offer amazing...
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Trekking Huaraz: A Guide To the Best Treks of “The Peruvian Switzerland”

Huaraz is nicknamed the “Switzerland of Peru” mostly because of its always visible snow-capped Andean peaks that can be viewed from the city center. At 10,000 feet above sea level already, you can expect that any day hike or trek into the city’s surrounding mountains will surely test how well your body handles high altitude....
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4 Must-Try Peru Adventures on the Coast

Perhaps your mind is hard set on a Machu Picchu trek or some other more expected Peru adventure, but have you considered some of your other adventure travel options in Peru? For example, think of all of the adventures that await on Peru’s 2,414-kilometer coastline, from paragliding off Lima’s Pacific cliffsides to surfing Mancora’s fabled...
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Everything You Need To Know About the Huayhuash Trek

Have you ever watched the adventure film Touching the Void? If so, you’re already familiar with the knife-edge peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash. This impressive Peruvian mountain range situated outside of Huaraz is home to seven of Peru’s highest peaks, all of which are over 6,000 meters tall. Mountaineers literally drool over these landscapes and...
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