5 Awesome Day Trips from Lima

5 Awesome Day Trips from Lima

Lima is the gateway to Peru for most visitors flying from overseas, and many of them overlook it it as they continue on to places like Machu Picchu. However, it’s well worth spending a few days in the area to explore the capital. While you’re there, if you...
Inca Rail vs. PeruRail: Picking the Best Train to Machu Picchu

Inca Rail vs. PeruRail: Picking the Best Train to Machu Picchu

When booking a train to Machu Picchu, you can choose from Inca Rail or Peru Rail. Each offers service to Aguas Calientes – the town just outside the ruins – with stops in Ollantaytambo and Cusco. On our trip, we rode Inca Rail from Ollantaytambo to Aguas...
Relax at the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes, Peru

Relax at the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes, Peru

Though Machu Picchu is its more famous attraction, the hot springs in Aguas Calientes are actually where the small town gets its name. We had some extra time during the day we spent there, so we were looking for other things to do in Aguas Calientes, Peru. Aside from...
Visit the Pre-Incan Ruins of Huaca Pucllana in Lima

Visit the Pre-Incan Ruins of Huaca Pucllana in Lima

The Huaca Pucllana ruins in Lima’s Miraflores district are a fascinating historic site. Though many visitors to Peru have a visit to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, the Huaca Pucllana pyramid was constructed by a civilization that predated even the Incas. It...