Machu Picchu Hikes

So you know Machu Picchu is on your list, but you need to know which treks include this great marvel within their package?This section lets you know, helping you decide your best route and treks 1.-Classic Inca Trail The classic Inca Trail is the most popular trek to Machu Picchu, which follows the original trails […]

Inca Trail Booking 2023

How to book Inca Trail 2023? You must book many months in advance to secure Inca Trail to Machu Picchu permit. The recommended time for early booking is 5-6 months, but it is possible that due to the difficult situation this year (Covid-19), it is assumed that interest in the Inca Trail 2023 will be […]

Raimbow Mountain and Red Valley

The hike to the Red Valley lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours, where also it is possible to be observed; picturesque mountains and beautiful valleys, llamas, alpacas, and almost always several vicuñas; you can also get magnificent views of the glaciers that make up the Ausangate, one of the highest mountains in Peru. Currently, the […]

Inca Trail Porters

ABOUT PORTERS Without dub, our porter’s welfare is crucial to Southern Peru Explorers’ values and philosophy. We understand that well-treated porters are essential to providing excellent service and ensuring you have a great trek. We always provide a piece of great quality equipment, uniforms, a fair and legal wage, and insurance for all our porters. […]

Inca Trail Altitude

INCA TRAI DISTANCE The entire 4-day Inca trail hike is 26 miles (42 km). However, the altitude at its highest point is 13,776 ft or 4200m, which can sometimes cause problems for hikers. For this reason, its recommendable to spend a few days in Cusco before hiking at high altitudes; this unforgettable experience THE HIKING […]

How To Treat Street Vendors

Since the popularization of Machu Picchu, Peru’s livelihood and fate has been forever linked to tourism. Millions come each year from all over the world to catch a glimpse of the wonder that is Machu Picchu, and they all, for the most part, have to pass through Cusco. Some stay just long enough to adjust […]

Inca Trinity

In Peru you will encounter quite a few snakes, pumas, and condors throughout your surroundings. From paintings, sculptures, and nazca lines, to souvenirs, restaurants and bars, these three holy inca symbols remain a respected part of culture and history. Learn a bit about the significance of each so you can understand their prevalence and appreciate […]

COST OF LIFE IN CUSCO

Cusco, Peru is one of the cheapest cities in South America to live. Consumer prices including the cost of rent are almost 50% less than in the United States, for example. As of March 2018, 1 USD is the equivalent of 3.27 Peruvian soles, and 1 Euro will get you 4.07 soles in Peru. Of […]

A COFFEE LOVER’S GUIDE TO CUSCO

If you’re like me, there is nothing that gets a day started better than a cup of coffee. In Europe or the USA, coffee cultures are highly unique. In New York, you might go to the same shop every day for the same drink. In Spain or Italy, you might have an espresso in the […]

ESSENTIAL AND PERUVIAN SPANISH

Don’t need to be a fluent Spanish speaker to visit Peru, but of course it is always a good idea to know a bit of the local language. A lot of people in Peru speak both Spanish and English, especially in touristic areas. At restaurants, you can speak either language and most likely be understood. […]