Some questions hover around like hummingbirds, quietly floating in the background or flapping frenziedly to the fore. “Is Machu Picchu closing?” is one such question.
The most prominant feature of the landscape of Arequipa is undoubtedly the surrounding volcanoes (Misti, Mount Chachani and Pichu Pichu Peak). The most well-known Arequipa volcano is Misti, which sits at 5,825m above sea level, in between Mount Chachani (6,075m) and Pichu Pichu Peak (5,669m). ‘El Misti’ comes from the Quechua language, meaning ‘The Gentleman.’ All three mountains lie northeast of Arequipa and are usually visible throughout the entire year but are particularly visible in the winter months (May-November).
Máncora is famous for its beautiful beaches and big waves meaning this formerly quiet town has become a surfer’s paradise and a popular destination for enthusiasts of the adrenaline-fueled sport. Whether it’s a surfing weekend away you seek or some me-time at the beach, Máncora really is the place to be in Peru!
For many exploring the wonders of South America, the journey from Cusco to Uyuni is a rite of passage for those coming to the end of their adventure in Peru, and beginning a new one in the country of Bolivia. Travelers have several options to choose from when deciding what method of transport to take across the border.