Before You Go

Things you need to know or do before going to Peru, including travel planning, packing, visas, vaccinations and more….

El Misti: How to Conquer The Iconic Arequipa Volcano

Arequipa Volcano With Church

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).

Chachapoyas: Discover Peru’s Best Kept Secret

Gocta Waterfall in Chachapoyas Peru

Most people are familiar with the well-trodden gringo trail, but have you heard of Chachapoyas. This town in the Amazonas region of northern Peru is an amazing off-the-beaten-track destination for tourists and truly Peru’s best kept secret. Don’t miss out on Chachapoyas’s amazing attractions!

Máncora: Peru’s Hidden Surfing Paradise!

Beach mancora at night sunset man paddling

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!

Cusco To Uyuni Made Easy: How to Get to the Bolivian Salt Flats

Group of travelers jumping at Bolivian salt flats after journey from Cusco to Uyuni

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.