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INCA TRAIL

08

Feb
2019
INCA TRAIL REGULATIONS AND PERMITS
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /3940
Due to its popularity, the Inca Trail has to be heavily regulated over concerns of erosion. The government in Peru has really stepped up to conserve and preserve the historic trail so that future generations can continue to experience and enjoy its awe and beauty. Unfortunately, strict regulations haven’t always been in place. Damage was […]
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19

Jun
2018
Prepare for your Trip to Peru
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /10800
How do I handle money? Is it safe? Can I drink the water? Do I need any vaccinations? Make sure you know the answers to these and more FAQs about visiting Peru BEFORE you embark on your journey. While you’re getting prepared and making last minute check lists, be sure to book your visit to […]
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ceviche peruano

11

May
2016
Food in Peru
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /11930

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11

May
2016
Holidays in Peru
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /6010

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11

May
2016
What to Expect When Arriving to Cusco
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1490
Leaving The Airport Okay, you’ve disembarked your flight, passed through immigrations, and collected your bag. You have some leftover currency from home and a credit card, but no soles (the local currency of Peru). Your hostel is booked and you know the address, but that’s it. You know some basic Spanish, but not enough to […]
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11

May
2016
Altitude sickness in Cusco
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1520
If you are planning a trip to Cusco, Peru chances are you’ve heard of the high altitude and risk altitude sickness. If you come from low altitude areas closer to sea level, you may experience what is called altitude sickness, mountain sickness, or sorroche by Peruvians. Changes in elevation affect different people in different ways, […]
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11

May
2016
5 Exotic Drinks You HAVE to Try on Your Trip To Peru
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /890
The culture of Peru is packed to the brim with diversity, and you will likely have no shortage of unique experiences. From the food to the music and the incredible natural beauty, you won’t have to wait for very long to try something new. For the millions who visit Peru every year, one of the […]
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11

May
2016
10 Crops That are More Delicious in Peru
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1500
In the Andes regions of Peru there is a plethora of incredible and delicious crops that you have to try to believe they actually taste better. In no particular order, these 10 crops come from some of the finest farms, usually free from chemical pesticides and GMOs that many other farmers across the world insist […]
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11

May
2016
Essential and Peruvian Spanish
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /890
You 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 […]
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11

May
2016
A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Cusco
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /930
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 […]
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11

May
2016
Cost of Life in Cusco
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1460
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 […]
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11

May
2016
How is Cusco as a Destination for Digital Nomads?
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /930
The world is getting smaller every day, thanks to the technology we have. Most people dream of travel, of visiting faraway places and exploring new cultures. But alas, duty calls, and our travel dreams are often crushed by the reality of 9-5 work. That 2 weeks of vacation per year just isn’t enough. But what […]
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11

May
2016
How To Treat Street Vendors
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1450
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 […]
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11

May
2016
The Inca Trinity
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1540
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 […]
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11

May
2016
Cusco Bucket List
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /990
This little town tucked away in the Andes Mountains is so much more than the way stop to Machu Picchu. Make sure you give yourself some time in this beautiful and culturally-rich city before you see the Inca citadel you came here for. With so many opportunities to learn more about the history, experience the […]
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11

May
2016
Do It Like A Local: Negotiating and Haggling
Posted by: southernPERUexplorers /1530
Most people don’t consider that they might get ripped off doing simple day to day things. When you don’t know the normal prices and are actively converting Soles to Dollars or Euros during every transaction, things can get out of control quickly. Locals are quick to take advantage, and if you’re not careful, you can […]
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