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Alternative view of Machu Picchu in Peru, Panoramic photo of ruins

How to Buy Machu Picchu Entrance Tickets

Just about every visitor to Peru is going to need to buy Machu Picchu entrance tickets. But with a government website that rarely works, and tickets not available for general sale at the entrance to Machu Picchu, just how do you
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Closure of the Urubamba Bridge in the Sacred Valley

Last week the news quickly spread that the Urubamba Bridge in the Sacred Valley located between Cusco and Machu Picchu had been closed to the public. The closure of was due to damage caused to the bridge when two heavy trucks
The Only Peru Guide

Do I need a visa for travel to Peru?

Generally speaking Peru welcomes foreign visitors with open arms, allowing the majority of tourists to stay for a maximum of up to 183 days without restriction. This long limit also encourages travellers to visit more of of the beautiful destinations in
The Only Peru Guide

5 Peru Travel Annoyances – Personal Safety

I never like to write bad things about Peru. For me, Peru it is a country of so much promise, great culture, incredible attractions and wonderful people. But, from time to time there are things which happen that put a dampener
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Peru Travel: 50 Fun Facts About Peru

I have lived in Peru for nearly 7 years now working hard in the Peru vacations industry, and I thought I knew quite a lot about the place, so I decided to do a little research into some of things I didn’t know
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Why Are Domestic Flights in Peru So Expensive?

Most people taking Peru vacations are probably going to require 2 or more domestic flights. Unless you want to sit on a bus for hours on end, trying to get a few winks of sleep whilst the bus navigates winding mountainous

Machu Picchu and Galapagos – Vacation Facts to Wet Your Appetite.

Are you thinking about travelling to South America for your next vacation but can’t quite decide where to go? Well there are many options to consider, after all this is a big continent comprising of 12 counties and a plethora of

Arequipa, Monastery de Santa Catalina and Mama Juanita, Readers Review

I only had one day in Arequipa, The White city, and decided to visit some Museums. Arequipa’s main square, Plaza de Armas, has beautiful white colonial buildings, is bustling with life and colour, and feels much brighter and fresher than the

Machu Picchu and Galapagos Tour Combined

Have you ever thought about combining the best of two South American destinations and creating a trip of a life time? Well many people do, and by far the most popular choice is combining Peru and Ecuador to create a Machu

Lima Tourist Attraction – The Huaca Huallamarca

If you are into archaeological sites and specifically ´huacas´(sacred burial temples), it is worth visiting the Huaca Huallamarca located in the heart of San Isidro, Lima. It dates back to the sixth century and was used initially by the Huallas. It