Rural Community Tourism in Peru

Condor Travel has helped implement a community-based rural tourism project in Andean communities. Read more about it here: SustainableTrip.org Blog. Advertisements

The PachaMama Project – Update

The PachaMama Project is launching today! Way back during our South American adventures, we not only discovered the amazing lands and people of this stunning continent, but we also got to know a bit about their arts, culture and traditions. That’s where the idea of our new venture The PachaMama Project started. Pachamama is the … Continue reading

Amazon Adventure Part I

The word Amazon conjures in the imagination wildly primitive, exotic images – lush, dense tropical forests, steamy days bathing in wide anaconda infested rivers, grass huts, exotic foods, colourful and diverse wildlife, and some of the most preserved indigenous civilizations on the face of our planet. Those images are spot on! The Amazon is one … Continue reading

Exploring the Ancient Adobe City of Chan Chan

In northern Peru, half way between the Pacific Coast and Trujillo is the largest pre-Colombian adobe city in the world, Chan Chan. The city, which dates back to approximately 850 A.D, was the administrative, religious and political capital of the Chimu State. At its height the city covered more than 20 km of sacred and … Continue reading

R’n’R in Huanchaco on Peru’s Tranquil North Coast

Two weeks in Lima left us pretty exhausted from the never-ceasing tooting traffic, crazy standing bus rides in mini vans fit for gnomes and the fact that we always had to have our wits about us for security reasons. What was needed next was a good rest by the beach. So we did just that … Continue reading

Long Lazy Days and Luminous Landscapes in Lively Lima

Lima, the capital of Peru is immense. That was my first impression. My second was concentrated on the sights and sounds that cram the streets of this crazy South American city. Culturally hovering somewhere in between the US and Latin America, Lima is something else. Our first week was spent in ‘gringo heaven’ Miraflores, hosted … Continue reading

Rural Tourism In Peru – Visiting the Indigenous Towns of Pisac and Chinchero

Peru’s Sacred Valley is an offbeat traveller’s nightmare. Everywhere you look it is aimed at tourism, and often overrun by tourists and expats. In fact, there are few places in Peru untouched by the tourist footprint. Deep in the Peruvian Amazon there still exist indigenous communities that live like they have done for thousands of … Continue reading

Paying for Principles: Ethical Trekking along the Inca Trail

Ever wondered why most Inca Trail treks are so expensive? A standard trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the biggest expenses to fork out for a lot of travellers to South America, but what most people don’t know is where their money goes. Andean Travel Web has provided a helpful … Continue reading

Lost Worlds and Jungle Tracks: Trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail have been on my ‘must see’ list for as long as I can remember. So as soon as we had a vague idea when we would arrive in Peru, we booked ourselves on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Cusco-based company Peru Treks. It’s not permitted to go … Continue reading

From Bean to Bar – Organic Chocolate-Making Workshop in Cusco

Travelling in a foreign country it’s always good to try the local produce. When it comes to delicious local produce, what’s better than chocolate? Nothing, it seems. Apparently the Aztecs, Mayans, Spanish, Irish and Dutch thought so too. All the better when it helps local farmers. I’ve always wanted to learn more about cocoa and the … Continue reading

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