Colours of Peru – Chimu Adventures

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Be amazed by the archaeological marvel that is Machu Picchu, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, meet Quechua speaking locals on Lake Titicaca and sample some of the delicacies that Cuzco has to offer on this comprehensive small group tour of Peru. This 14-day itinerary starts exploring the history of the…

Read on

Sacred Valley Explora

Friday, January 10, 2020

We arrived into Cusco in the late afternoon.  As always in this part of the world the descent in through the Andes mountain range was spectacular.  Cusco itself looked from the air just like a large town, quaint and pretty.  We were heading about a 1.5hour drive away from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.  By…

Read on

Iconic Machu Picchu

Thursday, October 10, 2019

This was a ‘life list’ trip for me and one I had never thought I’d get to at this time in my life.  To say I was blown away by Peru in general is an understatement.  It is simply beautiful no matter where you look.  Surrounded by the Andes, green rolling hills, quaint brooks and…

Read on

A Special Visit To Sacred Valley

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The views of the Andes from the plane window were incredible as we came into land in Cusco, the ancient Inca Capital 3400m above sea level.  Surrounded by mountain peaks and clouds, Cusco is truly unique.  At the airport we were greeted by our Mountain Lodges host and transported to El Mercardo Hotel. On arrival we…

Read on

Luxury And Adventure In The Amazon 

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Amazon is a destination that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. The tropical jungle, unique wildlife and the mighty Amazon itself is enough to get me excited, not to mention the element of exotic adventure and a hint of danger, the Amazon has it all. Flying into the small town…

Read on

Experience Boho in Lima at Hotel B

Monday, February 4, 2019

In the quirky neighbourhood of Barranco in Lima I stayed in the delightful Hotel B, which is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux. The neighbourhood itself has a strong Bohemian vibe with the coolest bars and restaurants and outstanding galleries. Right across the road from Hotel B is Lucia de la Puente Gallery which…

Read on

The Sanctuary of Inkaterra

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The train journey to Aguas Calientes from Ollantaytambo was a highlight in itself as we wove our way through the mountains catching glimpses of the Classic Inca Trail and the folks hiking to Machu Picchu, the ancient Lost City of the Incas.  The scenery was ever changing  with spectacular views across the gorges  and snow…

Read on

A Day Exploring Machu Picchu

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Armed only with my iPhone, surprisingly this picture came out fantastically well. We were on a whistle stop tour through Peru’s many attractions, with our cruise ship waiting for us at the port in Lima. Despite the fact that we were a little tight on time, it didn’t dampen the grandeur and complex majesty of…

Read on

Piranha Anyone?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Piranha anyone? I thought it was only in cartoons that there were piranha infested waters but here in the dry season the water was alive with them! We were trying to fish for them using a line and small hook and of all things to use as bait we used piranha meat! Now along with…

Read on