Cruz Del Condor Viewpoint, Peru

One of the best places to see the Andean Condor flying majestically, is the Cruz del Condor viewpoint in Peru. This viewpoint, also called Mirador Cruz del Condor is up high at the top of the Colca Canyon and these huge birds fly really close by! Andean Condor Flying High So I know what you’re […]

Lake Sandoval in Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Earlier this year we headed out to experience Puerto Maldonado, Peru. We were looking for an Amazon jungle tour from Cusco, as we had decided to cancel going to Bolivia. After comparison of the costs of getting to Puerto Maldonado vs. Rurrenabaque, we decided on a Lake Sandoval lodge in Puerto Maldonado, which is just […]

Basilica de la Merced, Cusco

Cusco has many beautiful ornate old buildings and one of these is the Minor Basilica de la Merced, an old church and convent in Cusco located just one block away from Plaza de Armas. Many people spend a few days in Cusco acclimatizing to the elevation before they visit Machu Picchu. If you are looking for […]

Ballestas Islands, Peru

The Ballestas Islands is a set of small rocky islands off the coast of Paracas, Peru. We saw a dizzying number of birds, as well as sea lions, penguins, starfish and crabs and we thought it was totally worth it. They’re called the poor man’s Galapagos, because of the surprising amount of wildlife that call the […]