Peru

Tips and Articles in Peru

America's drug of choice?Adrenaline. Last year 300,000 Americans went skydiving, 500,000 went bungee jumping, and more than 4 million went white-water rafting. And that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. All told, some 45 million Americans ...
. . . from the SouthwestDon Imus, radio personality "My brother and I were taking pictures for our new book, Two Guys Four Corners [Villard]. Ever since we got interested in photography, we've been shooting beautiful areas -- Canyon de Chelly, Me...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Pristine Forests. Forests face an age-old problem: they’re worth more dead than alive. For thousands of years humans have slashed and burned their way through millions of acres of wilderness, turning it into ...
Travelers to southern Peru are getting a much-needed breath of fresh air: in an effort to eliminate symptoms of altitude sickness, Hotel Monasterio, an Orient-Express Hotels property in Cuzco, has become the first hotel in the world to pipe oxygen...
We've received scores of questions on volunteer travel—here, some answers, plus firsthand accounts from three families who headed out, pitched in, and returned home with a renewed sense of purpose. And isn't that what you really want from a vacati...
Orient-Express is gaining some wings and gathering steam. Driven by reductions in first-class air service and by the demand for shorter, multiple-destination itineraries, the luxury-travel group has just launched its Private Jet Experience. Regula...
The discovery of an elaborate necropolis of 13 tombs in northwestern Peru "was like the discovery of King Tut," says Walter Alva, head archaeologist and director of El Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán. The new bright red, pyramid-shaped museum display...
During its 349 years on the Plaza de Armas, Cuzco Cathedral—the acre-square, three-churches-in-one, treasure-filled Baroque marvel built on the site of an Incan palace—has withstood its fair share of earthquakes. But a cupola-cracking 5.3 on the R...
I'm considering a summer trip to Peru, including some trekking. How crowded is it on the Inca Trail?—D.B., Windsor, Ont. Solitude is unlikely during the May-to-September dry season. The number of hikers on the trail, an ancient 20-mile highway th...
There’s a big reward waiting when you decide to slow down—you can finally go on those trips you’ve always dreamed of, without having to worry about a too-small allotment of vacation days. Whether you want to explore never-inhabited corners of the ...
La Casona Inkaterra, Cuzco Location A block from the historic Plaza de Armas, the latest carbon-neutral property from Peruvian hotel group Inkaterra is secreted behind a massive green door on tiny Plazuela Las Nazarenas, which it shares with the...
See our slideshow of 10 Do-It-Yourself Digs. Hands dirty, his shovel blade in the soft earth of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Carl Schweser dug in, brushed away some earth, and came face-to-face with a mummy. Not the Hollywood kind, but a real, long-go...
The Trip Culinary excursion in Croatia and Sarajevo Highlights Learn to cook polenta-and-cheese with a native family in Lukomir, the highest village in Sarajevo. At a farm near Capljina, Bosnia, view the relics of the Austro-Hungarian empire. E...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations and old-fashioned manners, seeking out comfort and serenity and quiet. What’s old is new again ...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours. The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert. Below you, flat expanses of dry, brown earth extend in every direction, punctuated only by twisti...