Peru

Tips and Articles in Peru

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...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...
After working his way up from high-school camper to CEO of the Boulder Outdoor Survival School, adventure-travel guru Josh Bernstein is now launching a new show—Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein—on the Discovery Channel this month. Whether to S...
Until recently, a visit to Peru’s Sacred Valley required a grueling five-day trek. Now, Peruvian ecotourism company Inkaterra has made the journey easier by opening two villas along the route. The guest rooms at Villa Sonia and Villa Berta are dec...
For centuries, 3,200-square-mile Lake Titicaca, which straddles the Peru-Bolivia border at the dizzying height of 12,500 feet, has been a cradle of Andean civilization: situated in the Altiplano, it is the mythical birthplace of the Incas and home...
In an informal poll, we asked women travelers to tell us about their concerns when they're on the road on their own, and the places around the globe they find the most appealing—despite the risks. We then consulted Travel + Leisure A-List agents a...
Everest, Denali, K2—the very names of these mountains command awe and respect, both from mountaineers who brave the elements to reach their summits and from armchair travelers who are less compelled to try. Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest f...
Where do adventure travel, philanthropy, and 700-thread-count sheets meet?Lots of unexpected—and beautiful—places, thanks to the new alliance between Abercrombie & Kent and the Nature Conservancy. A&K donates a portion of the proceeds from each ...
High in the Andes mountains between 12,000 and 16,000 feet lies the altiplano, a region of dry bunchgrass and ice-fed bogs called bofedales, a land that freezes during pure starry nights and thaws slowly beneath the close sun. In the crystalline a...
See our slideshow of 20 Life-Changing Trips. Some travel to change their lives, others the world. But, a truly transformative trip has the power to do both. Just ask Claire Russo, who last year spent her holiday vacation with Habitat for Humanity...
The haciendas of South America are a varied lot. In Chile, travelers can sip a local Cabernet while staying at a 19th-century winery; farther north, llama farms are more common. At the cattle ranches of Argentina, where haciendas are known as esta...
Lima sprouts from the arid Atacama Desert, which, seen in the morning light, is a vast brown expanse tinted with pink. I look through the window of the plane as it slices through the thin layer of mist and touches down at Jorge Chávez Inte...