Tag Archives: Adventure Travel

Peru Hop Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As the name entails, Peru Hop is a hop-on, hop-off bus service operating within Peru and Bolivia.  It starts in Lima and ends in La Paz (or vice-versa) and they offer a variety of pass combinations to hit cities in between.  The service is geared towards travelers and backpackers looking to follow the notorious “Gringo Trail” while promising safety, flexibility, …

Cusco: 5 ways to pass the time before Machu Picchu

Cusco, the starting point for the famed Machu Picchu. The center of the universe, according to the Incas, and certainly the center of tourism in Peru. This city is both wonderful and exhausting, as almost everything in the downtown area is catered to tourism, and the exploitation thereof. Despite the constant calls of “Masaje!”, aggressive street painters all curiously named …