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Frazer x 2 - Northern Peru Archaeology Tour Review

Frazer x 2 - Northern Peru Archaeology Tour Review

Read the comments from an epic tour of Northern Peru’s archaeological hotspots.

  • In company of expert driver-guide, Ronald Watger.

  • Included Huaraz, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas & Cajamarca.

‘Mike and I had a truly wonderful trip round northern Peru …

Girczyc-Blum - Patagonia & Santiago Testimonial

Girczyc-Blum - Patagonia & Santiago Testimonial

This is a review of a nine-day itinerary, starting in Calafate, Argentina and ending in Santiago de Chile, taking in El Chalten, Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine along the way.

Amazon Cuisine - Juanes

Amazon Cuisine - Juanes

Juanes is a traditional dish widely consumed throughout the Peruvian Amazon, especially the High Amazon

It is designed for travelling: pre-cooked food that is wrapped in a leaf, normally from the endemic Cachibou tree (Calathea lutea) - known locally as bijao - which acts as a picnic box for the contents. The leaf also infuses the food with a subtle, but distinctive flavour. 

Pitts & Rollo - Chile & Argentina Testimonial

Pitts & Rollo - Chile & Argentina Testimonial

The itinerary was very well designed and we had a fabulous time. We were blown away by Patagonia and want to return there.

Overall summary – wonderful holiday. 10 out of 10! Thank you!

11 Best Amazon Experiences

11 Best Amazon Experiences

Here at PeruNorth, we have had the very good fortune to have visited the Amazon region a number of times, and at a number of different points. With this background, we have put together the experiences that have stood out in the memory, and make us want to go back for more. 

Inca Kola - Peru's Marmite

Inca Kola - Peru's Marmite

It was not until 1935, the year of Lima's 400th anniversary, that Lindley created a carbonated soft drink based on the native plant Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora). This was given the name Inca Kola and launched with the strapline 'Solo hay una y no se parece a ninguna'  (There is only one, and it’s unlike any other).

Southern Peru & Bolivian Titicaca: A Photo Journal

Southern Peru & Bolivian Titicaca: A Photo Journal

In this age of social media, we were able to keep a close track on the progress of Anglo-Malaysian clients, Andy & Julia Little, as they travelled from Lima to The Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu to Cusco to Lake Titicaca (both Peruvian and Bolivian sides) and back to Lima. Here is a photographic journal of their 'exciting and action-packed' two-week journey. 

Mototaxis: The Amazon Jungle Transport

Mototaxis: The Amazon Jungle Transport

When thinking of movement in Amazonia, river transport probably comes to mind. Being home to the longest river in the world, with countless tributaries, it is certainly true that a myriad boats - ranging from dugout canoes to narrow peke-peke speedboats to luxury cruise ships - ply the waterways, carrying people and supplies.

And yet, when you step out of the airport in Iquitos, Tarapoto, Pucallpa, or any city in Peru's Amazon, you will be struck by the sight - and sound - of another form of transport: the mototaxi, which will generally outnumber cars by at least five to one.

Peruvian Paso Horses

Peruvian Paso Horses

Descended from North African and Spanish stock, caballos de Paso are mid-sized horses bred for sure-footedness and comfort, not for speed. Unlike trotting breeds, Paso horses pace smoothly with little up-and- down movement, resulting in an exceptionally comfortable ride. As a result, they are tough and well-suited to demanding trips into the rough, dry, and expansive western Andes. Today, they are considered the smoothest saddle horses in the world.

Jose Quiñones - Peruvian Kamikaze Hero

Jose Quiñones - Peruvian Kamikaze Hero

In the excitement of the recent commencement of international flights between Panama and Chiclayo, I became curious as to why Chiclayo Airport (CIX) was named after José Abelardo Quiñones Gonzáles. It turns out, I had been regularly looking at his face, ever since I arrived in Peru - his face and aeroplane have appeared on the s/.10 note since 1991!