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Sartin & Conway - Moche Tour Review

Sartin & Conway - Moche Tour Review

Feedback from Trujillo to Chiclayo itinerary, which included:

  • Highlights of Moche culture eg. Chan Chan & Sipan.

  • Hotel in shadow of Huaca de la Luna.

  • Beachside restaurants

“Just wanted to let you know that Emily and I very much enjoyed our Moche Tour.

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 …

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!

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).

Guano - Peru's White Gold

Guano - Peru's White Gold

Guano (seabird droppings) covers the coastal islands and cliffs of Peru in a thick,
odiferous, white layer. Derived from the Quechua word huanu (manure), guano has
been used as a natural, nitrate-rich fertilizer since pre-Inca times. The sunny atmosphere of the coast bakes in the nitrates, and lack of rain ensures that the droppings are not washed away.

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!