• Nazca Lines
  • Santa Cruz hike – part 2
  • Santa Cruz Hike – part 1

Nazca Lines

June 6, 2018

For our “backpacking” part of the trip we travelled by bus from Lima to Nazca (6h), overnight to Arequipa (10h) and with the last very comfy bus to Puno (7h). Final bus transfer from Puno via Copacabana to La Paz was no more shiny buses with wide leather seats reclining 180 degrees and personal entertainment […]

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Santa Cruz hike – part 2

June 5, 2018

Initially we planned to do the four day Santa Cruz Trek trek on our own, renting trekking gear in Huaraz. Luckily we decided instead to take an organized group trek with Quechuandes. First, we met some great people to hike with, Erica & Maxine from Toronto, Debbi & Michael from Zurich and our crew, Héctor […]

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Santa Cruz Hike – part 1

June 4, 2018

Initially we planned to do the four day Santa Cruz Trek trek on our own, renting trekking gear in Huaraz. Luckily we decided instead to take an organized group trek with Quechuandes. First, we met some great people to hike with, Erica & Maxine from Toronto, Debbi & Michael from Zurich and our crew, Héctor […]

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Huaraz – acclimatization hikes

Peru, May 17-June 2 Back to Peru, back to Lima. The food here is great, the city itself is meh. We quickly moved on to Huaraz, the hiking capital of Peru. There was not a single person on that flight not wearing hiking boots and carrying hiking poles. The Cordillera Blanca is the highest mountain […]

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Cuenca

May 28, 2018

For our last few days in Ecuador we went to Cuenca, a laid-back colonial town in the south. From there it was only about an hour by bus to Cajas National Park. With an altitude of 3000-4000m, hiking here was a good exercise to get ready for the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. It was our […]

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Galapagos – Isla San Cristóbal (video only)

May 25, 2018

On Isla San Cristóbal, we had an early morning snorkeling at Kicker Rock at 6am which was the perfect goodbye to the Galapagos. We had multiple sightings of hammerhead sharks – most impressive (and slightly scary) one that dove up towards us. There were lots of grey reef sharks forming a big circle, we counted […]

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