Category: Peru

Amazon cruise p2

December 23, 2017

Our last destination was Iquitos, for a five days Amazon river cruise on Cattleya, a small boat with only four cabins. With the whole wall being one big window, we could lie in bed and watch the river passing by. On activities, we enjoyed most the skiff rides on the smaller channels with almost black […]

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Amazon cruise p1

December 22, 2017

Our last destination was Iquitos, for a five days Amazon river cruise on Cattleya, a small boat with only four cabins. With the whole wall being one big window, we could lie in bed and watch the river passing by. On activities, we enjoyed most the skiff rides on the smaller channels with almost black […]

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Sacred Valley (p.2)

December 21, 2017

We returned by combined train-car ride back to Cusco and spent two more days in Cusco, including a full day taxi tour to the Sacred Valley, visiting the Inca ruins in Chinchero, Moray and Ollanta and the salt mines in Maras.

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Sacred Valley (p.1)

December 20, 2017

We returned by combined train-car ride back to Cusco and spent two more days in Cusco, including a full day taxi tour to the Sacred Valley, visiting the Inca ruins in Chinchero, Moray and Ollanta and the salt mines in Maras.

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Machu Picchu day two

December 19, 2017

The next morning we got up at 4am, which would feel much worse if not having fallen asleep at 8pm the evening before. Still, almost too late, the queue for the first bus at 5.30am was already going through half the village. Now the karma points paid us back and we still got to the […]

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Machu Picchu day one

December 17, 2017

After a relaxed day in Cuzco, realizing that on 3.300m even the 200m difference to Sacsaywamán is a though hike :), we took an early morning taxi to Poroy to board our 3h PeruRail train ride to Aguas Calientes. 3h of pan flute music is definitively way too much. Aguas was nicer than expected, but […]

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Cuzco

December 13, 2017

The travel back to Cuzco was another 3h boat, 1h car, short ferry ride, 2h van and 1h flight from Puerto Maldonado. Next up Cuzco and Machu Picchu. The seven days jungle tour was a great way to experience the different ecosystems from the dry mountains to the cloud forest and the Amazon basin. The […]

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Peru – Manu national park – Macaws

December 10, 2017

Manu Wildlife Center was another basic but comfortable bungalow in a very pretty garden setting. We got to see lots of birds, climbed up to a 36m treetop viewpoint (needing careful coaxing back down in Sabine’s case on the rickety spiral staircase) and went early morning to the macaw salt lick. We entered the blind, […]

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Peru – Manu national park – Day 4 – the Jaguar

August 26, 2017

On the way back it started to rain and wouldn’t stop for the next 36 hours. The afternoon we spent in the dining bungalow, sorting pictures, reading, eating popcorn and watching the wildlife from inside, as we had tamarin, capuchin and squirrel monkeys all passing closely by. The next morning it still rained, not too […]

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Peru – Manu national park – Day 3 – Giant otters

August 25, 2017

On our full day in Cocha Salvador, we went for a wooden catamaran trip on the actual Cocha, an oxbow lake near our camp. We got super lucky to see the resident giant river otter family with all its nine members coming back from a mid-morning fishing trip. The younger ones were quickly ushered back […]

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Peru – Manu national park – Day 2

Second day in Manu with even more traveling, first by car and long hours by boat on Rio Alto Madre and Rio Manu to the tented camp at Cocha Salvador. Along the way we saw turtles, caimans, capybaras and many more birds. Early morning we passed by one of the indigenous groups living in the […]

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Peru – Manu national park – Day 1

August 24, 2017

It’s a long way to Peru, curtesy to AirFrance with an extra hour before take-off looking for some missing luggage – unfortunately not ours as we realized later in Lima. 12h flight in an old cramped plane, with an outdated entertainment system, sad movie selection (The Fate of the Furious was the lead movie) and […]

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