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Catarata de Gocta: Hiking to the Most Impressive Waterfall in Peru

Catarata de Gocta is one of the highest waterfalls in the world, but interestingly, it was not discovered until 2002. Read our travel guide on how to get to Gocta Waterfall from Chachapoyas, how to hike to either Upper or Lower Falls, whether it is better to travel independently or with a tour, tips on where to stay and what to pack.

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A Photo Guide to Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

Arequipa is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Peru, but not every traveler knows that except for exploring the old town, climbing the volcanoes and hiking in the Colca Canyon, one of the best things to do in the city is visiting Santa Catalina Monastery. The place is incredibly photogenic, so get inspired by our photo guide to the red and blue city.

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5 Best One-Day Trips and Hikes from Huaraz

If you plan on hiking in Peru, then you should not skip Huaraz, often nicknamed Peruvian hiking capital. High in the mountains, this city is a great place where to acclimatize and prepare for one-day or multi-day treks the region has aplenty. Here is the list of our five favorite one-day trips and hikes from Huaraz you can't miss.

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The Ultimate Guide to Cusco: Explore the Ancient Incan Capital

Our comprehensive guide to Cusco, the former Incan Empire includes information every traveler needs to know before visiting the famous Peruvian city, a gateway to Machu Picchu. Read tips on the best things to see and do in Cusco, tips on the best one-day and multi-day trips from Cusco, safety tips, advice on where to stay, what to pack, when to visit, how to get to Cusco and much more.

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Pisac Ruins and Pisac Market: A Day Trip from Cusco

Less than an hour from Cusco, when you enter Sacred Valley, lies the town of Pisac famous for the market and Pisac Ruins towering atop the hill. Read our guide on how to explore the Inca ruins, how to get from Cusco to Pisac, if it's better to travel independently or with a tour, how much things cost, and tips on how to best enjoy this popular one day trip Cusco.

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Humantay Lake Hike: The Perfect One-Day Trip from Cusco

Hiking to Humantay Lake is undoubtedly one of the best one-day trips you can do from Cusco, Peru. Read our guide on how to get to Laguna Humantay (with a tour or independently), how to deal with the altitude, what to pack and where to stay, so your the only task will be trekking the moderately-difficult hike and enjoying the incredible scenery.

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the reason to get on the plane and visit Peru, and South America overall. Because visiting Machu Picchu should be the highlight of your travels, planning this trip can be stressful. We visited Machu Picchu twice, and in this post, we've covered every topic and every single thing you need to know before visiting this sacred place in the Peruvian mountains.

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