While in Ecuador… You can’t miss Cuenca!

Cuenca is one of the lesser known sites within Ecuador, but that does not mean that is any less inviting and it’s fairly easy to get there from either Guayaquil or Quito. Its rich culture and beautiful architecture makes it a must when visiting Ecuador, plus is [...]

Discover the wonders of Ecuador

We’ll start with our northern neighbor: Ecuador. Even though it’s a small country it still has an incredible diversity of fauna and flora as well as different ecosystems that can cater to everyone’s needs. Ecuador has three major geographical areas: coast, [...]

Visiting Quito in Ecuador

Quito is the first site to be named Cultural World Heritage by UNESCO and it’s located at 2850 meters (9350 ft.) above sea level, giving you an amazing view of the Andean landscapes. The city itself has many cultural and historical sites to be enjoyed such as the [...]

Visiting the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a true paradise for nature loving travelers as they offer them the chance to find one of a kind flora and fauna. The most popular are the giant tortoises that joined Charles Darwin, and the blue footed boobies, as the unusual color of [...]

Yanacocha

On one of our trips around Peru we were told this legend, it was said that after the Ayacucho battle the Spaniards ran away with all of their treasures, and once close to Huanta in the Rasuhuilca hill they couldn’t go on with so many treasures and before they fell [...]

The Missing Maze Keeper

There is a legend in the Amazonas department in Peru that tells the story of a young woman that took care of the maze fields, scaring away the parrots so that they wouldn’t eat the cobs. One day a young man riding a beautiful horse showed up, this man offered to [...]

The Carrera Hole

On the road towards Carrera there is a hole in which ancient tales say that a golden calf is hidden, and its dung is also gold, while its saliva is silver. This calf belonged to a warlock, who kept it on a trunk its whole life, but when the warlock died the calf [...]

The Snake’s Prairie

In one of our trips around Peru we heard the story about what happened on the journey taken from Cajamarca to the Celendin province. It’s said that there’s a huge prairie where a cylinder-shaped wall stands and that it extends through the prairie. This wall has the [...]

The White Heron

On an Ucayali river tributary used to live a modest married couple that had a daughter and two sons. Blanca (white) which was the girl’s name would always wear a white dress and was very dutiful, reason why her mother loved her very much. Plus, she had the ability [...]

Peru Travel: Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve

The Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve is one of the preferred destinations for those visiting Iquitos. To roam around it is an adventure for traveler’s looking for amazing nature, due to its magnificent biodiversity. To navigate along the rivers that cross it, the [...]

The Enchanted City

Hundreds of years ago there was a beautiful city with straight streets and fancy buildings, it was the ancient Saposoa. This city was located in the headwaters of the Saposoa River, but years later in colonial times, the Spaniard captain Lope de Aguirre, [...]

Legends of Peru: The Curi Yacu

Tells the story that Juan Antonio Pineda Panduro was an honest farmer and that in his youth he hunted quite a lot. One morning he asked his mom for permission to go search for deer, and after she put half a dozen boiled eggs on his pack and a couple of ripe bananas [...]