Guides and Trips in Peru

Trips
The Misty Sunrise Photo
Machu Picchu Photo
Dawn breaks on the Ruins Photo
The Guard House Photo
Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu
by oruwu on Apr 20, 2010
Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
Hiking | 6.1 miles
This is the must see attraction of South America. The view is simply breathtaking, and the vastness and grandeur of the ruins is something you have to see to understand. From a trip I took through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile early 2010, this is the one thing that I would have not missed anything for. The dawn is a must for anyone who wants to see the transition of the ruins through the day and...
Lake Titicaca Photo
Uros Islands Tour Photo
Uros Floating Islands Photo
The Uros Floating Islands Photo
Lake Titicaca Tour
by oruwu on Apr 23, 2010
Puno, Puno, Peru
Boating | 51 miles
The town of Puno is on the shores of world famous Lake Titicaca and from there, you can arrange tours to the islands. Chris, Tommy and I took one that visited the Uros Floating Islands as well as Taquile Island.We woke up quite early, and unfortunately, I was having trouble with loose motion the night before and wasn't able to eat any breakfast. The lake is very calm and the boats are...
The Entrance to Chivay Photo
Cross at Cabanaconde Photo
Cabanaconde Panorama Photo
The Trail at the Lookout Photo
Colca Canyon Two Day Trek
by oruwu on Jun 13, 2010
Pujío, Arequipa, Peru
Backpacking | 27 miles
Tommy and I decided to do a two day trek through the Colca Canyon in Peru. The easiest way to get there and to explore the canyon is a guided tour through one of the numerous tour companies based in Arequipa. The canyon is supposedly twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, however it does not appear as dramatic due to the shape of the walls resembling a valley, as opposed to...
Farmlands of Pisac Photo
Shadows on the Hillside Photo
Terraces in Pisac Photo
Thumbs Up! Photo
Pisac Ruins
by oruwu on Apr 18, 2010
Pisac, Cusco, Peru
Hiking | 8.7 miles
After a nice little almuerzo near the bus stop, we took a taxi to the entrance of the Pisac ruins area. The hike down was quite steep in places, and mostly stairs. This was our (Chris, Tommy, and myself) first stop along the Sacred Valley on our way to Machu Picchu, and what a place to start! The ruins were spectacular, and the hike was a beautiful journey amongst the towering mountains...