Peru Travel Blog

When is the Peru Independence Day? (Updated 2020)

The Peru Independence Day, also known as Fiestas Patrias, is celebrated on July 28th every year in Peru. This day commemorates the liberation of Peru from Spain by José de San Martin.

How to Travel from Lima to Machu Picchu (Updated 2020)

Travel from Lima to Machu Picchu requires some intricate planning. This is the breakdown of every option available including plane, train, bus, and by foot.

The Machu Picchu Map

Don’t forget to go to Machu Picchu without the Machu Picchu Map. This detailed illustration shows the location of all the highlights in the citadel.

Sacred Valley Peru: The Last Guide You’ll Ever Need

Heading to Cusco means that you are going through the Sacred Valley of Peru. Don’t underestimate it and skip a great experience.

Peru Itinerary: 10 Days of Travel Highlights

  Welcome to the Peru Travel Podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, RadioPublic, Pandora or listen in the media player above. We get lots of questions relating to how people should plan out their Peru...

What is the Difference Between an Alpaca vs Llama?

An alpaca is not a llama, and a llama is not an alpaca. Although similar, they are two very distinct creatures. You will likely encounter both on your trip to Peru and or trekking to Machu Picchu.

Rainbow Mountain Peru: 10 Amazing Hiking Tips (Updated 2020)

Rainbow Mountain, Peru, also known as Vinicunca, has skyrocketed in popularity. This is the need to know information if you are planning to do the trek!

Unbelievable Peru Uber Scams and Reliable Peru Currency

  Welcome to the Peru Travel Podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, TuneIn, RadioPublic or listen in the media player above. Not really sure whether you should use a taxi or Uber in Peru? We let you know what we...

How Long is the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is possibly the most famous hike in the world and definitely one of the most sought after. It is a four-day, three-night hike that starts in Kilometer 82 (a small town between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes) and ends at Inti Punku or the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail Packing List: Top 10 Items

We get asked all the time, “What should I pack or plan on bringing with me on the Inca Trail?”

We’ve created a comprehensive list in order of importance on what you should be bringing below. Note that this is all based on opinion and experience except for things marked with an asterisk, those are 100% required. Let’s dig in.

What Does the Inca Trail Cost?

We consistently hear, “Why is Cachi Life so expensive to do the Inca Trail?” So we wanted to break down some numbers on what it actually costs to do the Inca Trail. Many companies have add-ons including a porter which we can almost guarantee that you are going to pay for by the second day of your Inca Trail hike (as you can hire them along the trail day-by-day). Doing so is going to make your hike price significantly more expensive than doing it through Cachi Life. Take a listen and check it out as we break down what many different companies REALLY charging to hike the Inca Trail

Why We Started Cachi Life

Welcome to the Peru Travel Podcast.
It’s 2019 and we are talking about the reason that we decide to start Cachi Life. We get into how we met David our manager in Peru.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the latest including an awesome Machu Picchu guidebook in the coming months.

Finally we were able to deliver over 70 children Christmas gifts in the Rayan Community and we talk about how why are trying to give back to them and how we hope we can send more people up to the community and help more in the future.

What is the Machu Picchu Weather Like?

The Machu Picchu weather is an essential factor for anyone traveling to Machu Picchu. Depending on the time of the season, rain, sun, wind, fog, and clouds can all play a role in your trip to Machu Picchu. Because Machu Picchu is in the mountains, the weather can change drastically depending on the time of year and even the time of day.

Everything about the Machu Picchu Airport

Looking at flights to Machu Picchu, the UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 16th century is on the bucket list of many people. Unfortunately, there’s no easy path to Machu Picchu. If you plan to travel to Peru and visit Machu Picchu, there is only one way to fly to get to Machu Picchu.

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