Category: Peru

New Year in the Desert of Atacama

New Year in the Desert of Atacama

As a nature lover, I felt like spending the break of the years in contemplation and peace, rather than with loud celebrations. My partner agreed to the idea of spending the last day of 2021 and the first day of 2022 in the Atacama Desert near Ica, enjoying some exploring – including that of the Canyon of the Lost – with a local guide, rituals, meditation and contemplation on the dunes as well as under the starry night sky.

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Nazca, Ica, Paracas – From The Mysteries of Ancient Cultures to a Wildlife Paradise

Nazca, Ica, Paracas – From The Mysteries of Ancient Cultures to a Wildlife Paradise

These three locations by Peru’s southern Pacific coastline are home to mysterious treasures and unusual experiences. From mythical geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, to an oasis amidst a desert in Ica and Ballestas Islands laced with wildlife in the Paracas National Reserve, this unique part of Peru delights travelers. 

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Arequipa and Canyon Colca – The Enchanting Region of Volcanos and River Rafting

Arequipa and Canyon Colca – The Enchanting Region of Volcanos and River Rafting

Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city known as “The White City” as many buildings around the Plaza de Armas were constructed using volcanic sillar from the surrounding volcanoes. Earthquakes are as common as varied festivals in this region where travellers come to admire the second deepest canyon in the world – Colca with its volcanos and thermal springs, great cuisine and abundant traditions which include wearing beautiful costumes in the provincial, rural areas.

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The Marvel of Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Uros People

The Marvel of Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Uros People

Few such memories of beauty and purity one can have as those of the inhabitants of the Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, just a stone-throw away from Bolivia and a three-hour boat ride from Puno. Indeed, one of the places you want to visit while in the area of the lake, serene, sacred, and steeped in rich cultures past and present.

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Spiritual Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle – Discovering Tambopata

Spiritual Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle – Discovering Tambopata

A few weeks ago, a Czech guide in Peru, Zuzka Bartakova de Saman, and I co-organized the first spiritual retreat for the Czechs in the Tambopata Reserve in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon. The week there was quite a marvel, combining yoga practice and meditation with jungle explorations and rituals, which included ayahuasca ceremonies with a local shaman. 

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Miraflores – The Most Popular District of Lima

Miraflores – The Most Popular District of Lima

Though some would insist that the best Lima district for tourists is the artsy Barraco with its colonial architecture, I would support the majority that says it´s Miraflores, an upscale suburban district located about 10 kilometres away from the city centre, which features some stunning coastal views, great restaurants, and even an option of paragliding!

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