The Jorge Chávez International Airport Lima is the major airport in Peru and one of the biggest airports in South America. The airport is the hub for Avianca and LATAM Peru and plays an important role for international flights from and to South America. You can find more content about Lima on our city page! The number of international hubs in South America is quite limited, especially in the West. Lima, together with… Read More
The Casa Andina Sacred Valley is a four-star property not far away from famous Machu Picchu. In this review, we’ll explain what you can expect of the hotel and why we think that it is a good choice for a stay in the region. You can find more content about Machu Picchu on this page! Hotels in the Sacred Valley are often quite overpriced, which is why the Casa Andina Sacred Valley… Read More
The Hilton Garden Inn Cusco is the only hotel operated by Hilton in the fascinating Peruvian city. In this hotel review, we’ll explain why the hotel offers very good value for the money! You can find more content about Cusco on our city page! Looking for hotels in Cusco, I was instantly surprised on how expensive the market is. Luxury hotels often charge 300 US-Dollar per night or more. The Hilton Garden… Read More
Transportation in Lima isn’t something that’s easily explained. The transportation system is constantly changing as new lines of the metro and the so-called El Metropolitano are introduced. In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to now about transportation in Lima. Even though Lima is one of the major metropolises in South America, up until 2010 the city didn’t have any sort of train transportation. This changed with the introduction of the… Read More
On our trip to South America, we also had the chance to spend a day in the Sacred Valley. After an adventurous journey to Cusco, we had a driver take us through the Sacred Valley. Before getting to our hotel Casa Andina near Ollantaytambo we stopped at Chinchero, Moray and the Salt Mines of Maras. Chinchero in the Sacred Valley Chinchero is about 30km away from Cusco. This small Andean village consists… Read More
Cusco plays an important role in the history of the Incas, as it was the capital of the Inca Empire. In 1983 the UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. Around 2 million people visit the city’s historic buildings nowadays and use it as a gateway to visit Machu Picchu. You can find more content about Cusco on our city page! Cusco is located on an altitude of 3400 metres between the… Read More
Lima was the first city we visited on our South America trip this spring. The Peruvian capital, founded by the Spanish conquestor Francisco Pizarro, has a rich history. It is the third largest city in the Americas and has the oldest university of the Americas stemming from Spanish colonization. In my city guide I will give you a brief overview of the sights we visited. You can find more content about Lima… Read More
Despite an altitude of 3500 meters, Cusco is a fascinating city. If you’re planning to visit Machu Picchu make sure to spend a day in Cusco to explore the historical city. As always, stay tuned for an extensive post about this city!
After some difficulties reaching Cusco, we managed to explore the magnificient Machu Picchu. The famous Inca site was really impressive despite rather foggy weather. Furthermore, we enjoyed a scenic train ride along the Rio Urubamba to Aguas Calientes. Definitely worth the effort of getting there! As usual, stay tuned for an extensive special here on traveluxblog!
Our first stop in South America is Lima, the capital of Peru. Sadly, we didn’t have too much time to check out the city. However, the historic old town is a beautiful place, which I’d recommend visiting. In addition, Miraflores is stunning for having a walk with a view. As usual, stay tuned for an extensive city review here on traveluxblog!