ISLAS BALLESTAS: The poor man’s Galapagos

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช I left Lima at 3 AM bus to reachย Paracas. I already had reservation with an agency but they did not turn up. Luckily there was another ย company who were conducting boat trip for a group. So I spoke to them and they happily agreed. The boat trip from Paracas to Islas Ballestas is 24 kilometers and it took us about 30 minutes to get there. On our way we saw Paracas Candelabra, a geoglyph that sits on a hill overlooking the water.ย The Paracas Candelabra is 180 meters tall and it can…
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Cruz del Condor and Colca Canyon

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช This was a 2 day 1 night trek from Arequipa. I arrived Arequipa after a long bus journey all the way from Nasca. The city is located at the altitude of 2,328 M . I was staying at Casa De Avila. The trek started the very next morning at 3AM. ย I booked the trek through my the hotel. The bus arrived at 3 AM to pick me up. We drove to Chivay ย and had our breakfast and then drove another few hours through bumpy road to Cruz-del-Condor for Condor viewing. Andean…
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Inca Trail : Machu Pichu

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช This is probably the most famous trek in South America and rated by many as one of the top 5 treks in the world. Total length of the trek is about 50 Km. It combines beautiful mountain scenery, lush green cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious โ€œLost City of the Incasโ€.This is a controlled trek. Only a certain number of people are allowed to trek each day.…
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Amazon : Along the Madre de Dios River

ย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชย ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Manu wasย established as national park in 1973. With 800+ bird species, 5000 plant varieties, 1000 vertebrate species ,ย 13 types of primates; covering an area of 17000 Sq Km; it is probably the most bio-diverse place in our planet. An arduous bus journey fromย ย Cusco took us to theย reserve area and then we entered ย the mysterious cloud forest. Humidity and altitude in the cloud forest makes it an ideal place for a variety of flora and fauna. I spottedย one pair of Cock on Rocks , Peruvian national bird. Slowly we descended and reached…
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Peru – My 3 week Itinerary

22/Aug/2014: Flight from London to Lima via Bogota. 23/Aug/2014: Arrive Lima in the morning. Check - in to the hotel. City tour of Lima . 24/Aug/2014: A very long day . Early morning wake up and took a Cruz-del-sur bus to Paracas. Boat tour to Ballestas Island . Then bus to Nazca. Fly over to Nazca and then overnight bus to Arequipa. 25/Aug/2014: Arequipa. City tour 26/Aug/2014: Wake up early . Start trek to Colca canyon and Cruz Del Condor. Overnight at Oasis. 27/Aug/2014: Climb out of the canyon . Take bus…
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