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Why You Should Visit Chachapoyas in Peru

Why You Should Visit Chachapoyas in Peru If you have your finger on the pulse, you may already be aware that Chachapoyas in Northern Peru is fast becoming a popular destination in South America....
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Visiting Peru’s Sacred Valley with Kids

Visiting Peru’s Sacred Valley with Kids Think of Peru and no doubt one of the first things that springs to mind is Machu Picchu, though it may surprise you to hear that there is...
Machu Picchu with kids

Visiting Machu Picchu with Kids

Visiting Machu Picchu with Kids Popular for decades as a destination for intrepid travellers, the Lost City of Machu Picchu is now becoming increasingly popular with families looking for a once in a lifetime...
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Best Luxury Hotels in Cusco

The great Andean city of Cusco is an important stop on any trip to Peru, for the chance to marvel at ancient archaeological sites, beautifully kept colonial architecture, and vibrant markets piled high with...
Arequipa at dusk

Arequipa City Guide

City breaks in Peru aren’t all about the big-hitters, Lima and Cusco. Head further south and you’ll discover the White City – Arequipa – a beautiful confection of colonial architecture, jostling markets and laidback...
Easter in Peru

Easter in Latin America

  ‘Easter in Latin America’, the ‘Semana Santa Festival’, ‘Holy Week’, ‘Great Week’, whichever name you use – the result is the same; a South American celebration which rivals Christmas and for some, is...
Wildlife in the Amazon

Amazon Conservation

In light of the recent rise in Amazon conservation and volunteer projects – including luxury eco-lodges and a general awareness of issues facing the Amazon Rainforest – we decided to take a step back...
Wine-tasting in Otavalo, Ecuador

South America for Foodies

Here at Surtrek, one of our favourite things about any adventure in South America is experiencing new tastes, as we delve into the local gastronomy during our trips. Better yet, cookery classes and gastronomical...
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The Best Festivals in Latin America

To visit a traditional Latin festival during your visit to South America, is an unforgettable experience during any trip to the continent. There’s certainly no doubting the global appeal of Latin America’s best-known carnivals,...