La Selva occupies 60% of Peru – yet it’s not on the tourist radar. We travelled overland through a large part of this section of the Amazon rainforest.
Peru: not just desert, beautiful colonial cities and Inca ruins. It has 5000 years of history, lots of jungle and some really terrifying mountain roads.
The city and region of Cajamarca are historically very important. It was home to numerous pre-Columbian cultures, and the last Inca king was killed there by the Spaniards.
In this large gallery we have collected 40 photos of the very unique hat styles you will see all through Peru and Bolivia. Many of these hats really amused us.
The sarcophagi of Karajia, in the North-East of Peru, are a fascinating example of the cliff burial sites of the mysterious Chachapoya people.
Often bypassed by travellers, it’s actually worth stopping at Lambayeque in northern Peru to visit its two captivating museums and many archaeological sites!
We are happy with the space our Berta offers. Only when I have to drive a road so narrow that the wheels touch the edge on both sides I wish I could shrink her.
The ruins of Kuélap could be the oldest ruins of a fortified city in the Americas. A new cable car gives visitors easy access to this archaeological gem.
30Km south of Lima you find the lesser known archaeological site of Pachacamac, which covers nearly 2000 years of Peru’s history and four distinct cultures.
We have been on narrow and dangerous roads before, but the PE-3N was one of the most scary and slow-going main roads we have experienced thus far. [Gallery 30+ photos]