Travelling to North Peru: Tarapoto & Chachapoyas

Travelling to North Peru: Tarapoto & Chachapoyas

When we travelled 15 years ago to the North of Peru, the infrastructure was very very basic, with almost no hotels or hostels and with roads that were unpaved, narrow, steep and curvy, making any day trip long and very adventurous. The destination was a truly off the...
Uyuni Salt lake and Lagoons

Uyuni Salt lake and Lagoons

  While the scenery is beyond amazing, the experience of traveling the salt lake and the lagoons has its challenges: There are no roads, only tracks, which means an expert driver and a good car is a must. You are traveling 3 or 4 days between 4000 and 5000 meters...
Rainbow Mountain in Cusco

Rainbow Mountain in Cusco

  The rainbow mountain is rapidly becoming the fastest growing destination in the region of Cusco and receiving about 1000 travelers per day. As there is no government involvement (yet) the excursion is still somewhat informal. Your day will start at around 4 am,...
What to do in Cusco with kids

What to do in Cusco with kids

  There are many things to do in and around Cusco that will make a great holiday for both parents and kids. Here are some tips: Take it really easy those first days. Especially if you haven’t acclimatized, Cusco can hit hard. The first night just gets some...
Video | Diversity of the Sacred Valley | Horseback Riding to Paragliding

Video | Diversity of the Sacred Valley | Horseback Riding to Paragliding

Officially known as the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas lies in the Peruvian Andes, about 10 miles north of the former Inca capital of Cusco. The historic gateway to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley draws many thousands of visitors each year, although...
Video | Meet the Encounter Latin America team

Video | Meet the Encounter Latin America team

Get to know our international team of travel industry wizzards. One by one they will tell you about their role in the Encounter Latin America team and about what makes traveling with us to the highlights of Latin America so special. Encounter Latin America is your...