Trip Report

Exploring the Amazon and Machu Picchu

Trip with my brother exploring the Amazon

by tzAbout Me:Hi everyone! I am a grad student living in Colorado. I have traveled quite extensively and am excited to share a little bit about my travels as well as learn more about the world from you all. In my spare time you can find me doing anythin... read more

South AmericaPeru24 days / June - July 2017

Highs & Lows

The Amazon is a must!

Lots of insects

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have spent less time in Lunahuana

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Both my brother and I got really sick on the trip. We got food poisoning and I had a fever in the Amazon. Not sure how to avoid that!

  • How was the food?

    Green Point Restaurant was a great vegan restaurant in Cusco

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Lunahuana is not somewhere to visit unless you are working or know someone there. It is very remote.

  • Packing tips?

    It was actually really cold in Cusco so pack warm clothes!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Buses are okay

  • Any surprises?

    Be aware of any strikes going on that will prevent smooth travel and transportation

Lodging

  • Tierra Langla. This was an organic farm that we stayed at. We were volunteers and worked everyday in the garden weeding and planting, helping to cook in the kitchen, and helping to build various structures. We slept by the river in tents. It was very beautiful but very remote! There is a tiny town about 10 minutes away with a few restaurants. The nice thing is that there was lots of yoga, and a great community to connect with.

  • Hostel in Cusco. The hostels in Cusco are great! You can meet lots of new friends from all over the world. We met a great friend who spent the rest of the week with us.