Category Archives: Peru

Peru 12 – Leaving the Cordillera Blanca for Trujillo and the north and on to the border with Ecuador.

4th August – Peru is prone to earthquakes due to its location on a geological fault that spans the entire length of the country.  During the earthquake of May 1970 tons of granite and ice fell from Huascaran’s north face, … Continue reading

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Peru 11 – The Cordillera Blanca – Chavin de Huantar, Yungay and Laguna Llanganuco.

1st August – We are visiting the village of Chavin today east of Catac, and the temple complex of Chavin de Huantar.  We pass an unusual passenger on this little motorbike before leaving Catac on an asphalt road, which takes … Continue reading

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Peru 10 – Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca. Pachacoto to Pasto Ruri glacier – 5240m

30th July – The Cordillera Blanca, approx. 20km wide and 180km long, with spectacular mountains, glaciers, turquoise lakes and green valleys, is the highest tropical mountain range in the world, dividing the western and eastern slopes of the Andes from … Continue reading

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Peru 9 – Lima

16th July – A surprising change in the weather, overcast and misty, so we are quite pleased that we did not book a boat trip to the Ballestas Islands after visiting the Paracas Reserve.  The strong sunlight and blue skies … Continue reading

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Peru 8 – Paracas National Reserve

15th July – We leave for Pisco further to the north, a town that was devastated by a powerful earthquake in 2007. It apparently has some good fish restaurants on the sea front and is the place for arranging visits … Continue reading

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Peru 7 – Nasca and the oasis at Huacachina

11th July – We say our goodbyes to everyone here at Arequipa, where all 4 vehicles will be heading north at some point. Once we leave the city behind, the desert suddenly hits us….much too quickly, it’s all a bit … Continue reading

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Peru 6 – Colca Canyon

5th July – We leave today for the town of Chivay (approx. 150-200km north of Arequipa), the entry point to reach the Colca Canyon. We skirt around Volcan Misti and Chachani with their snowy peaks and turn north toward Vizcachani … Continue reading

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