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Meet the Locals - Manuel Choqque

Meet Manuel Choqque, the 'Potato Whisperer' from Peru, who after his studies, went on to create over 70 potato hybrids...

Finding the Secret of Eternal Youth in Peru

For many who seek it, the secret of eternal youth often passes them by without them noticing. It is in Peru where the true secret of eternal youth can be found.

An Insider's Guide to Lima, Peru

Expat blogger Amy Brown gives us insider tips about what to see and do in Lima, Peru

Shooting The Lost Kingdoms Of South America with Jago Cooper

Rob Dover, tour leader of our Northern Peru tour, describes filming for a BBC4 series with esteemed archaeologist Dr. Jago Cooper. During the nineteen years I have been living in Chachapoyas, northern Peru, I have been contracted to work on various television documentaries. It is often very dynam…

Reflections on South America

There are many things I will remember from this trip to South America: the power and beauty of Iguaçu Falls, the sunset over the Atacama Desert, a night panting for breath in what must surely be, at 4600m, the world's highest hotel, crawling down a silver mine and the magic of Isla del Son on Lake T…

Exploring Machu Picchu

As one of the world’s greatest tourist sites you would expect Machu Picchu to be busy – and it is. Each day between 2000 and 2500 curious travellers make the zigzag journey by bus up from the shabby train terminus of Aguas Calientes, pass through the turnstiles and into the parque archologique. N…

Spotting Wildlife in Northern Peru

On the recent Lost Treasures of the Cloud Forests tour we made a diversion from the pre-Inca Northern Peru circuit and headed to the tranquility of Chaparri. Chaparri is in the foothills of the Andes not far from the coast and is a community reserve which has been set up to protect and allow the reg…

Tom in Peru with teenage group.

Adventuring? Well not in the true Wildfrontiers style and certainly not if you've read Marc and Ade's stories of just getting to their destination. All the best to you guys out in the Wakhan. So I'm now mid way through my month expedition to Peru and the group of teenage girls leading me along are d…

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