The last chapter of our Peru Adventures. It was an amazing experience altogether, and was new Territory for me. But I’m glad I did it, I have so many stories from it! I hope you enjoy this final chapter and entry on my trip to Peru!
Iquitos was our last stop in this month long Peru Trip. We arrived at the airport and were immediately picked up to go to our lodge in the Rainforest. We spent five days in the Amazon Rainforest, getting amazing catered meals, going out on tour everyday, seeing an amazing range of animals and sights, and constantly battling mosquitos. Being there everyday felt magical, like we had taken an Elixir (see what I did there), and been transported to another world.
Paracas was hot, but not as hot as Ica. We were back to the seaside, staying at a hostel that was across from the beach. We stayed for a couple of days, and only went touring on one of those days. The rest we used to relax and unwind after a packed couple of last weeks.
Ica threw us into the desert part of Peru. It was also my introduction to how I don’t cope well in 30 degrees heat. I get very cranky and I’m constantly aware of how sweaty I feel. That may also have been related to me being sick during this leg of the trip. But we soldiered on, determined to soak in as much as we can, including spending a night in Huacachina, a neat little oasis just next to Ica.
I feel like words aren’t necessary as much for this post. I really enjoyed my trek up to Machu Picchu. The ruins themselves are surreal. I’m going to try something new and just let my pictures take you along on my journey.
The Inca trail is the best known track to hike up to Machu Picchu. It’s extremely popular, and books out very fast. For our trek up, we decided to choose the road less travelled. We went with the Salkantay Route. We booked a five day tour with Salkantay Trekking, as they came highly recommended. It was certainly one of hardest and most rewarding treks I’ve ever done.