Machu Picchu – The lost city of the Incas

Machu Picchu, the mere mention of the name of this former hidden city in the clouds is enough to get any adventurers heart beating. It’s a city that was lost to the world for almost 400 years, after the Incas had left it in an attempt to save some of the Incan empire from the destruction of the spanish conquistadors. It was discovered in 1911 by Hiram Bingham, an explorer from the USA, after he had heard rumours of a hidden city up in the mountains.... Read More

Trekking to the heart of the jungle – Sirena Ranger station in Corcovado national park!

So far on the trip we had done several half day or full day treks in the jungle, with the Gibbon Experience in Laos being the most memorable. This was going to be very different as the Corcovado national park was wilder and more remote than anything I’ve ever seen before. If you want to experience what Costa Rica would have looked like if the wave of American tourists had never washed ashore, then check this park out. We experienced close encounters... Read More

Corcovado National Park – How to enjoy some of the most unspoiled part of Costa Rica

One of the highlights of the trip was Corcovado, a national park on the Osa peninsula. National Geographic described it as being “”the most biologically intense place on Earth” and I have to say that I agree with them. The national park was amazing!! Since we found it a bit confusing to figure out what to do before we got this I’m going to write a bit about how we chose to do it and what we learned from it so that you can too... Read More