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

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

One of the books that got me interested in more adventurous travelling had a section on Kilimanjaro that inspired me to climb it in January 2008. The book also had a section on the Inca Trail, and from then on it was a must do on our 6 month around the world trip. We booked our trip with Peru Treks far in advance to be sure that we would get a date that fitted with out travel plans. We chose Peru Treks because they are famous for treating their porters... 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