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4 things you should definitely do when you visit Cusco

What was once known as the ancient capital of the Incas is now bursting with so much culture, tradition and a legacy that dates back to the 15th Century, you won't wan't to miss out on a visit! Don't let the 3,399m eleveation put you off as this iconic city is bursting with plenty to see and do.

1. Market shopping

One of the greatest things about Cusco is its rustic charm that reflects the city's history and tradition. Unlike Peru's larger cities such as Lima,...

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Trash the turkey and make some memories – 10 unique places to spend the Thanksgiving holiday

Alternative Thanksgiving

Sometimes all the planning, cooking and attempting to organise getting the entire family into one room can end up being more of a headache than an enjoyment. It tends to consist of extended families bickering about god-knows-what as well as family feuds over who’s eaten too much pumpkin pie. So, occasionally skipping town to bypass the stress of the season and escape the bitter cold for a more memorable (and warm!) Thanksgiving is needed. Here’s our list...

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Food and drinks of Peru

When you think of Peru, what cuisine do you associate with it? Heavy on the meats and veg? Or does it perhaps resemble Mexican cuisine? After visiting Lima which is known as the culinary capital of South America, we shortlisted some of our favourite and most fascinating drinks, ingredients and dishes we recommend trying for yourself when visiting this Andean treasure of a country.

Chicha Morada

Originally made from purple corn, this refreshing drink is packed full...

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5 Things you didn’t know about Lima

Lima

Welcome to the bustling capital city of Peru. Here you will come across pretty much anything you can expect from a large city, including amazing restaurants selling local cuisine, colonial architecture, busy shopping districts and a vibrant nightlife. But what about those hidden unexpected treasures that you didn't know you could do?

1. You can hang out with cats

At the heart of the Miraflores district you will find Kennedy park. Named after John. F. Kennedy,...

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Comfort food from around the world

Costa Rican Gallo Pinto

From big bowls of mac and cheese to hearty roast dinners, comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes. However, through my adventures around the world, I have noticed one dish, that is served as a comfort food globally. And that, my fellow travelers, is the infamous rice and beans!

Rice and beans are staple in each culture for some very good reasons. Rice is full of minerals and vitamins, and it has many health benefits...

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Journey to the Amazon Jungle

Amazon Jungle in Peru

When it comes to travel or even thinking about where to travel next, few probably think to consider visiting the Amazon Jungle.  With such a remote location in the world that covers an area of 2,300,000 square miles of rainforest filled with a rich variety of biodiversity, it's unbelivable to think that you could have an opportunity to catch even a glimpse of such a different but intriguing part of the world that we live in.

Naturally with the Amazon Jungle being so impressively large,...

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My Inca Journey: The Inca Trail diaries

Making friends in Peru

We’ve all heard that famous saying of: “It’s not about the destination, but the journey.” Well I would say that when it comes to the Inca Trail, it’s most definitely about both. Apart from the research done around what was the best time to visit Machu Picchu and what to pack, I decided to go into the Inca Trail and Peru as a whole with an open mind. I wanted to be surprised and make up my own mind on whether this truly was one of the world’s greatest hikes and why it’s...

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What to pack for the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail

I’ve recently returned from an incredible two weeks in Peru, naturally booking myself on to do the famous Inca Trail as part of my trip. Like the majority of travellers, I’d searched online and asked around for tips on what to pack for a four-day adventure that would take me to the lost city of the Incas.

A question I’ve often been asked is why Peru? And why the Inca Trail? What’s so special about this country and this experience that’s so talked about in the travel...

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Travel’s most haunting destinations to visit

Most Haunted Travel Destinations

Do you believe in ghosts or other paranormal presences? For years many have been fascinated by the stories and experiences that people around the world have had with other-worldly beings, often wondering if we’ll ever really find out if they’re real or fake. So whether you believe or not, and with Halloween fast approaching,  let us indulge you in a spooky tale or two on some the most haunted destinations that you could be visiting on a group tour with Tucan Travel...if you're brave...

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What’s so special about Buenos Aires?

At the moment, Argentina is great value for money due to recent sharp decline in the value of the peso. It is a seductive, diverse and vast country full of contrasts. From the icy end-of-the-earth Ushuaian wilderness to the European influence of the capital. The indigenous north in the Andean foothills, to gaucho estancias and the fast-developing viticulture, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into. Take advantage of how far you can make your money go in...

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