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10 Places to visit in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu

Image of Machu Pichu at dusk

Machu Picchu is the masterpiece of Peru’s beautiful landscapes - with it’s mystical atmosphere, captivating Inca history and ancient ruins. The remote attraction is undoubtedly a highlight of a trip to Peru, but did you know that the South American country has an array of fantastic sites, ranging from natural beauty to historical treasures? Keep reading for our top ten best places to visit in Peru that aren’t Machu Picchu. 

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Peru

Responsible Travel

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It’s all about Chocolatada

Setting up for Chocolatada

Travelling responsibly and having a positive impact on the communities which we visit has always been at the heart of Tucan Travel. Today we are talking with Keiko - our Latin American Reservations Manager who has been with Tucan Travel for an incredible 20 years. Along with the rest of the Tucan Travel Peru staff, Keiko has been organising an event in celebration of ChocolatadaContinue Reading

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Central America

Peru

South America

Exploring Mulitlingualism in Latin America for International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day hero image

International Literacy Day is an annual opportunity for Governments and civil society to highlight improvements in world literacy rates and come together to reflect on ongoing literacy challenges.

Whilst globally we are moving in the right direction, there are significant challenges for the world’s poorest countries where high illiteracy rates are likely to be a key factor in stalling development. We cannot...

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Peru

South America

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Trip planning

The countdown is on for the 2020 Inca Trail permits

If you're itching to take on the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu during your time in Peru, then you may have heard about the need to secure those all important permits. In this post, we'll answer your questions regarding just how it works so that you'll be prepared for your adventure of a lifetime.

1. What is an Inca Trail Permit?

For a number of years now, the Peruvian government has had to issue a yearly limited number of passes (also known as permits) due...

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South America

Travel tips

Trip planning

What you should know before travelling to Lake Titicaca

Traditional reed boats on Lake titicaca

The Inca believed Lake Titicaca to be the birthplace of the sun. When you look at the stunning scenery of the lake, it is easy to understand why. We have compiled some of the answers for frequently asked questions when planning a trip to Lake Titicaca.

How big is Lake Titicaca?

At over 8000 square kilometers Lake Titicaca is the...

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Peru

South America

10 things you should know before visiting Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru, South America, Inca Trail Trek

Decided to take on the epic trek of Machu Picchu? Well, like all good things in life it doesn’t come easy! One of the most incredible (and popular!) adventures on the planet, definitely requires a little preparation. So, you’ve got your permit? Check. Hiking gear? Check. Passport? Check! Now, what else...There’s always a few things which don’t cross your mind when taking on a...

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Peru

South America

Travel tips

8 things you should definitely do when you visit Cusco

Once known as the ancient capital of the Incas, Cusco now bursts at the seams with culture. Tradition holds strong and authenticity remains in tact with a legacy that dates back to the 15th Century. If you like history, you'll definitely be missing out if you don't find time to visit Cusco! Don't let the 3,399 m elevation put you off! This iconic city, high up in the Peruvian Andres is bursting with plenty to see and do. Whilst most people visit Cusco as a base for their Machu Picchu trek,...

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Peru

South America

The must try drink and food in Peru

When you think of the food in 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...

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Peru

South America

8 unusual things to do in Lima

Welcome to the bustling capital city of Peru - Lima. One of the largest cities in South America, you could easily spend at least a few days exploring. You will come across pretty much anything you can expect from a large city. From outstanding 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 were there? Some of the best memories of a place are the unexpected little...

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Peru

South America

Journey to the Amazon Jungle

Amazon Jungle in Peru

When it comes to travel or even thinking about where to go next, few think to consider the Amazon Jungle. This remote location covers an area of 2,300,000 square miles, with a mass of rainforest filled with an incredibly rich variety of biodiversity. It's almost unbelievable to think that you have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of such a different and intriguing part of the world that we live in.

How to get there

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

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