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  • Visiting South America in the Off-Season

    Thinking of a trip to South America this winter? Why not their winter? Their cooler months (our summer months) are a great time to go for lower rates and seasonal activities with fewer tourists.

    Posted by Karina Martinez-Carter on July 26, 2012 at 3:30:13 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • South America's Hottest New Hotels

    South America may be feeling cooler temps this time of year, but new properties are popping up across the region, from flashy modern digs to serene escapes.

    Posted by Karina Martinez-Carter on July 10, 2012 at 4:28:52 PM EDT in Hotels
  • Machu Picchu Planning Basics

    This year marks the hundredth anniversary of Machu Picchu's "discovery" by Yale University historian Hiram Bingham. We've got the basics to help plan your own exploration of this iconic symbol of Peru—and one of the world’s must-see destinations.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 12, 2011 at 1:00:00 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Inca Trail Spotlight: The Path to Machu Picchu

    The Inca Trail is one of the world’s signature outdoor excursions. Though the journey by train is the easiest way to get to Machu Picchu, most travelers who arrive via the Inca Trail wouldn’t have done it any other way.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 12, 2011 at 1:00:00 PM EDT in Trip Ideas, Outdoors Tagged: itinerary, Itinerary, ski
  • Drink like a local in Peru

    Peru's national drink is the pisco sour, made with a pale grape brandy—close to 100 proof—derived from grapes grown in vineyards around Ica, south of Lima. Added to the brandy are lemon juice, sugar, bitters, and egg white.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 25, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Cultural, natural, Natural
  • Peru: Plan to travel by boat in the Amazon

    Passenger boats are the most important means of transportation in the jungle. If you visit a jungle lodge, your hosts will pick you up in an outboard-powered boat—some have thatched roofs. Larger boats make 4- to 10-day cruises on the Amazon from Iquitos. You can also make arrangements for an excursion with a native guide in a wooden dugout called a pecka-pecka. However, do get a reference from a reliable source in whatever river town you happen to be in.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 21, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • South America: Be wise about drinking water

    In most countries it’s best to drink only bottled water or water that has been boiled for several minutes, even when brushing your teeth. Order drinks without ice. Note that water doesn’t boil sufficiently at high altitudes to rid the bacteria, so in countries like Boliva and Peru you’ll have to use purification tablets.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on October 08, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Peru: Drink like a local

    Peru's national drink is the pisco sour, made with a pale grape brandy—close to 100 proof—derived from grapes grown in vineyards around Ica, south of Lima. Added to the brandy are lemon juice, sugar, bitters, and egg white. It is a refreshing drink and one that nearly every bar in Peru claims to make best.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 09, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips

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