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How to get to Machu Picchu for 3 USD

There is a rumour around Cusco that it is possible to get to Aguas Calientes for 10 Soles. Numerous tour agencies are trying to conceal this fact, or at least tell that such mission is close to impossible, that is why it stays only a rumour. Bimbino and Bambina were lucky to come across a magic book full of different advice for travellers, and they found a vague description of the "10 Soles way"... [Read more..]

The Pink Dolphins and the Brown Water

The trip from Iquitos to Yurimaguas on the Bruno was quite different to the one with the Arabella-I on the Río Napo. Even that the two boats looked quite similar a lot of factors could not have been more contrary: space, food and hygiene... [Read more..]

Welcome to the Jungle - Iquitos

With roughly 600.000 inhabitants Iquitos is one of the biggest Peruvian cities, nevertheless it is situated completely isolated in the Amazon basin, and only connected to the rest of the world by air and water... [Read more..]

Instructions How To Get From Coca To Iquitos By Boat

In this post we have tried to gather the most important information for travellers, which would help them to prepare for this big adventure: crossing the border from Ecuador to Peru via the río Napo... [Read more..]

From Pantoja to Iquitos

The first day of the trip seemed to be the longest one, as they were standing most of the time loading the cargo. In the middle of the day it rained heavily, the other time the sun was just burning. The next days the weather was similar. For lunch the monkeys got some rice with some pork, which was one of those pigs who they saw struggling to stay on the shore just a few hours ago. The portion was quite small, so they stayed hungry again. In the evening there was the same rice drink with dry bread again as for breakfast. Then Bimbino and Bambina eventually realized, that they were doomed to stay hungry for the whole trip... [Read more..]

1000 Km of Hitchhiking and Couchsurfing

Máncora is probably the most famous beach town on the Peruvian coast. Warm, clear water, a tropical climate with daily sunshine, and light yellow fine sand beaches make it the perfect retreat for people who are depressed due to the grey skies of Lima. The only problem: Máncora is located more than 1,200 km north of the Peruvian capital... [Read more..]

5000 Years of the “New” World

When people think of Peru, the images to appear in their minds are of the Incas and their ruined city Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is the main tourist attraction of Peru. Most tourists visiting Peru see no other archaeological site in the country, although there are many others worth visiting. "Oh, more Inca ruins?" - you might wonder. Sure, but the Incas are only the tip of the iceberg! Many other civilizations settled in Peru: some as old as the Inca Empire, others thousands of years older... [Read more..]

Lima Limón 2013

Is it possible to organize a Couchsurfing Camp everywhere? Read about the experience of Travelling Monkeys organising such a Couchsurfing event in South America..... [Read more..]

Paracas: Romance of the Sea

Most people dream of visiting the Islas Galápagos when travelling to the west coast of South America. The majority of these people, however, never reach that goal. Instead they end up taking a trip to Peru's Islas Ballestas, another marine fauna sanctuary and a place that few people have heard of before travelling to South America... [Read more..]

Lima: Grey, Strange, and Way Too Big

America welcomed the Monkeys with the grey skies of Lima. It was very warm compared to European winter, but misty and dank. While not a single drop of water fell from the clouds, it was definitely not very inspiring... [Read more..]