Most people don’t realize that Rainbow Mountain in Peru (also known as Vinicunca Mountain, Winikunka, Montaña de Siete Colores, and Montaña de Colores) was virtually undiscovered until 2015 and only started accepting day tours in 2016. When we first visited South America back in 2010 it hadn’t even been discovered yet. But, since its uncovering (probably due to climate change),… Read More
This South America travel guide is a compilation of the countries we have visited and written about on The Planet D travel blog.
Parm Parmar of Blue Planet Adventure shares the best things to do in Cartagena, Colombia. Cartagena de Indias is the jewel in Columbia’s crown. This seaside city is rich with maritime history and bustling with adventure, charm and a past filled with pirates. Founded in 1533 by Spanish commander Pedro de Heredia, the city grew prosperous quickly and with the new… Read More
We’ve seen a lot of amazing ruins of the world during our 18 years of traveling. These are our first-hand accounts of ancient cities and ruins that we have seen and explored with our own eyes. Ancient Ruins of the World As I go through all that there is yet to see I find that we have barely scratched the surface…. Read More
There are a lot of amazing things to do in Peru besides trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Albeit, you must visit the magnificent Inca ruins, it’s one of the first things you must to in Peru! But after that, check out the rest of the country. It has some pretty amazing sites you probably haven’t even heard of. We’ve been lucky… Read More
Nat and George of a Hot Minute share all the reasons you should travel to Bolivia right now! Cities at insane altitudes. Bitterly cold nights. No hablo Español! Welcome to Bolivia! Incredible landscapes. Death-defying day trips. An immersion into a new culture. For me, visiting Bolivia was one of my favourite experiences in South America but in equal measure one of my best… Read More
Food experts Rosemary and Claire of Authentic Food Quest share their favourite Cusco restaurants where you can eat like a local and enjoy an authentic Peruvian dining experience. 5 Authentic Cusco Restaurants Cusco is considered the second gastronomy city in Peru after Lima, and has the best cuisine in the Peruvian Andes. Unsurprisingly, Machu Picchu and the Inca ruins get all… Read More