Peru via Instagram

trekking colca canyon
Trekking Colca Canyon
June 28, 2015
Traveling Peru with Peru Hop
Traveling Peru with Peru Hop
July 16, 2015

Peru via Instagram

Peru via Instagram

Peru via Instagram

Peru is probably the most popular destination in South America. The main draw is obviously Machu Picchu, but the country is the complete tourism package. It is a culturally rich country with a very diverse geography and ethnic makeup. This means plenty of interesting stuff for travelers. You’ve got everything from deserts to rain forests, colonial cities to ancient ruins, and glacier-covered peaks to the world’s highest navigable lake. Not to mention the best cuisine on the continent.

 

I spent about five weeks in Peru and still only saw a portion of this country three times the size of California. I didn’t even set foot in the north or in the Amazon, which covers 60% of Peru! I got to see a lot. And I captured it all on Instagram: from the Colca Canyon to the sand dunes at Huacachina to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Checkout my Instagram photos below and follow me at @bohemiantraveler

 

Peru via Instagram

#Lima street art.

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First day wandering around Miraflores, Lima, Peru. A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

Early morning first stop with @peruhop took us to this splendid view over Lima, next to the Christ Statue. On our way to Paracas!

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Come on in. 17 generations of Aliagas have live here, the longest continuously inhabited house in South America. A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

Orange juice break while walking around Lima’s historic center.

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From today’s visit to Hacienda San Jose with @peruhop Seeing lots of cool stuff we would have missed on the regular bus.

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Hacienda San Jose. A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

 

Paracas National Reserve’s dramatic natural coastline. A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

 

 

After climbing the highest dune surrounding Lago Huacachina, I was rewarded with this view. A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

 

Lago Huacachina–another awesome stop on our @peruhop A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

 

The cool Humbolt Current sucks the moisture in the air off the land of Peru’s west coast leaving the massive Ica Desert. A photo posted by Bohemian Traveler (@bohemiantraveler) on

Arequipa is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Peru.

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Arrived in Arequipa this morning, home to some of Peru’s best dishes.

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View looking up Colca Canyon, Peru.

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Colca Canyon is the world’s second deepest canyon.

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Village church in the Colca Canyon area.

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These terraces in the Colca Canyon are pre-Inca.

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Hopped off at Puno for Lake Titicaca with @peruhop Here's our favorite mode of transport on the world's highest navigable lake.

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The women of Uros Island send us off on our traditional boat made of reeds.

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Beautiful Lake Titicaca.

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I love places with no cars! How about you?

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Another shot from Taquille Island on Lake Titicaca.

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Day one of the Salkantay Trek to Machu Pichu.

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Scenes from the Salkantay Trek, Peru.

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Salkantay Trek, Day 2. Three more 'til Machu Pichu.

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Inca stonework.

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One of my favorite shots from Machu Picchu.

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Machu Picchu in the early morning.

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Lost in the morning fog.

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Colors of the Sacred Valley.

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A little look out the window from our #BohemianWanderTour today.

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Red quinoa in the high altitude of the Andes.

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The photogenic salt pools of Salineras, near the Sacred Valley of Peru.

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At Salineras there are about 5,740 pools, each of which yield 150 kg of unrefined salt per month.

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Peru has many varieties of corn.

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View over Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

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MP llama.

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Perfect ending to a perfect #BohemianWanderTour Thanks @wander2nowhere & @runawayjuno !

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Trying to break out of the morning fog.

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Trippy view on the VistaDome to/from Machu Picchu.

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The Inca built these terraces to experiment with agriculture in different temperatures.

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Welcome to Miraflores.

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The colors of Barranco.

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 15 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine GoMadNomad.com. He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Google +, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. Shalu Sharma says:

    Peru seems like a great place, would love to visit some day.

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