MenuBlogVisited RegionsPeru 2Bolivia 2ArgentinaChile 2BoliviaChilePeruEcuadorColombiaVariousRouteInfoContact meOther JourneysSite en françaisSelected region: Peru Pacific Coast - part 5 — Oct 20, 2019 — Peru While stopping close to the ocean, I stumbled upon this peculiar fishing area. I don't know which kind of shell they are, but I think it was fairly excessive... read more From Nazca to the coast — Oct 19, 2019 — Peru After Nazca, I make a detour towards the mountains before going back to the coast. I want to see a fairly rare species of animal; the guanaco. I visited... read more Paracas National Reserve — Oct 16, 2019 — Peru The first time I passed through the village of El Chaco, gateway to the Paracas National Reserve, I saw way too many tourists for my taste and I was completely... read more Cañon de los Perdidos — Oct 14, 2019 — Peru The cañon de los Perdidos is often translated as the Lost Canyon, but I prefer the name Canyon of the Lost People. Indeed, before reaching the region... read more Ancient civilizations around Nazca — Oct 13, 2019 — Peru The site of Cahuachi was an important ceremonial centre of the Nazca culture, from AD 1 to 500.The site of 1.5 km2 contains more than 40 mounds topped... read more Nazca and Palpa Lines — Oct 12, 2019 — Peru This small museum is dedicated to Maria Reiche, an archeologist and mathematician who devoted a large part of her life to the study and conservation of... read more Pacific Coast - part 4 — Oct 6, 2019 — Peru Tambo Colorado has been a military and urban administrative centre around AD 1140 and 1532.The complex was built with adobe bricks following the tradition... read more Huancavelica and the Santa Barabara Mine — Oct 2, 2019 — Peru Huancavelica is an old mining town founded in 1571. The main resources of the region were mercury and silver. When the mine was operating, the town has... read more Central Highlands - part 2 — Oct 1, 2019 — Peru This itinerary of 220 kilometres was very interesting since there were so many llamas in the fields (especially near the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Reserve). At... read more Vilca, Huancaya, and Vitis — Sep 29, 2019 — Peru Vilca, as the two other villages shown in this post, is located in the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve.It is a pretty and quiet village where the... read more Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve — Sep 27, 2019 — Peru The Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve protects a mix of magnificent snowy mountains, bright blue-green lakes, canyons, and rivers.It's not a hidden... read more Central Highlands - part 1 — Sep 26, 2019 — Peru After more than one week in Lima, I am heading to the Central Highlands. From San Mateo, I leave the main road behind and head into the outback.It was... read more Pacific Coast - part 3 — Sep 19, 2019 — Peru Back on the coast after a few weeks in the mountains. The archeological site of Cerro Sechín dates from 1600 BC, and was discovered in 1937.The main... read more Cordillera Blanca — Sep 14, 2019 — Peru After the canyons, I took a few days off in the town of Caraz.From my hotel room, I was seeing the Cordillera Blanca. A magnificent show just after sunset... read more Driving magnificent canyons — Sep 10, 2019 — Peru In the region I am about to visit, the most famous canyon is Cañon del Pato or, in English, Canyon of the Duck. However, before reaching that canyon... read more Mountain Roads — Sep 8, 2019 — Peru One of my favourite activities; no history to read, no need to speak a foreign language, no schedule to follow...Just the simple pleasure of driving my... read more Ruins around Huamachuco — Sep 6, 2019 — Peru Around Huamachuco, three sites are worth a visit if you like ruins from ancient civilizations. Even if you don't like ruins, I recommend a quick visit... read more On the way to Huamachuco — Sep 5, 2019 — Peru A nice drive in the Andean Mountains over a distance of about 150 kilometres.The altitude is around 2750 metres. Second day driving toward Huamachuco... read more Polloc Church — Sep 3, 2019 — Peru The church, also known as Santuario Virgen del Rosario de Polloc, is also a very interesting excursion around Cajamarca.It is one of the nicest churches... read more Excursions around Cajamarca — Sep 2, 2019 — Peru Cumbemayo is an astounding example of pre-Inca engineering. This aqueduct, built more than 2000 years ago, extends over an incredible length of 9 kilometres... read more Cajamarca — Sep 1, 2019 — Peru Now it is time to leave the coast and to head into the Andes Mountains.After the grey sky of the coast, the pure air, blue sky, and awesome landscapes... read more Ancient civilizations around Trujillo — Aug 30, 2019 — Peru El Brujo consists of three different structures (huaca), with one that is especially impressive for its mural reliefs.The complex was mainly used from... read more Pacific Coast - part 2 — Aug 28, 2019 — Peru Pimentel is a nice coastal village located 12 km from Chiclayo. During the high season, its beaches are busy with numerous locals. The beach is suitable... read more Ancient civilizations around Chiclayo — Aug 24, 2019 — Peru The Sicán culture thrived in the Lambayeque region from AD 750 to 1375. The Nation Museum of Sicán shows some beautiful golden artefacts from that culture... read more Pacific Coast - part 1 — Aug 22, 2019 — Peru The Pacific Coast of Northern Peru is a mix of beauty and horror. There are few nice villages and small towns with nice beaches, but the majority of the... read more Copyright © 2010-2023 Jocelyn Ouellet. All rights reserved.