Overland Travel in Peru
Driving in Peru gives you plenty of overland adventures. Take the easy one and drive down (or up) the largely flat Pan-American Highway over asphalt that crosses the desert. At night, rough camp on remote beaches.
Find off-the-beaten-track regions and pick a road trip in the northeast. Depending on the weather the road conditions may vary from perfect to disastrous, the latter allowing for a true 4×4 challenge.
Do you love mountains? Opportunities abound as the Andes Mountains lie across the country from north to south. Whether you focus on the Cordillera Blanca, or the famous Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley region, overland travel in Peru is bound to keep you captivated.
Q’ollor Ritty is a religious festival in Peru. We caught up with a small version of this religious celebration high in the mountains.
The Death Road in Boliva, the Transamazônica in Brazil, and the Carretera Austral in Chile are among the popular road trips in South America.
On a continent so rich in salt flats, wetlands, glaciers, canyons, and deserts, what were among our favorite places in South America to be blown away?
Driving from North America to South America is popular. Here overlanders answer the question why they drive the Pan-American Highway.
One of Peru’s most authentic, dramatic, fun and spectacular festivals: the Paucartambo Festival, with 17 traditional troupes honoring the Virgin of Carmen.
Why Buy a Coleman Camp Oven? Is it worth the investment, the space it takes in the car? After 10 years we bought one, and here’s why.
The Andes Mountains covers 7 countries and 4,300 miles. Here are 9 mind-blowing mountain passes in South America that we crossed.
An overview of our paid accommodations, staying with locals, and where to go overland camping in Peru, including GPS waypoints.
In the Peru Travel Guide you’ll find details about money matters, budget, workshops, fuel & roadmaps, road conditions, travel budget, sightseeing, and more.
Ceviche, pisco sour, huancaina, chicha, choclo, choco are all Peruvian dishes, but do we find the Peruvian cuisine is on of the world’s best foods?
Road Travel in Peru continues with photos on and along the road from Arequipa to Lima via Paracas, plus the Cordillera Blanca and Cajamarca region.
Photos and impressions of Landcruising Adventure from the Bolivian border to the Sacred Valley, Cusco and Arequipa.
It started with an odd sound, it ended with new leaf-springs, and the transfer box taken down. Here’s part 1 of our car repairs in Ecuador.
Weird sounds and friction came and went for years. To get to the bottom of this we visited a workshop in Peru: Fire Wheels workshop in Lima.
Where to find organic markets in Peru, as well as natural health food stores.
Flexcooking in Peru: new equipment, cooking at different altitudes and experimenting with Peruvian food.
Impressive ruins, mountains without tops, and a beach with sunny weather; a nice mixture in north Peru.
Part 2 on our Travels in Peru: chores & friends in Lima, exploring fantastic mountainous regions and sightseeing in Chavin.
South Peru brings a couple of scary moments: how serious is that tumor, and will the rock tumbling down that vertical wall hit our Land Cruiser?
There are millions of pictures of Machu Picchu. What elements did Coen capture on camera?
Fun to know: What is the best thing overlanders brought on your journey? The stupid thing? And what should they have brought instead?
Landcruising Adventure in Peru starts at Lake Titicaca, characterized by bucolic scenes, beautiful colonial churches and a Temple of Fertility.