Archiv autora: Martina Doležalová

Miraflores – The Most Popular District of Lima

Miraflores – The Most Popular District of Lima

Though some would insist that the best Lima district for tourists is the artsy Barraco with its colonial architecture, I would support the majority that says it´s Miraflores, an upscale suburban district located about 10 kilometres away from the city centre, which features some stunning coastal views, great restaurants, and even an option of paragliding!

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Ayahuasca and Ayahuasca Retreats in Iquitos

Ayahuasca and Ayahuasca Retreats in Iquitos

Those who come to Peru to experience ayahuasca – which is completely legal here (just like san pedro and other strong substances), unlike cannabis – make their way to Iquitos. Of course, it’s possible to experience ayahuasca also in Pucallpa, Tarapoto etc. (actually even in the mountains in Cuzco), but Iquitos is simply the top destination for this purpose.  

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Iqutios – The Most Beautiful Peruvian Jungle

Iqutios – The Most Beautiful Peruvian Jungle

The legendary part of the Amazonian jungle: a city surrounded by the Amazon and its arms and the rain forest. No other way to reach it but on a boat or in a plane. Mentioned in many books, movies and documentaries, including the bible of the New Age, Celestial Prophecy, and Zac Efron´s Down to Earth, this place certainly is a must see in Peru.

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Laguna Azul – Laguna Sauce (Sawsiqucha) and Las Jawas Lodge

Laguna Azul – Laguna Sauce (Sawsiqucha) and Las Jawas Lodge

One of the most visited tourist places in Tarapoto (the article on this tropical paradise is available HERE) is the Blue Lagoon, which gained its name thanks to the fact that when the sun is shining the waters of the lagoon turn blue. The trip to the destination is an amazing experience, seeing the nature around and crossing the Huallaga river, which forms a part of the Amazon basin, on a simple wooden ferry.

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Tarapoto – The Tropical Paradise that Will Make You Feel Alive 

Tarapoto – The Tropical Paradise that Will Make You Feel Alive 

The Peruvian Amazonian jungle is a travel dream of many. It is quite something to experience. Except for the tribal communities and various rituals, you may enjoy pleasant climate, welcoming people, coconut water for 2 soles, great fruits and veggies, beautiful natural sceneries, waterfalls, lagoons, and easy-going laid-back lifestyle that will make you forget the world is going through a pandemic.

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A Complete Guide through Chachapoyas

A Complete Guide through Chachapoyas

Chachapoyas, the Gate to the Amazon Basin, the high jungle (selva alta) which combines features of jungle and mountains, will stun you with its natural beauty and history. Even at times of Covid, it offers adventures that will take you trekking to the 16th highest waterfall in the world, Gocta, and various lagoons, to the Quiocta cavern which you need to explore with a torch and in rubber boots, to the 2.5 metres high Sarcophagi of Carajía, to the Kuélap fortress and much more.

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New Year´s Eve in the Tranquillity and Beauty of IntiRumi Inn, Caraz

New Year´s Eve in the Tranquillity and Beauty of IntiRumi Inn, Caraz

While I spent the New Year´s Eve of 2019 at one of the Peruvian beaches in the real party mode, I have chosen something completely different for 2020 – an intimate, rustic and peaceful atmosphere of the organic boutique hotel and restaurant IntiRumi Inn in Caraz, Peru, flanked by the magnificent and highest pinnacles of the Cordilleras Blancas and Negras, forming the profound valley called the Callejon de Huaylas.

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Magic Realism II

Magic Realism II

There certainly are things in Peru that will make you fall in love with the country, namely the nature, varied from the Andes through the coast to the jungle, the shamanic healing legacy and the variety of food, including heaps of fruits and veggies you can get. However, there are also things that will bring other emotions around: anger, repulsion, pitying. A couple of days ago I passed a year of my stay in Peru. I´ve been through all the feelings mentioned.

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