PARIWANA BLOG

Miraflores´s cafes

I arrived in Peru, a country many travelers visit in order to embark on multi-day treks without any contact with civilization, lugging a laptop and a fair amount of work to get done.


Eat safe in Lima with our practical food-tips

No matter where you go in the world, a person needs to eat! Hence, the questions quickly turns into; how is the food in Lima, is it spicy at all, what should I avoid, is everything clean and fresh and what to do when the food decides to turn on you?


The Nice Beaches of Miraflores

By Morgan Addams

I awoke this morning with a desire to go to the beach. From the Pariwana Hostel, I started to walk west toward the water and away from the sun. Along the way there are many stores one could shop at, literally something for everyone and every need.


Travel tips for boat travel in the Peruvian Amazon – Part 1: Large Lanchas

By Campbell Plowden (cplowden@amazonecology.org); special report for the Pariwana Hostel Blog

If you want to visit the Amazon rainforest in Peru, you will probably fly into the gateway city of Iquitos. If you are really savvy, you can get around the city by bus, but it’s cheap to take a “mototaxi” (three-person cab mounted on a motorcycle) almost anywhere.


Travel tips for boat travel in the Peruvian Amazon – Part 2: Rapidos (speedboats)

By Campbell Plowden (cplowden@amazonecology.org) special report for the Pariwana Hostel Blog

Adventures in the Peruvian Amazon often if begin in the gateway city of Iquitos. There are daily flights to Iquitos from Lima on LAN, Peruvian Airlines and Star Airlines. Copa Airlines now offers three flights per week between Iquitos and Panama.


Travel tips for boat travel in the Peruvian Amazon – Part 3: Colectivos (community lanchas)

By Campbell Plowden (cplowden@amazonecology.org) special report for the Pariwana Hostel Blog

In the first part of this series (Travel tips for large lanchas), I offered tips for backpackers traveling between Iquitos and other major points in the northern Peruvian Amazon like the Brazilian frontier, Pucallpa, and Yurimaguas in the large lanchas (ferries) that are slow and relatively inexpensive.