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Festival Costumes and Jungle Sunsets in Peru

Next in our series of blog posts from the CAT Travel team we have Marcos (one of our South America Travel Specialists) telling us about his travels in Peru. What´s your name and what do you do at CAT Travel? I´m Marcos from Argentina and I’ve been working as a... read more

Rainbows and Weaving in the Sacred Valley

To celebrate 15 years of CAT Travel we’ve asked members of our team across the continent to tell us about their favorite places to travel to in South America, and also to share some of their travel stories, photos and inspiration with us. First up we have Cynthia from... read more

Peru Festivals in June and July

With over a thousand festivals held around the country each year, Peru certainly loves celebration, ritual and dressing up! The months of June and July are a particularly great time to visit Peru if you want to join in some of the parades and parties, with the... read more

Festivals and events in Peru: April – May 2012

Semana Santa (Easter) is just around the corner, and all over Peru people are preparing to celebrate. Unlike the  relatively  low-key event that it generally is in the US, Semana Santa is one of largest events in Peru and it´s a great time for a trip to Peru.  With... read more

The Highlights of Lima – the ´City of Kings´!

After being the site of the Dakar Rally´s grand finale and closing party this year, it seems fitting that Lima has been chosen as the starting point for the Dakar Rally 2013 (announced just yesterday!). Many people who travel to Peru rush through Lima, thinking of it... read more

The Beginner’s Guide to Eating in Peru

Influenced by different waves of immigration from distinct corners of the globe, Peruvian cuisine is a fascinating combination of styles and flavors. Immigrants from Spain, China, Africa and Japan brought with them their own cooking heritage, but adapted their... read more

The Inca Trail Guide to Hiking the trail

The Peruvian Andes are among the world’s top hiking destinations, and completing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of those once in a lifetime experiences that adventurers dream about for years. The snowy peaks and lush cloud forests of the trail, along with the... read more

Traveling to Machu Picchu with your Kids

As our line of work pushes us around the globe throughout the year, some of us at CAT have recently chosen to ignore the conventional wisdom regarding traveling with kids. Of course, this poses more of a problem at some destinations than others. Take our recent visit... read more

Festivals in Peru Feb-April 2012

Peru has some of the liveliest and most colorful festivals in South America with many events taking place all year round. With a rich tradition of folkloric music and dance and spectacular costumes, it is well worth planning your vacation in Peru around one of the... read more
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