Live, Work & Travel in Peru



Cusco, the former capital of the Incan Empire, with its narrow cobbled streets and noisy bars and clubs, is the backpacking capital of South America. Though there is far more to this Andean nation, such as the Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon, it is Machu Picchu that draws the masses. So much so that limits have been placed on the numbers that can hike the arduous Inca Trail and alternative Incan ruins are promoted by the government and responsible tour companies. However, until Machu Picchu falls off its perch, the lofty and mysterious city is likely to remain the number one draw in the region.

Articles about Peru
>Tips for Travelling, Living & Working in Cusco
>Traveller Hangouts: Cusco
> Volunteer Work in Cusco
>Camden Luxford: Why I Live in… Cusco
>Up, Up and More Up on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
>After the Whining: What we Saw When we Reached Machu Picchu
>Saints and Sinners at the Feast of Corpus Christi
>The Story Behind the Photo: The Festival of the Sun
>The Yavari Project, Puno, Peru

Other resources
Directory > Latin America Links
A selection of links for taking a gap year and travelling in Peru

Jobs in South America
Current vacancies from the Jobs Abroad Bulletin

Free or Cheap Volunteer Work in Peru
Low cost options for volunteering in Peru

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