How to Get to Machu Picchu: Planes, Trains and Inca Trails

There are several different ways to get to Machu Picchu, from car to train to the traditional trek. Even though the classic Inca Trail that the actual Incas used books almost a year in advance, I still feel like Machu Picchu is meant to be walked to, even if it's a new route. I read somewhere that one theory on the Inca trail and remote Machu Picchu location was that the long journey was meant to…

The 16 Most-Asked Questions About The Inca Trail

  1. Do you need to book ahead? YES! It is recommended that you make a reservation for the Inca Trail and pay for your entrance fee well in advance.   Bookings should be done : December, January, March: 3 - 5 weeks in advance (approx) April, October, November: 6 - 8 weeks in advance (approx) May, September: 2 - 3 months in advance (approx) June,July ,August: 3 - 4…

Video: Inca Jungle To Machu Picchu

Video: Inca Jungle To Machu Picchu     Want to travel to Machu Picchu in less than five minutes? Don't worry,we got you. Follow us on three days of trekking the Inca Jungle trail and our final day of arriving at the ruins and exploring Machu Picchu.   -The Borderless Project Team (Cusco, Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Hidroelectrica, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu- October…

10 Different Peru Itineraries for Every Type of Traveller

Going to Peru, are you? We've already told you where we think you should go, so all that's left is telling you how to do it. With a lot of thought and input from our travels around Peru, we've created the perfect Peru itinerary: meaning, we've created several of them, based on the time you have and what you're interested in. So, no matter who you are or what you're into, there is a Peru…

Mi mochila para Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu es es lugar donde actualmente todo el mundo quiere estar, sí, todo el mundo. Así de claro. Ha sido mi rompe-hielo durante todos mis viajes: "Eh, peruano, me muero por estar ahí, se ve increíble" "ya fuiste a Machu Picchu, es mi sueño loco". Por este motivo y otros más -que entenderás una vez que llegues al santuario-, es importante planear este viaje con mucha anticipación, te guste…

Where to Go in Peru (Hint: It’s not only Machu Picchu…)

Yes, Peru is home to Machu Picchu. Bucket list topper, profile picture backdrop, Wonder of the World. We get it, it's a dream, and there's no shame in admitting you know Peru as "the place where Machu Picchu is". But Machu Picchu is only one of about a hundred incredible destinations in this Andean country, and we're here to show you just a handful of them that warrant as much (if not more)…

The Ultimate Machu Picchu Packing List

Machu Picchu is one of those highly-anticipated trips that everyone wants to plan perfectly for, and packing is a huge part of that. In a dream world, someone would just tell you exactly what to bring and that would be the end of it...Based on our experiences traveling by train and trekking, we offer you our resulting Machu Picchu Packing List so there can be less stress and more selfies with…

Memories from Year 1 of The Borderless Project: Stories of Peru (Part 2)

Friends, family, fellow wanderers. It's official: it's been a year since we started this journey called The Borderless Project. Thank you all for supporting us, joining our adventures and sharing your own. We are infinitely grateful for each and every one of you. We started this hoping that oversharing our travels would inspire others to do something different as well, and we're so filled with…

Walking on Water & Driving Through A Dream: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

  Like the swing on the edge of the world took us to Banos, Ecuador, it's unbelievable and dreamy photos that draw travelers to the Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats) in Bolivia. Images of the jeeps driving across an endless expanse of whiteness contrasted against the rich blue sky, the giant mirror effect creating by just an inch of water atop the salt, and especially the truly wonderful photos…

Our Adventure in the Amazon: Day 1

We started our Amazonian adventure in Iquitos city, "the gateway to the Amazon", in one of the old wooden school buses you see all over that look like old fashion cable cars that have come off the cable. I was dressed as much like Indiana Jones as I could get away with and every bit of the morning felt like an important part of our giant last Peruvian adventure (for now, at least). We had saved…

Mancora, Peru: Surf, Ceviche & Party Hostels

    Mancora, Peru is a tiny beach town turned into surfer-partier-backpacker black hole. In a good way. Apparently ten years ago there was little reason for tourists to be there, until hostels such as Loki del Mar made a destination of it. Now, the hostels party hard poolside during the day and at little clubs on the beach at night. Hangovers are cured by surfing, eating shockingly…

A Beginner’s Guide to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the number one place people want to visit in South America, but it can be difficult to know where to begin with planning your trip to see this Wonder of the World. Sometimes the sheer volume of information you can find on it is actually more confusing than helpful, so to make planning your trip easier we have made a super simple guide, and from our experience it's everything you…

Cusco Town in 5 Days

  When we arrived in Cusco we realized that we actually had very little time to explore such a city. We had heard that there were thousands of things to do, but we were only staying 10 days of which 4 were going to be on the Inca Jungle, so we re-examined our list and began to focas on the things that intrigued us the most. With that, we decided to explore the historic city center, ruins…