Los Organos – ‘touchdown’ sunset

We traveled by coach from Cuenca in Ecuador to Los Organos in Peru, unable to catch a daytime service we travelled overnight, crossing the border at 1:30am and dropped off in Mancora at 5:30am! A twenty minutes tuktuk ride later and we were in Los Organos, a northern Peru coastal resort, at our hotel for sunrise.

With the lack of train services in South America, coaches are one of the primary methods for getting around and it’s a cheap and fairly comfortable way to travel.

Mancora is a well know backpackers destination, a beach, lots of hostels, bars and restaurants but we were a bit further south in Los Organos at a small resort on a beautiful beach that swept for miles north and south.

Los Organos Beach – click photo for post

From here we flew into Lima, Peru’s capital city, flying to avoid the 22hr coach journey needed!

View of Lima rising up from the coast – click photo for post

Lima is a great city, so full of life and with so much to see! We spent much of our time in the lovely districts of Barranco and Miraflores.

From Lima we flew to Cuzco to acclimatise before heading up to Machu Picchu.

Cuzco – click photo for post

From Cuzco there is a train to Agra’s Caliente near Machu Picchu, although it does not run all year round so a bus or taxi may be needed to complete the journey.

The outstanding Machu Picchu – click photo for post

From Cusco we flew into La Paz in Bolivia to continue our trip further south.