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Travelife – our journey to sustainability

As you already know, Phima Voyages works with the local population and tries to maximize the positive impact of these trips with its partners on site. In order to be able to move forward in a guided and constant manner, we decided in 2019 to obtain Travelife certification. What is Travelife ? Internationally recognised, Travelife

Pacaya Samiria – Peruvian Amazonia

Pacaya Samiria is a natural reserve that covers a large part of the Peruvian Amazon. There are several ways to explore it. I chose to enter the Pacaya Samiria reserve through Yurimaguas, a few hours from Tarapoto. Some information about the natural reserve The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is one of Peru’s largest and most

What to do in Oxapampa and Pozuzo ?

Oxapampa and Pozuzo are generally known for the Austro-German traditions of the region. I will discuss this further in this article, but it seems very limiting to me to only focus on the immigration history of this beautiful region. Because there is much more to discover! If you love nature, waterfalls, and hiking, Oxapampa is

What to do in Nazca (apart from the flight over the Nazca lines)

In general, people visit Nazca to take a flight over the Nazca Lines. However, there are many other interesting sites to visit in this region. I will give you a brief overview here. Most of the time, you start from Lima, then visit Paracas and perhaps Ica. Your next logical stop will be Nazca before

A day at Canyon de los Perdidos, Ica

Have you ever heard about Canyon de los Perdidos ? In general, when we talk about Ica, we think of the Huacachina lagoon, which personally surprised me in terms of its size (small) and its touristy environment. If you want to see a lagoon surrounded by dunes and experience an authentic and peaceful environment, I

Discover Paracas and the surrounding area

Paracas is a small fishing port, located 4 hours from Lima, offering a friendly and authentic atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy typical dishes made from fresh fish and seafood. But apart from its culinary offerings, there are many sites to discover around Paracas – and not just the Paracas National Reserve! If you’re on a

Useful information for your stay in Peru

Below you will find general useful information on Health and Safety, a guide to choosing the right souvenirs or tips on tipping. But also our advice on “how to be a responsible traveler” and more delicate topics such as plastic when traveling or the exploitation of children. We end with some information on the peculiarities

Travel health and safety

Traveling abroad is never trivial. It is important to find out about vaccination obligations, the current health and safety situation, recommendations such as reacting to altitude or the contents of your travel pharmacy. This is what we will see together in this article. Pharmacy All major cities in Peru of course have pharmacies where you

Souvenirs – choose them well !

Who doesn’t dream of bringing back a beautiful souvenir from their vacation? Can you bring back a coral necklace to your grandmother? And an alpaca sweater for your girlfriend? The trade in souvenirs of endangered species puts biodiversity at risk. Bring back beautiful souvenirs rather than questionable objects. Souvenirs we recommend Local craftsmanship: buy it

Code of ethics against sexual exploitation

Humans first is our priority. That’s why Phima Voyages works with a code of ethics, engaged among others against all kind of exploitation of children and adolescents in any form, especially sexual exploitation and labor. What we do We ensure that the hotels we work with respect the rights of children and are not accomplice