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The Blogger Experience was created by Inca Trail Machu as your Peru travel guide,  a place where you can discover the real Peru,  South America .  We want to invite you to the authentic world of Peru, to uncover what really goes on behind the scenes,  you will find everything you need to know, for your travels such as Hiking to Machu Picchu and Alternatives treks to Inca Trail, Trekking to Patagonia or information about the Galapagos Islands, including food, videos, photography—anything worth sharing, really. We aim is to deliver the raw beauty that can normally only be seen up close.

 

Inca Trail Training Plan

24 January 2019
Inca Trail Training Plan
The magnificent route of the Inca Trail Path is one of the best adventure alternatives you can choose to reach the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tours certainly demands a little physical effort. Considered as "moderate" grade, this will depend more than 2 factors.  In the first place, "The Physical State", if you are a person who does not have health (weight problems, you ...
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Machu Picchu Best Tours from Cusco

23 January 2019
Machu Picchu Best Tours from Cusco
Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, and has earned in its own right to be one of the favorite places of the world's travelers. And not only for the incredible stone city erected by the Incas, but for everything that surrounds this great tourist destination. The ways to get there are also amazing. These are the Machu Picchu best tours that will take ...
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Inca Trail Alternatives: The Best Options in February

22 January 2019
Inca Trail Alternatives: The Best Options in February
Due to laws of the Peruvian government, the Inca Trail closes every February for maintenance and prevention work. However, all of our other travel options are still available daily, including packages to the Machu Picchu sanctuary. Below we detail the excellent alternatives to visit Cusco in February.     Inca Trail February 2019 The Inca Trail Closes Every Year in February  Although the Inca Trail is closed, you can still get to Machu ...
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Salkantay Trek Availability 2019

21 January 2019
Salkantay Trek Availability 2019
The Salkantay Hike goes through the most impressive landscapes of Peru. Salkantay means "wild mountain". With an altitude of 6271 meters (20 573 ft) it is the highest peak of the Vilcabamba mountain range and one of the highest in the Andes.  This hike starts at the base of Salkantay at 3,883 meters or 12,740 feet and then down 5 of the ecological zones to Machu Picchu that is 2,450 ...
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Machu Picchu Tickets 2019 Official Site

15 January 2019
Machu Picchu Tickets 2019 Official Site
Machu Picchu is very popular for representing one of the most impressive expressions of architecture and engineering of the Inca civilization.   Their structures form a perfect balance between nature and the indigenous people.  Peru government launched new website for booking Machu Picchu entry tickets in 2019. Although it appears they eliminated the morning and afternoon ticket option and replaced with an hourly entry time, the morning entry tickets are valid ...
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Inca Trail Map

11 January 2019
Inca Trail Map
The Machu Picchu hiking trail is the most popular and well-known route among tourists. The trek has a total distance of approximately 43 kilometers and takes 4 days to complete, including a day of visit in the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu. The surrounding nature is wonderful, with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, the walk through the jungle with its amazing archaeological remains is an unforgettable experience.  It is undoubtedly ...
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Buy train tickets to Machu Picchu

03 January 2019
Buy train tickets to Machu Picchu
The fastest and safest way to travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu is by train. To get a ticket, the most important thing is to book the ticket with days or weeks in advance. For this you must enter the official website of Peru Rail or Inca Rail. By booking the Machu Picchu tickets 2019 through the web, the entrance to the Wonder of the World is guaranteed.  The train ...
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Inca Trail altitude

28 December 2018
Inca Trail altitude
Standing at 2,400 meters, Machu Picchu is one of the lowest Inca Trail altitude points. The highest point on the Inca Trail is Abra Warmihuañusca or 'Dead Woman's Pass' which is located at 4,200 meters.  Most of the Machu Picchu hiking tours begin in Cusco, which, at 3,400 meters, is already considerably higher than Machu Picchu. By staying there before your walk, you will give your body time to acclimate ...
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Machu Picchu weather month to month

27 December 2018
Machu Picchu weather month to month
We know that many of the people who travel to Machu Picchu do it for the only time; We also know that all people expect the best from this trip. We can secure your Machu Picchu Tickets 2019, or if you wish, we will take care of your entire itinerary; however, only you can choose the best time to go to Machu Picchu. Why is this so important? The ...
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Machu Picchu new rules 2019

26 December 2018
Machu Picchu new rules 2019
Shifte entrance to Machu Picchu tours will be very different from January 1, 2019. The Machu Picchu new rules 2019, in addition to implementing 3 shifts of visiting hours, adds other measures that must take into account while touring the Inca explorers Machu Picchu; these are arranged in the "Regulation of Sustainable Use and Tourist Visit for the Conservation of the Llaqta de Machu Picchu", approved by the Ministry ...
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Machu Picchu free of plastic

21 December 2018
Machu Picchu free of plastic
Many times, the impressive magnetism of Machu Picchu can make us forget everything worldly, but what we can not forget is to protect this wonder, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. And the first step is to reduce as much as possible the garbage that accumulates daily in the Inca citadel. With this objective, the one-use plastic reduction rule that promotes responsible consumption of this material in State entities came into ...
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Machu Picchu wonders of the world

20 December 2018
Machu Picchu wonders of the world
On July 7, 2007, Machu Picchu was chosen one of the New 7 Wonders of the Modern World; these were chosen by more than 100 million people from all over the world, through open voting on the Internet; the wonders were announced in random order by the New Open World Corporation (NOWC). We invite you to know the Machu Picchu Wonders of the World; chosen the best destination in ...
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Machu Picchu holidays 2019

19 December 2018
Machu Picchu holidays 2019
Cusco is the best destination in South America and Machu Picchu is one of the best destinations in the world. If you come to Machu Picchu in June; In addition to seeing the jewel of the Inca Empire, you can also enjoy the festivities of Cusco.  Cusco and Machu Picchu are spectacular destinations 365 days a year. However, there are unique dates that make the trip to the Capital of ...
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Inca Trail Travel Insurance

18 December 2018
Inca Trail Travel Insurance
To travel to Peru and make the way from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is not necessary to have medical insurance or health insurance, however it is highly recommended to have health coverage in Peru.   The most recommendable thing is that before making the Inca Trail hiking it is to stay 2 or 3 nights in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude and also to foresee any unforeseen ...
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Machu Picchu closing 2019

17 December 2018
Machu Picchu closing 2019
Machu Picchu, Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity has a calendar of attention to the public, which is from Monday to Sunday from 06:00 to 17:00, including holidays. Machu Picchu is currently open to the public. In fact, the archaeological site of Machu Picchu remains normally open throughout the year. The closure of Machu Picchu responds to the fact that at some point a natural event occurs that threatens its ...
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Huayna Picchu tickets 2019

14 December 2018
Huayna Picchu tickets 2019
The mountain Huayna Picchu (also called Waynapicchu) is the mountain that appears in the background, in the classic postcards of the lost city of Machu Picchu. Only 400 people can access their trails every day. Climb Huayna Picchu mountain is the most desired experience in Machu Picchu and is considered among the most amazing short walks in the world.   Just in mid-December, the Ministry of Culture of Peru allows ...
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Sun Gate Machu Picchu

12 December 2018
Sun Gate Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is not only a well preserved XV century city, but its location gives it a surrealism and a feeling impossible to find elsewhere. Machu Picchu vacation is truly inspiring, it was considered a sacred city, to the point that people who had already seen Machu Picchu, were treated with greater respect; and the first vision that these people had of Machu Picchu, was from the Inti Punku.  "Inti ...
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Best Machu Picchu hikes

11 December 2018
Best Machu Picchu hikes
There is nothing like the satisfaction of arriving at Machu Picchu by your own feet. This is the reason why, in recent years, the Machu Picchu Inca Trail hike has become so popular. The time when a traveler could get to Cuzco and hire an excursion on the Inca trail for the next day - or week or year - has long since passed. To control the roadblocks, the ...
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Machu Picchu guide

10 December 2018
Machu Picchu guide
Machupicchu, located 2,430 meters high in a place of great beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. The Machu Picchu sanctuary was probably the most amazing architectural realization of the Inca Empire in its heyday. Its walls, terraces and gigantic ramps give the impression of having been sculpted in the escarpments of the rock, as if they were part of it. The natural frame, located on the ...
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Inca Trail booking 2019

07 December 2018
Inca Trail booking 2019
The impressive network of roads of the Incas had an initial length of 60,000 km and joined territories of the current nations of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. 39,000 kilometers survive to this day. The Inca road to Machu Picchu is one of the best engineering works, made entirely by hand, without knowing of the existence of the wheel or the iron. Ironically, it is possible that ...
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Inca Trail weather

04 December 2018
Inca Trail weather
There are thousands of kilometers of "Caminos del Inca" in all of Peru; however, we focus on the 4-day Classic Inca Trail, which begins at km 82 of the via ferrea to Machu Picchu. It is a route in which varied ecosystems unite with a sequence of monuments of the finest Inca architecture, ending in the classic postcard view of Machu Picchu observed from above. That is why this road ...
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Machu Picchu history

03 December 2018
Machu Picchu history
The empire of the Incas, was established in Cusco, by the year 1,200 AD. Its origin is given in relation to two famous legends; one is the legend of Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, and the other is the legend of the Ayar Brothers. In both cases the legends point to Manco Cápac as the founder and first governor of the empire. But it was until the time of ...
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Best hotels in Sacred Valley

30 November 2018
Best hotels in Sacred Valley
We have several options in different locations. We can start and finish in the same city of Cuzco or finish in Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes. The latter is very frequent to link directly with the pearl of Peru, Machu Picchu. As a general rule, the tours come with Hotel included, but if you decide to stop in this part and go for your account, the ideal is to sleep ...
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The less bursting Cusco to Machu Picchu hikes

29 November 2018
The less bursting Cusco to Machu Picchu hikes
Peru is one of the most diverse countries on the planet, it has the Sierra in the Cordillera de los Andes, the jungle around the Amazon river and the coast next to the Pacific Ocean. But if you are going to skip all this, to go to Machu Picchu in Cusco, then you may be interested in entering Machu Picchu ... in a less conventional way. You can choose ...
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Pisac Market

28 November 2018
Pisac Market
40 minutes from the city of Cusco at the eastern end of the Sacred Valley Peru is the small town of Pisac, and for some time its popularity has grown enormously, not only thanks to its archaeological complex, but also to its beautiful craft Pisac market. The craft market is located in the Main Square of the district of Pisac, offers visitors a wide variety of textile products, pottery ...
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Where is Machu Picchu located?

27 November 2018
Where is Machu Picchu located?
Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing architectural realization of the Inca Empire in its heyday. Its walls, terraces and gigantic ramps give the impression of having been sculpted in the escarpments of the rock, as if they were part of it.  Machu Picchu is a place full of mysticism, it is a monument to the deity, where man really feels like a creature of the gods, the overwhelming look ...
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Machu Picchu trek difficulty

23 November 2018
Machu Picchu trek difficulty
The magnificent trek to Machu Picchu is one of the best adventure alternatives you can choose to reach the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu. Because it is one of the best and recognized routes in Latin America to make the amazing walk along the emblematic ancient route of the Inca civilization. Machu Picchu trek difficulty In fact, the Machu Picchu trek difficulty is very subjective, since it depends on ...
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Machu Picchu with kids

22 November 2018
Machu Picchu with kids
Machu Picchu is wonderful for anyone, even more so for children, this is why Nat Geo (National Geographic) put Machu Picchu on the list of 100 places that can change the lives of your children (100 Places That Can Change your Child's Life), and this is because the sacred city of Machu Picchu is impressive wherever you see it and it's great to visit with your children. Children love ...
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Machu Picchu Facts

21 November 2018
Machu Picchu Facts
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political center, religious and administrative of the Incaic time.  This beautiful citadel is located in the district of the ...
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Manu Expeditions

20 November 2018
Manu Expeditions
The Manu Biosphere Reserve is located in the southwestern part of Peru, encompassing territories of the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco destined for recreational activities, anthropological and biological research, limited to observing wildlife in its natural form. It is considered as the end of ecotourism with the greatest biodiversity in the world. It is possible to observe a great landscape and natural richness by the great amount ...
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Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco

17 November 2018
Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco
The train from Machu Picchu to Cusco is a beautiful journey through the Sacred Valley Cusco Peru. To book train tickets you must enter the website of the only 2 companies that provide the service: Peru Rail or Inca Rail. Aguas Calientes station is located in Machu Picchu Pueblo, s / n, Barrio Las Orquídeas (next to the Artisan Market of Aguas Calientes).    Train from Machu Picchu to Cusco There are ...
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Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail

14 November 2018
Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail
There are several ways to get to the ruins of Machu Picchu, from express tours of a day, to hiking several days to reach the magical citadel. Since the 70s, routes and trekking circuits have been added that have expanded the possibilities to reach the Sacred City. In this article we explain you the differences between two main trekking routes to Machu Picchu city: Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail.   Salkantay ...
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Things to do in Cusco

12 November 2018
Things to do in Cusco
Cusco was the main city and capital of the Inca Empire, one of the largest civilizations of the American continent, and was declared a UNESCO city in 1983.   The wonder of this place is bigger than its name and for the purposes of the case it does not matter. His rich history has baptized him in many ways and his writing is accepted in different ways. From its beginnings it ...
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Sacred Valley altitude

09 November 2018
Sacred Valley altitude
The Sacred Valley Cusco has become in recent years, one of the most important destinations in South America, is the valley of the Urubamba River and is known worldwide as the Sacred Valley of the Incas.   With the river feeding the valley, its fertile lands were one of the main centers of food production during the time of the Incas; Some places, such as Moray, were used as agricultural ...
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Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

29 October 2018
Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
Regardless of the form you choose to reach the valley, you can choose to spend the night in Sacred Valley and continue to Machu Picchu the next morning, but for this you must have booked Machu Picchu tickets and train tickets in advance. At present it is almost impossible to get one of these tickets, if they were not booked before arriving in Cusco.  Learn how to get from Sacred ...
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Humantay Lake Peru

23 October 2018
Humantay Lake Peru
Cusco undoubtedly does not cease to amaze us because in it are the most curious and unusual landscapes sometimes we can even say almost interplanetary landscapes like the mountain of colors that you can find here that is the mountain of colors  The humantay lake is formed as a melting product of a large snowy mountain that in turn forms part of a mountain range called Cordillera de Vilcabamba. What makes ...
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Machu Picchu climate

22 October 2018
Machu Picchu climate
The Inca city of Machu Picchu is located at 2,400 m.s. in a subtropical zone, between the Andes mountain range and the Amazon rainforest, having a warm and humid climate. Two seasons are presented: The rainy season that goes from October to March, the climate is very temperate with temperatures between 8 ° and 22 ° C, the rains are copious in this season and with more intensity during ...
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Peru Ruins

20 October 2018
Peru Ruins
From the oldest civilization in America, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Ancient Peru conserves the architectural and artistic vestiges of fascinating cultures. Discovering them is a breathtaking experience.     Macchu Picchu  Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of ...
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Peru itinerary

15 October 2018
Peru itinerary
Peru is legendary among world travelers looking for new experiences. A stuningly endowed country, explore Peru is much more than most short trips can hope to take in: charming Andean highlands towns with colonial architecture, remote jungle lodges in the Peruvian jungle; soaring snowcapped mountains and volcanoes; a 3,220 km (2,000-mile) Pacific coastline, and, of course, the legacies of the Incas and other sophisticated pre-Columbian civilizations. The following Peru ...
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Manu

13 October 2018
Manu
Paradise blessed with the greatest biodiversity in the world, inhabited by native communities that still keep alive their ancestral traditions and live in harmony with nature. This fascinating destination is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and exotic animals in the Peruvian Amazon. Becoming an ideal place for those who love nature and like an experiential tourism when visit Cusco.  Its territory is one of the largest biological protection zones on the ...
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Peru tourism

10 October 2018
Peru tourism
Peru is one of the main tourist destinations in South America. It has a varied natural beauty according to the different zones of its territory, remarkable archaeological wonders, such as Machu Picchu, gastronomic delights, and a vast cultural heritage, there is also a great variety of activities and places to see and do in Peru.   Traveling to Peru is to wake up pending dreams, is to connect with oneself, ...
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what to wear in the Amazon Peru

06 October 2018
what to wear in the Amazon Peru
The Amazon is a privileged destination because of the natural landscapes it has, the biodiversity that inhabits it, the ancestral customs of its inhabitants and its delicious cuisine with a jungle flavor that will delight the most demanding.  The Jungle of Peru has its very special charms that will captivate you as soon as you get off the plane and make contact with the air, the weather and the happiness ...
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Peruvian culture

05 October 2018
Peruvian culture
We Peruvians are increasingly proud of the historical and cultural richness of the past and present. After having lived for centuries by turning our backs on our Andean origins, today we recognize the value of the Andes and the Amazon for all that it represents in resources and millenary tradition.   We are the oldest civilization in South America. Neighboring countries emerged from our territory and our empire. Peru was ...
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Inca Empire

02 October 2018
Inca Empire
In a relatively short space of time - barely a century- the Incas built not only the largest empire in pre-Columbian America but also one of the largest in history. Their vast domain encompassed dramatic contrasts, from icy peaks to coastal desert and the Amazonian jungle. With the high-altitude city of Cusco at its center. Prior to the arrival of the Incas in the central Andes, which some estimates ...
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Train to Machu Picchu

01 October 2018
Train to Machu Picchu
There are different ways to get to Machu Picchu, this will depend on your time and the type of experience you want to have in the ancient sacred city of the Incas. To make things clear, the first step to organizing a trip to Machu Picchu is to book entrance tickets to Machu Picchu in advance; from this reserve will depend the reservations of train tickets, hotels (in Cusco ...
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Where does the Inca Trail start?

28 September 2018
Where does the Inca Trail start?
The Incas encompassed much of the South American continent. To maintain communication in such a vast territory it was necessary to build a network of roads. Thus, the Inca ordered to build a network of roads called Qhapac Ñan (Camino del Inca). The Qhapac Ñan were able to cover up to 30 thousand kilometers from the current countries of Peru, Ecuador and part of Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Colombia. The ...
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Llactapata Machu Picchu

14 September 2018
Llactapata Machu Picchu
Those looking for the Indiana Jones adventure should visit Llactapata, which is an important landmark on the Inca Trail, located at the confluence of the Cusichaca and Urubamba rivers in the Department of Cusco.  Llactapata - Llaqta = Pueblo, Pata = High place, is an Inca town, located at 2,840 m. / 8,136 ft. at the confluence of the Cusichaca, Urubamba rivers in the mountain called Patallaqta, province of Urubamba, ...
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Day trips from Cusco

13 September 2018
Day trips from Cusco
Seductive, shocking and natural, whose history lives in the streets, squares of its historic center, valleys and villages. The city of Cusco is an impressive sample of the high Inca engineering that dominated the stone as in Choquequirao, Sacsayhuaman, Kencco, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu (the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment).   Cusco offers extraordinary historical archaeological attractions, native people of ...
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Outdoor Activities Peru

11 September 2018
Outdoor Activities Peru
Peru offers a multitude of outdoor activities to suit everubody´s interests, abilities, fitness, and wallet. One highlight is a trek, a multiday camping and hiking expedition surrounded by the world´s highest tropical mountains. Others include mountaineering, river rafting, mountain-biking, surfing, or watching wildlife in the Amazon jungle. Huacachina sandboarding is possible through the huge dunes around the south coast. From the hundreds of outfitters and travel agencies that exist, ...
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Salkantay trek lake

10 September 2018
Salkantay trek lake
Cusco undoubtedly does not cease to amaze us because in it are the most curious and unusual landscapes sometimes we can even say almost interplanetary landscapes like the mountain of colors that you can find here that is the mountain of colors  The Humantay lake is formed as a melting product of a large snowy mountain that in turn forms part of a mountain range called Cordillera de Vilcabamba. What makes ...
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Booking Machu Picchu 2019

07 September 2018
Booking Machu Picchu 2019
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political center, religious and administrative of the Incaic time. Built in the fifteenth century, possibly at the request of ...
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Visiting Lima Peru

22 August 2018
Visiting Lima Peru
Lima is a city of contrasts, culture, and commotion. Jugglers, fire-eaters, and street-sellers scamper through traffic that idles down streets flanked by Colonial mansions, pre-Inca ruins, historic churches, and museums full of treasures. Long maligned as nothing more than the gateway to Peru. Lima is a fascinating destination in itself. Central Lima is the city´s pounding heart. Barranco is the bohemian barrio, Miraflores is a restaurant, hotel, and club ...
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Nazca lines facts

21 August 2018
Nazca lines facts
What do a giant hummingbird, a monkey, and an astronaut have in common? Well, apart from the Nazca lines facts that they´re all etched into the floor of the desert near Nazca, no one really seems to know. Welcome to one of the world´s greatest mysteries - the enigmatic Nazca Lines facts. A mirage of green in the desert, lined with cotton fields and orchads and bordered by crisp ...
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Travel from Cusco to Sacred Valley

20 August 2018
Travel from Cusco to Sacred Valley
What makes the valley "sacred"? The Inca named rivers by sector and called this stretch of the Urubamba. Wilcamayu, "the sacred river." Spanish explorers applied the concept to the entire valley, calling it the Sacred Valley. The tourist industry likes the appealing, evocative name, too.  A pleasant climate. fertile soil, and proximity to Cusco made the Urubamba River valley a favorite with Inca nobles, many of whom are believed to ...
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Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in one day

13 August 2018
Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in one day
Huayna Picchu is one of the most requested attractions by visitors from around the world. To enter this sacred site, you need the entrance ticket to Waynapicchu that includes the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. This ticket allows you to know the two tourist attractions in a single day. But can you climb the steep roads of the 'Huayna' and then go through the Inca llaqta in one day? ...
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Choquequirao Peru

11 August 2018
Choquequirao Peru
Choquequirao is known as the other Machu Picchu. This archaeological site has recently taken on a high level of importance and curiosity both tourist and cultural, which is driven research in the archaeological site and its surroundings.   Its name comes from the Quechua word "chuqui k'iraw", which means "Cradle of Gold", it extends in an area of ​​2000 hectares, where a set of structures are located above 3100 meters ...
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Who built Machu Picchu?

10 August 2018
Who built Machu Picchu?
In southern Peru, on the eastern slope of the Central Andes, is located one of the many wonders of the world, the ruins of Machu Picchu. This fascinating Inca Andean town was built in the middle of the 15th century and historians point out that it was the resting place of the first Inca Emperor Pachacútec, as well as being a religious center.  Machu Picchu is as it is known ...
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Handmade peruvian products

07 August 2018
Handmade peruvian products
Handmade peruvian products reflect the diverse identities that evolved from the country´s complex cultural and historical formation. Pre-Inca cultures, such as the Chavín, Moche, Nazca, and Chimú, displayed a high quality of craftsmanship in their pottery, sculpture, and textiles. The Incas further developed these skills when they came to dominate the continent. Cultural stories were expressed through artistic means, in ceramic design and weaving, in the absence of the written ...
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Machu Picchu Temperature

06 August 2018
Machu Picchu Temperature
We know that many of the people who travel to Machu Picchu do it for the only time, we also know that all people expect the best from this trip. We can secure your Machu Picchu Tickets, or if you wish, we will take care of your entire itinerary; however, only you can choose the best time to go to Machu Picchu. Why is this so important? The Inca ...
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What do people wear in Peru?

04 August 2018
What do people wear in Peru?
A country is identified by its landscapes, by its music, by its dances, by its color, by its people and without any doubt by its clothes. Clothing is not only part of a generation or a time, it is also part of a part a country or a region. The Peruvian hat is a clear example of this.   Peru is a country with several regions, with innumerable festivities, it ...
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Rainbow Mountain Peru Geology

21 July 2018
Rainbow Mountain Peru Geology
In Cusco, Peru, a little known tourist destination but very frequented by mountaineers is the Rainbow Mountain Cusco, Apu Ausangate, in the Cordillera de Vilcanota (Andes). In order to understand how the colorful mountain was formed we must first understand how the mountains are formed. For this we resort to geology and orogeny and thus have a much clearer and of course scientific idea.  The Rainbow Mountain Peru geology caused ...
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Which Animals can be seen in Machu Picchu?

18 July 2018
Which Animals can be seen in Machu Picchu?
The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu has a rich biodiversity due to the combination of factors, is within a wide range of altitude, which provides a range of temperatures, and also the high mountains create favorable microclimates for the evolution of certain species and subspecies.  Thanks to the diversity of the existing micro regions inside the Machu Picchu reserve, you can find an impressive diversity of Machu Picchu animals in the ...
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Secret of the Incas

14 July 2018
Secret of the Incas
In 2001 Mario Polia, Italian archaeologist, investigating in the archives of the Vatican finds a fundamental letter to resurrect the secret of the incas: "El Dorado". It was a manuscript of the mid-sixteenth century of the Spanish Jesuit Andrés López. This letter recounts a 10-day walking trip that the Incas made between Cuzco and Paititi, a kingdom or a city where there was more gold than in Cuzco.  Along with ...
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Peru Surf

12 July 2018
Peru Surf
Are you looking to catch good waves? Peru surf has many options for you. The entire coast is full of many amazing places for surfers ranging from beginners to professionals. Whether you're going to surf in Lima or in Chicama, you will not be disappointed. South of Lima you'll find a string of sandy beaches, most of them backed by massive sand dunes. The water is cold and rough, ...
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Llama vs Alpaca

10 July 2018
Llama vs Alpaca
Llama and alpaca roam the highlands of Peru, but unfortunately not in the great herds of pre-inca times. However, there are always a few around, especially the domesticated llama and alpaca.   The Alpaca is the cute and cuddly one, especially while still a baby. It grows a luxury, long wool coat that comes in as many as 20 colors and its wool is used in knitting sweaters and weaving rugs ...
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Pisco: Peru´s Miracle Drink

09 July 2018
Pisco: Peru´s Miracle Drink
Hailed as the miracle of the desert, pisco is Peru´s national drink. Writer Ricardo Palma dubbed it as his "rousing pick-me-up". When Peruvian wine exports were banned by Spain, wine-makers here began to increase production of grape brandy, shipping it from the port of Pisco. Exports reached their height in the 17th-18th centuries. Pisco in Quechua means bird and a valley. The potters who made the large conical vessels, ...
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Huayna Picchu vs Machu Picchu mountain

05 July 2018
Huayna Picchu vs Machu Picchu mountain
Machu Picchu is known since 1911 as "the lost city of the Incas", it is an impressive place, the biggest tourist attraction in South America and one of the most important destinations in the world. Built in the middle of one of the most amazing natural environments that exist, there are so many people who want to be in Machu Picchu, that if you want to have experiences like ...
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Lake Sandoval

04 July 2018
Lake Sandoval
The majestic Tambopata Lake Sandoval certainly boasts its reputation. Despite being close to Puerto Maldonado, it is within the Tambopata National Reserve and adjacent to the Bahuaja Sonene Park. It offers an excellent experience of the Amazon and wildlife. If you travel to Puerto Maldonado you must visit it since the Lake is one of the main tourist attractions.  It has registered more than a thousand species of birds, in ...
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7 curiosities of the mystical city of Cusco

30 June 2018
7 curiosities of the mystical city of Cusco
Cusco is not only the most famous tourist destination in Peru, but also one of the most important in America. Each year, around one million tourists come from abroad to visit the "Navel of the World" and its surroundings. But Cusco is more than the main Square, Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Machu Picchu. The Imperial City gives us fascinating and unique things. We invite you to discover with us this ...
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Cusco South Valley

29 June 2018
Cusco South Valley
Cusco South Valley was a very important place for the development of the Inca Empire; It is the perfect route for people looking to experience archaeological sites and magnificent landscapes, without so much company and in a short period of time. This territory was one of the first inhabited places in the entire Cusco Valley. The first inhabitants of the culture known as Marcavalle populated this place, 1000 years ...
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Inca Trail Cost

28 June 2018
Inca Trail Cost
The 4 day Inca Trail prices is considered the best hike in South America, perhaps the world, it is something you must do and that can change your life. It is one of the most arduous and impressive hiking trails that exist. During this 4 day Inca Trail you will experience fatigue and very low temperatures, but everything will dissipate when you see the mist vanish to show you ...
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Availability of the Inca trail permits 2018 - 2019

28 June 2018
Availability of the Inca trail permits 2018 - 2019
Every year thousands of people are attracted to the City of Cusco by the energy of the Andes Mountains, but only a few can experience the magic of feeling this energy, traveling one of the most amazing walks in the world, an Inca Trail of 500 years of antiguaty. Machu Picchu is a center of beauty, mysticism, spirituality, challenge and history, built by the legendary Inca civilization. Unlike other ...
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Inca Trail Tour Operator 2018 2019

27 June 2018
Inca Trail Tour Operator 2018 2019
With the new regulations introduced in 2001, only officially sanctioned travel operator are permitted to organize group treks along the Inca Trail. With the higher-end agencies, it is usually possible to assemble your own private group with as few as two hikers. Budget trekkers will join an established group. In addition to cost, hikers should ask about the group (10 or fewer is best), the quality of the guides ...
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Peruvian Food

26 June 2018
Peruvian Food
The richness of its lands and its cultural diversity make Peru a country of exquisite and varied gastronomy. Each city has a typical dish with an unequaled flavor. Thousands of products from the countryside and dozens of living cultures that have shared a single territory for centuries, ended up creating an infinite offer for the palate.  Peruvian gastronomy awards is a celebration for Peru. A country with a millenary tradition ...
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Inca Trail Reservations

23 June 2018
Inca Trail Reservations
Every year thousands of people are attracted to the City of Cusco by the energy of the Andes Mountains, but only a few can experience the magic of feeling this energy, traveling one of the most amazing walks in the world, an Inca Trail of 500 years of antiguaty. The Inca Trail is a center of beauty, mysticism, spirituality, challenge and history, built by the legendary Inca civilization. Unlike ...
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Lares Trek vs Inca Trail

15 June 2018
Lares Trek vs Inca Trail
While planning your trip to Peru and specifically to Machu Picchu, you are undoubtedly waiting for the trip of your life, and there are many decisions to make regarding your trip. One of the most important decisions faced by visitors to Machu Picchu is how they want to get there, and many times that decision is reduced to a simple question:  Which is best - Lares Trek vs Inca Trail? ...
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Lares Trek vs Salkantay Trek

15 June 2018
Lares Trek vs Salkantay Trek
When planning your trip to Peru without a doubt your main objective is to visit the wonder of the modern world Machu Picchu. When looking for information you can find several possibilities to reach this magical place from lightning rides in a single day, traditional tours that mix important archaeological sites with a train trip to world famous hikes such as the Inca Trail.  Therefore, if you are interested in ...
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2 day Inca Trail difficulty

11 June 2018
 2 day Inca Trail difficulty
The Short Inca Trail starts at km 104 of the railway, the degree of difficulty is the same as day 4 of the traditional Inca trail, with a slight rise to inti punku, to see the sunset passing through Wiñayhuayna, and descending to the citadel of Machu Picchu, from where you can descend to hot waters by bus, or walking. All 2 day Inca Trail tour operators match that this ...
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Machu Picchu Tickets

05 June 2018
Machu Picchu Tickets
The structures of Machu Picchu, built with stones that seem molded as if before hardening had been made of clay, have turned the Inca city of Machu Picchu into that place that it has to visit, at some point in its life.  Visiting Machu Picchu and seeing the Inca remains is the main objective of the visit of all the tourists that go to it. But Machu Picchu has a ...
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Gifts to buy in Peru

28 May 2018
Gifts to buy in Peru
It is likely that after knowing our country you want to take a piece of it in your pockets, a possible taste thanks to the artistic manifestation of the different Peruvian peoples. Peruvian craftsmanship is among the most varied in the world, as evidenced by the extensive network of exporters that every year exposes the ingenuity of Peruvians in European, Asian and North American markets. Its diversity, color, creativity and ...
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How to save the Rainforest

28 May 2018
How to save the Rainforest
Committed travelers, adventurous tourists, lovers of Peru and nature, this news will like it. On this blog we will talk about one of the most important environmental conservation organizations in the Amazon: Conservamos por Naturaleza, thanks to them we discovered the importance of Eco Tourism and the basic environmental conservation topics, Conservation Areas and all the work behind each one. Not only work, also people completely in love with ...
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Cheap Hotels in Cusco Peru

26 May 2018
Cheap Hotels in Cusco Peru
Cusco offers visitors a number of offers and tourist packages, as well as a wide variety of luxury hotels as well as cheap hotels for all budgets. It should be noted that the hotel infrastructure of the city of Cusco is one of the first in America, and for this reason there are many 5 star hotels, which could compete with the most luxurious and modern hotels in the ...
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Cost to go to Machu Picchu

26 May 2018
Cost to go to Machu Picchu
There are few places that offer magic and special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us.  Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of the ...
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Ollantaytambo

25 May 2018
Ollantaytambo
Ollantaytambo This is a typical example of the extraordinary urban planning of the Incas, and therefore a must for those interested in this civilization.   Its cobbled and winding streets, the ruins scattered everywhere and its agricultural terraces are attractions that stand out for themselves. Among the ruins, it is advisable to visit the old fortress and the temple, where we can enjoy magnificent views of the region.  Is that apart ...
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Corpus Christi

25 May 2018
Corpus Christi
Peruvian Culture maintains a diversity of festivals and traditions that make up the cultural heritage. Peruvian holidays throughout the year lend color and flavor to our day to day, with celebrations that, between vibrant dances and acts of deep religious devotion, fill Peruvian life with passion and happiness.  There are 15 saints with processions each leaving their temple or church to make a visit to the Main Square of Cusco ...
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Manu Tours Peru

22 May 2018
Manu Tours Peru
With 1 716 295 hectares, the Manu is the largest National Park in the territory. Because of its important natural wealth, Unesco gave it the status of a Biosphere Reserve since 1977, and ten years later it was declared a Natural World Heritage Site. Discover the Peru Jungle Tours and walk the Manu in this post.   How to Get? The National Park of Manu can be reached from Puerto Maldonado or ...
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What to do Lake Titicaca

22 May 2018
What to do Lake Titicaca
What to visit and do in the city of Puno, Lake Titicaca, on the floating islands of the Uros, and the island of Taquile. Here we leave you the visits that you can not miss in your itinerary.  Puno is the capital of Peruvian folklore, its inhabitants love to dance. Its festival of the Virgin of the Candelaria that is celebrated every year on February 9, where all its dance ...
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Cusco Adventure Activities

21 May 2018
Cusco Adventure Activities
Let the adventures speed up your heart, take you out of your comfort zone, challenge you to break your limits. Let them fill you with adrenaline, take a sigh of nerves, and then a smile of happiness. Let yourself be conquered by the best outdoor adventures! What better place than Cusco to start. Here are 5 activities that will make your heart beat with strength.     Lares Trek Machu Picchu  This ...
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Central Restaurant in Peru

19 May 2018
Central Restaurant in Peru
In Central, the biodiversity of Peru is celebrated. Fresh supplies and an inexhaustible curiosity to discover new and interesting ingredients on your menu in the place of avant-garde Peruvian cuisine in the heart of the traditional district of Miraflores. In this space they are committed to the landscape and the values of the new generations, lightness, health, aesthetics, recreation and harmony. A future of reflection and innovation. With that ...
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Business Travelers Needs

19 May 2018
Business Travelers Needs
Traveling for work is a necessity for many companies, a way to build customer loyalty or attract new customers. But in recent years, travel has been reduced due to the need of all companies to reduce their costs. The most important thing for a business traveler is to perform their daily tasks and that customers do not feel unattended, for that reason contact with the company and with customers is ...
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Machu Picchu Luxury Resorts

18 May 2018
Machu Picchu Luxury Resorts
In this article, we recommend the best luxury hotels of Machu Picchu. If there is somewhere I recommend splurging a little: it's here. Accommodations in this article range from $ 150-650 + / night, and all are located in Aguas Calientes, the closest city to Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes, is the best place to sleep before your visit to Machu Picchu; is one of the most cosmopolitan people you will ...
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Trip Route Planner App

18 May 2018
Trip Route Planner App
Technology in the tourism sector is a benefit for those who use it, that is why in this post I will tell you how it is possible to plan a high-end trip, or even a plan for backpackers, with the use of different mobile applications.  Next, we present mobile applications to plan your trips in a safe and organized way. With these different apps you can organize your routes, access ...
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Signs and Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

17 May 2018
Signs and Symptoms of Altitude Sickness
You are traveling to Cusco. And it is necessary that you know that it is the altitude sickness, the soroche or the apunamiento. What are your symptoms, what to do to prevent it.  Because Cusco is 3,399 meters above sea level and Machu Picchu at 2530 meters above sea level.  All those who already traveled, warn you about the soroche or the altitude sickness.  You do not have a single idea of ...
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Where to fly into Peru

17 May 2018
Where to fly into Peru
Peru is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, combining beautiful landscapes and culture, ancient and modern, from the mysterious Nazca lines to the enigmatic Machu Picchu. Peru is one of the destinations most visited by foreign tourists, since it not only has an archaeological and monumental wealth, but also a rich culture, beautiful tourist cities that combine the coast, mountains and jungle, the gastronomy known around the ...
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Machu Picchu Travel Guide

16 May 2018
Machu Picchu Travel Guide
Machu Picchu, without a doubt, deserves to be where it is. A 100% cultural destination for those travelers who love history, culture and adventure (like me), and who has been named as one of the New Wonders of the World.  Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city located at 2,490 meters (8000 feet), commonly referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas." It is one of the most famous ...
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Top Places to eat in Cusco Peru

15 May 2018
Top Places to eat in Cusco Peru
hen we think about traveling through Peru, not only comes to mind a lot of beautiful destinations and unique landscapes in the world, we are also enlightened by the look of just imagining the delights that can be tasted throughout the country, thanks to the wide variety of flavors and ingredients that our wide and rich cuisine has to offer.  Since it is almost impossible to count the best restaurants ...
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Train Travel in Peru

14 May 2018
Train Travel in Peru
Traveling to Peru includes endless routes to discover the many wonders that hide their historical places and tourist destinations. Compared with domestic flights, the train lines allow travelers to live an unforgettable experience and witness spectacular landscapes along the great diversity of terrains and landscapes of Peru. In Peru there are 1906.6 kilometers of total length of railway lines, according to information from the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. Among ...
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Book Machu Picchu Hike

12 May 2018
Book Machu Picchu Hike
World wonder, named after Hiram Bingham as the lost Inca city. No one imagined that this site, made known to the world by this explorer in 1911, would have a strong effect on tourism in Cusco, Peru. They have already passed more than 100 years and now this Wonder is visited by millions of national and foreign tourists a year. What has caused that, for some dates, the income ...
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Cusco Hotel on Cliff

11 May 2018
Cusco Hotel on Cliff
At more than 100 meters high, intrepid tourists have the option to stay in the three transparent capsules that have been installed on the steep cliff of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Cusco region. Its spectacular view of Sacred Valley, which snatches breath with its small towns and dangerous roads, is experienced with even more excitement inside these small showcases. The price you will have to pay ...
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Top Peru Tours

10 May 2018
Top Peru Tours
Traveling to Peru is to wake up pending dreams, is to connect with oneself, is to enter 5 thousand years of living history. Get ready to master waves on totora horses, surfboards and enjoy sunsets in oases with protective dunes. In the mountains, with the sound of quenas in the wind, you will breathe the pure air of the Andes and contemplate with devotion the harmony of man with ...
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Canyon Peru

09 May 2018
Canyon Peru
Peru is one of the 10 mega diverse countries of the world, it contains innumerable natural resources with hundreds of endemic species of fauna and flora; a paradise for the observation of birds and orchids or for the exploration of mythical and remote natural landscapes, some still virgin, always full of life.  The rivers that originate in the Andes range from the western slope to the coast and from the ...
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Inca Bridge Facts

09 May 2018
Inca Bridge Facts
Every June for 600 years, 1,000 peasants from southern Peru meet for three days to work on the renovation of the Q'eswachaka suspension bridge, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.  The bridge Q'eswachaka on the Apurimac river, in the region of Cusco, is woven entirely with vegetal fibers, according to the Inca tradition, and is the only one of its kind in the world.  The Q'eswachaka is the only hanging ...
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Machu Picchu Travel Tours

08 May 2018
Machu Picchu Travel Tours
There are few places that offer magic and special connection with the environment. With the first step in Machu Picchu, you will know that it is a wonder of wonders. One more reason to realize how impressive the Incas were at the time of making their constructions. Nature and history together to dazzle us.   Because of its location, it was a place that remained hidden from the view of ...
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South Peru Adventure Tours

07 May 2018
South Peru Adventure Tours
A single trip is not enough to discover all the wonders that Peru offers. Here we highlight only some magical experiences that it is impossible to stop living and knowing in a journey through the country. Mountaineering: Climbing is increasingly fashionable. To practice this sport, it is essential to be fit and not suffer from vertigo. Take into account, as an important point, the use of harnesses and safety protections. ...
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Visit the Northern of Peru

03 May 2018
Visit the Northern of Peru
Chachapoyas is a beautiful city that is located in the department of Amazonas. Its climate is usually temperate and with moderate rain, so you should always be prepared so that it does not ruin your fun.   Chachapoyas is a very privileged place, and in its areas is Kuélap, archaeological site that you must include in your route. However, to start with, you should take a walk around its Plaza ...
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Huaraz Peru

19 April 2018
Huaraz Peru
Huaraz, whose meaning in Quechua (Waraq) is 'Dawn', is the capital of the department of Ancash, located in the middle of the White Mountain Range. The city is flanked by the White and Black Mountain Range, to the east and west respectively, forming the valley popularly known as the Callejón de Huaylas, through which runs the Santa River that makes its way through the Andes to the Pato Canyon, ...
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Inca Quarry Trail

02 January 2018
Inca Quarry Trail
Inca Quarry trail or Cachicata are great alternatives to Inca trail where the difference is because we'll can interact with people of the area and learn the lifestyle of day by day. The most frequently advice is acclimatize to the weather because the highest point during the hike is 4450m it's more than Cusco (3399m). A few days in Cusco before the hike would be nice for the body, ...
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Choquequirao Trek Difficulty | Inca Trail Machu

13 December 2017
Choquequirao Trek Difficulty | Inca Trail Machu
The choquequirao route maybe is not famous but is well known by many travelers that want a challenging week, is not enough visit Machu Picchu going by bus, it has to be worth every step we take along the way maybe it will be tired but we will have beautiful landscapes every second that passes. Is for that many tourists say choquequirao archaeological site is almost as Machu Picchu ...
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Tips Inca Trail 2018

02 December 2017
Tips Inca Trail 2018
An advance booking: First of all, in inca trail 2018 this tip is so important either many people around the world visit Peru specially for an inca trail hike tour and almost always the inca trail tickets fill up very fast. Also would be great you're booking because each year the inca trail cost increases and don´t forget Wayna Picchu is required too because of there is possible take the best pictures from Machu Picchu. Acclimatization: Another good ...
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The 5 best treks in the world

08 November 2017
The 5 best treks in the world
There are many classic routes for hikers, some more difficult than others, some longer than others ... but there are some that stand out above all others: they are those that run between exceptional landscapes, extraordinary peaks and also offer some touches of local color.   All require a little effort and a lot of courage, but the prize is undoubtedly worth it. In any of these 5 most exciting hiking ...
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4 day vs 2 day Inca Trail Hikes

18 October 2017
4 day vs 2 day Inca Trail Hikes
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (also known as Inka Trail or Camino Inca) is a top hiking trail in Peru, you can do 2 day or 4 day hike,  the Inca Trails is starting on Km 82 (Qorihuarachina) or Km 104 and finishing to Machu Picchu.    Peru have different towns have mountain ranges with beautiful scenery, Rainforest forest,   history, cultures traditionals and Peru itself is richly blessed in this respect ...
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Inca Jungle Trail

20 June 2017
Inca Jungle Trail
The Inca Jungle tour is the best adventure tour in Cusco. It is as excursion that lasts 4 days and combines adventure sports such as hiking (trekking), mountain biking (biking), boating (rafting) and sliding rope (zip line) until you reach the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The Inca Jungle Trail is the most popular tour among young travelers in search of adrenaline. It is an alternative trek to the ...
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Rainbow Mountain 10 Important Tips To Have an Incredible Adventure

18 January 2017
Rainbow Mountain 10 Important Tips To Have an Incredible Adventure
Looking for adventure and a memorable experience in Peru? Here we have the place for you. Rainbow Mountain also- known as Cerro Colorado is located in Vinicunca, province of Quipicanchis, Cusco. Its geological formations reveal all its glory and splendor making contrast with the bluest sky ever creating a wonderful barrier between its coast desert and the Amazon jungle. Rainbow Mountain is dominated by the majestic Ausangate (6384 m), one ...
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Salkantay Trek 10 Important Tips For Your Adventure

17 January 2017
Salkantay Trek 10 Important Tips For Your Adventure
Are you thinking about having the greatest adventure of your life? The first thing that comes to mind is probably going through the experience of the Salkantay Trekking The famous Salkantay Trek (or Salcantay Trek), is a trek opened to everybody, with no limitations. Connecting the city of Mollepata, Cusco with Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote footpath located in the same region as the Inca ...
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10 Amazing Tips To Have an Awesome Experience At The Inca Trail

16 January 2017
10 Amazing Tips To Have an Awesome Experience At The Inca Trail
Many people from all over the world wish to have adventure and adrenaline in their lives. This is why here, in Peru you can find the marvelous experience you are looking for. Peru has lots of touristic places which welcome you with “open arms”. This is the case of the Inca Trail. Taking advice from friends in Peru is always the best policy when talking about the Inca Trail ...
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Rates Machu Picchu - huayna picchu 2017

02 December 2016
Rates Machu Picchu - huayna picchu 2017
RATES MACHUPICCHU - HUAYNA PICCHU - MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN - MACHUPICCHU CITY LLAQTA INKA MACHUPICCHU - MACHUPICCHU CITY ADULT: S/.152.00 STUDENT: S/.77:00   MACHUPICCHU - HUAYNAPICCHU(1G ENTRANCE 7:00 A.M - 8:00 A.M) MACHUPICCHU - HUAYNAPICCHU(2G ENTRANCE 9:00 A.M - 10:00 A.M) ADULT: S/. 200.00 STUDENT: S/. 125.00 MACHUPICCHU - MACHUPICCHU MOUNTAIN (JUST FOR MACHUPICCHU CITY) FOR GO INSIDE AT 13:00 P.M ADULT: S/.200.00 STUDENT: S/.125.00 MACHUPICCHU CITY AFTERNOON SCHEDUALE (JUST FOR MACHUPICCHU CITY) FOR GO INSIDE AT 13:00 P.M GENERAL ADULT: S/.100.00 GENERAL STUDENT: ...
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Availability of the Inca Trail Permits 2017

24 November 2016
Availability of the Inca Trail Permits 2017
Inca Trail Trek   One of the most remarkable achievements of the golden age of the Inca and Pre- Inca civilization and perphaps its greatest mystery is Machu Picchu. Each year it is the mecca for its increasing number of visitors but only few make the journeys along the ancient Inca Trail which is part of a network of at least 30,000 km. of main paved roads the Incas built along ...
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The gorditas of the Chinese Xu Hongfei arrived at Cusco

21 November 2016
The gorditas of the Chinese Xu Hongfei arrived at Cusco
Asian sculptor, 'cultural ambassador' of his country, breaks with the stereotypes of female beauty.   Mr. Xu - as the journalists in Cusco used to say - is a favorite son of his hometown: Guangzhou, the third largest city in China, with more than 3 million inhabitants alone in its urban area. It is the current cultural symbol of that city and an artist promoted by the Chinese government. In fact, ...
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The Sacred Valley - Cusco

18 October 2016
The Sacred Valley - Cusco
The sacred Valley, Vilcamayo to the Incas, traces its winding, astronishingly beautiful course to the north-west of Cusco, known today as the Urubamba river - Valley of the Spiders - it's still easy to see why the Incas considered this a special place. In the upper sector, the stupendous ruins of Pisac dominate the broad alluvial valley floor: less than an hour by bus from Cusco, this is a ...
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Alternative tourism cusco

11 October 2016
Alternative tourism cusco
In the past few years, the city of Cusco has evolved as far as concepts of service quality, as well as in the quantity and diversity of offer and demand of more specific services is concerned. A few years ago, the visitor who got to Cusco had the city, sacred valley and Machu Picchu as only options for visits. Today, this changed and there is a varied offer of ...
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The Inca Trail in seven steps

29 August 2016
The Inca Trail in seven steps
43 kilometers of forest and fog. Old stone steps and majestic views. In the end, an incomparable reward: Machu Picchu There are many roads leading to Machu Picchu, but none like the Inca Trail.   The most popular among travelers and the most famous across America. From Cusco, 43 kilometers of track between forests and dense fog, ancient stone steps and majestic views. At the end is the reward: the famous Puerta ...
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Welcome to Cusco – Festivities

26 August 2016
Welcome to Cusco – Festivities
Welcome to Cusco – Festivities Cusco was the birthplace and cradle of the great Inca Empire, and today it is the historical and archaeological capital of Latin America. The city superlatively represents the image of Peru to the rest of the world and it is the symbol that reminds us of our ancestral origins. Cuzco transports us to a place of enchantment where there is a harmonic symbiosis between culture, ...
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historic sanctuary of machu picchu

12 August 2016
historic sanctuary of machu picchu
Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu This master work is the maximun representation of the great impulse of the spirit of a very highly developed culture which worshipped the elements and nature, building an offering to humanity in the andean mountain tops, in a sort of faithful act, clearly leaving its mystical mark. Its construction implicates the the stars and all terrestrial manifestation in with dwells the Spirit. It was built ...
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Tribes of the Amazon

27 July 2016
Tribes of the Amazon
"I say truly to your highness that these people are the most insolent that i have seen in all the time that i have traveled in the indies and engaged in their conquest." -Captain Hernando de Benavente on the jivaro indians, March 25,1550, to the royal Audiencia of spain. It was Francisco Orellana, a spanish conquistador in Gonzalo Pizarro's expedition, who first got close up looks at Peru's Amazon indians and ...
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Inca Trail Booking Policies

07 July 2016
Inca Trail Booking Policies
Book Online your Inca Trail ASAP with tour operator company. There are two types of companies that will try and sell you an Inca trail package: registered tour operators and middle men, otherwise known as endosars. The registered tour operators are a small quantity that run, sell, and operate their own Inca Trail Tours.    All operators will ask you for a deposit which is generally NON-REFUNDABLE. It is non-refundable simply because the ...
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Inca Trail Tour Operator 2016 2017

28 June 2016
Inca Trail Tour Operator 2016 2017
All Inca Trail companies managing the Inca Trail must be certified and have an Inca Trail operators license. This license is issued annually each January. There are currently 210 registered operators (2016 - 2017), with new agencies springing up each year. Many of these tour companies, however, may only operate a trek a couple of times a month during the high season and these treks are mainly private groups ...
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The Southern Coast

27 May 2016
The Southern Coast
Peru's southern coast is a strange mix of barren desert and teeming sea. It's a parched landscape left arid by the icy air of the humboldt ocean current, a phenomenon which contrastingly endows the water with an opulent supply of marine life, much of which is protected in coastal wildlife reserves.   Boobies, penguins, and flamingos fluff feathers, while sea lions bounce off rocks to swim in the chilly waters. Even ...
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Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

11 May 2016
Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
The archeological park of Machu Picchu covers a wide spread territory inside the district of Machu Picchu, province of Urubamba, department of Cusco, it has a highly steep configuration and was populated by many groups in the past.   These people were gear components of large administrative machinery one nation, one state, with laws, authorities hierarchically ordered and towns connected by road networks.   This was a state that at one historical time ...
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The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu

10 May 2016
The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu
The most important riverfor its flow and length in the department of Cusco (where, Machu Picchu is located) is called Huillcamayu (or willka-mayu) and Urubamba too.   This river is originated in la Raya (boundary of the departments of Cusco and Puno) more than 4000 meters above sea level. One of the most important tributaries of the Vilcanota river, for its flow and length, is the Sallqa river, that comes from ...
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Archaelogical Complex of Sacsaywaman

11 April 2016
Archaelogical Complex of Sacsaywaman
(2km. North-East of the city of Cusco or 5 minutes by car in the direction of pisac (Sacred Valley of the incas).Visits: every day from 7:00 am. to 6:00 pm).   Sacsaywaman is the archaelogical complex with the largest surface within the urban limits of the ancient incan Cusco.The walls which are its main feature are oriented towards the east and none of the constructions built by the incas share architectural characteristics ...
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Cusco and Sacred Valley

15 March 2016
Cusco and Sacred Valley
Nothing says "Cusco" quite like a sweater, shawl, poncho or scarf woven from the hair of the cute and cuddly alpaca. Andean Cuisine: Where else in the world will you find roasted cuy (guinea pig) and alpaca steaks rubbing shoulders on fine dining menu?   Inca Architecture: How did the Inca construct stone walls so precisely using 15 century technology, how could they position a temple so it would be iluminated best ...
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Packing

07 March 2016
Packing
For sightseeing, casual clothing and good walking shoes are desirable and appropiate, and most cities don't requiere formal clothes, even for evenings. If you are doing business in Peru, you'll need the same attire you would wear in U.S. and European cities: For men, suits and ties, for women, suits for day wear, and for evening, depending on the occasion -ask your host or hostess- a cocktail dress or ...
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The Best of Peru

19 January 2016
The Best of Peru
Peru is legendary among world travelers looking for new experiences. A stunningly endowed, Peru offers much more than most short trips can hope to take in: charming Andean highlands towns with colonial architecture; remote jungle lodges in the Amazon basin; soaring snowcapped mountains and volcanoes; a 3220 Km (2000 mile) Pacific coastline; and, of course, the legacies of the Inca and other sophisticated pre-Columbian civilizations. The following lists are ...
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Circuitos de trekking

13 January 2016
Circuitos de trekking
Archaeological circuit of Cusco Comprises the areas of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. This is a moderate level trek and allows you to walk through the highway. This trek last about 3 to 4 hours and starts from the Saphy Street, near the main square. It goes through the neighborhood of Kolkampata to take the ascendant staggered zigzag that continues the course of the river Saphi. You only need ...
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Peru Amazon

05 January 2016
Peru Amazon
The Southeastern Jungle gives access to three of the world's best natural reserves: the manu reserve, the National Park of Bahuaja-Sonene, and the Tambopata Reserve-Candamo. The combination contains six millon acres, making it the largest natural reserve of its kind on the planet. More than 1,250 different species of butterflies, 20,000 types of plants, 1,000 species ofbirda (13% of the world total), 200 varieties of mammals (7% of the ...
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Tour Operators

21 December 2015
Tour Operators
Who's Who There is no shortage of companies selling tours to Peru, but not all of them have the same level of experience and reputation. Most U.S. Canadian, and British tour companies offering trips to Peru merely sell tours that are designed and run by Peruvian operators. However, there are international companies that run their own shows in Peru, notably Orient Express. Others send a trip leader to accompany each ...
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Food in Peru

17 December 2015
Food in Peru
When peruvians talk about comida criolla or tipical food, they are not talking about just one thing. This is a vast country, and dishes on the table in coastal Trujillo might be now here in mountainous Cusco. And all best are off once you reach placeslike Iquitos, where the surrounding jungle yields exotic flavors.   The Capital Lima cooks up the wides variety of Peruvian and international food. One of the most ...
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Cusco Experience

30 November 2015
Cusco Experience
Being in Cusco is living history. You will be amazed at the legacy of the Incas when you visit the ancient buildings built entirely of stone, such as the Qoricancha, the palace of the Inca Roca, the Saqsayhuaman fortress, as well as the time you visit the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pukapukara and Tambomachay.   You will be dazzled by the Andean Baroque structures from the colonial Period like the Catedral and ...
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Peru at a Glance

28 October 2015
Peru at a Glance
The massive Andes mountain range divides the country down the middle, with dense jungle one one side covering 60 percent of Peru's landmass, and sandly desert edging the coast on the other side. Unique animal and plant life flourish across all regions, which are also dotted with magnificent examples of ancient civilizations including the Nazca Lines,Chan Chan, Chavín de Huántar, and Machu Picchu. The colonial monasteries and churches evoke ...
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Exploring the Inca Heartland

20 October 2015
Exploring the Inca Heartland
Cusco, now Peru's tourism capital, was once the majestic mountain capital of the Incas. Today, it is the ideal base to explore the various sites located in the aptly named Sacred Valley such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Tipón and Rumicolca. These sites and Machu Picchu, "The city in the cloud's", all showcase the Incas' Amazing graps of architecture and hydraulics. The circular terraces at Moray testify to their aptitude for ...
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Exploring the Northern Desert

09 October 2015
Exploring the Northern Desert
This long strip of land  stretches from the mangrove forest and sunny beaches of Tumbes to the warm desert valleys south of Trujillo. The city of Trujillo is also the base for visiting sites such as Chan Chan, Huaca del sol y de la luna, and Huanchaco. Treasures recovered from the Moche, Sican, and Chimu cultures can also be seen in museums a highligth being the Museo Tumbas Reales ...
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Galapagos and Machu Picchu

07 July 2015
Galapagos and Machu Picchu
Galapagos Islands Known for its incredible mix of polar and tropical species, the Galapagos Islands - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is a place where you can dive into the water and see penguins and tropical fish swimming side by side.   Composed almost exclusively of volcanic rock, the archipelago lies around 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean and consists of around 13 primary islands, five smaller ...
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Best Travel Destinations in Peru

30 June 2015
Best Travel Destinations in Peru
Peruvian Amazon The Peruvian Amazon covering some 60% of Peru, the amazon jungle features on many people's itineraries - hardly surprising considering the variety of landscapes and wildlife that can be captured on camera. Lush vegetation, dense jungle and waterways harbor millions of different species, alligators and thoushand of types of birds and fish. There are two main gateways into the heart of the Amazon: Iquitos in the north and ...
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Corpus Christi Cusco Peru

05 June 2015
Corpus Christi Cusco Peru
C orpus Christi, a Catholic holiday celebrated worldwide, is very distinct in Cusco. It’s the city’s most important religious festival and a public holiday in Cusco, which is celebrated with fervor. It is also the occasion that most exemplifies the synergy between Catholicism and traditional Andean beliefs and customs.    The main procession takes place with 15 adorned statues each representing a different parish church. The procession is followed by thousands of ...
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Hiking the Inca Trails in the Sacred Valley

13 May 2015
Hiking the Inca Trails in the Sacred Valley
Energetic travelers with a fierce desire to get outdoors and excercise their legs in the Sacred Valley can do much more than the standard ruins treks and even the Inca Trail, though the latter is certainly the best known and, perhaps, most rewarding trek in the area (if not in all Peru). Other trails are consderably less populated, so if you are looking for isolation in the Andes, give ...
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Peru Travel Packages

22 April 2015
Peru Travel Packages
Peru is legendary among world travelers looking for new experiences. A stunningly endowed country, Inca Trail Machu offers much more than most short trips can hope to take in: charming Andean highlands towns with colonial architecture (Lima, Cuzco, Ayacucho, Puno and Arequipa); remote jungle lodges in the Amazon basin (Manu, Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado); soaring snow capped mountains and volcanoes; a 3,220 km (2,000 mile) Pacific coastline; and, of course, ...
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Inca Trail Packages & Peru Travel and Tours

14 April 2015
Inca Trail Packages & Peru Travel and Tours
Peru Travel and Tours Peru is the land of the ancient Incas, an incredible civilization that knew how to dominate its rugged geography and coexist in harmony with the rivers, the sun, the rain, the sea and the Amazon, the mountains and the dry cold of the Andes, adapting itself to its environment and surviving thanks to the beneficial fruits of the Pachamama. Part of that millenary society lives today in ...
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Salkantay Trek Peru

09 April 2015
Salkantay Trek Peru
Salkantay located in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, department of Cusco, rises to 6271 meters above sea level.  The Salkantay is the Apu and tutelary mountain of Cusco.  To get to it, you will cross beautiful Andean landscapes, open to 5,000 meters. and the possibility of observing Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. You can take baths in natural hot springs from the depths of the earth, different fruit plants and a ...
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How to book the Inca Trail

09 April 2015
How to book the Inca Trail
For the sake of maintaining the Inca Trail and its surroundings, the Peruvian authorities now limit the number of Inca Trail trekking permits to 500 a day, including hikers, guides, porters and other support staff. Permits frequently sell out various months before and you have to reserve well in advance to obtain your place, especially if you want to go in high season between June and August.   We advise booking your ...
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Inca Trail Tour Operator 2019

09 April 2015
Inca Trail Tour Operator 2019
All companies managing the Inca Trail must be certified and have an Inca Trail operators license. This license is issued annually each December. There are currently 188 registered operators (2015), with new agencies springing up each year. Many of these companies, however, may only operate a trek a couple of times a month during the high season and these treks are mainly private groups for overseas tour companies. Before ...
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Machu Picchu Llama

07 April 2015
Machu Picchu Llama
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political center, religious and administrative of the Incaic time. It is located northwest of Cusco, 129 kilometers above the ...
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Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

06 April 2015
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - The Incas built a highly advanced system of nearly 40,000 kilometers of trails, to connect the far corners of their large empire that extended from Quito in Ecuador down to Santiago in Chile and east to Mendoza in Argentina. Cuzco was the heart of this important empire. Practically all of the main trails in the mountains around Cusco were built or ...
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Alternative treks to the Inca Trail

02 April 2015
Alternative treks to the Inca Trail
Due to the great demand of the Traditional Inca Trail and for a policy of sustaining said route, the Peruvian government regulated and regulated the use of said road, determining only 500 spaces per day. This determination has an impact on the Tourism Sector, causing the opening of new alternative routes to reach Machu Picchu. It should be noted that the network of roads used by the Incas to ...
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Inca Trail Tours

30 March 2015
Inca Trail Tours
The Inca Trail is one of the most remarkable achievements of the golden age of the Inca and Pre-Inca civilization and perphaps its greatest mystery is Machu Picchu. Each year it is the goal for an increasing number of visitors but few make the journey along the ancient Inca Trail which is a part of a network of at least 30,000 km. of main paved highways that the Inca ...
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How long is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

21 March 2015
How long is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?
Every year, approximately 25,000 hikers from all over the world hike their extraordinary road built by the Incas, which leads to the impregnable citadel of Machu Picchu located deep in the high jungle of Cusco. The trip begins in the town of Qorihuayrachina, at kilometer 88 of the Quillabamba railway - Cusco and takes 3 to 4 days of strenuous hiking, it is the road that takes tourists to ...
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Inca Trail Availability

20 March 2015
Inca Trail Availability
If you want to do the Inca Trail, you have already read that it is one of the 5 best walks in the world and like you, many adventurers from all over the world plan their itineraries and start making their reservations to get to their next destination, Machu Picchu. Disconnect some days from the world. The adventure awaits you on the Machu Picchu hike, but the entrance tickets ...
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Machu Picchu and Inca Trail

18 March 2015
Machu Picchu and Inca Trail
It is a global trend to visit the best places in the world forgetting the agencies and organized tours, and if this is the way you chose to travel, it will be very important that you know how to get to Machu Picchu. Although there are several ways to get to the Inca city we will teach you how to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu by the Inca ...
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