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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.

 

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 + More information +


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 ...
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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 ...
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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. 

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. 

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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 ...
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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? ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Which Animals can be seen in Machu Picchu?

18 July 2018
Which Animals can be seen in Machu Picchu?

Since the arrival of the first Spaniards in the Andean lands, they found a variety of food and medicinal plants that seldom took them for contemptuously considering them "Indian food", many of the plants are totally unknown to the modern world, however the discovery of America constitutes, for the European world of yesterday and today, progress in food as well as in medicine and industry.  

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.

 

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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, ...
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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.  

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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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. + More information +


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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. 
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  • All operators will ask you for a deposit which is generally NON-REFUNDABLE. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Eco Tourism

13 November 2015
Eco Tourism

Eco tourism is defined as travel to areas of natural and ecological significance to learn about the enviroment and observe wildlife, usually under the guidance of a naturalist. Sustainment is the key. By visisting these areas you bring money there, learn more about the places, and help preserve them for future generations.

Logging and deforestation are aimed at quick from it rather than a sustaining the enviroment. Over-fishing in the ...
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Pisac Market and Ruins

30 October 2015
Pisac Market and Ruins

Pisac Market

Pisac's famous market-held each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday draws locals and tourists. Fruits, vegetables and grains share the stage with ceramics, jewelry, and woolens on the central plaza and spill over into the side streets. Sellers set up shop about 9 AM on market days and start packing up at about 5 PM. The market is not so differen from many others you'll see around Peru, only larger. ...
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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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The Amazon Basin-Peru

06 October 2015
The Amazon Basin-Peru

The rainforest is the overwhelming attraction, with jungle towns, being essential gateways. River travel is customary and is a highlight of a visit. For premium wilflife viewing, a tour and rainforest lodge stay is ideal. in the south lies the Reserva de la biosfera de Manu, difficult and expensive to reach but one of the world's most protected rainforest reserves, nearby, the Rios Tambopata and Madre de Dios converge ...
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Walking Holidays to Peru

01 October 2015
Walking Holidays to Peru

Cusco

The popularity of the Inca Trail and the scarcity of available spots have led to the opening of several alternative hikes of varying length and difficulty.

 

The two-to seven-day Salkantay trek is named for the same named for the 6,270 meter (20,500 feet) peak of the same name.It begins at Mollepata, four hours by road from Cusco, and is a strenuous hike ...
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Inca Trail Permits

16 September 2015
Inca Trail Permits

There are 500 permits each day, from which approximately 200 are allocated to tourists and 300 to local staff such as Tour Guides, Porters and Cooks. Peruvian government is in charge of Inca Trail permit allocation. Click on the following Peruvian government link to check how many Inca Trail permits are still available: Ministerio de Cultura. You can choose your language clicking on flags on ...
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Inca Trail 2016

07 September 2015
Inca Trail 2016

It is very important to book this trek a good time in advance!!! As there are only 500 permits (Tour Guides, Porters and Cooks including) issued per day for the Inca Trail

 

A general recommendation on how long time in advance to book is:

  • If you like to hike in December, January or March: 4-6 weeks in advance
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Exploring Machu Picchu

04 August 2015
Exploring Machu Picchu

This remarkable state of preservation of Machu Picchu, with its superb interlacing masonry, satisfies even the most demanding visitor. This Inca city, comprising and upper and lower section with hourses, temples, fountains, plazas and agricultural terraces, clings to a mountain ridge, linked by scores of stairways and paths, and watered by natural springs. No other civilizations has managed to assemble so many colossal stone blocks so seamlessly. Cut with ...
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Machu Picchu & the Inca trail Planner

19 July 2015
Machu Picchu & the Inca trail Planner

When to Go to Machu Picchu

Winter (June through August) means cooler, drier weather in the Andean highlands, it is peak tourist season and coincides with summer vacations in North America and Europe. This time is the best though the busiest time to go on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or any kind of trekking holiday in the Andes. The wettest months in ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Ica Attractions

24 June 2015
Ica Attractions

Ica

Good wineries in the desert

Only four hours from Lima, it offers a variety of marine life, interesting museums, beaches, and dunes, particularly vineyards: good wine and Pisco for Peru and the wolrd. The gastronomy is varied and delicious in this land of fiestas and popular religious devotion.

Ica is a region known for having a great historical legacy from which emerged important pre-Columbian civilizations. The city of deserts, beaches, oases ...
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Inca Trail Trek 4 Days 3 Nights - Itinerary

15 June 2015
Inca Trail Trek 4 Days 3 Nights - Itinerary

The following is typical of the group-organized 4-days/ 3 nights shedule along the Inca Trail

 

Day 1 .- Trekkers arrive from Cusco, either by train, getting off at the midway stop. Ollantaytambo, or Km 88, the preferred method of transport for many groups. (Starting at Km 82 doesn't add appreciable distance to the trail). After crossing the Rio Urubamba (Vilcanota), the first gentle ascent of the ...
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Hiking to Machu Picchu

08 June 2015
Hiking to Machu Picchu

The popularity of the Inca Trail and the scarcity of available spots have led to the opening of several alternative hikes of varying length and difficulty.

 

The three to five day Salkantay Trek is named for the 6,270 meter (20,500 feet) peak of the same name. It begins at Mollepata, four hours by road from Cusco, and is a strenuous hike that ...
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Corpus Christi Cusco Peru

05 June 2015
Corpus Christi Cusco Peru

The Incas  once paraded the mummies of dead Incas rulers through the streets, but since colonial times the ritual has been borigly changed. Sixty days after Easter Sunday 15 images of saints and virgins arrive from and throughout Cusco to greet the body of Christi, which is kept in a gold tavernacle that stands 1.2 m / 3.9 feet tall

 

The purpose of Corpus Christi is to proclaim and enhance ...
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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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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days Cusco

01 May 2015
Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days Cusco

The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days or hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular Machu Picchu hike and even one of the most favourite treks in the world. Discover one of the most pristine landscapes of Peru and experience an Andean journey to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Hike the Inca Trail through high mountain passes, highland meadows and tropical ...
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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) ...
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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

If you decide to visit Peru for a holidays and have the time to discover the highlights of many of these special regions there are several tour packages Inca Trail Machu offers that take you into the remote areas of the Amazon Jungle, many great coastal regions, the starkly stunning and mystical desert areas of the Nazca Lines and Ica, the magnificent Andes mountains and it's ...
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Salkantay Trek Peru

09 April 2015
Salkantay Trek Peru

Salkantay Trek Peru

Various treks involve routes from Salkantay Mountain: one joins the Inca Trail at Huayllabamba, then proceeds as before on the main Trail through Wiñay Wayna to Machu Picchu. To get to Salkantay, you have to start in Mollepata, north west of Cusco on the Apurimac valley, Salkantay to Machu Picchu take five nights or three nights or ...
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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 ...
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Inca Trail Tour Operator 2015

09 April 2015
Inca Trail Tour Operator 2015

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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