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Hiking tips for beginners

23 May 2019
Hiking is one of those rare activities that practically all of us can do. Provided you have a good pair of shoes, a sense of adventure, and a willingness and flexibility to roll with potentially unplanned circumstances, you’re ready to go for your first hike! Of course, there is at least a little more to the story than that. There are tons of decisions you can make about a hike ...
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Inca Trail vs Lares Trail

17 May 2019
There are many similarities to the Lares Trek, however overall they are different locations in the Andes mountains. Within the magnificent snow-capped Andes, the beautiful Lares Valley has all the natural beauty of the magical mountain scenery and the legacy of the Incas but without the busy tourist crowds. In fact, the Lares Trek is so far off the beaten track that it has changed little over the last 500 ...
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2 Day Inca Trail Availability

14 May 2019
On January 2016, the Peruvian government added 250 trek permits are issued per day for the 2 day Inca Trail. The bad news is that the website that shows availability is not open to the public.   Before 2016 you may have heard about the limit of 500 people per day allowed on the Inca Trail. Included Classic Inca Trail fouth day, Salkantay Inca Trail seven day and Short Inca Trail 2 days. Between March ...
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Having Fun in Cusco

03 April 2019
Cusco is perhaps the most cosmopolitan city in Peru. Entertainment here is, like the city itself. Both global and modern as well as highlands and traditional.   Horse Riding Visit the ruins closes to the city: generally Saqsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucara.   Adventures Sports Hang glidingfroma mountain is an unforgettable experience. Canoeing and kayaking are available to those interested in challenging the rapids on the rivers Urubamba or Apurimac. For landsmen, what better than ...
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Peru Outdoor Activities

22 March 2019
Peru offers a multitude of outdoor activities to suit everybody's interests. abilities, fitness, and wallet. Ones highlight is a trek, a multiday camping and hiking expedition surrounded by the world's highest tropical mountaineering, river rafting, mountain biking, surfing,or watching wildlife in the Amazon Basin. Sand-boarding, an unusual sport, is possible only in the huge dunes around Huacachina on the south coast.   TREKKING AND MOUNTAINEERING   Trekking and mountaineering are extremely popular among ...
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Cusco & The Sacred Valley

22 March 2019
Cusco Most come to Cusco (also spelled Cusco and Qosqo; population 350,000) en route to Machu Picchu, but to many it is Cusco that leaves them breathless, although maybe thatis from the altitude, which stands at 3,360m/11,000 feet above sea level.   It's a city shrounded  in myths and legends, thiught even now to have elements of magic. At night the lights on thesurrounding hillsides resemble stars so much that it can ...
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Inca Trail Tours

22 March 2019
Short Inca Trail 2 Days/ 1 Night Our 2 day Inca Trail starts idyllic by a wake-up early. Then we are taken by our private transport to the railway station at Ollantaytambo to board a train taking us to the starting point of the 2 day trek - so called Km 104. Then we pass through an Inca Trail checking point and start hiking through lush vegetation of a cloud forest ...
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Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail Planner

22 March 2019
When to Go All the high-season / low-season trade-offs are here. Winter (June through August) means drier weather and easier traveling. But it is prime vocation time for those in the northern hemisphere. Don't forget that three major observances - Inti Raymi (June 24), Peru is Independence day (july 28), and Santa Rosa (August 30)-fall during this time, and translate into exceptionally heavy crowds of Peruvian Travelers. The result is ...
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Short Inca Trail difficulty

16 February 2019
If you do not have enough time to do the 4-day Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour, this is a good option. It is a stretch of the Inca Trail that starts at Km 104 of the Cusco-Aguas Calientes railway line. The short Inca Trail difficulty is moderate. This hike will take you to enjoy beautiful landscapes, to know beautiful Inca constructions nestled in beautiful and spectacular natural scenes and ...
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Inti Raymi tickets 2019

17 January 2019
In time immemorial the traces of the presence of man in the location of the present city can be traced, where the Great Inka Civilization emerged, expanded and flourished magnificently; the capital was conceived in the form of a puma, feline considered as one of its tutelary divinities. Therefore, Cusco is also known as the Puma City. In a privileged place of the sacred capital, the Inka Pachakuteq ordered to ...
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Inca Trail permits 2019

05 December 2018
The Inca Trail is considered among the 5 best hiking trails in the world. In total it travels 43 kilometers in 4 days and 3 nights through an ancient network of paths made by the Incas hundreds of years ago, from the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the Intipunku in Machu Picchu. This is the main gate to the sacred city of the Incas, where people entered 550 ...
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Hiram Bingham Machu Picchu

04 December 2018
100 years ago, in Peru, a tall guy who was a professor of history at Yale University left his camp in a valley northwest of Cusco, and crossed the jungle between the clouds to reach a mountain range more than 2,200 meters above the sea level. There, on the thunderous Urubamba River, he found an ancient stone citadel: sculpted terraces and tombs, granite buildings and polished walls covered by ...
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Inca Trail Cost

03 December 2018
The Inca Trail Machu Picchu tour part of the 23,000 kilometers (approx.14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas in South America, are on the most famous trekking route in Peru, and possibly one of the most spectacular in America. Every year, approximately 25,000 hikers from all over the world travel their extraordinary 43 kilometers along a stone paved road built by the Incas, which leads to the impregnable ...
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Salkantay trek altitude

01 December 2018
One of the most incredible ways to visit Machu Picchu is through the Salkantay trek hike. This 5-day and 4-night hiking route crosses the imposing Salkantay mountain and then reaches the Wonder of the World. The Salkantay Mountain or also called Apu Salkantay is located north of the city of Cusco, it is the highest mountain range on the eastern flank of the Vilcabamba mountain range. The Quechua name of ...
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Best routes for trekking in Cusco

30 November 2018
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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Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu

29 November 2018
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. There are 3 ways to get to Machu Picchu: through the Inca Trail, with the long route through Hydroelectric and by train. If you are not ...
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Machu Picchu holidays

28 November 2018
Cusco and Machu Picchu are spectacular destinations 365 days a year. However, there are unique holidays to Machu Picchu that make the trip to the Capital of the Incas a magical experience: Carnivals, Holy Week, Corpus Christi, Inti Raymi, Christmas, New Year, are just some of the most important festivities that celebrates the population Cusco. Know the tradition and joy that radiates the city 'Navel of the World' during ...
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Cusco travel

27 November 2018
There is no simple way to explain the majesty of the imperial city. This captivating department gathers history, modernity and adventure with a mystique that wraps from the Cusquenian plaza de armas to the most distant attractions of the region. Fill up with energy in Moray, discover the impressive architecture of Ollantaytambo and Pisac and feel a little closer to the sky in the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. ...
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Peru Vacation

26 November 2018
The holidays are the perfect opportunity to break the routine and have new and unforgettable experiences. Peru is a destination that captivates anyone looking for something different. Enjoy a vacation in 2019 in a place where history, food, adventure, and feelings are mixed to create unforgettable days in dream places. What are you waiting to start this experience? Vacation time! What experience are you looking for in your rest?   Planning ...
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How far is the hike to Machu Picchu?

23 November 2018
The Inca Trail is one of the most important hiking routes in South America. This is influenced by its original Inca architecture, the archaeological remains along the route and the natural mix of forest and cloud forest of the route. It is also the most spectacular way to reach the Inca Sanctuary of Machupicchu. Visitors from all over the world come to Peru, not only to visit Machu Picchu, but ...
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Inca Trail with kids

22 November 2018
Do not hesitate to hike the Inca trail with kids. You might think that it will be inconvenient to travel with them, but really the exuberant nature and the samples of living culture will have them entertained and amazed. They will see many new plants and animals, different people and words in an old language. The architecture will captivate your taste and you will not lose a second when ...
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Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail

21 November 2018
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 show you the two main trekking routes: Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail. The Peru - Inca Trail is an ...
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Salkantay Lodge

20 November 2018
Located at 12,795 feet, Salkantay Lodge takes its name from the sacred peak in Inca mythology, which stands tall at a spectacular 20,500 feet. Located between Humantay Peak and Salkantay Peak, it sits in Peru’s Soraypampa Valley, on an unspoiled landscape of towering peaks and alpine grasslands. Salkantay Lodge is perfect spot to acclimatize in luxury. All 6 private guest rooms with private bathrooms are warmly presented with down ...
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Lima to Machu Picchu

16 November 2018
Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca city in Peru. From the Southeast of Lima to Machu Picchu there are about 795 miles. The Incas built the city around 1450, and most researchers believe that it was abandoned less than 100 years later. Located on a dark mountaintop, the forgotten city of 200 buildings succumbed to the overgrowth of the jungle, but it remained surprisingly intact. Today, a 70-mile train ...
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The most impressive Peru wildlife animals

14 November 2018
Since Peru is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, there is no doubt that the fauna it houses is one of the best examples of this. The diversity of species of fauna that exists in our country and especially in the protected natural areas is impressive, for something we are leaders in several categories and world rankings such as: First position of marine and continental ...
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How to get to Machu Picchu

13 November 2018
Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high up in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2430m, the site is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". It is one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world. A world heritage site of UNESCO since 1983, Machu Picchu receives more than one million visitors per year and is one ...
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Amazon River

08 November 2018
The Amazon river is the main in South America and the largest in the world, containing more water than the Nile, the Yangtze and the Mississippi combined. Its watershed waters a vast region and supports thousands of species of living beings, some of which have not yet been classified.   Characteristics and location of the Amazon River The vast Amazon basin (Amazonia), the largest plain in Latin America, has an area of ...
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Inca Empire

06 November 2018
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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How to Take Your Next Trip Without Plastics

03 November 2018
When you travel it is as if the world stopped and nothing that happens in it matters. You are enjoying every minute of travel that the rest passes to the background. On this occasion I want to talk to you about a topic that usually goes totally unnoticed in travel: How to Take Your Next Trip Without Plastics Have you ever wondered, how many plastic containers do you use on a ...
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Cusco Peru Mountains

30 October 2018
The Cordillera de los Andes is one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world and the most extensive as it crosses the profile of several countries in South America in its path. One of these countries is Peru and its own mountains with eternal snow have become a tourist destination for the best mountaineering. Let's get to know the impressive Peru mountains. Virtually the entire mountain range, including ...
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Manu National Park

29 October 2018
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. The objective of the Manu National Park is to conserve representative samples of the biological ...
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Sacred Valley itinerary

23 October 2018
During the 1 day trip through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the visitor can visit Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. These incredible sites have Inca archaeological ruins, beautiful landscapes and a lot of tradition. The excursion to the Sacred Valley can be done with a tour or on your own. As a second option, tourists can also visit the archaeological site of Moray and the Salineras de Maras. ...
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Machu Picchu hotels

22 October 2018
Machu Picchu village is better known as Aguas Calientes, is located 112 km from the City of Cusco and is the best place to sleep before your view to Machu Picchu Peru; it is more, its 2,400 m.s.n.m. make it have a delicious climate and that can acclimatize better, do not forget that the symptoms of altitude sickness are felt to exceed 2,500 m in height, nor forget that ...
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Best time to go to Machu Picchu

20 October 2018
Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and for sure it is on your list of places to visit. Maybe he already planned the photos he's going to take and some souvenirs to buy and take home. Solved some of the most frequent questions to go to Peru and has the suitcase ready. But there is still a question, what is the best time ...
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Inca Trail Superior vs Cheaper Services

19 October 2018
Choose the best hike to the to Machu Picchu. Tierras Vivas offer two service to the Inca Trail Superior/Confort or Cheaper (Budget Travel), which one do you prefer? What is the difference between them?. The Inca Trail is only a trail to Machu Picchu, but there are different campsite. Tierras Vivas was created to provide an excellent service for tourists to experience the adventure of the Inca Trail, no matter ...
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Mountain lodges of Peru

18 October 2018
To practice hiking or trekking in Peru is to travel through beautiful Andean landscapes with fantastic views of snow-capped mountains and lagoons. It is to cross the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of roads that united the Inca Empire; know the culture of the communities; Cross the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Ancash or find more than one route to Machu Picchu in Cusco. Virtually the entire mountain range, including valleys, ...
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Cusco Elevation

13 October 2018
Cusco is the main tourist center of Peru and one of the main destinations in South America. The attractions begin in the same city and extend along its valleys and snowy peaks, until reaching the very marvel of the world. The moment you land in the city of Cusco, you can feel that you have reached a very special place. Located in the area of the Central Andes, the capital ...
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Trekking Peru

12 October 2018
To practice hiking or trekking Peru is to travel through beautiful Andean landscapes with fantastic views of snow-capped mountains and lagoons. It is to cross the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of roads that united the Inca Empire; know the culture of the communities; Cross the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Ancash or find more than one Cusco to Machu Picchu hike. Virtually the entire mountain range, including valleys, plateaus and ...
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Trekking Machu Picchu

11 October 2018
The Incas hid Machu Picchu so high in the clouds that it escaped destruction by the empire-raiding Spaniards, who never found it. It is no longer lost, of course-and you can zip there by high-speed train and helicopter as well as trek there along a 2- or 4- day trail- but Machu Picchu retains its perhaps unequaled aura of mystery and magic. No longer overgrown with brush, as it ...
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Who built Machu Picchu?

10 October 2018
At 2450 meters on a crest of the Andes Machu Picchu is a mysterious and remote wonder, along this ridge there are more than 200 structures each made of carved rock, some seem to be house, other temples, surround half a hectare of green area and all of them have running water and fountains, it is a lost city whose doors and passageways indicate the ghost of their past.   The ...
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Things to do in Cusco

09 October 2018
Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire. Today it is considered the "Archaeological Capital of America" and is the first tourist destination in Peru and South America. There are a lot Cusco attractions for tourists. The main one, without a doubt, is Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. The typical Cusco city tour combines the city with the Sacred Valley tour and Machu Picchu ...
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Inca Trail Availability

05 October 2018
Since only 500 trek permits are issued per day for the Inca Trail tours (trek permits are also required for the porters and cooks) it is important to try to make a trek reservation as far ahead as possible. There is no clear rule as to how far ahead be enough to guarantee you a space since this depends on demand.   When is the best time to do the Inca Trail? If ...
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Salkantay trek Superior vs Cheaper

05 October 2018
Planning on visiting Machu Picchu by trekking Salkantay Mountain?, The Salkantay cost offered is very expensive and do you want the best prices for the Salkantay Trek?..   Tierras Vivas has created the Superior and Cheap Salkantay Trek and you can choose the best alternative for you trekking to Machu Picchu.   Tierras Vivas gives you the chance of a lifetime with two tour packages to choose from. Here you will see their similarities ...
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Machu Picchu altitude

05 October 2018
In the middle of the Amazon rainforest, there is the beautiful stone fortress of the city of Machu Picchu, which is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic destinations of South America and the world today, with an age dating back more than 500 years old, Machu Picchu captivates every person who likes to venture to travel and know the world. This cultural and natural heritage of humanity is a ...
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Inca Trail Book Online

04 October 2018
Do you want to hike the Inca Trail?  How far in advance do your book the Inca Trail? Usually you will need to book 6 month in advance and your trek is guaranteed 100% departure, then it is fully booked. Because of the amount of people wanting to do this hike, the Peruvian government has restricted the availability of the Inca Trail in order to protect the path. 500 people are now allowed ...
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Machu Picchu climate

01 October 2018
For those who wonder how is the Machu Picchu climate, it is difficult to know in advance how the weather will be during a given day. The Machu Picchu climate is a bit unpredictable, since Machu Picchu is 1000 meters lower than the city of Cusco, it is relatively close to the Amazon jungle. The Machu Picchu climate is basically influenced by the heights of the Andes, rapidly changing climate ...
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Machu Picchu Information

29 September 2018
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 eastern ...
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Peru People

28 September 2018
Peru neatly divides into nine regions, each with its own distinct character and landscape. The capital, Lima lies on the parched coast, hemmed in by the Andes. When visit Peru, you´ll appreciate high peaks and glaciers in the Andes, desert landscape in the south, marvelous beaches in the north, and unparalleled biodiversity in the Amazon Basin, The country´s architecture stands testament to the great Inca builders and their Spanish ...
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Inca Trail 2019

25 September 2018
The Inca Trail (Camino Inca in Spanish), a 50-km (31-mi) sector of the stone path that once extended from Cusco to Machu Picchu, is one of the world´s signature outdoor excursions. Nothing matches the sensation of walking over the ridge that leads to the Lost City of the Inca just as the sun casts its first yellow glow over the ancient stone buildings. Though the journey by train is the ...
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Machu Picchu Regulations

24 September 2018
The mist- cloaked lost city of the Incas is arguably the most famous sight in all of South Americ. The citadel is built of rock at an altitude of 7,710 ft (2,350 m), on the saddle of a mountain flanked by sheer drops to the Urubamba Valley below. I t was never sacked by the Spanish as they failed to find it, instead Machu Picchu was simply abandoned and ...
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22 September 2018
Centrally located Urubamba is the busiest of the Sacred Valley towns, if only because it´s the best equipped to handle visitors While the town itself doesn´t have a whole lot more than a handsome main plaza and magnificent mountain scenery to offer, several of the best hotels in the region are located between it and Yucay, about 3km (2 miles) down the road. Together, the two towns form a ...
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White water rafting Peru

21 September 2018
Peru has more than a dozen rivers that bathe its diverse regions in coast, mountains and jungle. The five most extensive rivers cover almost 7,000 km within the country. The strength of the water of some rivers allows the practice of white water rafting Peru, a sport of pure adrenaline. Internationally, rapids are classified on a scale from I to VI according to their difficulty. For the canoeing, the best ...
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Ollantaytambo ruins

20 September 2018
The Ollantaytambo ruins is an almost obligatory point on the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour for those who simply have an interest in everything related to the Incas. In remote times, the Ollantaytambo town was used as a ceremonial center and fortress where the leaders of the Inca resistance were protected when the Spanish invasion took place. At present, a large part of the structures are still standing, undoubtedly ...
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Machu Picchu hike

19 September 2018
The Incas hid Machu Picchu so high in the clouds that it escaped destruction by the empire-raiding Spaniards, who never found it. It is no longer lost, of course-and you can zip there by high-speed train and helicopter as well as trek there along a 2- or 4-day trail-but Machu Picchu retains its perhaps unequaled aura of mystery and magic. No longer overgrown with brush, as it was when ...
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Machu Picchu and Mountains Itinerary

17 September 2018
The mountains of Machu Picchu are among the main attractions in the Inca sanctuary. Both Waynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain offer unique experiences, the walk through one of these mountains will take you on incredible trails from where you can admire all the scenic beauty of Machu Picchu. But to be able to enjoy the climb to these mountains and the tour of the Inca city you should organize ...
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Cusco to Ollantaytambo

15 September 2018
The town is pronunced 2oy-yahn-tietahm-bo" but everyone calls it "Ollanta" for short. It was named for Ollantay, the Inca general who expanded the frontiers of Tawantinsuyo as far north as Argentina during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec. The general asked for the hand of the emperor´s daughter, a request Pachacutec refused. Accomplished though Ollantay was, he was still a commoner. The general rebelled against the ruler and was ...
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Visiting Machu Picchu

14 September 2018
The exquisite architecture of the massive Inca stone structures, the formidable backdrop of steep sugarloaf hills, and the Urubamba River winding far below have made Machu Picchu the iconic symbol of Peru. It´s a mystical city, the most famous archaeological site in South America, and one of the world´s must-see destinations. Several trails lead from the site to surrounding ruins. If you come by train, you can take a 45-minute ...
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Machu Picchu Cheap

12 September 2018
The cost of a trip to Machu Picchu depends in large part on your style of travel. For most travelers this trip is difficult to do cheaply and as you have read the way you choose how to get to Machu Picchu greatly influences the cost of this trip.   Machu Picchu Cheap - Transportation I'll start with the tips to save money on your trip talking about how to get to ...
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Inca Sun God

11 September 2018
In the mythology and religious belief system of the Incas, Inti was the god of the Sun, and one of the most important deities of the Inca pantheon. As a solar god, Inti is closely related to agriculture, since the sun as a celestial body provides the fields with the light and heat they need to grow crops. In this way, Inti was a god very venerated by the ...
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Machu Picchu tickets 2019

07 September 2018
Machu Picchu is one of the most extraordinary expressions of engineering and architecture of the Inca civilization, in this place they harmonize the human work with nature, which lasts approximately 3 hours, through a duly signposted and easily accessible route.   Factors that condition the purchase of the Machu Picchu tickets Time, many people would like to have enough time to make the trip to Machu Picchu, but often work and / ...
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Cusco to Machu Picchu

06 September 2018
To visit Machu Picchu you must first reach the city of Cusco and from there start the excursion to Machu Picchu. Traditionally all visitors to the archaeological zone of the Inca city of Machu Picchu must pass through Machu Picchu town (Aguas Calientes), located in the high jungle area of southern Peru, at 2,300 m.s. and 112 Km. from the city of Cusco. (Map of Machu Picchu) In Machu Picchu ...
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Altitude Sickness Pills

05 September 2018
Standing in front of Machu Picchu is to observe one of the most amazing historical places in the world, built more than 500 years ago. It is one of the places that leaves all the people who are lucky enough to be there, out of breath. But not only are breathless for its incredible structures or the amazing natural environment where it was built, for its complexity, beauty or ...
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Cusco Hotels

04 September 2018
In recent years, lodgings of all shapes and sizes have really mushroomed in Cusco, now numbering in the hundreds. Most of the city´s most desirable accomodations are very central-within walking distance of the Plaza de Armas. The San Blas neighborhood is also within walking distance, though many hotels and hostales in that district involve very steep climbs uo the hillside. Some visitors will wish to avoid a hotels and ...
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Trujillo Peru

03 September 2018
Founded by Diego de Almagro in1534, Trujillo Peru became the northern coast´s most important city in the 10th century. Sugarcane landlords and rich merchants built opulent mansions during the Colonial era. Due to constant attacks by pirates, a wall was built around the 3-sq mile (8-sq km) city in the late 17th century. In 1820, Trujillo led the struggle for Peruvian independence, and since then, it has been a ...
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Machu Picchu Vistadome vs 360 Inca Rail train

01 September 2018
There are different routes to get to Machu Picchu, one of them is by train. If this was the option you chose, there are different types of train from which to choose, here we present the differences between the two luxury trains to reach Machu Picchu, the Vistadome train and the Inca Rail 360.   Vistadome train "For nature-loving travelers who want to be in touch with the environment", this is the ...
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Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Facts

31 August 2018
Of all the jungles that we can find on the planet, without a doubt, the Amazon is the most important of all. This is due to its large size and the great diversity of plant and animal species it houses. Despite this, it is one of the most threatened ecosystems due to the rapid process of deforestation to which it is being subjected in recent decades. To give us ...
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Visiting Lake Titicaca

30 August 2018
Stunning, unpredictable. and enormous, visiting Lake Titicaca is a world of unique flora, fauna, cultures, and geology. Lago Titicaca, which means lake of the grey (titi) puma (caca) in Quechua, borders Peru and Bolivia, with Peru´s largest portion to the northwest. While Peru boasts the largest port in Puno, Bolivia´s side has Isla del Sol and Isla de la Luna, two beautiful islands with great views and Inca ruins. ...
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Lima Tourism

29 August 2018
Lima is a city of contrast, 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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Ollantaytambo Peru

28 August 2018
The town is pronounced "oy-yahn-tietahm-bo" but everyone calls it "Ollanta" for short. It was named for Ollantay, the Inca general who expanded the frontiers of Tawantinsuyo as far north as Colombia and as far south as Argentina during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec. The general asked for the hand of the emperor´s daughter, a request Pachacutec refused. Accomplished though Ollantay was, he was atill a commoner. The general ...
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How to get to Salinas de Maras from Cusco

27 August 2018
About 6km (4 miles) down the main road toward Ollantaytambo (northwest of Urubamba) is the amazing sight of the Salineras de Maras-thousands of individual, ancient salt pans that from unique terraces in a hillside. The mines, small pools thickly coated with crystallized salt like dirty snow, have existed in the same spots since Inca days and are still operable. Families pass them down like deeds and continue the backbreaking ...
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Machu Picchu Facts

25 August 2018
For many visitors to Peru and even South America itself, a visit to the ¨lost¨ Inca city of Machu Picchu is the defining moment of their trip. Undeniably the most spectacular archaeological site on the continent, it tantalizes with its mysterious past and is deservedly world-famous for its stunning location and craftsmanship. From June to September as many as 1000 people arrive daily. Despite this great influx, this must-see ...
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Rainbow Mountain Cusco

21 August 2018
The Rainbow Mountain Cusco (also called Vinicunca or simply 'arcoíris') is one of the new and best attractions of Peru. Located more than 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco, on an altitudinal summit located at 5,200 meters above sea level (m.s.n.m.) It is a mountainous formation dyed in various shades product of the complex combination of minerals. The slopes and summit are dyed in various shades including red, purple, ...
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Cusco to Maras

20 August 2018
About 6km (4miles) down the main road toward Ollantaytambo (northwest of Urubamba) is the amazing sight of the Salineras de Maras - thousands of individual, ancient salt pans that form unique terraces in a hillside. The mines, small pools thickly coated with crystallized salt like dirty snow, have existed in the same spot since Inca days and are still operable. Families pass them down like deeds and continue the ...
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Spectacled bear Machu Picchu

13 August 2018
Machu Picchu is considered a Historical and Natural Heritage by UNESCO, so in addition to its incredible structures, you can see beautiful species of animals, plants and insects. The Historical and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu houses, among all plant species, around 450 species of orchids and nowhere else in the world can you find so many. Hundreds of species of animals, among which are the spectacled bear and the ...
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Peruvian national dish

07 August 2018
With more than 500 years old, the ceviche is undoubtedly the peruvian national dish. It is one of the most representative dishes and is the perfect example of Peruvian pride. The basic raw material for its preparation is ultrafresh fish, which makes it one of the most delicious and popular dishes of our cuisine. Its name originates in the Quechua word 'Siwichi', which translates as 'fresh fish'. It is ...
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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

06 August 2018
Traveling has become one of the main dreams of many people, leaving the routine and discovering new cultures enriches the soul, providing peace in an atmosphere of landscapes inherited by nature. If you find a destination with this merger, it's time to pack your bags and ride towards it. In Peru there is a hotel that offers to wake up in front of one of the wonders of the ...
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Peru History

04 August 2018
The origins of civilization in Peru can be traced back 20,000 years before the Incas, making the country one of the cradles of ancient cultures along with Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. Today, Peru stands as the result of a collision between the Western and the Andean world, a process that began with the arrival of the Spanish in 1532. After independence, Peru set about forging its own identity, ...
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Inca Trail Lodge to Lodge

26 July 2018
The Machu Picchu hike (Camino Inca in Spanish), a 50 km (31 mi) sector of the stone path that once extended from Cusco to Machu Picchu, is one of the world´s signature outdoor excursions, Nothing matches the sensation of walking over the ridge that leads to the Lost City of the Inca just as the sun casts its first yellow glow over the ancient stone buildings. Though the journey by ...
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Machu Picchu History

21 July 2018
The exquisite architecture of the massive Inca stone structures, the formidable backdrop of steep sugarloaf hills, and the Urubamba River winding far below have made Machu Picchu the iconic symbol of Peru. It´s a mystical city, the most famous archaeological site in South America, and one of the world´s must-see destinations. Now, is time to know the Machu Picchu history. The world did not become aware of Machu Picchu´s existence ...
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Welcome to the Central Highlands

19 July 2018
The Central Higlands are where the massive Andes crash into the impenetrable South American rainforests and winding, cloud-covered mountain roads dip down into stark desert terrain. The way of life has changed little in hundreds of years. This beautiful region is quicly gaining prominence - particularly due to right military checkpoints that have put drug trafficking on the decline. It´s one of the few truly remote regions left in the ...
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The Ruins of Machu Picchu

17 July 2018
The exquisite architecture of the massive Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, the formidable backdrop of steep sugarloaf hills, and the Urubamba River windin far below have made the ruins of Machu Picchu the iconic symbol of Peru. it´s a mystical city, the most famous archaeological site in South America, and one of the world´s must - see destinations. Everyone must go through the ruins of Machu Picchu and have their ...
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Uros Titicaca

13 July 2018
The best known of the Islands dotting Titicaca´s surface are the Uros, floating islands of reed named after the Indians who inhabited them. Legend has it the Uro Indians had black blood that helped them survive the frigid nights on the water and safeguarded them from drowing. The last full-blooded Uro was a woman who died in 1959. Other Uros had left the group of islands in earlier years ...
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Jungle Days

13 July 2018
The knock at the door comes early. "¡Buenos días! Good morning!" It´s 5 am and your guide is rousing you for the dawn excursion to the nearby ccollpa de guacamayos. He doesn´t want you to miss the riotous, colorful spectacle of hundreds of macaws and parrots descending to the vertical clay lick to ingest a beakful of mineral rich earth. Roll over and go back to sleep? Blasphemy! You're ...
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Nazca Lines Mystery

11 July 2018
The Nazca Lines mystery with centuries of history still remains unresolved today. Why are they there? What meaning do they have? What was its function? How old are you? Were the Nazca really the ones who made them? Though the Nazca Lines are difficult to see from the ground due to their enormus size, some can be seen from nearby hillsides. It´s widely believed that the lines were first properly ...
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How far in advance do I need to book the Inca Trail

09 July 2018
The knock at the door comes early. "¡Buenos días! Good morning!" It´s 5 am and your guide is rousing you for the dawn excursion to the nearby ccollpa de guacamayos. He doesn´t want you to miss the riotous, colorful spectacle of hundreds of macaws and parrots descending to the vertical clay lick to ingest a beakful of mineral rich earth. Roll over and go back to sleep? Blasphemy! You're ...
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Machu Picchu Mountain Hike

05 July 2018
Do you plan to visit Machu Picchu? Know that the Wonder of the World offers a variety of experiences for tourists. Among the main attractions are the Inca Citadel, Huayna Picchu, the Site Museum and the lesser known Machu Picchu Mountain. This last tourist attraction is a new short hiking route that allows you to reach the highest point of the Inca site. From there, you can see the ...
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Salar de Uyuni

04 July 2018
Salar of Uyuni is the largest salt mine in the world. It is located in the department of Potosi in the southwest of Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level, with 10 582 km² (4085 square miles). In the center is a group of islets, the most important of all is the Isla del Pescado, which is characterized by its huge ...
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Peru Rail train to Machu Picchu

30 June 2018
The city of Cusco, located in the Andes mountain range, southeast of Peru, was the capital of the Inca Empire and is one of the most important tourist destinations in Peru and the world. In addition, it is known for the strong Spanish colonial influence it had. This place has a lot of tourist attractions but the main one is Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders ...
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Sun Gate Machu Picchu

29 June 2018
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 is truly inspiring, you can try to experience it through videos, photos, the thousands of guides on the internet, or even Google Street View, but nothing at all compares to standing in Machu Picchu and feeling your energy. Firstly, above the ruins to ...
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Salkantay Trek: One of the best Treks in Peru - National Geographic

29 June 2018
Many renowned publications place Salkantay Trek among the 10 best hiking trails in the world;Although it is a challenge to cross the highest mountain passes, an even greater challenge is not to enjoy it.It's 4 or 5 days on the way to Machu Picchu, through one of the highest mountain ranges in the Andes.Although the mountain Salcantay, of 6.250 m.of height, it is one of the most beautiful mountains around ...
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Amazon rainforest animals list

26 June 2018
The Peruvian territory also kept hidden for a long time thousands of species that currently surprise many scientists around the world. It is mainly the native species that amaze us most, due to the unique characteristics: their beauty, their rarities, but above all how they have adapted to the difficult climates and territories of Peru. The Amazonas region is famous in Peru for its misty forests, its páramo and its ...
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Llamas and Alpacas at Machu Picchu

22 June 2018
Perú is associated with 2 thing: first the imposing and misterious lost city of the incas Machu Picchu and then many people think about this cute and famous animals that you will have the opportunity to see there. We are talking about the famous Llamas of Peru. Likewise, we can not fail to mention the adorable cousin of Llamas; the alpacas. In this blog you will learn more about those ...
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Training for Machu Picchu trek

22 June 2018
The traditional Inca Trail is the most famous in America, due to its historical importance and indescribable landscape beauty along the route, passing through the numerous archaeological complexes built by indigenous hands of the Inca civilization. The Inca Trail is part of the network of ancient roads that have as their destination the wonder of Machu Picchu. To enjoy it to the fullest, it is highly recommended to acclimatize ...
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Guinea Pig Peru

22 June 2018
For many people, eating guinea pig is a challenge, since various myths have been created around their preparation.It is one of the animals typical of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, dating from pre-Inca times, as indicated by the ceramics found with its image.Later it was taken to Europe by the Spanish colonizers where they began to form breeding places.For many Peruvians, it is a delicacy of culinary art.At present, in the ...
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Humantay Lake

22 June 2018
In a city like Cusco, we sometimes get the feeling of not having had enough time to know the most important places and even less unique and not very popular places which leaves us with the desire to stay and return to the mind. Cusco is an incredible destination, where there is so much to see and know, it is common that places of great interest are ignored by ...
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Machu Picchu & Cusco Peru Airport

22 June 2018
The Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is the only airport in Cusco. The airport has been constantly named the second most important air terminal in Peru; after the Lima airport (Jorge Chavez International Airport), annually having around 2,500,00 national and international passengers. The airport is located 5.5 km (3.4 miles) from Main Square in the historic center of Cusco. The taxi ride is approximately 20 minutes.   Driving to and from the ...
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4 day Inca Trail prices

19 June 2018
The 4 day Inca Trail prices to Machu Picchu depends in large part on your style of travel. For most travelers this trip is difficult to do cheaply and as you have read the way you choose how to go to Machu Picchu greatly influences the cost of this trip. From this moment the rest of the article shows the 4 day Inca trail prices classified by category, they contain ...
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Inca Trail 4 day Itinerary

19 June 2018
For those people who love nature and like to combine the experience of hiking with adventure, traveling the Machu Picchu trail tour is a great option, and it becomes a fascinating experience. The Inca Trek Machu Picchu is a spectacular trekking experience. Undoubtedly the best trekking experience in Peru, but at the same time it can be said that it is one of the best routes in the world. The Machu ...
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Inca Trail 4 day vs 5 day

06 June 2018
The Inca Trail trek that leads to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, is one of the most popular and well-known excursions in Peru. The walk from Kilometer 43 groups a series of Incas archaeological remains incredibly preserved. Along the route the natural landscape is impressive, with incredible views of snow-capped mountains and the cloud forest. The Inca Trail trek is one of the classic treks ...
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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour

02 June 2018
If you plan a trip to Machu Picchu, you can have several routes and activity options in mind. We have the best alternative to hike from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, along with one of the best Inca Trail tour operators. The Cusco Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour combines the beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu short in 3 unforgettable ...
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Hiking Short Inca Trail

02 June 2018
In 2018 the holidays will be in lands that you did not know yet: Peru, the magical land of the Incas. Discover the wonder of the world, in an Inca Trail tours to Machu Picchu short, ideal for those who want a simple adventure in the middle of the Andean nature: the Hiking Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2018. Hiking Short Inca Trail 2 days, is the second option for those ...
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Wildlife Conservation Foundation

28 May 2018
If you are planning a family vacation in the jungle here you have an excellent option. The city of Iquitos is incredible and inside is CREA, a place that children will never forget and that will leave a mark on their lives forever. CREA is not simply a center for manatees, it is an example to follow. This incredible organization was formed thanks to the conviction and hard work of ...
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Peru Hiking Tours

28 May 2018
This note is dedicated to all lovers of trekking, who want to take advantage of these days of escape. If you want to live an extreme adventure and venture to a farther destination, this guide will help you decide at once. There are roads so steep that they are lost in abysses that freeze the breath; zigzag like gigantic serpents that move through the mountain ranges; flat and extensive that ...
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Machu Picchu Ticket Website

25 May 2018
If you are not going to buy your tickets through one of the Machu Picchu tour operators, and you want to buy them on your own, this blog is for you. Many years ago there were only two types of entrance to Machu Picchu one for the archaeological monument and another for the Inca Trail. With the progressive increase of visitors, the Ministry of Culture has created several types of ...
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Waterfalls in South America

25 May 2018
The falls offer one of the most wonderful shows in the world. Many tourists have been fortunate to witness these waterfalls in different destinations and only in Peru two of these natural treasures are among the five highest on the planet. Venezuela is the country that hosts the highest waterfall in the world thanks to the 979 meters fall of the Angel Falls. Peru has the second, third and fourth highest ...
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Travel Peru in July

24 May 2018
Heirs of native and European cultures, Peru maintains a diversity of festivals and traditions that make up the cultural heritage. A host of events and festivals 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. Peru celebrates around 3000 typical fiestas every year. Most of these are organized ...
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Peru Jungle Tour

23 May 2018
If you like to travel with friends, take walks and discover remote corners of the jungle, Puerto Maldonado, in Madre de Dios, is your destination. Discover the adventures you can experience in one of the best Peru tours. The most visited places are Lake Sandoval and the Tambopata River. If you want to have more chance to see wildlife and the most beautiful landscapes away from civilization, then you should ...
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Lima Peru Machu Picchu Tours

22 May 2018
Machu Picchu is an ancient city in Peru about 795 miles southeast of the capital Lima. The Incas began construction in about 1450, and most of the researchers who studied Machupicchu believe that it was abandoned less than 100 years later. It is located on the top of the mountain with the same name, this citadel composed of approximately 200 buildings succumbed to the excessive growth of the forest, ...
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Peruvian Adventure Tours

21 May 2018
There is an adventure peru and excellent scenarios for extreme experiences. Multifaceted, that's peru. Its geography proves it: a warm desert coast, an imposing mountain range and an exuberant jungle invite you to live all kinds of extreme experiences, in which you can practice mountaineering in the andes mountain range, sandboarding in the coastal dunes, canoeing in rivers or trekking on the inca trail. From surfing on the longest left wave ...
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Machu Picchu Adventure Tours

21 May 2018
The Trips to Machu Picchu are a classic that every adventurer must do at least once in their lives, so our travel agency brings you a little closer to this excellent destination known as Machu Picchu written in the Quechua language that means old mountain. In Cusco you can find excellent adventure tours and traditional tourism among which the most outstanding are the Sacred Valley of the Incas, an excellent ...
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Buy Trekking Shoes

19 May 2018
The proper walking shoes for a long trip has a powerful non-slip sole, it feels like you float, withstand the rain, it becomes a sandal, it shelters you, it's cool, it has wheels, and it eliminates your enemies with lightning bolts. Unfortunately it is in the process of development and while you are inventing you have to choose between what there is. The reality: There is no off-road shoe. Because ...
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Things to do around Machu Picchu

18 May 2018
When you are in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Town) you will feel so close to Machu Picchu, that you will be able to feel the mystical energy of the Andes Mountain Range. Unless you are on a short trip to Machu Picchu, you will have some free time in Aguas Calientes, enjoy it, there is much to do in Aguas Calientes; in addition, it is the only way in ...
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Choquequirao Peru

18 May 2018
Choquequirao is as impressive as Machu Picchu Peru. Less known, more unexplored. Virgin and free of the abundant tourist visit. A Machu Picchu to arrive as a backpacker, with long independent walks and camping on the route. Choquequirao is also known as the sacred sister of Machu Picchu. It is therefore a great archaeological complex with buildings and terraces, testimony of the Incas conquering the heights of the mountains. In ...
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How many days to spend in Cusco and Machu Picchu

17 May 2018
There are many people who make trips to Machu Picchu, sometimes only one day, but if you have more time available, we will teach you to plan that dream trip to Cusco the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. We believe that this is the ideal way, but it can vary if it comes from very low places, since it will need a previous acclimatization, and it can be done ...
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Top 5 places to visit in Peru

17 May 2018
When thinking about a destiny to know, why not to repeat ?, undoubtedly Peru always comes to mind. Maybe because he never reaches the time to travel a country so big and so diverse, or for the simple reason of falling madly in love, as it happens to many people from all over the world. The cultures in Peru are as different as they are rich, there are for ...
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Buy Holiday Insurance Online

16 May 2018
You are finishing your trip and you have everything planned: where are you going to stop, what are you going to do, routes to follow, etc. When finishing reviewing everything you realize that you still need to get your travel insurance and you ask yourself, how do I know that insurance is right for me? There are several competing companies selling "travel insurance" which in certain cases is a mandatory ...
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Best time of year for Machu Picchu

16 May 2018
Machu Picchu is located between the Cordillera de los Andes and the Amazon rainforest, having a warm and temperate climate. In the citadel you will never go too cold or too hot, with an average minimum temperature of 12 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 24 ° C. As it is a subtropical zone, every day of the year there is a possibility of rains, however, from ...
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Amazon River Cruises in Peru

15 May 2018
The Amazon River, a fluvial course located in South America, is the longest and largest river on our planet, followed in length by the Nile River in North Africa, and as a flow through the Congo River (Zaire River), in the center of Africa. All the flora and fauna of the American wet intertropical forest is present in the Amazon. There are countless species of plants, thousands of bird ...
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Peru Monuments

15 May 2018
The history of Peru continued to be enriched after the Spanish conquest, and we have inherited the beauty of its architecture, painting, music, handicrafts and other great artistic expressions, many of them with the contribution of the mestizo style. They are more than 460 years, from the arrival of the Spaniards, and nowadays Peru has cities and corners of singular beauty, which inherit the traditions of the western and Indian ...
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Lake Titicaca Lodge

14 May 2018
Lake Titicaca borders Peru and Bolivia and is a very common stop when crossing the border. It is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. The most outstanding thing about Lake Titicaca are the floating islands and the people who live there. There are about 4,000 people living on the islands in the middle of the lake. The daily life and history ...
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Inca Walking Bridge Tour 2019

09 May 2018
On certain days of the year, time stops in the high Andean communities of Cusco. In the 21st century, residents of four Canas communities relive an ancestral technique to renovate the Q'eswachaka bridge, a construction of Inca origin made with vegetable fiber ropes. The uniqueness of this traditional festival, in which around 1,000 residents of the Quechua communities participate: Hunchiri, Chaupibanda, Choccayhua and Ccollana Quehue, from the district of Quehue, ...
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Luxury Peru Travel

08 May 2018
Peru is enjoyed in different ways: with an adventurous spirit, mystical, ecological, fun and also with luxury and exquisiteness. When it comes to tourist attractions, Peru is truly blessed. Now luxury travelers can enjoy it with style. First of all, the country has the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the most popular site in South America. You can reach it by train and stay at luxury hotels there or in ...
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Festival in Peru

05 May 2018
In Peru there are more than three thousand parties a year. Most of the festivals and festivals in Peru are of a religious nature and go back to the colonial era, but under these celebrations many times pagan rites are underlain that fused with the catholic religion generating the colorful and originality of the festivities. In spite of this, it is still possible to attend ancestral rites of the ...
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Peruvian Festival

04 May 2018
Heirs of native and European cultures, Peru maintains a diversity of festivals and traditions that make up the cultural heritage. A host of events and festivals 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. Cajamarca is one of those heirs, considered the capital of the Carnival in ...
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The Sacred Valley

03 May 2018
If something catches the attention of all visitors to Cusco, it is their Andean and living culture, their people, their customs, and even their food. When one is in the center of the city of Cusco walking through its convoluted and mysterious streets, or comfortably seated on the bench in the main square, it is difficult to imagine that the imposing neighboring mountains could harbor a landscape similar to ...
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Why Salkantay Trek is the best machu picchu alternative hikes?

27 April 2018
Also known as Salkantay, snow capped peak of Peru located in the department of Cuzco; It constitutes one of the main elevations of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, an extension of the Eastern Cordillera, a mountain branch of the Peruvian Andes. It reaches an altitude of 6,271 meters. It presents two summits covered by snow, known as China Salkantay and Salkantay female, separated by a port that opens to the ...
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Cusco Vacation this 2018

21 April 2018
Mystical sacred city, considered the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire with a great historical and architectural legacy. Surrounded by green valleys with imposing tourist attractions, culture, tradition and faith still dormant. Known as the navel of the world for being the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire, the department of Cusco shows a striking geographical variety from natural mountain ranges and reliefs, to rivers like the Urubamba. The ...
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Cusco Holidays this 2018

21 April 2018
The spirit of Peruvian man, sculpted by art and religion, has given rise to a creative vein that arises in an infinite variety of forms, rhythms and rituals. Year after year, more than 3,000 popular parties, 1,500 musical styles and countless arts and crafts confirm that Peru is home to one of the most varied folkloric legacies in the world. With this outpouring of artistic expression, Peruvians feed off ...
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Trekking Huchuy Qosqo

14 April 2018
The archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (Small Cusco), which was known during the Inca period as Qaqyaqawana (which in Spanish means "place where you look at the thunder"), is located in the district of Lamay, within the province of Calca, in the department and region of Cusco, specifically in a plain found on the top of a mountain. Huchuy Qosqo was a town located at more than 3,550 m.s. on ...
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Ausangate Tours

26 March 2018
Guardian of the Cusco region, it is the fifth highest mountain in Peru with its 6,384 meters of height. For centuries it has received many names, the best known being 'The Roof of the Inca Capital' and 'Vinicunca', which means 'Hill of Colors'. Walking the Ausangate mountain is an indescribable adventure, and it is impossible not to be impressed by the enormous beauty of eternal snow. The route is one of ...
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Why Inca Trail?

26 March 2018
Some trips we take to reach a destination, others we take for the pleasure of the journey itself. Peru's Inca Trail is perhaps the world's greatest hike because it combines the best of both types of travel: a trek to the spectacular lost city of Machu Picchu that winds through the zone where the snowcapped Andes Mountains crash into the lush Amazon jungle, creating some of the world's most ...
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Difference between Salkantay 5 day vs 4 day

24 February 2018
The famous Salkantay Mountain, is the most recent Trek in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. Connection of the city of Cusco with Machu Picchu, The Salkantay Trek is an ancient and remote trail that is located in the same region as the Inca Trail, where massive snow-capped mountains collide with lush tropical forests. Located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco, in southern ...
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What is the difference between camping and hotel on the 2 day Inca Trail

10 February 2018
Do you want to book the 2 day Inca Trail. You search google, Wikipedia, TripAdvisor or Wikitravel and find the two option hike. Camping or Hotel? which to choose? If you like the adventure. we recommend to book the camping, you can spend a night in subtropical zone and near to the Vilcanota river and enjoy the landscapes of the flora and fauna of the Puente Ruinas campsite. In ...
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Top Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

06 February 2018
Lares Valley Trek Hidden within the magnificent snow-capped Andes is a part of Peru where you have all appeal of the Inca Trail – magical mountain scenery and the legacy of the Incas – without the tourist crowds. An exceptional alternative to the busy Inca Trail, the Lares Valley trek is so far off the beaten track that it has changed little over the last 500 years. With spectacular and diverse ...
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Inca Trail Small Group vs Large Group

02 February 2018
Inca Trail Large vs small group travel tours - Group size is an important thing to consider when planning your Inca Trail. There’s no right or wrong answer. The decision depends on your priorities and your preferences. How do you want to do the Classic Inca Trail? A smaller group can cover more ground in a day. You’ll be able to get out of the hotel faster in the morning ...
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Large vs small group travel tours Peru

29 January 2018
Large vs small group travel tours Peru - Group size is an important thing to consider when planning your trip. There’s no right or wrong answer. The decision depends on your priorities and your preferences. How do you want to travel? It’s important to think about the size of the group you want to travel with. Will you make the trip available to a select group of travelling? A smaller group can ...
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How to buy the Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Tickets

27 January 2018
Visit the Peru cities and realize fantastic treks is not enough if you don't landing to Machu Picchu citadel and the ruins from the mountains.   If you already are ready to buy the ticket to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain the best way is through Ministerio de Cultura Cusco website´s which is trusted and secure.   Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains. There are only 400 permits per day, in other ...
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Inca Trail Porters Working

18 January 2018
Every year, thousands of people do the Inca Trail. They usually complete the 43-km trail in 4 days. For most of them, the trip is their lifetime experience and fulfillment of their personal ambitions. The satisfaction of having completed the trek and visiting the spectacular Incan city of Machu Picchu is hard to beat. Although, this feeling is even better if you know that all porters helping you along the ...
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Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu

03 January 2018
Only 3,000 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu each day. The government website lists how many tickets are available for each day. Also, if you would like to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you must book the ticket  in advance and there is an additional fee to hike to the mountains. There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain ...
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Cusco Attractions 2018

27 December 2017
A beautiful city also know as Cusco or in quechua (Qosqo) was the main city of the inca empire considered as " navel of the world ". It was the vital center of the majestic Tahuantinsuyo, is currently the most visited city of Peru for offering great arquitecture and spiritual monuments. Not only travellers visit the city for that also because it has many kind of treks which is ...
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2 Day Inca Trail vs 4 Day

06 December 2017
Why to choose the 2 Day Inca Trail vs 4 day? You are trying to decide between taking the Inca trail 4 day a 2 days and why is the different?. The Inca Trail is a walking adventure that has as destination the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. There are two routes: Classic Inca Trail of 4 days and the Inca Short Trail of 2 days. While the Classic is more ...
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Inca Trail Student Discount Tours

28 October 2017
The Inca Trail prices are around $500 to $750 (depend Cheap or Superior service), the discounted price for Inca Trail students would be a bit lower - about U$ 30 less - but the discount only applies to the Inca Trail permit & the Machu Picchu entrance fee. On the Inca Trail should include Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fees, transportation to the head trail start from Cusco to Km 82 ...
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Classic Inca Trail vs Inca Quarry Trail

13 September 2017
Classic Inca Trail vs Inca Quarry Trail The Classic Inca Trail is classic route to Machu Picchu and famous of the world, the classic trail need to book in advance, the tourist limit is 500 people per day and you have to worry, if your company has booked or no your hike. Once be on the route, you realize that in the route there are more than 500 or 200 hikers with ...
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Backpacking Machu Picchu

23 August 2017
Peru is a huge country involving many climates and micro-climates as it covers territory from the equatorial zone, coastal areas, mountain ranges as well as the Amazon Rainforest that represents 1/3 of the whole country!! Apart of this geographical richness, there can be found a huge number of monuments of pre-Colombian civilizations such as the adobe city of Chan Chan (the Chimu civilization), the Huaca del Sol y Luna ...
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Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

28 July 2017
The Inca Trail is 43 kilometers of road between forests and dense fogs, ancient stone steps and majestic views. You get the reward at the end:Tips for your journey to the Inca Trail. It is important to choose the best time. There are groups throughout the year (except in February, when it rains cats and dogs and the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance), but the best (cold and dry) ...
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Salkantay Trek Advices and Tips

13 July 2017
What is the Salkantay Trek about? Salkantay Trek is one of the alternatives to reach Machu Picchu by trekking. This route runs through the southern part of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range, showing its beautiful landscapes ranging from hills to the forest. Salkantay offers privacy and authenticity to the travelers who make this trek. With a duration of 4 to 5 days, this tour visits various highland locations, as well as ...
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Top 10 Treks in Peru

04 July 2017
Traveling to Peru is awakening pending dreams, is to connect with oneself, is entering into 5 thousand years of alive history. Get ready to dominate waves on caballitos de totora, surfboards and enjoy sunsets in the oasis with protective dunes. In the sierra, 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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Inca Trail permits new regulations 2018

28 June 2017
Between 2017 the way of getting the permits for the tour operators were the following: Every November the tour operators had to get the authorization that it used on the year. Once got the authorization you could make the booking the Inca Trail on January and above. Now the process has changed with new Inca Trail regulations, the Ministery of Culture published today the following: All tour operator can get the the authorization on August, then the ...
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Inti raymi 2017 Cusco

27 June 2017
The Inti Raymi (Sun Feast) although formerly known as Wawa Inti Raymi (Festival of the child Sun) was a ceremony that was performed on June 24 (Winter Solstice in the southern hemisphere) in the Main Square (formerly called Huacaypata) of the city of Cusco in Peru. Inti Raymi means resurrection of the Sun in quechua. The day of Inti Raymi was the largest and most important celebration that took place ...
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Corpus Christi Cusco 2017

20 June 2017
The Corpus Christi festivity is done in June but the date can change. The “Cusquenian Corpus Christi” is the most important religion festivity in Cusco even though the date is always on a Thursday. The feast starts a day before with the traditional “entry”. The festivity gets started with the entry of the saints to the main cathedral of the city, accompanied by butlers, devotees, bands of musicians and ...
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Best Schedule to visit Machu Picchu Peru

05 June 2017
The Culture Ministry of Peru changed the schedule to visit Machu Picchu last April 27 2017 and here we give you all the infomation about it.   The Ministery of the Culture published the following:  First: In complainance with the regulations for sustainable use and tourism for the conservation of the Incan city of Machu Picchu (by the ministerial resolution N°070-2017-MC), the following schedules of entry to the Incan city of Machu ...
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Discover Peru

24 May 2017
DISCOVER PERU   Machu Picchu, the myth-and mist-shrouded inca citadel, but hands up who knew that peru boasted more ancient archaeological sites than any other country in South America? Or that it vast green carpet of jungle is home to the greatest diversity of plants and wildlife on the planet? How about the fact that peru is the birthplace of surfing, that its rivers offer that its rivers offer the scariest white-water ...
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Cusco tourist places

24 May 2017
CUSCO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS   Cusco is one of the cities that will surely pass if you are traveling the country. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Peru, we advise you to spend a few days to enjoy not only some of its essential visits, such as the Church of Santo Domingo and Qorikancha or its famous San Blas neighborhood, but also to lose you for its Streets, one of ...
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Cusco and the Sacred Valley

23 May 2017
TOP REASONS TO GO Alpaca Clothing: Nothing says "Cusco" quite like a sweater, shawl, poncho, or scarf woven from the hair of the alpaca. Andean Cusine: Where else in the world will you find roasted cuy (guinea pig) and alpaca steaks rubbing shoulders on fine-dining menus. Inca Architecture: How did the inca construct stone walls so precisely using 15 th-century technology how could they position a temple so it would be iluminated ...
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Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail Peru

23 May 2017
The exquisite architecture of the massive inca stone structures, the formidable backdrop of steep sugarloaf hills and the Urubamba river winding far below have made Machu Picchu the iconic symbol of Peru. It's a mystical city, the most famous archeological site in South America, and one of the world's must-see destinations.   The world did not become aware of Machu Picchu's existence until 1911 when yale university historian hiram Bingham (1875-1956) ...
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Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu

23 May 2017
Machu Picchu. The district of Machu Picchu is situated in Peru's South-East, in the Province of Urubamba-Cusco and located in Inter Andean valleys and mountains. Machu Picchu Village or Aguas Calientes (district Capital), lies 110km, from Cusco, at the foot of the mountain that shelters the Incan city of Machu Picchu, at the confluence of the Vilcanota , Aguas Calientes and Alccamayu rivers. The district's territory includes severeal ecological levels, ...
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The Inca Ceremonial and agriculture calendar

23 May 2017
Societies, in all the stages of their development, have always tried to order time according to their cosmo vision (welfenchaung) of their necessities, opportunities and genius. So the inca culture created its own calendar, which must have collected the experience from previous times.   About it, the chronists polo de ondegardo, Guaman Poma de Ayala and Cristobal de Molina el Cusqueño, say that, with some differences, there is a coincidence between ...
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The alpaca Cusco Peru

23 May 2017
PACHA MAMA – THE ALPACA The alpaca is a South American camel with a natural soft fiber of several color shades varying from black to white. The alpaca eyes are also of colors that vary from black, light brown to sky blue. The domestication of the vicuña, and its crossbreeding with the guanaco, gave origin to the alpaca and its presence in the Andean region as a domesticated animal goes back ...
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Puno attractions

22 May 2017
Puno is one of the most important cities in the edge of the Titicaca, the most navigable and highest lake of the world. The city of Puno is considered the Folk Capital of America, because of its 300 variety of traditional dances. The Sikuri and the Diablada are typical dances perfomed during festivities such as that of the Virgen de la Candelaria the city's patron. This festivity is held ...
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Discovering Peru

22 May 2017
Discover 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 nature ...
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Tours of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

22 May 2017
The typical tour of the Cusco region combines the city with the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in three awesome days, including the full Boleto Turístico. We recommend devoting five days to get the most out of your visit-including one day to get acclimated to the high altitude.   Tierras Vivas is an excellent tour operator in Cusco, and it's specialize in adventure tours, trekking/hikking rafting excursions and others in llama ...
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Food on the Inca Trail

22 May 2017
The Inca Trail that leads to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, is one of the most popular and well-known excursions in Peru. The walk from Kilometer 43 groups a series of Inkas archaeological remains incredibly preserved. Along the route the natural landscape is impressive, with incredible views of snow-capped mountains and the cloud forest. Visitors from all over the world come to Peru, not only to ...
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Calendar of the Holidays in Cusco

22 May 2017
The spirit of Cusquenian man, sculpted by art and religion, has given rise to a creative vein that arises in an infinite variety of forms, rhythms and rituals. Year after year, more than 3,000 popular parties, 1,500 musical styles and countless arts and crafts confirm that Peru and is home to one of the most varied folkloric legacies in the world.   In Cusco hundreds of festivals are celebrated, most of them ...
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How far in advance to book Salkantay Trek

22 May 2017
How far in advance to book Salkantay Trek? The Salkantay Trek has departures guaranteed, but train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu are subjet to availability. For that reason, we HIGHLY recommend booking it in advance to ensure you receive exactly what you want!   PLEASE NOTE: The best time to do the Salkantay trek is on March, April, May, June, July, August and September. The weather is dry season and usually you can ...
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The cultural patrimony of cusco

22 May 2017
THE CULTURAL PATRIMONY OF CUSCO Cusco, the sacred city. Political, economical and administrative center of the tawantinsuyo, was designed by masters with absolute knowledge of its physiography, resources and conditionsfor the development of life, the usage of the spaces, their distribution and functions foreseeing the continuity in time, like demonstrates the green belt that surrounded it and the accomplished balance between ecology and humanity. Responding to planning, the main religious and ...
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Useful facts for your Machu Picchu tours

22 May 2017
Do you know this? The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a 0.04% of Peruvian territory; however contains a large biological and ecosystems diversity of our country. The Machu Picchu area is 32592 hectares included a wonderful variety species (300). It has different ecological levels range from 1725 to 6000 meters above sea level, from humid subtropical cloud forest to the glaciers and snowed peaks. In Machu Picchu, there are two ...
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Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tour Map

22 May 2017
The Sacred Valley, Vilcamayo to the Incas, traces its winding, astonishingly beautiful course to the nort-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, the stupendous ruins of Pisac dominate the broad alluvial valley floor: less than an hour by bus from Cusco, this is a site ...
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Salkantay Inca Trail Google Map

22 May 2017
Explorer and discover the google maps of the Salkantay to Inca Trail Map. Discover the principal camping during the hike to Machu Picchu Check the every camping for your lunch See the head trail of the Salkantay and Inca Trail Check the altitude and recommend of the Inca Trail and Salkantay             ...
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Around Cuzco

22 May 2017
Cuzco is easily the most exciting region in Peru, and all too many visitors overlook the less well-known attractions which surround it. Quite rightly, most people choose to spend at least three days in the immediate vicinity of the city, and nearly everyone visits Machu Picchu and the other sites in the Sacred Valley - at least another two or three days gone. But with more time there are ...
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Inca Trail Alternative treks

21 May 2017
The Inca Trail (That leads you from one point of the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu) is today’s best-selling route in Peru. That is the reason why the Peruvian Government has limited the income to the Inca Trail to only 500 people per day, including guides and porters. The objective is to safeguard and protect the road from its progressive destruction. However, the fact that only 500 can enter ...
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The Amazon

21 May 2017
The Amazon is one of Mother Nature's greatest works of art. The river is ever-changing its course. New islands are forming all the time, with new forests and new inhabitants.The river will eventually swallow the islands whole and even newer ones will arise. Sixtyfive million years ago (give or take) the Amazon River actually flowed into the Atlantic, but the rise of the Andes cut off the flow of ...
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Exploring the Inca Trail

20 May 2017
Inca Trail in Peru is one of the most popular hikes in the world. It brings thousands of tourists to Cusco each year to experience this unique four day hike in the Sacred Valley. Trekkers will pass many magnificent archeological ruins and native flora and fauna, while treading along a truly unique path, carved hundreds of years ago, on the way to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Many ...
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Cusco General Information

20 May 2017
Cusco General Information The city of cusco is the historical capital of Peru, the country's tourism center, and the ancient capital of the inca empire, the city's unique heritage is preserved in the cyclopean stone walls and foundations of the numerous inca buildings and monuments cusco was originally named Qosqo in Incan times, which means "Navel of the Earth" in the native Quechua language. Indeed, Cusco's geographical location was ...
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Useful data in the city of Cusco

19 May 2017
LANGUAGE: Peru's official languages are Spanish and Quechua which is spoken by the majority of natives residing in Cusco, Sacred Valley of the incas and Machupicchu. In some areas, the Aymara which is the third language officially recognized by the Peruvian State, is spoken in some areas of the country. English is spoken by people who work in tourist services, such as travel agencies, tourist information center and hotel reception. ...
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Tips for Machu Picchu

19 May 2017
RECOMENDATIONS FOR YOUR TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU It is advisable to travel to Machu Picchu in the dry season that is from April to October. If you go in the rainy season, which is from November to March, take into account the climatic conditions that may vary. When arriving at Cusco it is important that at least you rest about 2 hours so that your body adapts to the height. ...
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Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu

18 May 2017
The Salkantay hike to Machu Picchu is an alternative hiking trail to the classic Inca Trail and is one of the most exquisite regions in the Andean jungle, on this route you will see the snow covered Salkantay (6372 m) Mountain surrounded by an abundance of vegetation. You will have the opportunity to see stunning land with various types of flora and fauna, and you will stop by the Inca ...
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Corpus Christi Cusco

18 May 2017
The Incas once paraded the mummies of dead Incas rulers through the streets, but since colonial times the ritual has been boringly changed. Sixty days after Easter Sunday 15 images of saints and virgins arrive from throughout Cusco and greet the body of Christ, which is kept in a golden tavernacle which is 1.2 m/3.9 feet tall. This celebration is considered one of the most ostentatious ones in Cusco. The purpose ...
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South American Tours

18 May 2017
South America offers a huge number of natural, cultural and historical beauties making it an extraordinary goal to tourists from all around the world ranging from backpackers to exacting customers! South American visitors either visit just one country or visit a couple of countries at once. The latter is more common. Most of tourists return to South America several times as they are attracted by its exceptional atmosphere as ...
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Inca Trail vs Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

18 May 2017
Classic Inca Trail The Classic Inca Trail is one of top treks in the world! The trek offers a 4 day journey through Andes including amazing views of snowy peaks, hardly accessible, but impressive Inca ruins and the overwhelming Inca city of Machu Picchu! This hike is very popular, which unfortunately makes it a bit crowdy. For that reason, the Peruvian government has limited its availability (only 500 persons a day ...
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Five tips before making the Inca Trail

18 May 2017
You already made the decision to fulfill one of your dreams: making that mythical trip crossing the Inca Trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu. We want to collaborate with your plans by giving you 5 tips before you make the Inca trail, planning that it must be a vital experience that you’re never going to forget for all the good things you’re going to live. That’s why we are ...
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Peru Treks

17 May 2017
Peru Treks -presents two types of trekking opportunities. Jungle trekking and mountain trekking. Jungle trekking. Tierras Vivas offers a variety of jungle tours and mountain trekking tours which folllows paths with beautiful flora and fauna, chances to interact with local communities and be surrounded by wonderful landscapes. Most of the trekking routes are walked on often by the locals though some of the popular paths are getting damaged. Please remember ...
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Packing List for the Inca Trail

17 May 2017
Prior to Your Inca Trail: Luggage Storage Your belongings not necessary on your hike will be stored in your Cusco's hotel (alternatively in our office). Please note: Each hotel/hostel in Cusco has a luggage storage free of charge!   Inca Trail Load Limit You receive a small duffel bag for your Inca Trail at a pre-trek briefing mostly held at evening prior to the trek. The duffel bag accommodates up to 7 kg of your belongings ...
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Arequipa Attractions

17 May 2017
The Main Square Surrounded by beatiful balconies and portals it has an impressive fountain in the center made of solid bronze. On both sides "Portal del Cabildo", "Portal de las Delicias" and "Portal del Regocijo".   The Cathedral It was built with ashlar stone of volcanic origin in the seventeenth century. In 1844 it was burned completely and later, in 1868,rebuilt in neoclassical style where the entrance is through the side aisles.   The Countryside This ...
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Peruvian Connection

17 May 2017
PERUVIAN CONNECTION   To most people, peruvian history starts with incas, but they were very much the new kids on the block in historical terms. Before them came several equally influential cultures whose advanced architectural and artistic styles and techniques were copied by South America’s last great indigenous civilization. Most of these amazing pre-inca sities are found along Peru's long stretch of desert coast. Etched into the dust of the nouthem coastal ...
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Inca Trail 2019

16 May 2017
The Inca Trail is possibly one of the most unbelievable travel adventures in the world. However it is not the only one, there are various trails that also lead to lost city of the Incas. We offer various hiking experiences, devised to be suitable for most budgets and break agendas.   Classic Inca Trail,This is the one if you want to trek the most well-known Inca path, which is a hike ...
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National Parks Reserves & Sanctuaries

16 May 2017
Peru's national parks are run by SERNANP, protected areas cover 12.7% of the entire country. There are 10 national, parks as well as several national reserves and santuaries. Here are some of the highlights:   Manglares de Tumbes National Sanctuary- This is Peru's only swamp forest and it covers 8,320 acres near Tumbes. There is quite a bird of aquatic wildlife that inhaits the mangroves such as snails (33 species), creustaceans ...
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Peru Gastronomy

16 May 2017
Peruvian cuisine, considered one of the most privileged in the world, inherited from history its ingenuity, its miscegenation and its flavor. The fusion of its cuisine is due to the cultural exchange through time, where Spanish, African, Chinese, Japanese and Italian immigration stand out. The variety of their dishes was born as the miscegenation grew or while the migrants arrived at the port of Callao. Miscellany highlights the matchless anticucho ...
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Visible History

16 May 2017
About 15,000 years ago, the first people to inhabit what is now Peru filtered down from Northand Central America. They were confronted by diverse and extreme environments at varying altitudes. An ocean rich in fish contrasts with sterile coastal valleys that are only habitable where riveres cut through the desert. To the east the Valleys and high plateau of the Andes mountains slope down to Amazon rainforest, home to ...
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Lares trek as one alternatives to get Machu Picchu

15 May 2017
This Machu Picchu hiking leads on a rugged mountain route observing mountain lagoons, snowy peaks, mountain passes, meeting local people living in remote areas along the Lares trail, who had to learn on how to live in these extreme weather conditions.   Mountains bring out the philosopher in you. It can't be helped. It's something to do with fundamental consciousness, the presence of eternity, the freighted Zen of the earth's natural monuments, ...
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The Inca Heartland

15 May 2017
The Incas' innate ability to build in harmony with the environment is more than apparent in this picturesque Andean province. The Sacred Valley, which they took to be a representation of heaven on earth, is rich in nature as well as ancient history, with many Inca temples and fortresses. Of these, none is more spectacular than Machu Picchu, a UNESCO world Heritage site.   Inca heartland was the largest and oldest developed ...
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Inca Trail Trek vs Salkantay Trek

15 May 2017
Few travel excursions will top as many bucket lists as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and for good reason. Combining sub-tropical jungle, lush cloud forests and staggering alpine scenery, the 44-kilometre trek is ranked among the finest in the world.   But there are certain drawbacks. With an increasing number of travellers looking for their piece of the action – 2012 saw 62,789 pass the main gate of the trail. This ...
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Chan Chan

15 May 2017
On the north coast of Peru, over the Moche valley, an impressive citadel made of adobe is built, which is considered a Cultural Heritage of Humanity: Chan Chan. This millennial tourist attraction is located 5 km from the City of Trujillo, in La Libertad, expanding into a large territory of about 20 km2.   Chan Chan Peru groups ten walled citadels of the ancient Chimu culture, which is why it is ...
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Trekking in the Andes Peru Inca Trail

15 May 2017
The great andes mountain chain stretches the entire length of the South American continent, and is made up of dozens of individual mountain groups known as cordilleras. In Peru, these snow-capped peaks have been the source of supersition, frustration and inspiration to mankind for thousands of years. Pre-colombian cultures worshipped individual mountains and made ritual offerings to the deities they believed abided within. Mountain worship, in remotes areas, is still practiced by ...
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Welcome to Peru

15 May 2017
WELCOME TO PERU   Despite its complicated and often impressive and unexpected weather or landscape, Peru ranks amongst the world's great centers of ancient civilization. The sun worshipping incas are only the most famous in a long line of highly developed cultures that thrived thousands Years before the Spanish invasion. His remains their remains fascinate travelers and archaeologists alike. Along with The impressive ruins are found in most of the highlands ...
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How to get to cusco

15 May 2017
  How to get to the historic capital of the world - Cusco   Cusco is fascinating because it is a destination where you will find history, nature, adventure, art, gastronomy and customs that are kept alive. Come to enjoy the warmth of a village the warmth of a town that enjoys the visitors, Cusco waits for you. You can not miss the opportunity to meet her! Whether you arrive in Cusco for ...
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How to book the Salkantay trek to Inca Trail

15 May 2017
If you like to do the 7 day Salkantay to Inca Trail, please first check an availability of Inca Trail on our website. Go to the section “Inca Trail Avalaibility” and choose month when you like to do the tour.   Please note: the Inca Trail starts on the fourth day of the Salkantay trek to Inca Trail tour! (For example, if you like to start the tour on the 10th of July, ...
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Machu Picchu historical sanctuary

15 May 2017
MACHU PICCHU'S HISTORICAL SANCTUARY 110 km. North-Wenst of the city of Cusco (three and a half hours by train), lies the locality of Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu's Village, from which an extra 8 km.(10 minutes by bus), take us to the Historical Sanctuary or Archeological complex of Machu Picchu which is an impressive incan city located on a mountain. its Quechua name translated to Spanish means "Old Mountain" and was ...
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Inca Trail alternative and Machu Picchu

15 May 2017
If you intend to carry out the Inka trail, keep in mind the following: The Peruvian government has limited access due to its poor condition and only 500 people can access it a day, of which only 220 are travelers since the rest are guides and the porters. In addition, it is necessary to request with a 4 days of advance a governmental permission that allows us the access ...
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8 Tips before to hiking the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

14 May 2017
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is part of an ancestral network of roads of more than 30,000 kilometers that communicated to the entire Inca Empire. This vast network of roads linked the territories of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and mainly Peru.   Currently, the network is not preserved in its entirety. However, it is still possible to travel 42 kilometers from the city of Cusco to Machu Picchu, which is ...
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Backpacking Peru

13 May 2017
Peru is a travel goal for millions of backpackers. A country topographically plentiful, culturally abundant, and full of opportunites for unexpected exploits! Peru is immersed in the enigmas of the Incas and other prehistoric cultures. With beautiful landscapes and foreign mountain ways, Peru carries the fantasy of the backpacker far far away!It presents economical travel with memorable adventures from the Selva, an abundant region of subtropical uplands which is ...
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The Northern Desert of Peru

13 May 2017
Peru continues to stand out in the eyes of the world, and now because the fascinating north Peru has been recognized as one of the best places to travel in 2018, according to the magazine Conde Nast Traveler of the United States. The list, prepared by the editors of the magazine based on their travel and experiences recommendations in north Peru destinations, includes 18 must see destinations such as ...
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Peru Activities and Sport

12 May 2017
Not many countries can compete with Peru when it comes to bio-diversity and beauty, which is why it is the perfect place for ecotourism, hiking trekking, biking, river-rafting, paragliding, sport fishing, rock climbing, sandboarding, etc. Peru is endowed with far reaching regions of wild and rural nature, including the highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Amazon rainforest and an extensive Pacific coastline, this presents you with opportunities ...
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Top Peru Adventure Trip

12 May 2017
Machu Picchu No matter how you get there or how many tourists are there, the city of Machu Picchu is still one of mankind's most incredible creations! KuelapThis high jungle citadel built by the Chachapoyas culture is called Machu Picchu of the Northern Peru and it has a potential to become the second most important tourist destination of the Peruvian ancient country!   Colca Canyon You can find an impressibe condor´s viewpoint (Cruz del Condor), ...
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Inca Trail Reservations

12 May 2017
Inca Trail Regulations Over the last decades, Peru has become a most popular travel destination. There are many great treks throughout Peru, but the Inca Trail is the most known. During the peak season of 2000, many campsites were crowded and the trail got polluted with rubbish. In early 2001, Peruvian government proposed to reduce number of trekkers on the trail to 500 per day. This figure roughly comprises 200 ...
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Mystical tourism in Cusco

12 May 2017
MYSTICAL TOURISM Participate in Andean traditional rites and ceremonies means connecting one self to the mystical energy and ancentral identity of a nation and place. In the Andes, Mountains are venerated as master works of the Universal Creation. The Offerings to Nature are a ritual that definitely helps one feel the spirituality and connected with the place. It is a stimulus for our integration and adventure that renovates and purifies ...
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Inca Trail Regulations

11 May 2017
Over the last decades, Peru has become a most popular travel destination. There are many great treks throughout Peru, but the Inca Trail is the most popular. During the peak season of 2000, many campsites were crowded and the trail got polluted with rubbish. In early 2001, Peruvian government proposed to reduce number of trekkers on the trail to 500 per day. This figure roughly comprises 200 tourists and ...
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How to Book the Inca Trail

11 May 2017
Why should I hike the Inca Trail? The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an inseparable part of Top Ten lists of all trekkers since it is a unique path following perfectly preserved original Inca trail that ends with a visit of the stunning city of the Incas – Machu Picchu!!! After viewing it, you will not doubt anymore why it has been chosen as one of the New Seven ...
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Lares Trek And Machu Picchu

11 May 2017
The Lares Trek: a calmer, three day alternate to the Inca Trail, no permits necessary   The Lares Valley is one of the most picturesque places in southern Cusco, home of many traditional weavers and farmers. The people of this area cultivate what they will eat and knit what they will wear. The Lares trek is moderately placed with sufficient time to appreciate the marvellous landscapes. This out-of-the-way and not often ...
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Lares Trek Map

11 May 2017
The Lares Trek: a calmer, three day alternate to the Inca Trail, no permits necessary on this trek. The Lares Valley is one of the most picturesque places in southern Cusco, home of many traditional weavers and farmers. The people of this area cultivate what they will eat and knit what they will wear. The trek is moderately paced with sufficient time to appreciate the marvellous landscapes. This out-of-the-way and ...
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Peru Travel and Tours

10 May 2017
Peru is a country of vast diversity in climate, landscapes and cultures. From the high glaciar areas and the Andean mountains, lush valleys, beautiful coastal regions, amazing desert landscapes and of course the vast Amazon Jungle. There are an almost limitless variety of activites to do in Peru. Trekking in some of the best places in the world, for example The Classic Inca Trail, Salkantay Trek or Lares Trek. Rafting ...
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Peru Packages

10 May 2017
Peru is an amazing country that can take pride in a huge natural diversity, climates and microclimates as well as enormous cultural and historical richness!!There can be found 3 main geographical zones: Amazon that covers 62% of the Peruvian territory! Andean highland zone Coast The biggest natural jewels of the country involve the Manu National Park, the Tambopata National Reserve, Ballestas Islands,Colca Canyon and Titicaca Lake.North and south of the country is connected by ...
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The Amazon Basin- Peru

08 May 2017
The Amazon basin in Peru is part of the largest forest in the world. The jungle extends approximately 1.7 billion acres (688 million hectares) and extends through Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. The birth of the Amazon River is found in Peru. All this water must come from somewhere. The true origin of the Amazon River is the Mantaro River in southwestern Peru. On ...
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Peru Specialized Holidays

08 May 2017
Peru, with its rich culture and biodiversity, is becoming a hotspot for those looking beyond conventional travel. Specialized activities such as butterfly-and bird-watching are increasingly popular. Staying with and working in the fields with an Andean community can be a life-changing experience. Learing the secrets of Peruvian cuisine, one of the most varied in the world, is possible through culinary courses or tours around local markets and gourmet restaurants. ...
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Inca Trail

08 May 2017
Considered one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham for the western world in 1911, while he worked on the discovery of a different formidable citadel. Almost three decades later, in 1942, the route was traced and studied in detail by the Viking expedition of the Werner Gren Foundation.   The 48 km (about three days of travel) ...
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Cooking Classes in Cusco

08 May 2017
Peru recipes are an important part of a trip to Peru. Complete your travels in Peru with these cooking classes or culinary workshop in Cusco. We also offer tastings of traditional Peru dishes and drinks! In the cooking workshops in Cusco, you will not only learn about the preparation of typical Peru dishes and drinks, but also about the history of the famous Peruvian cuisine. Experience the great diversity of ...
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Walking Inca Trail Tours

08 May 2017
Because of the amount of people wanting to do this hike, the Peruvian government has restricted the availability of the Inca Trail in order to protect the path. 500 people are now allowed on the trail per day, this includes about 180 tourists and the rest is staff (guides, cooks, porters). Now if you would like to do the hike, you will need to see the Inca Trail available and book ...
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Salkantay Trail Google Maps

08 May 2017
This Salkantay Trek is an alternative route to the Classic Inca Trail, considered among the 25 best in the world according to the National Geographic magazine.   With high snow-capped mountains, lush rainforests and a variety of flora and fauna, this hike offers a perfect blend of hiking, culture and nature. Far from the crowds, this is a cutting-edge experience for adventure travelers looking for a bit more privacy and authenticity, since ...
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About the Inca trail Machu Picchu

08 May 2017
The Inca Trail is the most popular trek on Peru, four days of trekking that gives you an incomparable experience, such as reaching the Puerta del Sol (Intipunku) or the last day, you can view of Machu Picchu.   Well, although there are hundreds of beautiful trails in Peru, this is the only one that comes directly to Machu Picchu. Other alternative and popular treks are the Salkantay, Inca Jungle, Cachicata, Choquequirao, Vilcabamba and Lares.   But if you want ...
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Ausangate Rainbow Mountain

03 May 2017
Whoever looks at the viewpoints of Ausangate will discover the thousand colors that this unique mountain shows. A true geological gem that is slowly getting more international visitors. It is a magnificent backdrop of one of the most desirable hiking trails in the world for its beauty. And all this just 100 kilometers from Cuzco, Peru.We are talking about Ausangate, the fourth highest mountain in Peru with 6,372 meters of ...
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Hiking the Inca Trail Luxury tips and tricks

03 May 2017
The Inca Trail luxury is designed for people who want to make your trip a dream experience. We offer you a personalized and exclusive deal in each of our services that are combined with the natural beauty, history and great mystery that surround the Inca Trail. Come and discover the beauty and walk through the same paths that the Inca’s did in the past in our luxury service. We ...
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Salkantay Trek Tours

19 April 2017
When this idea come to your mind: “I want to do the hiking the Inca Trail”, you’ll immediately think of booking the Classic Inca Trail. However, when you check the spots available, it is sold out! You can’t do the Inca Trail and you are pleasantly surprised! You realize you can’t change your travel plan and you need to choose one of the alternative hikes that the Inca Trail has, ...
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Machu Picchu Discover with Instagram

13 April 2017
  Machu Picchu - seven wonders of this world - magical Machu Picchu - 4800m altitude trekked, Machu Picchu conquered, fantastic trip.   Those the most important attraction of Peru. The lost city of the Incas is located at 120 kilometers of Cusco, in the Urubamba Valley. Since its discovery back in 1911, by the American researcher Hiram Bingham, there have been many hypotheses regarding the construction of the city. However, it ...
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Inca Trail Permit Availability 2019

11 April 2017
Did you stay with the desire to do of the Inca Trail this year? but you didn't find spaces available. We recommend to book in advance. Last year, The Inca Trail permits AVAILABILITY sold out.  On January 20th were fully booked April and May. On March were fully booked June, July, August, September and October. By the end of April, the permits were sould out until November, December and January. Book now ...
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Inca Trail Map Google

24 March 2017
It is important to choose your season for the hiking the Inca Trail, Between June and September, it is usually a pretty cosmopolitan strech of mountainside, with gringos from all over the globe coverging on Machu Picchu the hard way. From October through till April, in the rainy season.   Inca Trail Map google: Discover and explore the camping, ruins and itinerary. This maps will help you to find campsite and ...
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Tips for Traveling Colca Canyon

17 March 2017
Colca Canyon Trips and Tips   Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in Peru and one of the deepest in the world. It is rich with natural hot springs and tradition dating back to pre-Incan times, with the cultivation of the terraces along the sides of the mountains. The main local populations are the Cabanas and the Collaguas, who speak different languages and have lived in the valley since the ...
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Inca Jungle Trek Advices and Tips

17 March 2017
10 Tips for the Inca Jungle The Inca Jungle is a popular and adventurous trip in Cusco, comprised of a wide variety of enjoyable activities ranging from mountain biking to river rafting. The Inca Jungle trip passes through many different climates, beginning high in the Andes Mountains, where the group coasts down a winding road with breathtaking views on mountain bikes and outfitted in safety equipment. After a lunch in ...
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Salkantay Tips and Trips

15 March 2017
Tips to Trek Salkantay   Salkantay that means “Wild Mountain”, it is the highest peck of the Vilcabamba and one of the highest of the Andes and it is located on the north-west of Cusco. The famous Salkantay Trek is considered one of the 25th best treks in the world by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. It’s a trek open for all the people and without space limits at least for ...
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Trek Lares Tips and Trips

13 March 2017
TIPS TO TREK LARES In an attempt to confront the heavy traffic of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, international organizations and local agencies are betting on alternate routes of sustainable tourism. People thing they have found the ideal place in the remote and spectacular Valley of Lares.   During the last 25 years, novice hikers and experienced adventurers have followed the famous Inca Trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu. As ...
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Tips Choquequirao Trek

08 March 2017
Choquequirao General Information The name of the underappreciated city Choquequirao comes from the Quechua language (“chuqui” meaning gold, k’iraw meaning cradle) and means “Cradle of Gold” – and is certainly a relatively undiscovered and, therefore, undisturbed treasure of Peru. It was an Incan city, cultural hub, religious site, and fortress, and is much more difficult to reach than its sister city, Machu Picchu, or many of the other popular travel ...
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Alternative Inca Trail Treks

30 January 2017
Inca Trail vs Alternative – What journey should I do? In 2004, the Peruvian government regulated the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu limiting the total staff and hikers to 500 per day. We support the sustainable tourism – but the impact of this regulation changed the face of trekking around Cusco and the creation of new alternatives routes forever.    Why they are called alternative treks? Because if the permissions ...
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Important tips to do choquequirao trek

23 January 2017
TIPS FOR CHOQUEQUIRAO Choquequirao is a wonderful place just as Machu Picchu but lest known and lest explored. Choquequirao is also known as the sacred sister of Machu Picchu (Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu). It’s a big archeological place with buildings and balconies. Choquequirao is located on the jungles “eyebrow” which is the transition of the Andean valleys into the jungle. The wildlife in this are belongs to the ...
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Tips for Ausangate mountain hike

12 January 2017
Ausangate mountain hike   Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru with 6,384 meters of altitude. For centuries it received many names, the most known are “The Roof of the Inca Capital” and “Vinicunca” that means rainbow mountain. It’s located in the Pitumarca District, providence of Canchis, Cusco. Ausangate is considerate the most important mountain in the Andean cosmovision. And although is one of the most beautiful is the most unknown ...
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Inca Trail Permits Availability 2019

16 December 2016
Today, the Ministery of the Culture published the following:   All the Inca Trail tour operators and Tour Guides have the Inca Trail authorization ready on the 19th December 2018 to operate the Inca Trail 2019. The Inca Trail can be booked from March to December 2019.   We recommend to book this trek in advance. Because of the amount of people wanting to do this hike, the Peruvian government has restricted the availability of ...
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Machu Picchu Inca Trail Huayna Picchu Rates 2017

02 December 2016
Do you want to hike the Inca Trail or visit Machu Picchu? below you can find the new price 2017 for the Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and Inca Trail  tickets. This price 2017 was publish of the Ministerio Desantralizada Cusco - Ministerio de Cultura on December 01st 2016.   Only 2000 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu each day, 400 people for Huayna Picchu Mountain each day (08:00 am - 09 am / 10:00 am ...
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Trip to Machu Picchu

04 July 2016
If Machu Picchu is the destination of your trip to Peru, know that it is the most visited attraction in South America, world heritage site, one of the 7 wonders of the world and the bastion of what was the largest empire in the Western Hemisphere. Machu Picchu is built in the middle of two mountains between the Andes and the Amazon, almost 500 meters above the valley of ...
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Inca Trail Tour Operator

30 January 2016
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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