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Salkantay Trek Fitness Level 2018

18 December 2017

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machu picchu tickets 2018

05 December 2017
machu picchu tickets 2018

More than 100 years have passed and now a wonder of all world, for many tourists being national and foreign visit the lost citadel of the incas. What caused that for some dates the income to Machu Picchu is reduced and it causes a disappointed with many travelers who are fascinated with it beautiful site that when arrived to Cusco have the mind just in the citadel.

Climbing the mountain ...
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Inti Raymi 2017

27 June 2017
Inti Raymi 2017

The Inti Raymi or Sun Feast was the most important festivity on the Inca’s times. It was celebrated due to the winter solstice - new solar year - for a town whose main object of worship was the God Inti (The sun) in the Huacaypata Square in Cusco.

 

The religious, ceremonial, social and political importance was such that the feast was extended in all the Tahuantinsuyo. After the Spaniard conquest, ...
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Salkantay trek Operator

21 June 2017
Salkantay trek Operator

Not all agencies are licensed tour operators. There are two types of companies that will try and sell you a Salkantay Trek package: registered tour operators and middle men, otherwise known as endorsers. The registered tour operators are a small quantity that run, sell, and operate their own Salkantay Trek packages. The advocate that you speak with are the ones you will be working with directly, so if you ...
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Tips and Tricks for Ausangate Trek

14 June 2017
Tips and Tricks for Ausangate Trek

Stories tell that Salkantay and Ausangate were brothers that lived in Cusco, and after a drought, they adventured to unknown lands. Salkantay went to the north and found the forest, the forbidden love of Veronica, and a lot of Trouble. Ausangate went to the south, got to the plateau and found a lot of production. From the plateau he used to send potatoes, meat, and corn. Because of this ...
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Tips to have a perfect trek to Salkantay

26 April 2017
Tips to have a perfect trek to Salkantay

Its step under the majestic Apu Salkantay of more than 6200 meters leaves no one indifferent. You can almost touch the glaciers that fall 1600 meters below its peak. It has absolutely everything: high mountain, height forest, tropical jungle, towns, camps, valleys, peace and tranquility. I know that when you read this article you will have the irresistible desire to perform this trek, to see it ...
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Tips for Inca Trail

30 March 2017
Tips for Inca Trail

 

The famous Inca Trail takes travelers on an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu, one rich with Incan ruins and culture. 

The Classic Inca Trail is an incredible experience and one of the many ways that travelers can reach the legendary city of Machu Picchu. Due to concern over degradation of the trail, daily trekkers, including porters and guides, are limited to 500 per day. This trail passes ...
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Choquequirao Trek

22 March 2017
Choquequirao Trek

CHOQUEQUIRAO PERU


Choquequirao Trek, the so-called CRADLE OF GOLD, shows its imposing print on a hillside near the Apurimac. Its stone walls do not have the fine finish of the temples of Machu Picchu but the seal of the Incan engineers is unmistakable.
The trip usually starts with a bus or van from Cusco to the town of Cachora (Abancay), where the ...
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Superior Inca Trail vs Cheap Inca Trail

13 March 2017
Superior Inca Trail vs Cheap Inca Trail

Cheap Inca Trail vs Superior Inca Trail


Are you planning on visiting Machu Picchu by the world famous Inca Trail? If that is the case this is the right article for you. The Inca Trail is one of the best experiences of trekking and deciding which one of the tour is convenient to you can be really hard. Let us bring you the similarities and differences between ...
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Salkantay Trek Cheap vs Salkantay Trek Superior

08 March 2017
Salkantay Trek Cheap vs Salkantay Trek Superior

Salkantay Trek Cheap Cost vs Salkantay Trek Superior


Are you planning on trekking the famous Salkantay Mountain and then going to one of the seven Wonders of the new world (in this case Machu Picchu)? If that is the case, this article is made for you, let us show you the similarities and differences between Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (Superior) or Salkantay Trek Cheap (Budget), what ...
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Salkantay Trail vs Lares Trail

06 March 2017
Salkantay Trail vs Lares Trail

What trek should I do?


Why is Salkantay more popular than Lares?


Here are the reason why Salkantay is “more popular”:

  • On this route you can walk almost to Aguas Calientes, while on the Lares route it is necessary to take the train from Ollantaytambo.
  • Geographically, the Salkantay one is closer to the traditional Inca Trail than the road through Lares.
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Inca Trail vs Lares Trail

04 March 2017
Inca Trail vs Lares Trail

It is hard to compare them because they both share similarities, and at the same time, some contrasting features. Both include several kilometers of hiking up and down mountains. Of course, one is more “famous” and the other rewards the trekker with a more intimate feel.

 

Inka Trail

It was part of the great network road of Inca roads of more than 23,000 kilometers that integrated the state of Tawantinsuyo. These ...
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Inca Trail vs Salkantay Trek

02 March 2017
Inca Trail vs Salkantay Trek

Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is an icon due to its history of being a traditional royal road that connected the Inca Empire. This story is shown through various remains of Inca paving along the parts of the trail. Due to that and combined with the natural environment and the impressive end in Machu Picchu, it is considered the number one trek ...
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Tips and questions before doing inca trail

17 February 2017
Tips and questions before doing inca trail

The trekking through the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best trekking tours in the world because of the exquisite natural beauty and archeological importance of the places lead to Machu Picchu. We find valleys that contain the endemic fauna of the high deserts or the tropics between the stretches of the Puna and the cloudy forest. In the whole trajectory ...
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Inca Trail vs Alternatives Treks

15 February 2017
Inca Trail vs Alternatives Treks

 

Although it’s true, there are many treks you can choose in your stay in Cusco. Each one has a special charm, but there are things to take into consideration. 

 

How much time do you have for your trip?


Depending on the trek you choose, you should keep in mind that most of them require that you get acclimatized 2 or 3 days before the trek, you’ll ...
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10 tips for salkantay trek

09 February 2017
10 tips for salkantay trek

Salkantay is located in the Mollepata district, providence of Anta, in the region of Cusco. The name Salkantay or Salcantay means Wild Mountain. People call him APU, Sir and Tutelary God. The Quechua culture considered certain mountains and glaciers as places inhabited by the Apu, recognizing the mountains as sacred. The beautiful and lonely Vilcabamba mountain range it is dominated by the Apu Salkantay It’s placed ...
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10 Tips for Trekking the Inca Trail Machu - Picchu

31 January 2017
10 Tips for Trekking the Inca Trail Machu - Picchu

Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail

 

There are two ways to reach Machu Picchu, sweating or without sweating, there are not more options. You can live it as a reward or as an excursion. In this article we give you 10 tips to enjoy the experience sweating the shirt to the maximum.
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tips to trekking Rainbow Mountain

27 January 2017
tips to trekking Rainbow Mountain

The 7 colors mountain (Vinicunca) is one of the majestic places on the way to the Apu Ausangate. It's named one of the places you need to go before die by the National Geographic. The Rainbow Mountain, “Vinicunca” or Ausangate is heights 6384 meters of altitude what makes it the 5th highest of Peru. It’s located on the Pitumarca district, providence of Canchis, region of + More information +


10 Places Not to Miss in Peru

18 January 2017
10 Places Not to Miss in Peru

First Time to Peru ? 10 Best Things to Do and See


1.- Visiting Cusco City


Its narrow streets still preserve their temples and palaces that once housed men and women who forged one of the most powerful empires of America known as Tawantinsuyo. Cusco is the entrance door to one of the most spectacular archeological existing place of the continent, the citadel of Machu ...
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10 TIPS FOR A PERFECT TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU, PERU

16 January 2017
10 TIPS FOR A PERFECT TRIP TO MACHU PICCHU, PERU

 

The great guide to go to Machu Picchu by your own and cheap is finally here. A condensed answer that resumes all the concerns we saw for years that the travelers who want to travel to Cusco had: make the Inca Trail or arrive to Machu Picchu walking through the train tracks in ten points.

 

1.- Visa for ...
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Salkantay trek tips

13 January 2017
Salkantay trek tips

Tips for Salkantay Trek


Classic Salkantay Trek 5 days and 4 nights “Machu Picchu via 5 day trekking Salkantay”. Due to the new restrictions and limits imposed on the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in the past years, new alternatives and paths to reach the majestic sanctuary of Machu Picchu have been found.


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Inca Trail Machupicchu Rate 2017

02 December 2016
Inca Trail Machupicchu Rate 2017

Rates 2017 - Machupicchu - Inca Trail

 

Llacta Inka Machupicchu / Machupicchu City

ADULT: S/.  152.00
STUDENT: S/. 77.00 

Machupicchu + Wayna Picchu

 ADULT: S/.  200.00
STUDENT: S/. 125.00 


Machupicchu + Machupichu Mountain

ADULT: S/.  152.00
STUDENT: S/. 77.00 

Machupicchu city Afternoon Scheduale

ADULT: S/.  100.00
STUDENT: S/. 50.00

Machupicchu Site Museum

ADULT: S/.  22.00
STUDENT: S/. 11.00  

INCA TRAIL TO HISTORICAL SANCTUARY OF MACHUPICCHU


Route From KM 82 - KM 88

GENERAL ADULT: S/.  292.00
GENERAL STUDENT: S/. 147.00
PORTERS: S/. 50.00

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE OF THE CITY OF CUSCO

15 November 2016
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE OF THE CITY OF CUSCO

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE

The Cusco city is surrounded by a 360 degree scenary of Andean mountains that interchange green and brown colors throughout the year. The territory of the departament of cusco presents a rough geography, combining fertile inter-Andean Valleys with imposing mountains, to then go down to the jungle's edge, where the temperature rises and the landscape transforms itsef into varied vegetation. That territory is situted ...
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Sanctuary's natural wealth of Machupicchu

01 November 2016
 Sanctuary's natural wealth of Machupicchu

Sanctuary's natural wealth of Machupicchu

With an estension of 38,448 hectares, that area, protected by the Peruvian state and By the UNESCO that declared it Humanity's Cultural Patrimony in 1983, Machupicchu's Archaeological park shelters 34 archaeological complexes interconnected by an Incan trail netWork and possesses a rich variety of especies of flora the area and. The abrupt aspect of the area and its environmental configuration ...
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Inca Trail to Machupicchu

21 October 2016
Inca Trail to Machupicchu

In the INCA TRAIL the hike begins at km 88, a barely noticeable stop announced almost clandestinly by the train guard. Have your gear ready to throw off the steps, since the train guard. Have to fight your way past sack of grain, flapping chickens, Indian men wearing woollen hast and ponchos, and women in voluminous skirts with babies wrapped tightly to their backs in multi-coloured shawls.

 

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Sacred valley of the incas

14 October 2016
Sacred valley of the incas

SACRED VALLEY

The sacred Valley of the Incas is an important tourist attraction which stand out for its handicraft fairs, biodiversity located in the mountains, which are an aternal imprint of the magnificence of a great empire as was that of the incas.

The main attractions are its archaeological sites, handicraft and agricultural fairs, as well as its gastronomy and the practice of hikes on itineraries that include ...
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CUSCO WONDERFUL CITY

12 October 2016
CUSCO WONDERFUL CITY

THE MAIN SQUARE OF CUSCO

the Main square (Plaza de Armas): it is the city's heart and one of the main tourist attractions to visit upon arrival to the city of Cusco. The panoramic view of all the Plaza de Armas, tantalizes anyone to relax, with a drin and contemplate the midle of the place from its balconies. In the middle ...
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Inca Trail

10 October 2016
Inca Trail

Although indisputably a very fine hike, THE INCA TRAIL is just one of a multitude of paths across remote areas in the andes the Cusco .What it does offer, though, and what makes it so popular, is a fabulous treasure Machu Picchu.
It's important to choose your season for hiking the Inca Trail. Between june and september it's usually ...
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Ollantaytambo Travel Information

15 September 2016
Ollantaytambo Travel Information

"The Inca live Village"

 

Located 97km. North-east of the city of Cusco ans was built during the Incan period, as fortied area which includes temples, urban sector and benched terraces. Two sectors can be distinguished: One denominated “Araqama Ayllu”; an area related to worshipping and religious activities and the other “Qosqo Ayllu” which is a compound of living quarters. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative ...
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The best way to get to Machu Picchu

09 September 2016
The best way to get to Machu Picchu

Information about how to get to Machu Picchu

 

Machu Picchu is known as the famous “Lost City of the Incas”, considered as a master work and the maximum representation of the great impulse of the Spirit of a very highly developed culture which worshipped the elements and Nature.

Its construction implicates much effort and all terrestrial manifestation. It was built with emotion and abandoned in total mystery, ...
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Weather & Climate in Cusco: Best season to Travel

05 September 2016
Weather & Climate in Cusco: Best season to Travel

Information about The Climate in Cusco Peru

 

Cusco is surronded by a 360 degree scenery of Andean Mountains that interchange green and brown colors throughout the year. The territory of the department of Cusco presents a rough geography, combining fertile inter-Andean valleys with imposing mountains, to then go down to the jungle's edge, where the temperature rises and the landscape transforms itself into varied vegetation. That territory is situated in ...
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7 Things to do in Peru

31 August 2016
7 Things to do in Peru

7 Different Activities to do in Peru

 

Peru is located in the middle part of South America and its territory covers an area of 1,285.216 square kilometers. It has many different ecosystems and is home to a large amount of plants and animals, so is considered one of the richest countries in terms of natural resources. It is one of the world's top producers of gold, ...
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Adventure Travel Peru

19 August 2016
Adventure Travel Peru

Information about Adventure Travel in Peru

 

The snow-crowned mountains, the fields drawn in dozens of green hues that fuse with the paths of the Inca Trail net and unite with deep and blue lagoons with their original flora and fauna, make of Cusco's routes are a great option in South America for adventure tourims.

Actually the adventure tourism includes city, valley and the practice of different kinds of activities ...
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Exploring Peru

26 July 2016
Exploring Peru

Mapping out an itinerary for Peru might seem a daunting prospect.

 

The country is 3 times aslarge as California and many times more diverse, with the Andean mountain range and Amazon jungle creating some imposing barriers to travel. Yet journeys that were all but impossible fifty years ago are now every events: each of Peru's major cities is linked by safe, modern jet flights; regular coach services ...
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Inka Trail

12 April 2016
Inka Trail

One of the main routes to Machu Picchu is the Inka Trail, which is one of most famous hiking paths in the world, and is a favorite of adventures and tourists alike. The Inka Trail is 45 km (28m) long and begins at km 88 in the small village of Qoriwayrachina and finishes in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The Inca ...
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Cordillera Blanca

08 April 2016
Cordillera Blanca

The Cordillera Blanca, or white range, so called because of its perennial ice-capped peaks, has the greatest number of summits over 19,700 ft (6,000m) outside the Himalayas. These include Peru's bigbest mountain, Huascaran (22,205 ft/6,768 m), and Alpamayo (19,511 ft/5947 m), and mountains in the world,thanks to its near-perfect pyramid of ice.

 

This 112 -mile (180-km) range in the heart of the tropical Andes is a breathtaking area of dramatic ...
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Inca Trails Less Traveled

14 March 2016
Inca Trails Less Traveled

Let's face it: The Inca Trail is being loved to death.Besides, it's pricey. But there are alternative routes to reach Machu Picchu.

 

Prices and availability for all of these trips depend upon demand:

 

  • A longer, but less strenuous version of the Inca Trail leaves from km 82, following the rio Urubamba through lush jungle and past archaelogical sites. It joins the main Inca ...
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Ancient Archaeological Sites

08 March 2016
Ancient Archaeological Sites

Machu Picchu

The main reason travelers stop in Peru is to see the ancient ruins left by the inca and older civilizations.Machu Picchu is the biggie, but don't stop there. Here are a few archaeological sites that are as historically interesting.

 

Caral

Three hours north of Lima, the archaeological ruins of Caral in the supe valley, shocked the world when its origins were discovered to date back to ...
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Alpaca Or Acrylic

20 January 2016
Alpaca Or Acrylic

Vendors and hole-in-the-wall shopkeepers will beckon you in to look at their wares: "One of a kind", they proudly proclaim. Baby alpaca, hand woven by my grandmother on her deathbed.

Price should be the first giveaway. A real baby-alpaca sweater would sell for more than s/200. So maintain your skepticism even if the label boldly states 100% BABY ALPACA. False labels are common on acrylic-blend clothing throughout the Cusco area.

 

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Peru Culture

22 December 2015
Peru Culture

It's a common question after a few days of exploring the extensive archaeological sites in the north.

 

So many different civilizations were emerging, overlapping,and converging, that it can be difficult to keep track of them all.

 

Chavin: One of the earliest major cultures in northern Peru is the cat-worshipping Chavin. The Chavin empire stretched through much of Peru`s northern highlands and along the northern and central coasts.

 

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

16 December 2015
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

The tallest mountain in the cordillera Vilcabamaba at 6,271meters/20,569 feet and the second highest in the Cusco area. There are several ways of doing this, I will explain the most popular. It is more of a nature trek than a way to see ancient ruins. You pass high mountains and sweltering jungle, all in very desolate areas. you own, without an agency or evena guide. The trek generally starts ...
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What to Take

28 October 2015
What to Take

Most people overpack when traveling anywhere. Keep in mind that whatever you need you can buy here-much of it at a much cheaper price, so, instead of buying thet nice new jacket for the trip, buy one here. you'll have a souvenir of your visit as well. Things such as t-shirts can be bought for just a couple of dolars. Shoes can be bought in most markets, both dress ...
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Machu Picchu

23 October 2015
Machu Picchu

I once heard someone who had been traveling around Peru for serveral months saying that they weren't going to visit Machu Picchu. When I asked why, he said that it was too overrun with tourists and there just wasn't the air of mystery surounding it like some of Peru's lesser-known ruins. Up to a point, he's right. Machu Picchu, particulary during the high season, is overcrowded and has been ...
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The Inca Trail

09 October 2015
The Inca Trail

The most famous trek in South America, this four-day trail to Machu Picchu is walked by thousands of backpackers every year. Although the total distanceis only 33 km, the ancient trail laid by the Incas winds its way up, down and around the mountains, snaking over three  high passes en route. The views of snowy peaks and cloud forest can be stupendous, and walking from once cliff-hugging ruin to ...
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Inca Trail vs Alternative Treks

15 June 2015
Inca Trail vs Alternative Treks

Inca Trail

The 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 including ...
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Salkantay Trekking Peru

22 May 2015
Salkantay Trekking Peru

The Salkantay Trek 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 ruins of ...
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Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

20 February 2015
Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu

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 ...
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Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu

31 January 2015
Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu

Only 2,500 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu each day. The government website (http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/) lists how many tickets are available for each day. Also, if you would like to climbing to Huayna Picchu mountain, must booking the ticket for Huayna Picchu in advance and there is an additional fee to USd 15 dollars to hike Huayna Picchu. There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna ...
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