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14 March 2020
Breaking News: a catastrophic glacier collapse and mudflow in Salkantay, Peru
On 23 February 2020 (corrected – this was erroneously reported as 24 February 2020) an enormous, catastrophic debris flow tore down the Salkantay River in Santa Teresa, Peru. This event has killed at least four people, with a further 22 reported to be missing. Given the magnitude of the flow, this number is probably uncertain.
A mudflow on this scale ...+ More information +
02 May 2019
Cusco, the capital city of Tahuantinsuyo and the center of the Incan world, will show us the most cutural heritage through its traditions. Discover with us the most important Cusco Holidays, a real mixture of 2 cultures. Cusco has been greatly influenced by the Spanish conquistadors and their religious traditions. Even more, the Cusco of 2019 has also been exposed to modern living. All of these influences have been ...+ More information +
01 April 2019
Cusco has a magic that enchants everyone. Its cobblestone streets, its archaeological remains, its people and an immense list of wonders that it offers its visitors. This led the imperial city to be chosen as one of the best destinations in the world in the annual Travelers Choice Awards of the tourist website TripAdvisor, prevailing against Sydney (Australia) and Tel Aviv (Israel). The Inca City ranked 23rd in the ...+ More information +
06 February 2019
After having planned your visit to Machu Picchu, you have to decide which of the two imposing mountains that surround the citadel you will travel to complete your trip. If you are going to climb one of them to take the best picture from the top; This blog will help you to know what are the differences and similarities between these two interesting mountains. Before knowing more about the ...+ More information +
25 January 2019
Mountain lovers will enjoy bird's-eye view of the beautiful landscapes offered by Peruvian nature thanks to the hanging huts called Skylodge Peru. The three capsules, anchored to the rock, allow you to enjoy privileged views while trying to sleep while suspended in the air. Its three modules are suspended 400 meters high, and its transparent walls allow you to enjoy the landscape of the well-known "Sacred Valley of the ...+ More information +
24 January 2019
The Inca Trail (also called "Inka Trail") is one of the most important walking 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. Discover the most amazing remains that can be seen only by ...+ More information +
23 January 2019
The city of Cusco is located at 3,400 meters above sea level. It is possible to feel some discomfort and dizziness due to altitude, known in Peru as soroche. It is recommended to take a pill for seasickness 30 minutes before arriving in the city. Now Do you imagine the feeling of been at 4580 m.a.s.l at the imposing Salkantay Pass? The altitude sickness is basically a consequence of ...+ More information +
16 January 2019
Some problems to buy the Machu Picchu entrance ticket for 2019? To purchase the ticket you must make the reservation online from mid December 2019. This is because the purchase of the ticket was on the official website available only since that date. Also you will learn how to use the official web of the peruvian governmet to make your booking and start planning your next vacations without any ...+ More information +
15 January 2019
Machu Picchu have many recognitions around the world; Millions of users of the largest traveler community in the world, chose Machu Picchu as the best destination in the world. But there are people who not only want to know the Inca city of Machu Picchu, but they decide to add some more adventure and adrenaline to their experience in Machu Picchu. There are two mountains in Machu Picchu, the ...+ More information +
14 January 2019
Every year during the month of February, maintenance works are carried out on the routes of the Inca Trail. However, this does not affect the entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. In this blog we will explain in more detail why Machu Picchu Trail will NOT be closed in February 2019! The Inca Trail is one of the best 5 walks in the world. Unfortunately, this hiking trail ...+ More information +
09 January 2019
Machu Picchu is the most visited destination in Peru therefore you have to make a trip in advance so that everything is done according to plan. That is why we have prepared a complete guide on the new regulation to visit Machu Picchu in 2019 and you have not any problem at the hour of visit the lost city of the Incas. “Machu Picchu entrance rules 2019, four-hour time ...+ More information +
02 January 2019
Vestige of the Inca Trail that at one time served as a connection between the Archaeological Park of Choquequirao and the Citadel of Machupicchu, surrounded by abundant wild vegetation, where you can also observe birds, insects, crossing a transitional forest, a place that Currently it is used frequently by foreign visitors to be able to move first to the Llaqtapata from where you can see the back of the ...+ More information +
31 December 2018
New Year Peru: the beginning of a new year. New plans, good intentions and new promises are usually made, with the intention of correcting everything that we consider negative or changing our strategy in everything that caused us problems. For each culture in the world, the beginning of a new year has a particular and distinct but at the same time similar implication, and each of them receives the ...+ More information +
28 December 2018
The citizens of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia enjoy a special discount at the Machu Picchu entrance tickets. This reduction to the normal price of the entry ticket to the Inca Citadel is added to the existing discounts for university students and minors. How much is the ticket? and how to access the benefits? Pay attention and be encouraged to live the journey of your life to the Wonder ...+ More information +
27 December 2018
The city of Iquitos, is the capital city of the Province of Maynas and the Department of Loreto. It is the largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon, and is the seventh most populous city in Peru; In addition, it is known as the "capital of the Peruvian Amazon." It is established in the Great Plain and surrounded by the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers and the Moronacocha Lake. Altogether, ...+ More information +
26 December 2018
The mountain of the 7 Colors (also called Vinicunca or simply Rainbow Moutain Cusco) 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.a.s.l.) It is a mountainous formation dyed in various shades product of the complex combination of minerals. The slopes and summit are dyed in ...+ More information +
21 December 2018
The organization of the Inca calendar and festivities was linked to the agrarian regime that they practiced, and, in this, the observation of the movements of the Sun, the Moon and the stars greatly influenced. In the year called huata, they divided it into 12 lunar months of 28 days each and the rest dedicated them to their great festivals of a religious nature. They determined, almost exactly, the ...+ More information +
20 December 2018
From the 1 of December of 2018 a new regulation began to govern for all those that visit Machu Picchu, to maintain it and to conserve it in good state. If you feel like going to Machu Picchu on your next vacation, you should know that there are new restrictions for those who want to visit the Inca citadel in addition to the rules that were announced in 2017. ...+ More information +
18 December 2018
One of the most incredible ways to visit Machu Picchu is through the Salkantay trek. This 5-day Salkantay hiking route crosses the imposing Salkantay mountain and then reaches the Wonder of the World. Would you like to know Machu Picchu with this adventure surrounded by amazing landscapes? Know everything you need to know about the Salkantay trek.
The Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu passes through stunning landscapes varying from ...+ More information +
05 December 2018
The snow of "Salkantay" is the Apu tutelar (main sacred mountain) of Cusco with 6271 meters of altitude. In the typical journey you crossed beautiful Andean landscapes, passed an opening of 5000 mtrs. and you will have the possibility of observing Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. This route is one of the most complete and beautiful that the Vilcabamba mountain range offers, it includes trips through the ...+ More information +
03 December 2018
As we know, the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the most famous and requested tourist destinations on the planet. You can get there in a wonderful trip by train (there are different categories) or by doing one of our spectacular Inca Trail (Classic 4 days, Short 2 days).
For Christmas and the end of the year 2018-2019, the ancient Inca citadel continues to receive tourists from all ...+ More information +
30 November 2018
In addition to the scenic beauty of the towns located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, near the city of Cusco, other towns and places are located, which also due to the importance of their archaeological sites, the beauty of their fields and landscapes, are a excellent destination. We recommend visiting the places described below.
On the road that connects Cusco with the the Sacred Valley of the Incas, ...+ More information +
22 November 2018
Salkantay, the tutelary Apu of Cusco (sacred moutnain) with 6271 m. of altitude. Experimetn the beautiful adventure tour that crosses beautiful Andean landscapes, pass an open area of 5000 m. and have the possibility of observing Condors and Alpacas in their natural habitat. On this trip you will find the beautiful and great snowy Salkantay (6271 m), enjoy the baths in the natural hot springs from the depths of ...+ More information +
20 October 2018
Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu, the old and remote alternative path to the famous Inca Trail, it has much more spectacular views and with different ecological levels you will walk among lagoons, impressive snow-capped mountains such as Salkantay and Humantay, crossing rivers and subtropical areas of abundant vegetation and fauna. This road is an excellent option for those who want to escape from the most congested routes and in ...+ More information +
11 October 2018
If your way is to enjoy nature and trekking, this place is ideal. Humantay, is a mountain covered with snow that is part of the Andean mountain range.Ready for the adventure? Cusco undoubtedly does not cease to amaze us because there are the most curious and unusual landscapes sometimes we can even say almost interplanetary landscapes like the mountain of colors most known as Rainbow Mountain that you can ...+ More information +
24 September 2018
Some people find it overwhelming to find out how they have to prepare for their adventure to Machu Picchu through the incredible experience of Salkantay Trek. Hiking to Machu Picchu is something really amazing that we are all capable of doing, but these tips should get there a little easier. Hiking in the Andes is something different from sea level hiking. The higher elevation makes breathing difficult it is ...+ More information +
14 September 2018
The lung of the planet, the Amazon, extends throughout much of the South American continent, covering with its green mantle much of Peru among other countries. If Machu Picchu is the jewel in the crown of the Andean country as far as the Inca culture is concerned, the Manu National Park is number one in the category of jungle and wild nature. It is a magical place, isolated and ...+ More information +
03 August 2018
Tourism does not escape of technology. Therefore, here we suggest eight applications to travel through Peru.Technology is a useful tool for many sectors, from entertainment to tourism and business. Therefore, to travel through Peru, we suggest you to use this top of apps that can be very helpful and also practical during your Peru Travel.
It's simple. You just have to install this application on your smartphone and use ...+ More information +
18 July 2018
It is not very difficult for most people with good physical condition to complete the Inca Trail, but since the Inca Trail involves consumption for several hours, it is always good to be prepared and in good physical condition before doing this great adventure. There is also an alternative route that offers that is partly done by bicycle. But either way, you prepare by physically preparing before you make ...+ More information +
12 July 2018
The cultural diversity in Peru is evident, not only in the characteristics of the Peruvians, but also in their folklore, customs and traditions. Peruvians are the result of the fusion of cultures that have great European, African and Asian influences. Cultural diversity reflects the multiplicity and interaction of cultures that coexist in the world and that, therefore, are part of the common heritage of humanity. Cultural diversity is manifested ...+ More information +
11 July 2018
Two blocks from the Main Square of Cusco is the Choco Museum, a small lounge, café and workshop, where Peruvians and foreigners not only know the history of chocolate, "from the Mayans to the present," but also prepare it in a class with the American chocolate maker Neely Cohen. Every day, the Choco Museum that opened its doors at 2011 receives between 70 and 300 visitors per day and, ...+ More information +
10 July 2018
Between July 15 and 18 of every year, thousands of devotees and visitors gather to celebrate the Virgin of Carmen Feast. This festivity takes place every year in the colonial town of Paucartambo, 110 km from the city of Cusco. It is a typical and beautiful city of adobe and tile. The festival of the Virgin of Carmen in Paucartambo Cusco, is a celebration that brings together many parishioners and ...+ More information +
09 July 2018
Huchuy Qosqo was a town located at more than 3,550 m.a.s.l on a small plateau at the top of a mountain. From here you can take beautiful views of the other side of the valley, it is possible to appreciate snow-capped mountains of exuberant beauty such as the snow-capped Pitusiray and at the bottom of this privileged view, the town of Calca. It is known by the chroniclers that ...+ More information +
06 July 2018
Ollantaytambo is one of the points where the train leaves to go to Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu, since in the rainy season the train does not leave Cusco, only from Ollanta. As Machu Picchu is the main attraction of the Sacred Valley, many people pass by Ollantaytambo, but this ancient Inca population was one of the most important in the empire and played ...+ More information +
28 June 2018
The views at Choquequirao Hike are simply majestic! Imposing snowy peaks and hills covered with abundant vegetation dominate the valley at an altitude of over 2,800 meters, under an intensely blue sky strewn with clouds. It is the kingdom of the condor. In this Andean region the legendary citadel of Choquequirao is elaborated. Its name translates all the promises: the "Cradle of Gold"! Bingham visited it from 1909, shortly before ...+ More information +
28 June 2018
Ceviche, which is often spelled ceviche or seviche, depending on what part of South America it comes from, is basically raw fish and seafood marinated in citrus juice, mainly lemon juice. According to the Peruvian historian Javier Pulgar Vidal, the ceviche name comes from the Quechua word "Siwichi" which would mean fresh fish or tender fish.One hypothesis proposes that the words Siwichi and Sikbaǧ were confused during the conquest ...+ More information +
26 June 2018
Cusco art is the result of the meeting of two worlds, the fusion of the ancestral Andean cosmovision with the European vision of the world of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. But the value of this syncretic result is compounded by the quality, the technique, the remarkable skill of its artisans, in any of its expressions: textiles, ceramics and imagery, as well as in silverware. There is no archaeological site, ...+ More information +
23 June 2018
Salkantay trek, a magnificent trail, perfect for adventurers who want to integrate personally into the changing ecosystems from one day to the next. You will walk through magical and dazzling landscapes of a snow-covered mountain paradise to a tropical jungle where you will find a wide variety of animals, medicinal plants and varieties of flowers. Witness, with your own eyes, a living culture, ancient, in remote villages hardly seen ...+ More information +
20 June 2018
Are you looking for information about how to prepare for a trip to Cusco in Peru? For those who are thinking of visiting Machu Picchu or any other destination in Peru, this blog offers useful information on how to prepare, what you need, information on the weather, and everything you need to know to fully enjoy your trip.
Advice for your luggage and packaging:
Airlines and trains have baggage weight limits ...+ More information +
14 June 2018
Cusco, the famous navel of the world, the Peru's main tourist destination and one of the most important in the world, offers you a unique and spectacular way to discover the rich historical and monumental legacy, located in a territory of mountains and multicolored valleys, forests and lush forests, beautiful lagoons and rivers. The department of Cusco is considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity and its main attraction The Natural ...+ More information +
06 June 2018
The Paracas National Reserve offers beaches of all lineages to camp and have a good time. There is no place in Peru with the amount of outdoor spaces to build camp with relative ease as Paracas. In the Reserve you will have the opportunity to appreciate some of the 36 species of mammals and 216 types of colorfull birds and we are not even mentioningthe beauty of its beaches. ...+ More information +
31 May 2018
To begin with this blog, we will discover a little more about the most famous Classic Inca trail in South America and the Salkantay trek, the snow peak principal apu of Cusco.First known as the Classic Inca Trail, a walk that departs from the Sacred Valley of the Incas and has Machu Picchu as its final destination.On the other hand, the Salkantay trek is an alternative hike to the ...+ More information +
26 May 2018
Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political center, religious and administrative of the Incaic time.
Where it is located?
Machu Picchu, which in Spanish means "old ...+ More information +
24 May 2018
Hello Travelers! In this blog we will share you the best tips to travel to a destination of an impressive natural beauty in the Amazon of Peru, which can only be reached on the boat or by plane: Iquitos, considered the largest city in the world that does not has a land connection. Owner of an impressive natural beauty, the city of Iquitos houses tourist attractions that will give ...+ More information +
19 May 2018
Peru, a magical and millenary country, has a diversity and an unusual economy in the world and offers the visitor endless alternatives and the possibility of living a unique experience: History, culture, nature, adventure and much more in one destination.Many blogs talk us about trips or tours that you can take to know Peru, but this blog will talk you about the main products that you can find in ...+ More information +
12 May 2018
Cusco is the archeological and tourism hub of Peru with a little over a million visitors year per year gracing the city’s ancient streets. This was the hub and birthplace of the Inca Civilization that would dominate Peru until its fall at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors.For its popularity, this is often where you will end up or prioritize your visit to Peru. If you are interested in ...+ More information +
02 May 2018
Cusco is an extremely mystical city; is known for having been the capital of the Inca empire, but its story begins much earlier. Nowadays it is still the center of the universe for many, since for some reason Cusco is considered to be the "navel" of the world.In this small blog you will know the 4 most popular and famous legends about the great empire of the Incas
The Ayar ...+ More information +
29 April 2018
There are two ways to arrive in Machu Picchu, sweating and with effort or without sweating, there are no other options. You can experience it as a reward or as an excursion. In these lines we will try to transmit 10 tips to enjoy the experience of reaching sweating the shirt to the fullest. The Inca Trail is a road with more than 5 centuries of history. It is ...+ More information +
21 April 2018
Cusco is a city that has many interesting things to visit and do. You can enjoy Peruvian cuisine, visit temples, contemplate its architecture, make horseback excursions, explore its squares, eat in its markets, shop and, of course, enjoy its most famous drink, the Pisco Sour, in some bar of the San Blas neighborhood. In addition, another good thing about the city of Cusco is that you can visit it ...+ More information +
10 April 2018
Follow these 7 tips to make your trip a unique experience
The ancient capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire is one of the favorite destinations for travelers from all over the world. The charm of this city resides in its historic streets, its beautiful architecture and the large number of activities offered for lovers of culture, extreme sports and shopping.Now we share these 7 tips that you must follow to get ...+ More information +
26 December 2017
This amazing site is located to 164Km from Cusco city until the town of Cachora in Apurimac. It´s approximately 32Km from Cachora, a town where the walk to Choquequirao begins, the weather is not so much a problem about mountain sickness but maybe during the second night it can cold, the rainy season is from November - March and the dry season from April - November.
It excursion to the ...+ More information +
18 December 2017
Many times around the world travelers who think to realize this salkantay trek fitness level is too easy they're wrong, it's not very difficul either, the age doesn't matter because any age can do it. But is recommended not to bring younger kids or someone with cardio problems, if that was the case is better ask to your doctor for a cardio test. In general is better be in ...+ More information +
05 December 2017
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 ...+ More information +
27 June 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, ...+ More information +
21 June 2017
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 ...+ More information +
14 June 2017
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 ...+ More information +
26 April 2017
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 live, to feel ...+ More information +
30 March 2017
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 through the cloud ...+ More information +
22 March 2017
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 dusty 30 kilometer path leads to the mysterious ...+ More information +
13 March 2017
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 Cheap Inca Trail ...+ More information +
08 March 2017
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 is the difference between ...+ More information +
06 March 2017
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.
When the limits were set on the traditional Inca Trail, the agencies started ...+ More information +
04 March 2017
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.
It was part of the great network road of Inca roads of more than 23,000 kilometers that integrated the state of Tawantinsuyo. These ...+ More information +
02 March 2017
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 in South America. For those ...+ More information +
17 February 2017
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 we will cross archaeological ...+ More information +
15 February 2017
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 need it more if you ...+ More information +
09 February 2017
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 at 90 km ...+ More information +
31 January 2017
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. The Classic Inca Trail is a trail with more than 5 centuries of history. It is an ancestral ...+ More information +
27 January 2017
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 Cusco, in the south ...+ More information +
18 January 2017
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 Picchu, imposing incan architectonic creations located between ...+ More information +
16 January 2017
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 Peru.
Usually if you are Latin American, North American or European you will ...+ More information +
13 January 2017
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.
The classic Salkantay Trek is an alternative to the classic inca trail to Machu Piccchu. The ...+ More information +
02 December 2016
Rates 2017 - Machupicchu - Inca Trail
Llacta Inka Machupicchu / Machupicchu City
ADULT: S/. 152.00STUDENT: 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
Route From KM 104
GENERAL ADULT: S/. ...+ More information +
15 November 2016
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 in the ...+ More information +
01 November 2016
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 allow the existence of nine ...+ More information +
21 October 2016
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.
From the station ...+ More information +
14 October 2016
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 villages situated on ...+ More information +
12 October 2016
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 of the square, there is a water fountain ...+ More information +
10 October 2016
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 a pretty cosmpolitan stretch of mountainside, with gringos from all ...+ More information +
15 September 2016
"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 center that probably also fulfilled military ...+ More information +
09 September 2016
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, handing down areal stairs ...+ More information +
05 September 2016
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 ...+ More information +
31 August 2016
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, silver, lead, and has ...+ More information +
19 August 2016
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 such as ...+ More information +
26 July 2016
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 run to lesser ...+ More information +
12 April 2016
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 Trail has been restared, is wellmarked, and is ...+ More information +
08 April 2016
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 ...+ More information +
14 March 2016
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 Trail after climbing steeply to Wiñay Wayna from ...+ More information +
08 March 2016
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.
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 2627 BC-1,500 years earlier ...+ More information +
20 January 2016
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.
Which ...+ More information +
22 December 2015
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.
Artifacts dating back to 850 ...+ More information +
16 December 2015
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 ...+ More information +
28 October 2015
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 ...+ More information +
23 October 2015
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 ...+ More information +
09 October 2015
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 ...+ More information +
15 June 2015
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 ...+ More information +
22 May 2015
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 ...+ More information +
20 February 2015
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 ...+ More information +
31 January 2015
Only 2,500 people are allowed to enter Machu Picchu each day. The government website (https://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 ...+ More information +