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Salkantay History

05 December 2018
Salkantay History

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 ...
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Christmas and New Year in Cusco

03 December 2018
Christmas and New Year in Cusco

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, ...
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Things to do in Cusco

30 November 2018
Things to do in Cusco

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 ...
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Salkantay Peru

22 November 2018
Salkantay Peru

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 ...
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Salkantay Trek difficulty

14 November 2018
Salkantay Trek difficulty

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is an alternative route to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It is a 5-day and 4-night hike to the Inca Citadel by accessing the town of Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of the Wonder of the World. On the route you can see landscapes even more impressive than the Inca Trail. Places like the snowy Salkantay, whose ...
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Salkantay to Machu Picchu

20 October 2018
Salkantay to Machu Picchu

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 ...
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Humantay Lake

11 October 2018
Humantay Lake

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 ...
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Salkantay Trek Packing List

24 September 2018
Salkantay Trek Packing List

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 ...
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Manu: the jewel of the Peruvian Amazon

14 September 2018
Manu: the jewel of the Peruvian Amazon

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, ...
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Best Travel Apps - Peru

03 August 2018
Best Travel Apps - Peru

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.

 

Peru Travel:

It's simple. You just have to install this application on your smartphone and use ...
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Prepping for the Inca Trail

18 July 2018
Prepping for the Inca Trail

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 ...
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Peru: Cultural Diversity

12 July 2018
Peru: Cultural Diversity

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 ...
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To the chocolate's lovers

11 July 2018
To the chocolate's lovers

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, ...
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Paucartambo: Beauty, faith and Devotion.

10 July 2018
Paucartambo: Beauty, faith and Devotion.

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 ...
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Discover Huchuy Qosqo: Where the thunders are observed

09 July 2018
Discover Huchuy Qosqo: Where the thunders are observed

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 ...
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Exploring the archaeological zone of Ollantaytambo

06 July 2018
Exploring the archaeological zone of Ollantaytambo

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 ...
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Choquequirao Hike

28 June 2018
Choquequirao Hike

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, ...
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Ceviche: Cultural Patrimony of the Nation Peru

28 June 2018
 Ceviche: Cultural Patrimony of the Nation Peru

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 ...
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Cusco Art

26 June 2018
Cusco Art

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 ...
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Salkantay Trek Distance, Dificult & Altitude

23 June 2018
Salkantay Trek Distance, Dificult & Altitude

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 ...
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Things to Pack for Peru

20 June 2018
Things to Pack for Peru

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 ...
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Travel to Cusco Peru

14 June 2018
Travel to Cusco Peru

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 ...
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things to do in paracas peru

06 June 2018
things to do in paracas peru

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. ...
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Salkantay trek vs Inca trail

31 May 2018
Salkantay trek vs Inca trail

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 ...
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Machu picchu travel information

26 May 2018
Machu picchu travel information

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 ...
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Peru Amazon Tours Iquitos

24 May 2018
Peru Amazon Tours Iquitos

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 ...
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products made in peru

19 May 2018
products made in peru

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 ...
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CUSCO JUNGLE TOUR

12 May 2018
CUSCO JUNGLE TOUR

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 ...
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MYSTICAL CITY OF CUSCO

02 May 2018
MYSTICAL CITY OF CUSCO

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 ...
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10 tips to make the famous Inca Trail

29 April 2018
10 tips to make the famous Inca Trail

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. ...
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What to see, visit and do in Cusco?

21 April 2018
What to see, visit and do in Cusco?

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 ...
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Traveling to Cusco

10 April 2018
Traveling to Cusco

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 ...
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Choquequirao Trail Machu Picchu 2018

26 December 2017
Choquequirao Trail Machu Picchu 2018

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.

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Salkantay Trek Fitness Level 2018

18 December 2017
Salkantay Trek Fitness Level 2018

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 ...
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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.

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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 ...
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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.
The Classic Inca Trail ...
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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.


The classic Salkantay Trek is an ...
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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.

 

Which ...
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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.

 

Artifacts dating back to 850 ...
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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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