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To celebrate our daughter’s first birthday, we decided to go hiking with a baby. We thought there was no better way to mark this milestone than to do a family hike in Peru. And what better trek to choose than the Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu! A Leap of Faith: Making Plans to Hike the Inca Trail with a Baby Inca Trail permits sell out months in advance,...
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  What an incredible Peru adventure! After a long flight home and catching up on emails, sleep and laundry, I was finally ready to put pen to paper. Our Ancascocha trek was amazing! It was an incredible, breathtaking, fun, challenging, heartwarming, and most likely one of the best adventures I (we) have ever experienced. Our Perfect Peru Adventure From the hotels (I would strongly recommend Second Home) to the people...
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Francesca Ginnett shares a day by day account of trekking the Ancascocha trail, one of the little known alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Francesca, an Apus Peru Travel Consultant during 2011 and 2012, hiked the 5 Day Ancascocha trek in February. She wrote this excellent account of her experience. Thanks Francesca! Day 1: Starting out on the Ancascocha Trail We set off very early this morning, around 5am. Although I...
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  Handwoven Rope Bridges: An Inca Tradition The people of the Andes are known for their weavings: colorful blankets, bright ponchos…and bridges. Yep, you heard that right. The people of the Andes are known for weaving bridges! According to the New York Times, at the height of the Incan Empire there were nearly 200 suspension bridges woven from grass and other traditional materials in the Andes. One bridge still remains...
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