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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...
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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...
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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...
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The Qoyllur Rit’i (pronounced coil-yore-ree-tee) pilgrimage is a cultural festival full of dance and religious devotion. It is where the mountains meet the people of Peru! Getting to Know Andean Culture with Apus Peru At Apus Peru, all of our off-the-beaten-path Peru treks aim to immerse the active hiker into the Andean culture and way...
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qoyllur rit'i pilgrimage
In this post, past Apus Peru team member Amanda Zenick describes her experience of the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival, an extremely special and increasingly famous Andean festival in the mountains of Peru. What is the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival? “Imagine tens of thousands of Peruvians, the majority indigenous, dressed in a range of amazing costumes, all converging...
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Thank you Patty Hinz for sharing your Inca Trail photos with us! We hope that these photos will inspire you to take the plunge and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu this year! Don’t forget to book early if you want to do this trek: permits sell out anywhere from 3 to 6 months in...
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All You Need to Know About Booking the Inca Trail Are you interested in hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Yes, we are talking about that trek. The famous Peru trek that sees you hike for 4 days, cross 3 passes, and, on the final day at dawn, walk through the Sun Gate for your...
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Our Pick of the Most Instagrammable Places in Peru These days, a lot of us pick our travel destinations – at least in part – on how “Instagram worthy” they are. If you’re an Instagram traveller, then Peru should definitely be on your list! Peru is one of the most instagrammable places in South America,...
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Are you heading off on a trek in Peru soon? Here are some ‘must read’ books that will get you inspired (or scared) to pull on your boots and get out and discover! These are a little more specific than general Peru reads, but just perfect if you want in-depth knowledge of the Incas, and...
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Inca Trail Trekking Tips
INCA TRAIL SOLD OUT. Four words that anyone thinking of trekking in Peru dreads hearing. But should you really despair? Not at all! Just because Inca Trail permits have sold out does not mean that you can’t hike to Machu Picchu. There are so many alternative Machu Picchu treks out there, the right tour is...
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