Hiking in Peru

  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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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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Inca Trail sign
Want to know what to expect when you hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? Check out this past client’s Inca Trail review! We greatly appreciate those who write in with feedback about our trips!   Inca Trail Review: The Best Guide Our trip was fantastic and there is nothing we would have changed. We...
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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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Lares trek lagoon
If you want to immerse yourself in Andean culture while being surrounded by majestic mountain views as you hike to Machu Picchu, then the Lares Valley trek is for you!   Peru is home to some incredible hikes – especially around Cusco. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for cultural immersion, ancient...
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We LOVE when our clients share their trek photos with us! THANK YOU to Dee Andrews and Theresa Seiwald for these beautiful shots of their 4-day Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. Check them all out below! You can also check out Maki Silberberg’s photos from her Lares to Machu Picchu trek on her blog about Lares...
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Why should you choose the Huchuy Qosqo trek to Machu Picchu? Maybe you don’t have a lot of time in Cusco or maybe you didn’t book early enough to get Inca Trail tickets. Whatever the problem might be, you want a taste of Peru but aren’t sure how to get it. You want to visit...
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    The Rainbow Mountain Hike: An Introduction Rainbow Mountain, Stripy Mountain, Colored Mountain… this breath-taking mountain in Peru goes by many names. Rainbow Mountain is a natural geologic formation near Ausangate mountain that is fast attracting large numbers of visitors. It’s now the second-most visited site in Cusco after Machu Picchu! Well, we understand...
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