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Apus Peru always go out of their way to test, try or trek before we recommend things to other travellers!  In this case, there was no sweating up trails on an arduous trek –  we headed uptown to the Choco Museo in the centre of Cusco,  for a 2 hour workshop on “The Bean to...
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Snapshots from Cusco
June is the month of "Fiestas of Cusco", which started this month with Q'ollor Riti and Corpus Christi. Here, a photo of the patron Santiago (Saint James) entering the Cathedral. Photo thanks to Isaiah Brookshire.
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Written and photographed by Isaiah Brookshire Most visitors to the mountains near Cusco come for one reason — Machu Picchu. But there is a lot more to the Sacred Valley than these ancient and wondrous ruins. Consider that the Boleto Turistico (an all-access pass to sites around Cusco) includes more ten different ruins and museums,...
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June in Cusco is filled with celebrations, parades and holidays.  For travellers, it’s a wonderful time to visit with blue skies, sunny days and plenty of activity that centres around the Plaza de Armas. The Apus Peru office will be closed on the following dates, except for scheduled briefings and clients currently travelling, who will...
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Oroya over the Apurimac River opened! Trekkers are now able to access Choquequirao ruins, thanks to an Oroya (cable car) system recently constructed by local community members.  An Oroya is a small, cable car that is used to cross rivers in the Andes of Peru when there is no bridge. Pictures can tell a thousand...
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Written and photographed by Isaiah Brookshire Isaiah is a writer, photographer, and globally focused multimedia storyteller. He is from California and will be in Cusco for the next five months. While here, Isaiah is volunteering with our partner organization Threads of Peru, as well as documenting festivals and activities for Apus Peru. To learn more...
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The latest news on the re-opening of the Choquequirao trek is that yesterday the local people worked in faena (communal work for the benefit of the community) to construct an Oroya (small cable car crossing) at the site of the Playa Rosalinas bridge.   (Please email us directly for more information about an Oroya and whether...
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The principal bridge on the Classic Choquequirao trek (Rosalinas bridge) was completely destroyed last week by a landslide in the Apurimac canyon. With the only other bridge access (at San Ignacio) severely damaged a couple weeks ago, (see previous blog post)  the ruins at Choquequirao are now completely inaccessible and the trekking route closed. With...
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This past week there was a severe landslide along a stretch of trail that is part of our Choquequirao-Huanipaca: https://www.apus-peru.com/treks/choquequirao_huanipaca.html  and Choquequirao Comfort: https://www.apus-peru.com/treks/choquequirao_comfort.htm treks.  The trail is currently impassible, and is likely to remain this way for some time, partially due to heavy damage to the San Ignacio Bridge.   While these routes are normally...
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The Apus Peru Office will be closed from 12 noon Monday 2nd April due to the Señor de los Temblores  celebrations, and for all day Thursday 5th  (Jueves Santo) and Friday 6thApril  (Viernes Santo).   If you have a pre arranged meeting or briefing, then staff will be at the office to attend you at the...
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