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A few years back, my daughter, Angela and I, took a mother-daughter trip to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. The trip was an effort to spend time together in a serene and beautiful place, in order to recapture the feelings of peace and companionship that had previously characterized our relationship with each...
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Sometimes our staff and trek crew leave such an impression on our clients that a bond of a lifetime has been forged! The treks we offer are wide-ranging and tough, challenging and rewarding: as a result of the very real hurdles that have been faced together, strong bonds that transcend cultural barriers are often created...
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Maria, Jesus, and their teenage daughters, Itzia and Maria, are about to start a new adventure in Cusco: a trek along the 2-day Inca trail. With their guide, José, this family from Spain is all geared up to experience the amazing natural beauty  and explore the ancient Inca ruins along this route. As we descend...
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Recently, Apus Peru’s guides and a few others from the office who have been long-term employees took the opportunity to refresh our skills in wilderness first aid during a two-day course. This was our chance to enhance our knowledge of dealing with problem case scenarios in remote areas, as well as to become empowered to...
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Even the most conscientious travel companies, a group we are proud to belong to, can’t account for random events that are not under anyone’s control. Do us all a favor and plan full travel insurance into your trip.
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Clean Up trek Departures scheduled… Apus Peru is announcing three ‘Clean Up in the Community’ treks to take place in March, April, and June.  Please note that we offer a 25% off of our published prices for anyone wishing to participate in these scheduled group trips for up to 12 people. Please note we need a...
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The Essence of Espíritu Pampa: Manco Inca’s haven from the Spanish – The route is back on! Those who have done some research and know their Inca history might have come across information about Espíritu Pampa, also know as the “Lost City of the Incas” – the last Inca stronghold after their escape from the...
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If you are going on the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu trek, you may be surprised to stumble upon so many varieties of orchids along the trail! Orchids are a well-distributed and extremely varied plant family, often with fragrant, colorful and bizarrely shaped blooms. The Orchid family is one of the largest families of flowering...
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It was International Youth Day yesterday, 12th August, so we thought we would post to acknowledge the day and let you know a little of what we get up to ‘behind the scenes’… Amongst our other contributions to the local community and sustainability (see this link for details of our projects http://www.apus-peru.com/responsible-travel/community_projects.htm ), Apus Perú...
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Many thanks to Father and Son team Matt and Russ Wood for their photographs and our Chef Mauro and Guide Herbert for their skills along our 9 day adventurous trek from Choquequirao up to Vilcabamba including a visit to Machu Pichcu as a just reward! http://www.apus-peru.com/treks/choquequirao_machu_picchu.html We have 4 confirmed departures ready to join for this trek...
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