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I know I know… who wants to hear it? But you would be counting down if you had your Inca Trail permits!! Maybe Machu Picchu has always been on your ‘bucket list’? Well why not fulfil that dream this holiday? Submerse yourself in the fabulous Peruvian culture that celebrates Christmas with a mix of Catholic...
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We would like to share a photo story of our 12 day Choquequirao, Salkantay Inca Trail to Machu Picchu route, from this year at the end of March. Thanks to the fabulous Jenkins’ couple, our excellent guide Urbano (gracias por las fotos!!) and absolutely not forgetting the trek team and our chef Mauro, “the magician”. Enjoy.. For more information...
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I recently hiked our unique to Apus Peru ‘Inca Traditions Weaving and Pumamarca’ one day hike. Here’s my blog. Pumamarca was supposedly a control point allowing access to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo from multiple valleys and above the site is part of the old original Inca trail which is now not accessible. The ruins themselves...
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With this week being the annual registration period for licenced Inca Trail operators, we thought we could offer a little advice when choosing who to trek with. 1. Not all agencies are licensed tour operators: There are two types of companies that will sell you an Inca trail package: registered tour operators and middle men...
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by Diana Untermeyer author, Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky My favorite kind of trips are those that leave me hungering for more. Our trip to Peru facilitated by Apus Peru and guided by Arturo Mantilla was just such a trip — visually, intellectually, and gastronomically. I’ve wanted to visit Machu...
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Delicious chicharrones (deep fried hunks of succulent pork), served on a bed of Andean accompaniments such as ‘choclo’ (huge niblets of Corn), red onion, mint and locally grown potatoes. Associated with many traditional events throughout the year such as Corpus Cristi, Inti Raymi and Qollor’iti around the Cusco region, not seizing the opportunity to try this...
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The Sacred Valley can be reached from Cusco in less than 70 minutes by car. “What is so special about the Sacred Valley anyway?” people may ask. For anyone who gets out and explores the area on foot, or bike for that matter, they will soon understand the answer to that question! The Incas thought...
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If you’ve had your share of Peruvian food and are looking for a different ethnicity, try the fabulous Japanese restaurant Kintaro only one block from the main plaza. The dining room is open and elegantly decorated, and the food is served on Asian-style wooden planks. The sushi menu here includes bizarre combinations like the bacon...
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As I have the opportunity to do some of the treks that Apus Peru offer, I can only be inspired every time I go on one. Every day hike that is available offers something different, new views of the surrounding mountains of the Cusco region and always an experience to be shared. Photos and words...
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Last year Megan Malley, Threads of Peru intern, had the delightful task of sampling a variety of Cusco’s restaurants for our Blog. A continuation from her earlier posts, here is another to wet your appetite for a cuisine other than that you may have expected in Cusco! As surprising as it may sound to find...
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