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When I began my 5-day trek last month with Apus Peru, I didn’t know what to expect. I had done a bit of backpacking around the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and a 4-day trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, but I knew this would be a completely different experience. The first thing I...
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Today is World Food Day! World Food Day was endorsed in 1980 to acknowledge that “food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity.” This is a day to highlight the global issues of starvation, malnutrition and poverty. Unacceptably, some of the more isolated high Andean communities across the country...
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A little over a month ago, on 6th September 2013, I was fortunate enough to be able to tag along on a trek with Apus Peru. The trip was a 5-day, 4-night adventure from Vilcabamba valley to Aguas Calientes, with the final day spent at Machu Picchu.  Over the course of this unforgettable trek, I...
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For a completely different start to 2014, why not consider doing something completely different and enjoying New Year in Peru? Get immersed in Peruvian traditions like wearing coloured underwear, eating grapes at midnight, all intended to bring you all your dreams for the upcoming year! This will be a New Year break not to be...
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Peru, and the Andean region in general, is famous for its incredible variety of potatoes.  A lesser known fact is that the Andes are home to a great diversity in tubers in general, many of which receive little attention outside of Peru, or even a specific region. In addition to potatoes, tubers such as oca,...
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Maybe Machu Picchu has always been on your ‘bucket list’? Well why not fulfil that dream and tick it off your list this Christmas holiday? Submerse yourself in the fabulous Peruvian culture that celebrates Christmas with a mix of Catholic and Andean beliefs. Apus Peru have carefully designed special Christmas itineraries and tour packages that...
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In March this year Adventure Travel News http://www.adventuretravelnews.com of Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) http://www.adventuretravel.biz/ dedicated their feature article in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8). Apus Perú were contacted by Nicole Petrak, Editor and interviewed as an example of how a small business can impact local women as both employees and stakeholders. Apus...
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It was International Youth Day on 12th August, so we thought we would post this 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 https://www.apus-peru.com/responsible-travel/community_projects.htm), Apus Perú...
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Colca Canyon Arequipa Peru
Arequipa, the White City or ‘la Cuidad Blanca’. Founded on 15 August 1540 by Manuel Garcia de Carbajal, Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city and it is located at 2325 metres (8792 feet) above sea level. How did Arequipa get its name you may ask!? One story is that the Inca general Mayta Capac stopped...
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In this month of Pachamama (August) we are offering a 5% discount on all new treks booked for October. Offer valid only until 31st August 2013. So whether its the magnificent Ausangate 5 day trek, our awesome Salkantay to Machu Picchu 5 day trek, one of our cultural Lares Treks, with a visit to the...
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