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An Introduction to: Peruvian Corn Corn is an important part of the Peruvian diet. It is an ancient staple, and a mainstay of most traditional farmers in the Sacred Valley. Like the humble potato, Peru is home to many different varieties of corn, and each one has a different use. From drinks to breads, snacks...
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Continuing with our series of blogs – introduction to the Peruvian Market place, here we are including some interesting plants and herbs. Coca Coca is a traditional, pre-Colombian crop of the Andes and still widely used today as a tea or to chew.  Coca is thought to help with the acclimatization process and increased energy. ...
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Here at Apus Peru we often get asked how we differ than other companies. We believe that one of the key reasons is that we do think ‘out of the square’.  We like to offer our clients the chances to do things that are truly and uniquely off the beaten track.  We want our clients...
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Apus Peru has been recommended in the latest edition of Lonely Planet Peru! Just published recently this edition updates previous guides. We are recommended as Cusco region trekking operator, as well as a specialist for the Ausangate and Choquequirao routes!
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Enjoy the bright colors and tastes of Peru with these photos from Lima! Julie Gibb and Christian Morrison travelled with Apus Peru in January this year.   After their trip they wrote, “As for Lima – we loved it. We really enjoyed our culinary walking tour with Ronald. The organic market wasn’t operating the day of our...
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By Ariana Svenson,  Originally published as a “BlueList” The complete guide to getting that perfect, different or enigmatic glimpse of these famous ruins!  An insiders look at many different angles of this fabulous city! The Classic shot It is said that travellers in Incan times had to undergo cleansing rituals at the Caretakers cottage before...
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As I’ve gotten older, and I’ve seen trends come and go, and one such fashion was Lonely Planet’s BlueList. The BlueList was a concept Lonely Planet promoted around 2006…  To use their words, “We created this word because here is no word to describe what we set out to do with this new book, which...
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Apus Peru has committed to the conservation of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest by making what will become a yearly donation to the Peruvian NGO ArBio in order to conserve one hectare of rainforest in the neighbouring state of Madre de Dios. In this way, Apus Peru is directly contributing to the attainment of ArBio’s goals...
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Apus Peru like to give visitors to Peru the chance to do things that are completely different as well as seeing some great things and “giving back”. Our clean up treks include Machu Picchu entry, transportation, great food and experienced guides, plus a special T-shirt to remember your trip with.  Here are the departures we...
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We are planning to frequently feature Apus Peru staff members on our blog, with a photo and brief interview.  Some will be people you meet in the office, or plan your trip with, and others will be staff you probably will never meet, but play in important role in the operation of our treks and...
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