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Chocolatada 2014
The Chocolatada: A Peruvian Christmas Tradition Christmas in Peru is full of fascinating cultural traditions, from paneton to the Santirantikuy to the Christmas Chocolatada. The Chocolatada in Peru is a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer. Businesses and individuals bring cups of steaming hot chocolate, treats and gifts to those in need. For Apus Peru, the...
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weaving-in-upis
If you follow Apus Peru, you know that responsible travel is at the heart of what we do.  One of the pillars of responsible tourism is social sustainability. We have contributed to social sustainability through various initiatives over the years, including educational projects, clothing drives, and our annual Christmas chocolatada.   You will also know...
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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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Now that I have your attention, I would like to share something with you about Apus Peru. Not only are we adventure travel specialists but we also work locally and sustainably with community groups in rural, high Andean communities. We achieve this through our work with and support of our partner NGO Threads of Perú...
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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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chocolatada 2011
Since 2008, Apus Peru and their partner organization Threads of Peru have hosted an annual chocolatada in the remote community of Chaullacocha, where many Apus Peru Inca Trail porters and their families live.  While Threads of Peru (and generous Apus Peru clients) host the event, Apus Peru staff  actually run it and it has a become...
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