trekking in rainy season

Francesca Ginnett shares a day by day account of trekking the Ancascocha trail, one of the little known alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Francesca, an Apus Peru Travel Consultant during 2011 and 2012, hiked the 5 Day Ancascocha trek in February. She wrote this excellent account of her experience. Thanks Francesca! Day 1: Starting out...
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Thank you Patty Hinz for sharing your Inca Trail photos with us! We hope that these photos will inspire you to take the plunge and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu this year! Don’t forget to book early if you want to do this trek: permits sell out anywhere from 3 to 6 months in...
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misty machu picchu peru
Contrary to what many believe, the best time to visit Cusco is not during the tourism high season. For a completely different experience of the Inca Capital and the surrounding areas, we recommend coming during the Peru rainy season. The rainy season in Peru lasts from about November through March, and of those months, February may...
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Lares trek lagoon
If you want to immerse yourself in Andean culture while being surrounded by majestic mountain views as you hike to Machu Picchu, then the Lares Valley trek is for you!   Peru is home to some incredible hikes – especially around Cusco. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for cultural immersion, ancient...
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Train to Machu Picchu
If you’re considering a trip to Machu Picchu then one of the questions you probably have top of mind is “what is the best time of year to visit Machu Picchu”?   Well, wonder no more – Apus Peru is here to answer all your Peru travel questions! Including questions about visiting Machu Picchu. We...
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