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trekking in the andes

Comfort Camping
What is Comfort Camping Long before we heard the term “glamping” even existed, we at Apus Peru innovated a Comfort Camping option so that folks could relax in comfort after a long, hard day of trekking. We include such amenities as a real camp bed, large tents for extra comfort, and even portable hot showers...
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Even for experienced campers and trekkers, a trip in the Andes is often a unique experience with new challenges.  Here are a few ideas and suggestions to take into consideration as you prepare for your trek! Altitude can greatly influence how you feel and what you are capable of. Depending on how long you are in...
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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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Hi and welcome the new year! We thought it might be nice to kick off 2014 by beginning an introduction to the team here at Apus Peru. Over the coming months we will post various staff profiles from members of our internal logistics and operations team, our guides and our cooks. To get us started...
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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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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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Chichubamba chicha making
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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The principal bridge on the Classic Choquequirao trek (Rosalinas bridge) was completely destroyed last week by a landslide in the Apurimac canyon. With the only other bridge access (at San Ignacio) severely damaged a couple weeks ago, (see previous blog post)  the ruins at Choquequirao are now completely inaccessible and the trekking route closed. With...
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