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Two 65-year-olds looking for Adventure! in Peru

Manco Multi-Sport combined with Amazon Explorer -- 16 days of non-stop adventure!

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Francisco, our horse wrangler, and me with two-day old lamb
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Carol Thuerbach
A farewell paddle across Sandoval Lake. As we hike to the river, we hear that mournful sound of the Howler Monkey -- he's sad too that we have to bid adieu. Cruise back to Puerto Maldonado, and …
Share the Road!
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Carol Thuerbach
Another early start in order to see the resident family of giant otters -- and on cue, they put on a marvelous show, darting near our catamaran, catching fish, seemingly not the least disturbed by …
Biking around Lake Piuray
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Carol Thuerbach
While having coffee early this morning, the distinctive macaw call is nearby, and we see up close the Blue and Yellow Macaw! Minutes later, and our coffee getting cold, the lodge staff are all a …
Chinchero
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Carol Thuerbach
An early morning departure to ensure our seeing birds at the mud cliffs. Our boat drops us off at a floating blind, where a full breakfast is served. Blue-headed parrots by the hundreds, …
Terraces at Chinchero
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Carol Thuerbach
Depart Puno, fly to Puerto Maldonado where we are met by our guide, Pepe. Our bodies aren't in shock, but they should be as we have just a few hours ago left 12,000-foot mountain climes and now we …
Giving the blessing -- Lucre
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Carol Thuerbach
Our friendly boat captain, Narciso, and his son Carlos Antony are from the island of Taquile, and they are all dressed up in their customary costumes for today's arrival. At the island, Marco and we …
It's the week before Easter - Lucre
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Carol Thuerbach
Before leaving Tikonata, we stroll to the island's quaint museum which houses a small but amazing collection of mummies, all women, and all in the fetal position. As was the Inca tradition, each was …
All made of flowers - Lucre
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Carol Thuerbach
At breakfast, we try for the first time api, a warm drink made from purple corn powder, water, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. YUMMMM! Marco, our guide for the next three days, meets us at the hotel …
Lunch on the river's edge.
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Carol Thuerbach
A bus ride takes us from the bustling Cusco to the vast high plains. Imagine Kansas with high snowcapped mountains in the distance. There are large herds of sheep, alpaca, llamas and cattle. We …
Our lunch "pavilion" at the takeout
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Carol Thuerbach
It doesn't matter how many photographs of this place you may have seen, you MUST see it in person -- breathtaking! Again, I could write a book about the gradeur, the history, the sights, the …
Rafting on the Urubamba River
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Carol Thuerbach
After breakfast, Juan and we tour the Inca ruins just below our campsite. The engineering of the area's water alone it a thing to behold. And now we begin our downward climb to the Sacred Valley. …
Rasta Llama
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Carol Thuerbach
We camped overnight at a small village at the base of the trail we will hike today. The sounds of the day beginning are what awakens us from a great night's sleep -- the braying of a donkey, …
Saqsaywamen, near Cusco
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Carol Thuerbach
Leaving Cusco with a van loaded with bikes. There is the van driver, of course, a bike guide/mechanic, our chef for the next few days, and Juan. We are definitely being well taken care of. The …
Love these hats the ladies wear
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Carol Thuerbach
Today we have FOUR people looking after us, ensuring our safety and enjoyment of the activities in store; our guide, Juan; a van driver; Willy, the rafting guide; and Rubio, our safety guide in his …
A few of the 3,000 kinds of potatoes
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Carol Thuerbach
To be in this predominantly Catholic country during Easter week proves to be an unexpected delight. We join the throngs to watch the big parade in the central plaza. Vendors are selling palms …
Cusco
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Carol Thuerbach
Even at the departure gate for the Cusco flight, we know this will be a very different trip. It looks like a gathering of the United Nations with people and languages from all over the world. We …
Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
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Carol Thuerbach
With just our carry-on suitcases and small backpacks, we are ready for our 17-day Peruvian adventure to begin!

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