Peru


Ever since I did a report on Peru in the sixth grade I've wanted to visit this remarkable Andean country. My love of Andean music, interest in the Incas and in the rainforest also fed my desire, over …

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The sky is blue and the intense Andean sun burns down on us, cooled by the high altitude and the wind. Our Quechua guide, Vidal, in a brilliantly-beaded ear-covering Peruvian cap, poses before the …

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PISAC and OLLANTAYTAMBO There’s a very good reason why all Sacred Valley travel adventures visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo, and we don’t miss either of these on our visit either! Every Tuesday, …

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Journey through the Sacred Valley Approximately 9 miles (15 Km) north of Cusco, Peru lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas. With an altitude nearly 2000 feet lower than the old Inca capital city and a …

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Four weeks to travel Peru is perfect and what a super destination. Old blends with new; high mountain terrain contrasts with the coastal plains; wealthy flower encrusted mansions give way to …

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After visiting Peru three years ago, I returned with my daughter to hike the Inca Trail.

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69 LAKE - HUAYHUASH TREK Day 01: Huaraz – Cebollapampa (12 795ft/3900) – 69Lake (14 599/4450m) Day starts early at 7:00 am our private transport will pick you up from your Hotel after your …

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Santa cruz - 69 Lake Day 01: Huaraz - Cashapampa 2900m - Llamacorral 3760m From the hotel in Huaraz, we will aboard the minivan and driving along Callejon de Huaylas to Cashapampa village, where …

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Peru travels: 2010 Candelaria Festival in Puno -- enjoy pictures of folkloric festival with its traditional dances, costumes, music, and story-telling. Photos are courtesy of photographer Guido …

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Peru Travels - Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Pisco, Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Moray salt mines and more. It is easy to understand why a tour of Peru is …

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This is sometimes the first meal of the day for the children and is especially important, as many of them have to walk for over an hour a day to get to school. This is often after they have had to …

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Our Native Tree Planting project is located in Cachiccata, a small Andean community located just 5 minutes by car from ollantaytambo in Cusco, Peru. Here you can help us reforestate this depredated …

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Travels through Cusco to the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, the San Pedro market for fresh goods, the local market in Urubamba, and Samanapac Hotel in Ollantaytambo.

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Inca Trail
Trekking the Inca Trail in Peru   Hiking Dead Woman's Pass - Day 2 of the Classic Inca Trail trek   The legendary ruins of Machu Picchu   Inca Trail guides and …
School children eating breakfast
Healthy Breakfast: Volunteer Program in Peru's Cachiccata Community Bloggers and globe-trekkers, The Lost Girls talk with Adventure Life president, Brian Morgan, on travel's delicate two-way …
Indigenous women selling medicinal plants at San Pedro marke
Local Peruvian women selling medicinal plants Traveler, M.J. Holliday, shares her experiences at the bustling and sometimes bizarre witches' market, in Cusco, Peru. By M.J. Holliday Five …
Distant view of the towers
Patagonia Hike in Torres del Paine -- Hello Gorgeous! The remoteness of Patagonia' Torres del Paine allows the park to continue to boast its incredible pristine environment and natural beauty. …
Victory:  On top of Huayna Picchu!
Happy trekker at the top of Huayna Picchu Peak Hiking the ruins of Machu Picchu itself can be enough for some travelers. But there are some amazing peaks to trek while at the ruins -- and offer a …
The Tambopata National Reserve (TNR) is part of a 3.7 million acre reserve in southeastern Amazonian Peru created in 1990 by the national government working in partnership with local grassroots and …