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Choquequirao in The Wall Street Journal
In a recent Adventure Life blog post, we highlighted the Choquequirao Trek and explained how it is undergoing some definitive changes. By the end of 2015, the Peruvian government plans to build the first aerial tramway in the country. To none other than Choquequirao. It is anticipated that this tramway will deliver up to 3,000 people to …
Peru Service and Travel Philanthropy
Our travelers frequently voice their wishes to contribute to the communities that they will visit, whether it is their first trip to Peru or a return for a second time after such an incredible first experience. The Cachiccata community near Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley has been very hospitable to us over the years (see information …
Update on Strikes and Peru Travel
Update June 23, 2010: Over the weekend, strikes came to an end, and things have returned to normal.
Over the past ten days, there have been 3 strikes in the Cusco-Machu Picchu region that have disrupted the transportation systems, requiring Adventure Life to adjust itineraries for our travelers in the region. After eleven years of providing trips …
Peru Mudslides Affect the Railway. What This Means for Your Trip
UPDATE: As of Feb. 22, 2010, there are changes to the original schedule regarding re-opening access to Machu Picchu. Click here for details.
Many of you are familiar with the heavy rainfall that hit southern Peru at the end of January. Peru is no stranger to such downpours, but this season the rainfall that hit the region, flooded the Vilcanota …
Update on Travel to Machu Picchu and the Cusco Region
We have updated information regarding the re-opening of access to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Town (also called Aguas Calientes). Following up on our blog post from earlier this month -- there are changes to the original schedule that may affect your upcoming Peru trip.
The short version:
The damage on the lengthy, "backroad route" …
Two National Parks Declared Off Limits to Drilling, Mining
Efforts to protect the Amazon, including how Adventure Life Amazon tours benefit the Cuyabeno reserve
Peru Guides Receive Training & Gear
We may be biased, but we truly believe that our guides are the BEST in Peru! Recently, Adventure Life offered some further training that will help them keep this title. Adventure Life covered the expenses for all of ourguides to attend themeetings andseminars. It is a priority of our company to investin our guides' continuouseducation. Their …
Attack on Peru!...By Cable Cars?
You may remember our post about the definitive changes to the Choquequirao Trek due to the construction of a cable car. By the end of 2015, the firstaerial tramway in all of Peru will be built to Choquequirao. It is anticipated that up to 3,000 people each DAY will be deliveredby thecable car to this historic site that currently gets just a …
Travel Incentive "Old Hat" for Adventure Life
This recent Adweek article highlights a company that gives employees money to use forpersonal travel experiences. Amazing employee benefit, right? Here at Adventure Life, we have been reaping the benefits of working for a company that provides similaropportunitiesto travel!
As our name suggests, our company focuses on the various adventures …
Make Every Day an Adventure
Most of us have been on vacation, far away from work & routine, and had the thought, “If only I could do this forever!” Brian Morgan, CEO & founder of Adventure Life, is one of the few who actually acted upon that dreamy notion. When he did, an international adventure travel, luxury safari, and small ship cruise company was …
Reason to visit Machu Picchu now
Machu Picchu is world-renowned as a meticulously preserved site that should be on every traveler's bucket list. This legendary lost city of the Inca is held sacred by local Peruvians and deeply appreciated by visitors. If Machu Picchu is still on that forever-growing "places to travel" list, you may want to act upon that sooner than …
Travel and Leisure A-List: Adventure Life one of the Best for Galapagos and Peru Travel
Adventure Life's Brian Morgan is recognized by Travel + Leisure' A-List 2011 -- the annual list features the world's best agents and operators in the travel industry. We are thrilled to be listed as the go-to for advice on Galapagos cruises and Peru travel. Travel + Leisure "evaluated thousands of agents to come up with this …
Adventure Life Earns the Deal of the Day
Travel writer, Mark Resnicoff and examiner.com feature our La Selva Ecuadorian Amazon trip as their "Deal of the day."
Missoula, Montana ecotourism specialists Adventure Life are currently offering an awesome 75% discount on their September 2009 La Selva Lodge Ecuadorian Amazon tours. Even in today's tough economic climate, this …
Peru reaches for the sky
While checking in for your stay at the Skylodge Adventure Suites, you are handed a harness...then a helmet. You look up at the daunting rock face you are expected to conquer, and you become keenly aware of your rising pulse.
Welcome to the world's FIRST hanging lodge! Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Skylodge Adventure Suites …
Last-Minute Steal: 2-for-1 Belize!
Boasting the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, Belize offers some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. This 8-day Belize tour is based from Turneffe Flats Resort on Turneffe Atoll. The Turneffe Atoll is one of only three coral atolls in the Caribbean. Formation of these coral atolls is a result of years of coral buildup …
Swine Flu Concerns in Central and South America
Based on reports from the World Health Organization as of May 8, 2009, there are few confirmed cases of swine flu in Central and South America in two countries that Adventure Life visits. Presently, there is one confirmed case in Costa Rica as well as Guatemala.
Safety and security of our travelers is of the highest priority, and Adventure Life …
Peru Travel: February Welcomes the Virgin of Candelaria Festival in Puno, Peru
Starting early next week, the city of Puno, Peru is transformed for the Virgin of Candelaria Festival. Thousands of dancers and musicians fill the streets with sounds and fantastic costumes to fill the senses. The Virgin of Candelaria is the patron saint of Puno; this festival honors the saint with one of the regions most celebrated and elaborate …
A Holiday Poem from Adventure Life travelers, Sandi and Joe Costa
We received the most charming holiday card in the mail last week from our travelers, Sandi and Joe Costa, who joined us on a custom Peru adventure in October. And while I'd like to take credit for the Mick Jagger sighting, I'll admit, that wasn't part of the original itinerary. Enjoy a little holiday cheer, compliments of the Costas... …
Amazon Travel Video: Parrots at Yasuni Clay Lick
Adventure Life traveler, Julia, returns home from a trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon with this clip from the Yasuni Clay Lick. Located along with Napo River, this is one of the most accessible licks in the Amazon. Hundreds of parrots visit this lick each day. This is a very popular stop for guests of Sacha Lodge -- just short canoe trip from the …
Peru Guides Annual Dinner
For our second post, here are photos of an annual dinner that we hold for our wonderful guides in Cusco. The dinner was held at Inka's Grill and later the festivities hit the Cross Keys Bar.If you've traveled with one of our guides, leave them a message here!
Featured Trip: Huaorani EcoLodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon
New for 2012, Adventure Life's 7-day Huaorani EcoLodge trip is designed to immerse travelers in the people and environments of the Amazon. Trip includes multiple hikes, waterfall excursion, Amazon camping, visits with Huaorani community and 4 to 6 hour sea kayaking excursions on the twisted Shiripuno River. Accommodations at the Hauoarni Lodge and …
Machu Picchu. Yes, It Is Open.
Machu Picchu reopens as scheduled, April 1, 2010. Celebrations were held in Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) and in Cusco -- not to mention in our Adventure Life office. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is also opened.
Access to Machu Picchu is very limited -- the rail is the only practical way to the ruins, other than your own two feet on the …
Meet Adventure Life Peru Guide, Alex Vereau
Some of our Peru travelers have already had a chance to meet Alex, one of our Peru guides. For those who have not it's my pleasure to give a brief introduction.
Alex has worked as a guide in Peru for the last 13 years -- primarily leading trekking and cultural tours in Peru to some of most sought-after destinations in the …
LAN Airlines New Direct Flights Make Custom Trips Easier and More Affordable
UPDATE 10/28/10: As of Oct 28 (interestingly enough one day after I posted this article) LAN announced flights from Lima to Iguazu will now go through Foz do Iguazu International Airport (IGU, Brazil) replacing the original published operation from LIM-IGR in Argentina. Still totally doable -- but now many travelers (including US travelers) will …
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