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Travel Articles: Cusco
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 …
Meet our Peru guides
Adventure Life guides are the unsung heroes whose efforts create amazing experiences for our travelers. They will become like family as they guide you through Peru, and we wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know a little about them before your trip!
Sacred Valley Revealed
Introducing...the Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley is located in the Andes Mountains near both the Inca capital of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu. This area encompasses the heartland of the Inca Empire and was cherished by the Inca for its geography and climate. It was one of the empire's main sources for extracting natural wealth, …
A Taste of Peru
What better way of learning about a new place and culture is there than by sitting around a table to share a meal and enjoy some new flavors? Studying a place's culinary history helps uncover the relationship between food and culture and the many stories that are passed on through generations. And Peru is full of legends and …
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!
Andean Multisport in Peru
The land of the Incas near Cusco and the Sacred Valley is a great destination for active adventures with deep canyons cut by beautiful rivers and backroads and trails in the shadows of the impressive Andes. Our new Andean Multisport trip offers mountain biking and a half-day hike on a remote section of the Inca Trail to hike down to the Apurimac …
Inti Raymi Festival in Peru
Debbie Lester sent this posting recently about her families experience at Inti Raymi. Thanks Debbie!
PS Adventure Life has special departures each year that include VIP seating at the event - spaces book up early!
My trip to South America would not have been complete without visiting Cusco, Peru during the Inti Raymi, the festival of the …
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 …
Peru Travel: Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco (CTTC)
The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) is a non-profit organization established in 1996. During this time, the textile traditions of pre-Colombian Peru cultures in the Cusco region were in danger of disappearing forever. The center is dedicated to recapturing and aiding the survival of Incan textile traditions and providing support to …
05 - Cusco to Ollantaytambo
The day was amazing and started with a beautiful drive through small towns and ended with climbing a 1300' cliff (look for the pods in this post's main picture)!
Looking back, it was hard to imagine this was all in one day!
See those three little dots above our heads? That is where we are going, to the Sky Lodge! I have NEVER done …
04 - Cusco - Acclimating (Seriously!!!!!)
OMG - Acclimating - seriously? We hiked ALL over Cusco and had a great time to boot! Pure awesomeness.
Juan showed off his knowledge of the Inca cultural and disdain for the Spaniards... the running joke was "damn Spaniards" for the rest
of the Inca trek.
Of course, while being instructed to NOT take pictures in one of these gorgeous …
03 - Arriving in Cusco
We finally arrived in Cusco and where met with an amazing city full of history!
We landed in Cusco and met Elisa. Elisa was lovely and showed us a dragonfly pendant.
Unfortunately we did not have cash and Elisa found us later at our hotel.
Driving through Cusco was phenomenal. Here you see a building propped up by logs.
We made it to our …
Cusco (or two days to adjust to a higher altitude)
After our quick visit to Lima we flew to Cusco Peru to meet up with the rest of our group and meet our guide. Our guide’s name was Juan Barrios and he was a Cusco native. He met us at the airport along with the rest of our group: Liz and Aaron; Laurie and Ken. We went off to our hotel for a quick lunch and then met up with the group to start …
Cusco and A Mi Manera Cooking Class
We met our guide Vidal and the owner of A Mi Manera, Marco, in our hotel this morning, then went for a walk through the streets of Cusco. We stopped along the way to try various street food including traditional warm potatoes and a warm and creamy quinoa drink. The food was delicious and served with a smile!
We then walked into the traditional …
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