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World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day Alpaca Expeditions understands special dietary restrictions. We can accommodate your special needs and prepare appropriate ...
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Important Notice: Peruvian Airlines Suspends Flights and Ceases Operations

By Anthony Tong Lee via Flickr Travelers who had booked their flight between Lima and Cusco on Peruvian ...
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Notable Sites in Peru Every History Buff Must Visit

By Gel Evangelista (Guest Alpaca Blogger) There are times when the hunt for adventure will bring us to ...
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Machu Picchu Trek is a Paradise for Birdwatchers

Machu Picchu has long been a dream destination for explorers and adventurers. The trek can be challenging at ...
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Before Visiting Machu Picchu: Check Inca Trail Availability!

Whether you're seeking an active holiday, love ancient history or trekking out in the wildness, visiting Machu Picchu ...
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Machu Picchu Guided Tours Highlight Inca History

Machu Picchu is one of the marvels of the world. Visiting this site is an amazing adventure, and ...
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Salkantay Trek Features Exclusive Accommodations

Hiking and traveling enthusiasts often dream of completing the Salkantay Trek, following the steps of the explorer who ...
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Maras Moray Tour: Two Sites in One

Peru boasts many interesting sites to see, from the famous Machu Picchu to less celebrated sites. Two of ...
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Female Guides and Porters Lead Tours to Machu Picchu Peru

Historically, Peruvian tour guides have been predominantly male. Females are seldom asked to take leadership roles on the ...
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Salkantay Trail Tour Boasts Private Campsites

The Salkantay Trail is a great alternative for visitors who want a refreshing view of Machu Picchu. Different ...
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The Inca Trail Remains One of the Best Hikes in the World

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered to be one of the best hikes in the world. ...
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Salkantay Mountain: The “Savage Mountain”

The massive Salkantay Mountain is the highest point of the Peruvian Andes Mountains. "Salkantay" is a Quechua word ...
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Hiking the Inca Trail When Time is Tight

Spending a week or longer in Peru and enjoying majestic sites like Machu Picchu is ideal, but some ...
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Salkantay Hike Challenges and Delights Travelers

The Salkantay hike was once a "secret" way to Machu Picchu compared to the more widely known Inca ...
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Lares Trek Includes Inca Ruins and More

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip to take with other hiking enthusiasts? If you have four days to ...
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Machu Picchu Hike Brings You Close to Nature

Machu Picchu has long attracted travelers from all over the globe. Perched high in the Andean Mountains of ...
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Machu Picchu Hiking Tours Include Camping

Many people look forward to visiting the historic site of Machu Picchu. However, outdoor enthusiasts also strive to ...
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Hike the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Hikers who love a challenge are heading to the Salkantay Pass for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Machu Picchu ...
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Discover the Beautiful Humantay Lagoon

Taking the trip of a lifetime requires careful planning. For some people, this trip might be relaxing in ...
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What to Bring on Your Inca Trail Trek

Before embarking on your Inca Trail trip of a lifetime, it's important to take care of basics and ...
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Experience the Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Immerse yourself in the rich Andean culture by embarking on the Ultimate Salkantay Trek to historic Machu Picchu ...
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Why the Inca Trail Allows Only 500 People Per Day

Machu Picchu is one of the most sought-after hikes in the entire world. People travel from all over ...
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Marvel at Amazing Views: Maras Moray Tour

Salineras de Maras features awe-inspiring vistas with salt pods whose beauty is beyond imagination. For generations Maras has ...
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Tour Machu Picchu and Explore Inca Architecture

Anyone with an interest in traveling has likely at least considered visiting Peru to tour Machu Picchu. And ...
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Camping in the Andes on Your Machu Picchu Trek

Nestled in the Andes Mountains, the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu have intrigued travelers and historians for ...
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Machu Picchu Tours from Lares Combine Beauty with Adventure

Travelers who plan Machu Picchu Peru tours are in for an amazing trip. Visitors experience starry nights, therapeutic ...
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One of the World’s Best Hikes: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Are you looking to explore Peru and Machu Picchu? There are many tours to choose from, therefore it ...
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The Best Machu Picchu Tours Provide Top Guides

There are numerous Peru Machu Picchu tours available. Therefore, it is essential to choose an experienced and passionate ...
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Machu Picchu Tours Highlight Inca Engineering

Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. At least a million people ...
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Machu Picchu Guided Tours Explore Inca Culture

Are you visiting Peru and interested in Machu Picchu guided tours? If so, you're probably already curious about ...
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Machu Picchu Peru Tours are a Journey into the Past

Machu Picchu is often called the "Lost City of The Incas." Located in the Cusco region of Peru, ...
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Tours to Machu Picchu Peru Should Include These Stops

For many travelers, Machu Picchu is the reason to visit Peru. And while this wonderful country has many ...
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Trips to Machu Picchu are a Look into History

Trips to Machu Picchu are a dream come true. Hidden by mountains and beautifully secluded, the city boasts ...
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Climbing Machu Picchu — Hiking Huaynapicchu vs. Machu Picchu Mountain

If you're planning a visit to Peru, a hike to the incredible, mythic city of Machu Picchu is ...
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Adventure Awaits You on Your Tour to Machu Picchu

No trip to Peru is complete without a tour to Machu Picchu, the majestic, ancient city of the ...
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Peru Machu Picchu Trips Provided Stunning Views

Peru is famously scenic. There are many Peru Machu Picchu trips that offer great opportunities for sightseers and ...
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Machu Picchu Trips Offer Glimpse into Local Culture

Machu Picchu trips are a must for travelers with an interest in Peruvian and Incan culture. From the ...
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Available from Alpaca Expeditions: Your Lima to Machu Picchu Tour Package

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated in the Cusco region of Peru, right above the Sacred ...
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Hiking the Inca Trail Made Easy

Hiking the Inca Trail is not an easy feat.  The hike entails significant safety risks, where you will ...
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Machu Picchu Trail: Know Before You Go

The Machu Picchu trail is one of the most beautiful, breathtaking hiking tours you will ever experience. Get ...
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Machu Picchu Trek: Options for How to Get There

Machu Picchu, one of the world's most iconic sites, is always a dream destination for any person visiting ...
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Machu Picchu 4 Day Hike: What to Expect

Imagine: you're awakened by the sounds of guides going through the camp, stirring the campers from their slumber ...
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Machu Picchu Peru Tours are One of a Kind

Tours in any part of Peru will always be very interesting and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No one knows ...
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Tour to Machu Picchu a Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

Your bucket list isn't complete without a tour to Machu Picchu. When you're ready to step off the ...
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Travel to Machu Picchu for a Trip You’ll Never Forget

One of the world's most iconic sites, Machu Picchu, is a dream destination for any traveler visiting South ...
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Machu Picchu Tours Work for Everyone

Machu Picchu is one of the most popular places to visit in the world, with the site hosting ...
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Alpaca Expeditions: Social Consciousness

Alpaca Expeditions is a Peru-based tour company founded by Raul, an ex-porter. Peru is a great tourist destination ...
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Machu Picchu Guided Tours Have Variety

Often known as the "the Inca's Lost City," Machu Picchu is situated in the Cusco area of Peru. ...
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Altitude Sickness Puts a Damper on Your Trip

Altitude sickness is an unpredictable condition. You might easily think it is just jet lag or feeling under ...
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Machu Picchu Weather Throughout the Year

The weather at Machu Picchu is very dependable, with almost steady temperatures all through the year, and the ...
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Machu Picchu Trip Is an Experience to Remember

If visiting Machu Picchu is not on your bucket list, then it is time you add it. It ...
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Hiking to Machu Picchu Means Staying Hydrated

People who are doing almost any form of intense exercise need to make sure that they stay fully ...
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Machu Picchu Guided Tours Improve the Journey

Traveling to Machu Picchu is a trip that will take you back in time through nature, with sweeping ...
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Machu Picchu Trips Made Easier with Experienced Guides

Machu Picchu is the dream destination of many tourists. Getting around the area, however, and enjoying all the ...
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Machu Picchu Guided Tours Offer Great Insight

Are you looking for incredible views and a perfect getaway? Look no further; Machu Picchu is a paradise ...
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Permits to Hike the Inca Trail Provided by Alpaca Expeditions

The Inca trail is one of the few treks in the universe that combine history, natural beauty, and ...
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Peruvian Meals That You Should Seek Out

Peru is a land of contrasts, from Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon rainforest to the ...
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Machu Picchu Is a Sight Not to Be Missed

Machu Picchu is arguably the best attraction in all of Peru. A wonder of the ancient world, this ...
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Machu Picchu Tours: The Adventure of a Lifetime

Alpaca Expeditions, the top-listed Machu Picchu tours company on Travel Advisor, is the safest and best way to ...
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Reach Machu Picchu via Different Paths

Machu Picchu is one of Peru's most-visited sites. A 15th-century ancient citadel, Machu Picchu attracts upwards of 5000 ...
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Hiking the Inca Trail: An Experts’ Guide

If you're up for a real adventure, then you should consider hiking the Inca Trail. The length of ...
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What Should You Wear When Hiking the Inca Trail?

What Should You Wear When Hiking the Inca Trail?

If you are planning to a trip to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, then you may be wondering: ...
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Machu Picchu Should Be Your next Destination

Machu Picchu is arguably the best-known tourist destination in Peru. Ancient ruins sit atop a high peak in ...
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Machu Picchu: What Not to Miss

The ancient city of Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the ancient world. Built high atop ...
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Hike to Machu Picchu, or Take the Train?

One of the best-known destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu. The ruins and site can be reached either ...
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Hiking to Machu Picchu Information

One of the 7 Wonders of the world and typically heralded as a "lost city," Machu Picchu is ...
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Inca Trail Myths and Misleading Information

The Inca Trail is certainly one of the most amazing and beautiful trails not only in the Americas, ...
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Preparing for the Inca Trail: Following in the Steps of the Ancient Incas

The Inca Trail provides incredible-looking views, from the titanic Andes mountains extending to the clouds, to tropical forests, ...
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The Journey to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, for many visiting South America, is their number one sight-seeing spot, the highest point of their ...
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What is the Difficulty of the Inca Trail?

The Classic Inca Trail is Peru's famous multi-day trail and a world leading location for any outdoor activities. ...
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How to Hike to Machu Picchu

A hike to Machu Picchu is sure to be one of the best outdoor adventures in your lifetime. ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Inca Trail

Frequently Asked Questions About the Inca Trail

There are those who travel with the sole purpose of reaching a destination, and then there are those ...
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What is it Like to Trek the Inca Trail?

The Inca Trail is an iconic path where you get to go through the Andean Mountains while heading ...
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Weather

Of course this is our most popular question - what will the weather be like on the trek? ...
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All Saints Day

There are very few holidays that are as widely celebrated around the world as Halloween. It is one ...
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The Secret of How to Tell a Real Alpaca Garment from a Synthetic Fake in Peru

Alpaca wool is a marvelous thing! It is super soft and warm and it “breathes,” making it wonderful ...
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Inca Trail Trekking Map

In 2013 Alpaca Expeditions had a trekker on the Classic Inca Trail Trek named Rusty Rayner. Rusty has ...
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Calendar of Festivities in Cusco

One thing that Peruvians are really good at is celebrating! There are a dizzying number of festivities which ...
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Introducing our new route to Rainbow Mountain

Introducing our new route to Rainbow Mountain

You may have recently noticed in popular social media and on the Internet the discovery of a fascinating ...
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The Majestic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu – Machu picchu tours

  The Salkantay Trek is the #1 Alternative Trek to the Inca Trail for several very good reasons.  ...
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Navigate the skies with us – Inca trail

For those of you booked with us on one of our Alternative Treks, we have now added Telescopes ...
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Eat Like a Local, Street Food in Cusco

Street Food in Cusco So you’re in a foreign country, everything looks and sounds and smells strange, nothing ...
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Alpaca Expeditions Toy Drive

Christmas So Christmas is almost upon us; the shops are lit in bright lights and sparkling tinsel, everywhere ...
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A Glimpse of Cusco at Night

A Glimpse of Cusco at Night

By Julian Kircher Around Cusco there are a lot of great bars that offer a varied nightlife – ...
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Inca Trail 2016 Update - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail 2016 Update – Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

By Lisa McClendon Sims We are happy to report that Alpaca Expeditions has now passed all of the ...
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Alpaca Expeditions Joins HERO Organization to Help Wakatinku Village

Alpaca Expeditions Joins HERO Organization to Help Wakatinku Village

Alpaca Expeditions joins Hero Organization to Help Wakatinku On Thursday, May 7, 2015 Alpaca Expeditions partnered up with Organization ...
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Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machupicchu The Inca Trail is closed in February due to heavy ...
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First Aid Training for ALL Alpaca Expeditions Guides

By Lisa McClendon Sims The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the month of February which gives ...
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With May Comes Huge Crowds to Cusco

Welcome to May everyone! We have officially entered the heart of the busiest time for tourism in this ...
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Alpaca Expeditions Never Stops Learning

At Alpaca Expeditions, we understand that there is always room to grow and learn - we really strive ...
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Time To Celebrate

Every year, on the first day of February where the whole team is back from trekking and touring, ...
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Huaynapicchu

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone.  Sorry we have been neglectful of our blog, but we ...
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Are you from the Washington, DC Metro Area

Fly.com is currently running a special for anyone traveling from the Washington DC area flying to Lima in ...
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It’s Friday – Pisco Sour Time

First of all, we want to set everyone straight - the Pisco Sour was invented in Peru and ...
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Alpaca Expeditions Thanks You!

So many of you have taken time out of your day to write amazing reviews about your experience ...
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Peruvian Cuisine Showcased in New York City

For all of you New Yorkers, or those planning a trip to visit Manhattan next week, the 8th ...
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Great Books About Machu Picchu

Amazing Alpaca guide Efrain receiving a copy of Turn Right at Machu Picchu as a gift from a ...
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10 Foods to Try While in Peru

This is a great article from National Georgraphic. In recent years, Peru’s eclectic cuisine has earned acknowledgement as ...
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Machu Picchu Discovered Today in History

On this date—July 24, 1911—American historian Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu. He originally thought he had come across ...
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Through the Eyes of an Alpaca Trekker

We don't normally publish reviews written about us on TripAdvisor on this blog, but I thought our recent ...
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Alpaca Expeditions is Honored as a Top Performing Travel Agency on TripAdvisor

CUSCO, PERU – May 23, 2013 – Alpaca Expeditions is pleased to announce that we have received a ...
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Hiking Huaynapicchu: Logistics

As amazing as visiting Machu Picchu is, the beauty of the ruins is best appreciated from above.  While ...
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Thank you Green Machine

As those of you who have already trekked with us know, we lovingly call our hardest workers, OUR ...
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Peru Attractions: the Top 5

Sorry I haven't updated the Alpaca blog in a while.  I saw this article today in STUFF magaizine and ...
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Our Trek to TripAdvisor

As some of you know, Raul and the team at Alpaca have been a little frustrated with our ...
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Inca Trail Availability: 2013

The Inca Trail is extremely regulated by the National Park of Peru and only 500 permits are given ...
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Things to Do in Cusco (Other Than Machu Picchu)

Mysterious and visually stunning, seeing the well-preserved Inca city of Machu Picchu is a trip of a lifetime.  ...
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What to Pack

We know packing for traveling to Machu Picchu can be daunting. Many of you have asked if we ...
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Marriott Comes to Cusco

New JW Marriott at Gateway of Machu Picchu is built on grounds of Colonial Monastery and features ancient ...
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“10 Things I Loved About Trekking to Machu Picchu with Alpaca Expeditions”

Reviewed September 10, 2012 by Renee Q. My boyfriend and I just returned from a 5 Day hike ...
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International Airport Coming to Cusco

The current airport in Cusco makes getting to Cusco and visiting Machu Picchu very difficult for international tourists ...
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Machu Picchu Trek for Katy Perry

Katy Perry is planning a holiday to South America - to Machu Picchu! The singer is reportedly taking ...
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Guinea Pig Recipe

Once you arrive in Cusco, you quickly learn how important the guinea pig is - to our diet.  ...
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A Tip for Tipping

Many hikers ask us about tipping at the end of their tour with Alpaca.  Tipping is of course ...
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Machu Picchu: Interesting Facts

Machu Picchu, a pre-Columbian Inca site, has acquired worldwide fame for its powerful vortex energy and sacredness that ...
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Inca Trail – New Section Discovered in Peru

A section of the Peru’s Inca Trail was recently discovered in the Cusco region on the country’s southeast ...
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What makes Alpaca Expeditions different?

Trekking to Machu Picchu has become more popular than ever.  Peru has now become a hot spot for ...
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Commonly Asked Questions before Booking your Inca Trek

Do you need to book ahead ?           YES! It is imperative to book your trek in advance.  The classic ...
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Interview with an AE Guide

Q: Raul, why did you start Alpaca Expeditions? Raul:I started with the purpose of helping porters and their ...
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