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Hike to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

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 - Alpaca Expeditions

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 - Alpaca Expeditions

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 - Alpaca Expeditions

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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Journey to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

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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Difficulty of the Inca Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

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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Hike to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

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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Trek the Inca Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

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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Counting down to the 2017 Season

Alpaca Expeditions is always looking for new ways to be unique and remain the number 1 tour company ...
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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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February: Time for us to Learn, Grow and Celebrate

Since Alpaca Expeditions was formed  in 2012, every February when the Inca Trail  is closed for maintenance, we ...
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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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Machu Picchu, the 7th Wonder

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 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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Trekking to Machu Picchu, 2016 – Machu picchu tours

The Inca Trail’s new season starts TODAY, March 1st, 2016. Ever since Machu Picchu earned the distinction of ...
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Prepping for 2017 - Lares trek

Prepping for 2016 – Lares trek

The government closes the Inca Trail for all of February. Mostly because this is typically the rainiest month ...
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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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Huaynapicchu

Huaynapicchu CLOSED April 2016

Some of you might have read that the two mountains that surround Machu Picchu, Huaynapicchu and Machu Picchu ...
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Alpaca Expeditions Joins HERO Organization to Help Wakatinku Village

Alpaca Expeditions Joins HERO Organization to Help Wakatinku Village

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 Alpaca Expeditions partnered up with Organization HERO (Humanitarians for Education and Recreation Outreach) ...
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Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail is closed in February due to heavy rains, government maintenance and the cleaning of the ...
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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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Queuña Trees

  On Monday, December 15th, 2015 Alpaca Expeditions and their staff went to the town of Wakatinku, at ...
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Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

When to book your 2015 Inca Trail

KM 82 Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular vacation adventures.  ...
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

.NET

As you know from our post the other day, our web developer had her account with Go Daddy ...
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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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Machu Picchu Is a HOT SPOT in 2013

2013 was a historic year for Machu Picchu, bringing the largest amount of visitors so far in hisgtoy.  Nearly 1.2 ...
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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 Wins Silver for Best Travel Agency in Cusco in 2013

On Saturday evening, October 12th, Alpaca Expeditions won the Silver Q’ente Prize for Best Travel Agency in Cusco ...
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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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Follow trekwithalpaca on Instagram

Alpaca Expeditions has finally joined Instagram and will be adding photos from all our tours around Peru. Follow ...
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Planning a trip in 2015, you will have a new attraction to visit

Tram will zip visitors to remote Inca site in Peru By CARLA SALAZAR Associated Press With the help ...
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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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Seth Green Leaves Lego Trash at Machu Picchu

When passing through the Sun Gate, did you happen to see a little Lego figure hanging out?  Listen ...
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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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Culinary Destination by World Travel Awards: Peru Wins!

The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel ...
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2013 Treks to Machu Picchu

As prospective Inca Trail trekkers learn, March begins the season for Inca Trail and alternative treks, and 2013 ...
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Camping at Winawayna

As many of you are now realizing, as you are booking your 4D/3N Classic Inca Trail treks, getting ...
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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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Green Destination Award Given to Machu Picchu

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru was voted as the World’s Leading Green Destination for 2012 ...
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5 Ways to Face Your Fear When Travelling

Taken from a CNN article today - in honor of Halloween for all you Americans! (CNN) -- We ...
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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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Trekking Company: #1 on TripAdvisor

Thank You!!! We want to start this article by saying THANK YOU!  We appreciate your faith in Alpaca ...
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Does chewing on coca leaves or drinking coca tea help with altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness comes in three basic forms: acute mountain sickness, high-altitude pulmonary edema and high-altitude cerebral edema. Acute ...
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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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Book your 2013 Peru Trek Now!!!

Alpaca Expeditions is now taking reservations for your 2013 Peru Trek!  In fact, if you book your trip ...
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CNN Article: Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu: Six tips

By Richard Bangs, Special to CNN    STORY HIGHLIGHTS Going directly to Machu Picchu may help alleviate altitude ...
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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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