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Salkantay Trek - Alpaca Expeditions

Hiking and traveling enthusiasts often dream of completing the Salkantay Trek, following the steps of the explorer who rediscovered Machu Picchu, and exploring Machu Picchu for themselves. This adventure, when taken with Alpaca Expeditions, also includes unique accommodations that set our tours apart. Exceptional Accommodations on the Salkantay Trek Taking part in our Super Salkantay…

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salkantay trail -- Alpaca Expeditions

The Salkantay Trail is a great alternative for visitors who want a refreshing view of Machu Picchu. Different from the usual Inca trail route, the Salkantay trek has quickly become quite popular. Offering a visually spectacular trek through some of the most scenic views in Peru, it is close to nature, and less crowded as…

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salkantay trek 5 days

Of course this is our most popular question – what will the weather be like on the trek? While we can’t answer this specifically, we can give you the general guidelines of weather in this region and on your particular trek. The most important thing to know is there are only two seasons in Cusco:…

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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 new destination in the high Andes which is being referred to as the Rainbow Mountains of Peru. This mountain range is well-hidden in a tucked away area in the middle of the glacial mountains of the Vilcanota…

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Inca Trail tour group with Alpaca expeditions

The Inca Trail’s new season starts TODAY, March 1st, 2016. Ever since Machu Picchu earned the distinction of being one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, its popularity has been increasing steadily and we are seeing people from every possible corner of the world now in Peru sporting trekking poles and…

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stars view salkantay trek

For those of you booked with us on one of our Alternative Treks, we have now added Telescopes to our campsites (one campsite on each trek). See how the Peruvian skies differ from your sky at home. Learn about our constellations and why the Incas relied on them so much for weather and farming conditions.…

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teach safety tours with alpaca expedition travel agency

By Lisa McClendon Sims The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the month of February which gives our busy guides the opportunity to do some additional training and community service projects. In addition to Culinary Classes for our chefs and a Beautification Project on the Huchuy Qosqo Trail this month, our guides all met…

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So many of you have taken time out of your day to write amazing reviews about your experience with Alpaca Expeditions on websites like TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet.  This is something that is so appreciated by us.  It’s an honor to us just to be chosen as your tour operator.  We hope that each and…

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We don’t normally publish reviews written about us on TripAdvisor on this blog, but I thought our recent trekker’s review included so many good details that could help with anyone planning a trek through the Andes and also give you an idea of the type of service Alpaca provides to our customers.  When I contacted…

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