Alternative Treks

Weather

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

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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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.  The landscapes are absolutely magnificent and nature abounds, encompassing five different ecosystems which you will pass through during this trek. You will start with snow-capped glacial mountains dominated by Apu Salkantay at nearly 21,000 feet above sea…

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Trekking to Machu Picchu, 2016 – Machu picchu tours

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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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Navigate the skies with us – Inca trail

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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First Aid Training for ALL Alpaca Expeditions Guides

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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Alpaca Expeditions Thanks You!

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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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 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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2013 Treks to Machu Picchu

As prospective Inca Trail trekkers learn, March begins the season for Inca Trail and alternative treks, and 2013 is starting off strong.  To begin the season, Raul Ccolque, owner of Alpaca Expeditions began with a little fiesta for the Mean Green Machine of Alpaca – our guides, porters and chefs. Everyone enjoyed some chicken, cervezas…

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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 before September, we will give you 25% off the price of your Peru trek/tour. So don’t delay booking your trip visiting one of the 7 Wonders of World.  With Alpaca Expeditions, you will get to enjoy the…

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