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Qenqo Archaeological Complex Cusco

High Qenqo: The ritual centerSep 04, 2020 High Qenqo: The ritual center Moving forward from Sacsayhuaman, you can find this amazing site. Hidden inside the forest, Q’enqo Archaeological Complex rises to be part of your city tour at 3850 meters above sea level. Qenqo is a highlight of the tourism in Cusco and since it’s…

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puca pucara cusco

Puca Pucara – The first Inca Fortress During a normal city tour, you will be able to visit the 4 ruins that are surrounding Cusco. The third of these archeological sites is Puca Pucara. Located right next to Tambomachay. Aug, 2020 Puca Pucara – The first Inca Fortress During a normal city tour, you will…

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Waqra PucaraDate: Aug 14, 2020 Waqra Pucara Waqrapukara originates from Quechua words: Waqra meaning “horn” and Pukara meaning “Fortification”. We would then be able to conclude that Waqrapukara means “Stronghold of horns”. Yet there is an idea by local people that shows the post has no horns. However, that they are “the ears of a…

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Why is Humantay Lake turquoise

Why is Humantay Lake turquoise?This beautiful lagoon often called ‘’Blue lagoon’’ awakens the senses of everybody who gets the chance to conquer its path and get to witness it in person.By: Diego – Jul 25, 2020 Why is Humantay Lake turquoise? The Humantay lake or Blue lagoon is located under the Humantay glacier above the…

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WHAT IS EL NINO

WHAT IS EL NINO? It is a phenomenon or event of climatic origin related to the warming of the eastern equatorial Pacific, which erratically cycles between three to eight years. It consists of a warming phase in the equatorial Pacific climate pattern. In the Southern Oscillation (ENSO), where the cooling phase is, it’s called La…

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Are there bathrooms on the Inca Trail?   Of course. Along the way there are many opportunities to stop at a facility when nature calls. When you first begin the trek, the bathroom facilities are managed by locals and you need to pay to use them. A sole will grant you entry and the bathrooms…

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Inca Trail Myths - Alpaca Expeditions

The Inca Trail is certainly one of the most amazing and beautiful trails not only in the Americas, but the world at large, where travelers can enjoy unforgettable experiences. The trail leads to several archeological sights, forest steppe, and the Peruvian jungle all of which boast impressive views. While this place is out of this…

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CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE WITH YOU? We understand that traveling involves taking extra luggage especially if you are on an extended vacation.  Alpaca Expeditions provides free storage to all our customers who are trekking to Machu Picchu and the other tours that we offer. We have a safe storage facility where we store items…

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