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Machu Picchu Trek is a Paradise for Birdwatchers

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Machu Picchu has long been a dream destination for explorers and adventurers. The trek can be challenging at times, yet priceless rewards await you along the way. For bird enthusiasts, the famous Machu Picchu trek takes this already amazing experience to a whole new level. The exceptionally unique setting of the Amazonian rainforest provides once…

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Before Visiting Machu Picchu: Check Inca Trail Availability!

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Whether you’re seeking an active holiday, love ancient history or trekking out in the wildness, visiting Machu Picchu is an ideal trip for you. Even with its remote location Machu Picchu is one of the top tourist destinations in South America. Located approximately 2,400 meters above sea level and overlooking the Urubamba River in the…

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Machu Picchu Guided Tours Highlight Inca History

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Machu Picchu is one of the marvels of the world. Visiting this site is an amazing adventure, and Machu Picchu guided tours are essential to get the best experience. Alpaca Expeditions offers tours that highlight Inca history, giving you an educational and entertaining experience. However, not everyone visiting Machu Picchu is interested in a strenuous…

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Female Guides and Porters Lead Tours to Machu Picchu Peru

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Historically, Peruvian tour guides have been predominantly male. Females are seldom asked to take leadership roles on the mountain. However, their presence is a driving force behind many tour companies’ success thanks to the roles they play indoors. It wasn’t until recent years that women were asked to step into leadership roles outdoors. Today, you…

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Salkantay Mountain: The “Savage Mountain”

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The massive Salkantay Mountain is the highest point of the Peruvian Andes Mountains. “Salkantay” is a Quechua word meaning “savage mountain.” Though somewhat lesser-known, the Salkantay Mountain trek is stunning. Travelers take a remote footpath through lush rain forests on the way to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Mountain Trek is ranked by hikers and travel…

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Salkantay Hike Challenges and Delights Travelers

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The Salkantay hike was once a “secret” way to Machu Picchu compared to the more widely known Inca Trail. However, now the hike is at the top of the list for alternative routes to Machu Picchu. Discover the unique adventure that awaits you with Alpaca Expeditions’ Salkantay Trek. Our popular hike includes the Glass Cabañas…

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Machu Picchu Hike Brings You Close to Nature

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Machu Picchu has long attracted travelers from all over the globe. Perched high in the Andean Mountains of Peru, this historic 15th century citadel Inca site is a site to behold. Since its 1911 discovery, travelers have made the trek to the royal estate to witness its buildings and arresting views. While Machu Picchu is…

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Machu Picchu Hiking Tours Include Camping

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Many people look forward to visiting the historic site of Machu Picchu. However, outdoor enthusiasts also strive to explore some of the regional landscapes and even traverse part of the Inca Trail. Alpaca Expeditions has long featured extensive week-long hiking tours on the Inca Trail, but we also have shorter trips meant for travelers with…

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Hike the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Hikers who love a challenge are heading to the Salkantay Pass for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. Machu Picchu is, of course, a renowned cultural site that attracts visitors from all over the globe, but increasing numbers of travelers are looking to combine their visit with a world-class hiking experience. The Salkantay Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime…

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