Machu Picchu

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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Discover the Beautiful Humantay Lagoon

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Taking the trip of a lifetime requires careful planning. For some people, this trip might be relaxing in an exotic location. Others crave a more active trip that includes exploring nature’s beauty. They want to encounter sights so spectacular that they won’t ever forget the journey. Adventurers feel the adrenaline rush of seeing and experiencing…

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Experience the Ultimate Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Immerse yourself in the rich Andean culture by embarking on the Ultimate Salkantay Trek to historic Machu Picchu with Alpaca Expeditions. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, this trek promises to enrich your understanding of the region and provide you with an unforgettable travel experience complemented by visually arresting views and world-class…

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Why the Inca Trail Allows Only 500 People Per Day

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Machu Picchu is one of the most sought-after hikes in the entire world. People travel from all over the globe to see this national point of pride. So, why has the Peruvian government placed a limit on the number of people who can experience the Inca Trail each day? Why Limits Are Necessary Rediscovered in…

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Tour Machu Picchu and Explore Inca Architecture

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Anyone with an interest in traveling has likely at least considered visiting Peru to tour Machu Picchu. And for good reason: the Inca citadel is a world-renowned marvel, and the best extant example of Inca architecture. What’s So Interesting About Inca Architecture, Anyway? You’d be surprised. Machu Picchu was built in the 15th century, likely…

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