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Peru Expeditions - Alpaca Expeditions

Peru is undoubtedly one of Latin America’s most fascinating countries. With a wide range of places and activities available for relaxing and recreation, you will find an exciting adventure wherever you look. Peru expeditions offer everything from world-class explorations and fascinating cultural history to breathtaking and unique attractions that are filled with charm and beauty.…

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Rainforest in Peru - Alpaca Expeditions

There are many different things that people look forward to when they are traveling. Some look for historical sites, and there are others that are interested in the best restaurants that can be found in the area. Some people look for natural habitats that can be seen and enjoyed… and generally, there are quite a…

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Learning about Peru - Alpaca Expeditions

Peru is a multi-ethnic country with a population of roughly 30 million people. This South American country is located on the western side of the continent and faces the southern Pacific Ocean. The country borders Bolivia and Brazil to the east and Colombia and Ecuador to the north. History of Peru Peru’s history spans close…

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Dance of the cusco

There are very few holidays that are as widely celebrated around the world as Halloween. It is one of the world’s oldest holidays and definitely the most fun. But Halloween in Cusco is just the beginning of a three day celebration. All Saints Day, which begins on November 1st, is spent celebrating the Living. Relatives…

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inti raymi ceremony cusco peru

One thing that Peruvians are really good at is celebrating! There are a dizzying number of festivities which combine the rituals of the predominantly Catholic population with colorful indigenous earth-based festivals, frequently interwoven throughout the symbology and celebrations and offer an absolute sensory symphony. Peruvians have roots which deeply connect them with their “Pachamama” (Mother…

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san pedro market cusco Peru

Street Food in Cusco So you’re in a foreign country, everything looks and sounds and smells strange, nothing more so that the food. Fruit reminds you of the fruit back home but there is always some important difference: the colour is wrong, it’s too big or the wrong shape or smells funny. The good news…

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The Green Machine of Alpaca along with all our fellow Peruvians and foreigners visiting our beautiful country will celebrate Inti Raymi on June 24th. During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco, as related by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. The celebration took place in the…

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Sacred Valley with Machu Picchu tours cusco

Welcome to May everyone! We have officially entered the heart of the busiest time for tourism in this area. Many of you have treks coming up shortly and we just wanted to remind you of some key preparation points. Cusco will begin getting overwhelmed with tourists and places will be booked.  Make sure you have…

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Many of you have asked about what vaccinations are needed for traveling to Peru. We think that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention really offers the best advice for this. Even your PCP will go to this site to make sure you are ready for travel. Below is the link and you will see…

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Alpaca Expeditions Guests: We are committed to the safety of our staff, guests and the communities where we travel. Please see our COVID-19 Travel message for information on 2020 postponed trips and next steps..
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