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Fly.com is currently running a special for anyone traveling from the Washington DC area flying to Lima in February, March, and April for flights as low as $500 round trip! If you are interested in one of these flights, go to the link below so that you can travel to the area as soon as…

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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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This is a great article from National Georgraphic. In recent years, Peru’s eclectic cuisine has earned acknowledgement as one of the world’s finest. But while quinoa and pisco sour cocktails have migrated to become favorites around the world, the best Peruvian specialties are still found in their home country. Here are ten to try en…

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CUSCO, PERU – May 23, 2013 – Alpaca Expeditions is pleased to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for our travel agency services. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only…

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Sorry I haven’t updated the Alpaca blog in a while.  I saw this article today in STUFF magaizine and thought it was a great start for people who were just beginning their planning of their trip to Peru.  This list is originally from the newest Lonely Planet Peru book and I think it’s a pretty accurate…

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Mysterious and visually stunning, seeing the well-preserved Inca city of Machu Picchu is a trip of a lifetime.  But a trip to this beautiful part of Peru shouldn’t only be about seeing Machu Picchu. Here are five things to do in Cusco other than to visit the famous Machu Picchu. 1. Take A Train Ride…

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New JW Marriott at Gateway of Machu Picchu is built on grounds of Colonial Monastery and features ancient Inca artefacts Marriott International continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 153-room JW Marriott Cusco. The much anticipated hotel stands at an altitude of 11,154ft above sea level, the…

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The current airport in Cusco makes getting to Cusco and visiting Machu Picchu very difficult for international tourists with limited time in Peru. Currently it only allows for domestic flights and only during the daytime. Often flights would be delayed so much that travelers were forced to try again the next day. Now the government…

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Once you arrive in Cusco, you quickly learn how important the guinea pig is – to our diet.  It is such a popular dish in Peru, that the most famous church in the Cusco main square has a painting of the Last Supper where the Apostles are snacking on it. Alpaca Expeditions serves guinea pig…

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