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Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

They are from the community of Wakawasi located in the Lares Valley – all of them native Quechua-language-speakers who had never been to Machu Picchu even though they had trekked the Inca Trail hundreds of times. Wakawasi porters were the most organized and responsible porters in 2014. In total there were 65 people who went…

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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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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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Katy Perry is planning a holiday to South America – to Machu Picchu! The singer is reportedly taking a three-month holiday; her divorce from Russell Brand was recently finalised and after a whirlwind publicity tour for her concert movie Katy Perry: Part of Me, she feels ready to take some time off. The star is…

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A section of the Peru’s Inca Trail was recently discovered in the Cusco region on the country’s southeast side after having been abandoned for about 500 years. Among the surprising amount of orchids and flora, the new section was discovered by Peruvian archaeologists and will reportedly be available to visit in two years, after a…

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