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Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail

Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

Hiking the Inca Trail is often one of the things in many individuals’ bucket lists, and that is why it is wise to understand some of the best ways to approach hiking the Inca trail. Most people love hiking the Inca trail because they like walking in the footsteps of history and enjoy the view.…

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Inca Trail Trekking Map

Machu picchu route from cusco

In 2013 Alpaca Expeditions had a trekker on the Classic Inca Trail Trek named Rusty Rayner. Rusty has a website development and graphic design company in based in Rockledge, Florida in the USA. Rusty had traveled to over 30 countries prior to his trip to Peru, but he felt that his Inca Trail trek was…

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Calendar of Festivities in Cusco

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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Introducing our new route to Rainbow Mountain

Introducing our new route to Rainbow Mountain

You may have recently noticed in popular social media and on the Internet the discovery of a fascinating new destination in the high Andes which is being referred to as the Rainbow Mountains of Peru. This mountain range is well-hidden in a tucked away area in the middle of the glacial mountains of the Vilcanota…

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Trekking to Machu Picchu, 2016 – Machu picchu tours

Inca Trail tour group with Alpaca expeditions

The Inca Trail’s new season starts TODAY, March 1st, 2016. Ever since Machu Picchu earned the distinction of being one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, its popularity has been increasing steadily and we are seeing people from every possible corner of the world now in Peru sporting trekking poles and…

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Prepping for 2016 – Lares trek

Prepping for 2017 - Lares trek

The government closes the Inca Trail for all of February. Mostly because this is typically the rainiest month here in Cusco, but also for the government to do some maintenance on the trail and to the campsites. So while New Years is celebrated worldwide on January 1st, we celebrate March 1st. We have spent this…

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Eat Like a Local, Street Food in Cusco

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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Alpaca Expeditions Toy Drive

christmas chocolate alpaca expeditions

Christmas So Christmas is almost upon us; the shops are lit in bright lights and sparkling tinsel, everywhere the food is becoming more and more fatty and delicious. We start ignoring our last new year’s resolutions and do buy that sumptuous chocolate cake that glistened a dark and luxurious brown from the window of our…

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A Glimpse of Cusco at Night

A Glimpse of Cusco at Night

By Julian Kircher Around Cusco there are a lot of great bars that offer a varied nightlife – eespecially for tourists. However tucked in between these more popular bars there are some true hidden gems. Meeting places for the locals and expats living here and offering a type of entertainment that you won’t find anywhere…

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