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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 new things. Machu Picchu Peru tours arranged by Alpaca Expeditions include adventure, plus the beauty of the Humantay Lagoon.

Humantay Blue Lagoon

The Special Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is a trip for people who are in moderate or better physical shape, because the terrain is challenging. It takes 5.5 days and 5 nights to complete this amazing adventure. In addition to Machu Picchu, the highlight of the trip is the beautiful Humantay Lagoon, which is also known as the Turquoise Lagoon.

Located in the Vilcabamba mountain range, the water is a sight to behold! The magnificent water is a very unique shade of deep turquoise. You will marvel at the landscape with the snow-capped Humantay glacial mountain in the background. This is nature at its most spectacular. A special algae in the lake, combined with the reflection of the surrounding greenery, the blue sky, and the splendor of the Andean sun mix to create a deep shade of turquoise blue that is breathtaking.

Making the Trek to Machu Picchu

Continuing on your way to Machu Picchu, you hike through the tropical mountain forest filled with spectacular scenery. The clouds that encase the area enhance the beauty and experience. However, be prepared to dig deep in your own abilities when you are going through the area because there are many challenging areas along the trail.

We know you’ll feel like you are on a trip like no other, all while enjoying the scenic mountains around the Sacred Valley. The trip culminates at Machu Picchu. Located on a mountain ridge that is 7,970 feet above sea level, the ancient Inca likely used this site as an emperor’s estate. Famous for the ingenious stonework and terraced architecture, there is no question why Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Rest and Relaxation

While this is a challenging trek, you do have a chance to enjoy the area. With professional guides, a chef, and porters, you can focus on your experience instead of the logistics of the journey. A happy hour including tea and snacks is offered on top of three hearty meals per day. Spacious tents provide shelter from the elements without taking away from the experience of enjoying the challenge of the trek.

Take the time to soak in the sites you will see, especially around Humantay Lagoon. As you look at the beautiful water, take a moment to reflect on your life and your blessings. Enjoy the fresh air and reconnect with nature. If you are ready to make your reservation for the trip of a lifetime, contact Alpaca Expeditions today!

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