Weather

Of course this is our most popular question – what will the weather be like on the trek? While we can’t answer this specifically, we can give you the general guidelines of weather in this region and on your particular trek. The most important thing to know is there are only two seasons in Cusco:…

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February: Time for us to Learn, Grow and Celebrate

Since Alpaca Expeditions was formed  in 2012, every February when the Inca Trail  is closed for maintenance, we take advantage of the quiet and organize several activities to strengthen our skills and even more importantly, to celebrate. The celebration comes first. We begin with an awesome soccer tournament between our porters, guides, cook and office…

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All Saints Day

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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Pay by paypal

For all of our treks and tours we require a deposit of $200 per person, the balance is payable when you arrive to Cusco. Please note that all of our tours are priced in US currency. We use PayPal for sending deposits, that way you can use your credit card. PayPal charges a 5.5% service…

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Inca Trail Trekking Map

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

By Lisa McClendon Sims 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…

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Introducing our new route to Rainbow Mountain

By Lisa McClendon Sims 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…

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The Majestic Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu – Machu picchu tours

By Lisa McClendon Sims The Salkantay Trek is the #1 Alternative Trek to the Inca Trail for several very good reasons.  The landscapes are absolutely magnificent and nature abounds, encompassing five different ecosystems which you will pass through during this trek. You will start with snow-capped glacial mountains dominated by Apu Salkantay at nearly 21,000…

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Trekking to Machu Picchu, 2016 – Machu picchu tours

By Lisa McClendon Sims 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…

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