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Written by lolleroll Original article published at https://lolleroll.com/2017/08/07/machu-picchu-peru-the-2d1n-inca-trail-full-review/ I must’ve seen at least a hundred photographs which look exactly like this one I took of Machu Picchu before I booked my flight from Hong Kong to Lima. This sight itself would’ve been impressive enough to make the 30-hour long journey worthwhile. But even though my newest wide-angle…

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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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teach safety tours with alpaca expedition travel agency

By Lisa McClendon Sims The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance during the month of February which gives our busy guides the opportunity to do some additional training and community service projects. In addition to Culinary Classes for our chefs and a Beautification Project on the Huchuy Qosqo Trail this month, our guides all met…

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We have been so lucky to have so many of our clients post amazing reviews about their experiences with us on sites like TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and other travel forums out there.  But some of these sites do not publish reviews of “multi-day” day tours – trying to avoid large travel companies from using the…

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Sacred Valley with Machu Picchu tours cusco

Welcome to May everyone! We have officially entered the heart of the busiest time for tourism in this area. Many of you have treks coming up shortly and we just wanted to remind you of some key preparation points. Cusco will begin getting overwhelmed with tourists and places will be booked.  Make sure you have…

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Every year, on the first day of February where the whole team is back from trekking and touring, Alpaca has a party to say THANK YOU.  We know that we have the best team in the Andes and we start with them, thank you to all of the GREEN MACHINE for working endlessly to make…

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As those of you who have already trekked with us know, we lovingly call our hardest workers, OUR PORTERS, the Green Machine.  These guys work endlessly to make sure that every Alpaca trekker is well taken care of, well fed, well rested and just loving their hike through the Andes. As we celebrate today the…

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