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Introduction to Hiking: What to Have in Your Bag!

By Nolan Faherty In order to prepare for any trek to Machu Picchu, you need to practice. While there may be workout programs and training schedules to prepare your body, the best thing you can do is get outside and hike! Find a local trail near you and begin by taking walks with some friends. …

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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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Inca Trail Availability: 2013

The Inca Trail is extremely regulated by the National Park of Peru and only 500 permits are given to enter the trail each day. Even guides and porters need permits for the trek, so it really limits travellers from entering each day to about 200 people. Because of this and the popularity of this hike,…

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Things to Do in Cusco (Other Than Machu Picchu)

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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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Book your 2013 Peru Trek Now!!!

Alpaca Expeditions is now taking reservations for your 2013 Peru Trek!  In fact, if you book your trip before September, we will give you 25% off the price of your Peru trek/tour. So don’t delay booking your trip visiting one of the 7 Wonders of World.  With Alpaca Expeditions, you will get to enjoy the…

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Commonly Asked Questions before Booking your Inca Trek

Do you need to book ahead ?           YES! It is imperative to book your trek in advance.  The classic Inca Trail is extremely regulated by the Peruvian government and now only allows 500 permits per day (this includes tourists and hiking staff). The alternative treks are less regulated, by still a lot of preparation goes into…

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