Posts Tagged ‘Salkantay’

Weather

salkantay trek 5 days

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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Trekking to Machu Picchu, 2016 – Machu picchu tours

Inca Trail tours

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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Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machu Picchu

Our Inca Trail Porters First Visit to Machupicchu The Inca Trail is closed in February due to heavy rains, government maintenance and the cleaning of the Trail. Alpaca Expeditions took the opportunity during this off month to create lots of activities such as, cleaning the trail for the Lares trek, the Huchuy Qosqo Trail, Inca…

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7 Day Salkantay and Inca Trail Trek

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  But some of these sites do not publish reviews of “multi-day” day tours – trying to avoid large travel companies from using the…

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Through the Eyes of an Alpaca Trekker

We don’t normally publish reviews written about us on TripAdvisor on this blog, but I thought our recent trekker’s review included so many good details that could help with anyone planning a trek through the Andes and also give you an idea of the type of service Alpaca provides to our customers.  When I contacted…

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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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Interview with an AE Guide

Q: Raul, why did you start Alpaca Expeditions? Raul:I started with the purpose of helping porters and their families. Q: What makes Alpaca Expeditions different than other adventure companies? Raul: I created Alpaca with two goals – a superior experience for my hikers and a better life for my porters.  I want to make sure…

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