Posts Tagged ‘South America’

Congratulations Graduating Class of Wakatinku Village

Congratulations Graduating Class of Wakatinku Village

Over a year ago we started working with Wakatinku village and always focused on helping their school and schoolchildren. We have installed computers and internet in the school and sponsored a teacher to make sure their English and math education continued – and it has been such a pleasure to watch these kids grow and…

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First Aid Training for ALL Alpaca Expeditions Guides

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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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Machu Picchu Is a HOT SPOT in 2013

2013 was a historic year for Machu Picchu, bringing the largest amount of visitors so far in hisgtoy.  Nearly 1.2 million people explored the ancient Inca citadel and 2014 has already begun to try to surpass those numbers; we are confident that it will be able to, as more and more people come to Peru in order…

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Time To Celebrate

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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10 Foods to Try While in Peru

This is a great article from National Georgraphic. In recent years, Peru’s eclectic cuisine has earned acknowledgement as one of the world’s finest. But while quinoa and pisco sour cocktails have migrated to become favorites around the world, the best Peruvian specialties are still found in their home country. Here are ten to try en…

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Peru Attractions: the Top 5

Sorry I haven’t updated the Alpaca blog in a while.  I saw this article today in STUFF magaizine and thought it was a great start for people who were just beginning their planning of their trip to Peru.  This list is originally from the newest Lonely Planet Peru book and I think it’s a pretty accurate…

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Machu Picchu Trek for Katy Perry

Katy Perry is planning a holiday to South America – to Machu Picchu! The singer is reportedly taking a three-month holiday; her divorce from Russell Brand was recently finalised and after a whirlwind publicity tour for her concert movie Katy Perry: Part of Me, she feels ready to take some time off. The star is…

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Inca Trail – New Section Discovered in Peru

A section of the Peru’s Inca Trail was recently discovered in the Cusco region on the country’s southeast side after having been abandoned for about 500 years. Among the surprising amount of orchids and flora, the new section was discovered by Peruvian archaeologists and will reportedly be available to visit in two years, after a…

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CNN Article: Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu: Six tips

By Richard Bangs, Special to CNN    STORY HIGHLIGHTS Going directly to Machu Picchu may help alleviate altitude sickness Hold onto your entrance ticket so you can exit to use facilities and re-enter You can go by foot or train; be sure to book early (CNN) — Machu Picchu. It’s on most everybody’s bucket list,…

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