Posts Tagged ‘trekking’

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  But some of these sites do not publish reviews of “multi-day” day tours – trying to avoid large travel companies from using the…

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When to book your 2015 Inca Trail

Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail - Alpaca Expeditions

Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has become one of the most popular vacation adventures.  But do to this popularity, and some heavy regulations by the Peruvian government, getting your permit is not so easy.  In order to hike the Inca Trail you must have a permit to do so.  Only licensed tour operators, like Alpaca…

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Huaynapicchu

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone.  Sorry we have been neglectful of our blog, but we were busy securing all our permits for 2014 and doing a little travelling ourselves.  As man you are booking your treks and visits to Machu Picchu now, many people wonder about hiking Huaynapicchu and why there are…

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Alpaca Expeditions Thanks You!

So many of you have taken time out of your day to write amazing reviews about your experience with Alpaca Expeditions on websites like TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet.  This is something that is so appreciated by us.  It’s an honor to us just to be chosen as your tour operator.  We hope that each and…

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Great Books About Machu Picchu

National Georgraphic came out with another great list of suggested books to read before visiting or while visiting Machu Picchu.  Of course Turn Right at Machu Picchu has been on best sellers list and is really popular with many travelling.  Some have even thanked their Alpaca guide with a copy of the book (Thank you…

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Camping at Winawayna

As many of you are now realizing, as you are booking your 4D/3N Classic Inca Trail treks, getting a permit is now very difficult for the next few months.  All of the May permits are completely sold out for the Inca Trail and March, April and June are getting close to it.  When you search…

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