Female Guides and Porters Lead Tours to Machu Picchu Peru

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Historically, Peruvian tour guides have been predominantly male. Females are seldom asked to take leadership roles on the mountain. However, their presence is a driving force behind many tour companies’ success thanks to the roles they play indoors. It wasn’t until recent years that women were asked to step into leadership roles outdoors. Today, you…

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Salkantay Trail Tour Boasts Private Campsites

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The Salkantay Trail is a great alternative for visitors who want a refreshing view of Machu Picchu. Different from the usual Inca trail route, the Salkantay trek has quickly become quite popular. Offering a visually spectacular trek through some of the most scenic views in Peru, it is close to nature, and less crowded as…

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The Inca Trail Remains One of the Best Hikes in the World

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered to be one of the best hikes in the world. There are variations of the trail so people can choose hikes that are moderate, difficult or challenging. These hikes take you through amazing ruins, beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls and a luscious jungle. Hike the Inca Trail with…

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Salkantay Mountain: The “Savage Mountain”

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The massive Salkantay Mountain is the highest point of the Peruvian Andes Mountains. “Salkantay” is a Quechua word meaning “savage mountain.” Though somewhat lesser-known, the Salkantay Mountain trek is stunning. Travelers take a remote footpath through lush rain forests on the way to Machu Picchu. The Salkantay Mountain Trek is ranked by hikers and travel…

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Alpaca Expeditions Nominated for Prestigious Award

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We have been nominated for 2 World Travel Awards! Alpaca Expeditions is so honored to announce that we have been nominated in two categories: Peru’s Leading Tour Operator and Peru’s Leading Travel Agency in Peru by the World Travel Awards™ (WTA). This organization was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key…

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Hiking the Inca Trail When Time is Tight

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Spending a week or longer in Peru and enjoying majestic sites like Machu Picchu is ideal, but some travelers don’t have the time to devote to long-term excursions. Fortunately, Alpaca Expeditions offers a two-day/one-night trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Sure, having a week to explore the mountain wilderness would be amazing, but…

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Salkantay Hike Challenges and Delights Travelers

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The Salkantay hike was once a “secret” way to Machu Picchu compared to the more widely known Inca Trail. However, now the hike is at the top of the list for alternative routes to Machu Picchu. Discover the unique adventure that awaits you with Alpaca Expeditions’ Salkantay Trek. Our popular hike includes the Glass Cabañas…

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Lares Trek Includes Inca Ruins and More

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip to take with other hiking enthusiasts? If you have four days to spare for an incredible adventure, you’ll want to learn about our Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. The Lares Trek includes four days and three nights filled with history, culture, and breathtaking hikes. The trek is moderately difficult,…

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Machu Picchu Hike Brings You Close to Nature

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Machu Picchu has long attracted travelers from all over the globe. Perched high in the Andean Mountains of Peru, this historic 15th century citadel Inca site is a site to behold. Since its 1911 discovery, travelers have made the trek to the royal estate to witness its buildings and arresting views. While Machu Picchu is…

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Machu Picchu Hiking Tours Include Camping

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Many people look forward to visiting the historic site of Machu Picchu. However, outdoor enthusiasts also strive to explore some of the regional landscapes and even traverse part of the Inca Trail. Alpaca Expeditions has long featured extensive week-long hiking tours on the Inca Trail, but we also have shorter trips meant for travelers with…

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