Things to Do in Cusco

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Cusco is a city located in southeastern Peru along the Andes Mountain range. Currently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Cusco is an international tourist destination that has played host to more than 2 million curious visitors a year. So, what are some of the many things to do in Cusco? Interesting Facts about…

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Machu Picchu Should Be Your next Destination

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Machu Picchu is arguably the best-known tourist destination in Peru. Ancient ruins sit atop a high peak in the Andes Mountains. Home to spectacular views, Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. Built by ancient Incans thousands of years ago and then mysteriously abandoned, the ruins weren’t discovered by Western explorers until 1911. Why Choose Machu…

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Wildlife of Machu Picchu

Wildlife of Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

There is a lot to see in South America. In fact, it can be hard to decide the best place to spend your time. However, one place that stands out as a must-see destination is Machu Picchu in Peru. The ruins have deservedly been recognized as a wonder of the modern world. Although the area…

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Machu Picchu: What Not to Miss

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The ancient city of Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the ancient world. Built high atop the Peruvian Andes Mountains, it was said to be the kingdom that was half sky and half earth. Machu Picchu is a city of the ancient Incans, built deep into the wilderness to cloak their people from…

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Hike to Machu Picchu, or Take the Train?

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One of the best-known destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu. The ruins and site can be reached either by a hike or taking the train. Unless you’ve planned to hike to Machu Picchu, the only way to reach the ruins is by bus from the town of Aguas Calientes (often referred to simply as Machu…

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Learning About Peru

Learning about Peru - Alpaca Expeditions

Peru is a multi-ethnic country with a population of roughly 30 million people. This South American country is located on the western side of the continent and faces the southern Pacific Ocean. The country borders Bolivia and Brazil to the east and Colombia and Ecuador to the north. History of Peru Peru’s history spans close…

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Hiking to Machu Picchu Information

Hiking to Machu Picchu - Alpaca Expeditions

One of the 7 Wonders of the world and typically heralded as a “lost city,” Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inca fortress that sits right above the Sacred Valley just northwest of Cusco, Peru. It’s a popular tourist spot for people who are visiting, since hiking to Machu Picchu only takes a few days.…

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Cusco: The “Prosperous Puma” of the Inca Empire

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Many people struggle to tell the ancient civilizations of the Americas — Mayan, Inca, and Aztec— apart. The Inca Empire was actually the largest and most prolific of the three, and despite being seated in the great heights of the Andes Mountains, its capital Cusco had as many as 200,000 people. This was a staggering…

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Inca Trail Myths and Misleading Information

Inca Trail Myths - Alpaca Expeditions

The Inca Trail is certainly one of the most amazing and beautiful trails not only in the Americas, but the world at large, where travelers can enjoy unforgettable experiences. The trail leads to several archeological sights, forest steppe, and the Peruvian jungle all of which boast impressive views. While this place is out of this…

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