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Indigenous Women Hard At Work At The Caccaccollo Women's Weaving Co-op

4 Things You Must Do in the Sacred Valley, Peru

The fertile Sacred Valley in Peru is easy to visit as a day trip from Cusco. There's plenty to do from rafting to ruins - as it was formerly part of the Incan empire, but our group of fourteen hikers is here primarily to see what the face of sustainable tourism in the valley looks like.  Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-Op in the Sacred Valley For a feel good activity that really does benefit…

It Pays To Stop Looking At Your Feet

The Superb 8 Day Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Have you ever heard of the Choquequirao trek? I had not until I spent some time looking through active vacations on the G Adventures website. I don't know how this superb 8 day trek slipped by me. I'm familiar with the other three treks that deposit you at Machu Picchu; the Inca Trail, the Salkantay trek and the Lares trek. But the Choquequirao trek is the only one I'd recommend, now that I've done it.…

Hiking in the Andes: Peru’s Spectacular Alpamayo Circuit

You're in for a treat when you sign up with World Expeditions to do Peru's spectacular Alpamayo Circuit. I did this trip self-supported years ago and still look back at my time in these stunning mountains with wonder. The incredible landscape on this trip will stir your soul. What makes this trip different than say one in Europe or North America? The Cordillera Blanca (meaning white mountains) boasts an unspoiled landscape that is literally dotted with 5,700…

An Alternative to the Classic Inca Trail – The Lares Trail

The classic Inca Trail in Peru is undoubtedly one of the world's most famous hikes and, while it certainly deserves its reputation for being an amazing place to walk, this has resulted in large numbers of people heading to the destination for the chance to trek to Machu Picchu. If the idea of hiking along this route with lots of other travelers puts you off a bit you'll be pleased to learn there are many…

Trekking in Peru: A Self-Guided Tour in the Cordillera Blanca

Trekking in Peru is at the top of many a hiker's wishlist. Our self-guided tour of the Cordillera Blanca with two donkeys and a donkey driver was outstanding. Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca on your own is quite doable...if you speak a little Quechua or Spanish. Fortunately in our party of three, one did. Prior to our arrival in Peru we had done some research with the help of the South America Explorers Club. They provided route…

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