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Choquequirao Trek In Peru

Unique Peru Experiences to Try Once in Your Life

Have you dreamed of traveling to Peru, a South American country famous for its diverse landscapes, and one-of-a-kind experiences? Peru packs a punch for a country that is just five times the size of the United Kingdom. It's a nature lover's dream destination with over 1,800 bird species, 500 mammal species and an astounding 3,700 butterfly species. It's home to ancient archeological sites, including world renown Machu Picchu, Choquequiaro and the Nazca Lines to name…

An Overview Of Machu Picchu

Visiting Machu Picchu: 5 Things You Must Do

Visiting Machu Picchu is high on the list of travelers from around the world. Not only was it awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status in 1983 but Machu Picchu made the list of Wonders of the Modern World in 2007. What that means today is that visiting Machu Picchu is never going to be a solitary experience. In fact (too many) travelers see it as a rite of passage leading to visitor numbers exceeding 5,000…

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

Sacred Valley Peru – 4 Things You Must Do

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.  The Sacred Valley in Peru deserved more time that we gave it - as there is quite a bit…

It Pays To Stop Looking At Your Feet

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu

Have you ever heard of the Choquequirao trek in Peru? 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…

Hiking in the Andes: Peru’s Alpamayo Circuit

You're in for a treat when you sign up with World Expeditions to do Peru's spectacular Alpamayo Circuit. I did the Alpamayo 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 the Alpamayo trip different than say one in Europe or North America? The Cordillera Blanca (meaning white mountains) boasts an unspoiled landscape that is literally…

Cordillera Blanca – A Self-Guided Tour

Trekking in Peru is at the top of many a hiker's wish list. Our self-guided tour of the Cordillera Blanca with two donkeys and a donkey driver was outstanding. And 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…

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