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Category: Tips and Things To Know

The Best Places to Eat in Peru

Peru is a hotspot when it comes to international cuisine, the centre of a gastronomic revolution. With some of the best fusion cuisine in the world, in Peru you will find Andean delicacies and criolla traditions with unique Asian and European twists. Where are the best places to go to check out the action? Take a look at our list of some of the best restaurants in Lima  and Cusco.

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6 Tips and Tricks for Hiking the Inca Trail

My flight was booked! My dream of hiking the Inca Trail, and walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu was finally becoming a reality. But then, the reality hit me. I have never done an overnight hike before! What do I pack? How do I get into shape? Is it safe?

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Facts About Machu Picchu To Outsmart Your Tour Guide

Peru has so many ancient ruins, villages imbued with an infusion of ancient and modern Incan tradition, mixed with a melting pot of Colonial and pre- Spanish Peruvian culture. 

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Multi-day Hiking in New Zealand's Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided

Angelus Hut on the edge of Lake Angelus in Nelson Lakes National Park

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Top 4 One Day Hikes in New Zealand

From the unique wilderness, glacier-carved valleys, dense sub-tropical rainforests, limestone cliffs, right through to the indigenous fauna, New Zealand will provide you with a variety of experiences on your one...

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Dealing with Altitude

These symptoms are not life-threatening and can be managed by taking care to gain altitude slowly, hydrate frequently, avoid alcohol and by not overexerting yourself.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Peruvian Beaches

Surfer riding a wave at Peru's Cabo Blanco Beach.

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7 Things to Know Before Visiting Peru

Hikers ascending Old Womens Pass on the Classic Inca Trail[/caption] If you're coming to Peru to hike the Inca Trail, please don't take it for granted, even with porters and...

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Inca Trail Packing List: The 12 Most Important Items and Why

As you hike the Inca Trail, incredible views such as this one will greet you at every turn.

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Huayna Picchu: How Fit Must You Be To Climb?

So you've made it up to Machu Picchu. After months of planning, a flight to another continent, a few buses and a train or perhaps a 4-day trek... you're here.

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The 7 Peruvian Drinks You Can't Miss on Your Trip

Image appears courtesy of www.travelandescape.ca.

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Peru Vaccinations and Medical Checklist

Even the luckiest of people sometimes experience a bit of misfortune during their travels. Most of the time these problems are minor; food that doesn't agree with your stomach or a scraped knee, for instance. But every once in a while something goes seriously wrong.

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Why travel with Active Adventures?

Legendary Kiwi Hospitality

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

Expert LOCAL Guides & Trip Leaders

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

Everything is Included

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

A Sense of Achievement

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

Small Groups

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Diverse Experiences

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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