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Tag: Peru

Pisac Market and Hike to Pisac Ruins

Pisac is a small town in the Sacred Valley, well worth a visit on your way to Machu Picchu. The town is home to a colourful ‘mercado artesanal’ or craft market, a great place to experience a traditional way of life

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The Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: A Photographic Journey

It was around the early 2000's when we started exploring the notion of running our style of adventure trips in Peru.

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The Top 4 Things To Do In The Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon is home to unrivalled biodiversity, and fascinating cultures. A trip is well worth the effort, but what are the most impressive attractions? Check out the top four things to do in the Peruvian Amazon...

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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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Peruvian Food You Can't Miss on Your Machu Picchu Trip

Peruvian food has a long and storied history and has drawn influences from all over the world. Besides the cuisine's strong indigenous influence, Peruvian food includes many aspects of Spanish, Chinese, and West African cuisines, among others. But enough talk! Let's take a look...

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The Top 20 Things to Do in Peru - That Aren't Machu Picchu!

Let's be honest - it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that we're big fans of Machu Picchu. That said, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail certainly aren't the only parts of Peru that we're in love with.

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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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15 Bucket List Activities to do in South America

Relaxing on the reed islands of Lake Titicaca, on board the 'Chinchilla' trip

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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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History of Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham (image courtesy of time.com)

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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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