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The altitude sickness, also known as soroche, is a problem that afflicts different people who wish to visit destinations with higher elevation above sea level, being the case of the Peruvian highlands one of them. Different sites report on this ailment and it is not surprising that tourists inquire a little about it in order to get information and know how to prevent this discomfort; however, there is nothing to worry about.

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Traditional Legends of Cusco, Peru

As we have always mentioned in past notes, the great city of Cusco was once the capital of the majestic empire of Tahuantinsuyo. Today, we are the heirs of a millenary culture. This is reflected not only in the archaeological complexes that have survived throughout the city and the Sacred Valley, but also by the architecture of many of its buildings that have survived and by the oral tradition that is kept alive to this day.

The Legend of the Ayar Brothers

In the past we have already told you abo

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When to go to Salkantay Trek

The imposing figure of the sacred snow-capped mountain Salkantay watches over the path of the visitors who step by step advance towards the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Depending on the season, some sections of the trail are filled with snow, green meadows, rain-soaked earth, or radiant mornings illuminated by sunlight. What is the best time of year to hike the Salkantay?

Weather on the Salkantay trek

During the five days of the Salkantay trek your steps will take you through different places wit

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Tips to travel to Salkantay

Located in the Cordillera de Vilcabamba, among the Cusco Andes, the Salkantay rises over 6271 meters high, so conquering its summit is a huge challenge even for the most experienced trekking and climbing enthusiasts. Ascending its steep slopes, surrounded by impressive landscapes, dreamlike lagoons and a great diversity of flora and fauna, make this adventure a unique and incomparable experience.

Although the journey to the summit offers a wonderful spectacle, reaching the final objective implies

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Cusco pisac Inca Site

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is known by tourists from different parts of the world for its cultural and architectural richness. Pisac is an archaeological park that is just a short distance from the city of Cusco, full of cultural traditions and crafts that still transmits its inhabitants, without a doubt, Pisac is one of the tourist attractions that the imperial city of Cusco brings for you.

Here we leave you all the information you need to know to make your next trip to this unique destinati

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There are plenty of things that you need to consider when it comes to a vacation and that includes what activities you would be doing and booking. There will be a lot that you need to look at when you are trying to decide what Lares trek & short Inca trail 5 daysyou want to book, including the price, size of the group and much more. If you want to know more about how you can easily make this choice, then keep reading on to find out more tips.

Tips to Help You Choose

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Before the start of the walk (Km.82), we will pass control; where, you will have to present your passport, which has been used to make the reservation of the spaces. All the information must be the same that you provided when making the reservation, since this will be verified at the entrance to the Inca Trail. After verification, you will enter the Inca Trail. In case the information shown does not match, you will not be able to enter (regulation dictated by regulator in Camino Inca). If you ha

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Effective July 1, 2017, all entry tickets to Machu Picchu will be for half-day.

Visitors can choose from the following 3 options:

  • 6 am - 12 Noon (1st shift)
  • 12 Noon - 5:30 pm (2nd shift)
  • 1 pm - 5:30 pm (discounted "VESPERTINO" rate)

All tickets can be purchased from the new updated Machu Picchu government website.  Other changes include the 9009175284?profile=originalrequirement that all groups must be accompanied by a licensed guide on their first trip into the citadel.  However, this regulation cannot be enforced yet because

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We want to get to know you.  And we want to help you get to know more about Machu Picchu.9296617482?profile=original

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Join our Machu Picchu "Show & Tell" 5-Day Trip
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Dec 4-8, 2016  Beginning and ending in Cusco, Peru
Explore Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu.
Cost pp in USD:  $1000 (dbl occupancy)
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Update: Inca Trail Permits 2015

Permits for 2015 Inca Trail season went on sale January 12, 2015.  By 11:05 am, most of the month of May was sold out,9008916301?profile=original and as of today's date, the entire month of May in 2015 is sold out.  And the week before and after Easter are sold out. 

This includes permits for the easy 1-day hike or the classic 4-day hike.

To get a permit, you will need a valid passport (or we can get permits with an expired passport as long as you travel with both old and new).  Individuals cannot buy their own permits.  Pe

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There is an exciting trend for destination weddings.  Brides and grooms are stepping out of the comfort of all-inclusive9008910060?profile=original resorts around the world, to seek out meaningful "new" venues for their ceremonies in "old sacred places."  Some are willing to hike 30 minutes to 2 hours, hauling dresses and wedding garb, for the chance to stand in the shadow of ancient Inca ruins & snow-capped volcanoes.  Alone with a shaman priest. And each other. 

Although it is not possible to conduct ceremonies in the Na

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La administración de ese vasto territorio se ejercía mediante el concurso de dos niveles de funcionarios. En primer lugar estaba la aristocracia de los orejones, formada por miembros de las panacas (linajes) de los incas antiguos y por algunos sujetos elevados a esa dignidad en virtud de su talento para la labor gubernativa; tanto unos como otros tenían el derecho de legar su posición privilegiada a sus descendientes. Los orejones desempeñaban cargos eminentes en la organización del Cusco, dirig

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The buzz for the next Inca Trail hiking season is underway.  Permits for 2015 season will go on sale in early January.  (the9008891252?profile=original exact opening day for the permit office is not known.  They open when they're ready!)  Last year, permits for hikes in the month of May sold out first.  Most of the month of May sold out opening day. 

It's recommended that people planning to hike the easy 1-day hike or the strenuous 4-day hike to Machu Picchu should reserve their dates now for April, May and June.  And any

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After all the heavy discussions about kidnappings and terrorist groups in Peru, this is hysterical . . .

gives new meaning to the expression "helicopter" mom


Dear Mom,

Thanks for ignoring me and thanks for not butting in to my life.  But mostly thanks for not contacting the Peruvian authorities while I was traveling during the US citizen kidnapping alert.



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