Inca Trail & Machu Picchu closing
01 July 2021
Is Machu Picchu closing?
Machu Picchu is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization and it is most important tourist attraction of Cusco and Peru. Every year, there are 3000 travelers visiting the lost city of the Incas, either by foot, by train or by car. While most visitors focus on the ruins of Machu Picchu, the landscapes enveloping it prove just as stunning as the stone ruins themselves. if ...« read more »
Inca Trail Tour Companies
01 July 2021
100% Local Tour Operators
The following Inca Trail tour operators are listed by price (not comparative by quality), it means the least expensive to the most luxurious option. The below rates are given for a 4 day Inca Trail trek (a group service) or a 2 day Inca Trail with camping or a hotel (unless stated otherwise). These prices may change quickly, particularly; in the beginning of a year. Nevertheless, we are ...« read more »
Machu Picchu Animals
28 June 2021
The Inca Trail road in the sanctuary area is over 300 kilometers long, with the Route No. 01 or Km 82 of Inca Trail with 46 km (approx.) one of the most famous and well known in the world, it showing construction features such as bridges, systems of terraces and drainage, articulated archaeological multifunctional complexes built with stone founding in the area.
The Machu Picchu citadel is a sacred space, ...« read more »
Alpaca vs Llama
24 April 2021
Throughout the Andean zone, in the heart of South America, we can find many llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos.
The alpaca or llama in Perú are native animals of the Andes and very important for the countries of the region. Traveling to Peru or Bolivia, and not seeing any of these animals, would be like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower.
Due to the hybridization and near extinction ...« read more »
Traditional Peruvian Clothing
17 February 2021
The typical clothing of Peru is a key piece of Peruvian national identification because it encompasses many concepts that vary according to the type of music, customs, festivities and the region in which it is found, be it the coast, mountains or jungle.
The typical costume of Peru has the objective of reflecting the culture and identity of the country in an exceptional way. Peru has very important roots with ...« read more »
Covid and the Cleaner Environment
21 October 2020
Nobody expected that the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak have had positive effects on the environment such as dramatic improvement in air quality due to the economic downturn. It is overwhelming to watch the healing of nature during the pandemic!
Flights have been canceled worldwide. The volume of air traffic fell by 60% globally. As the planes were suspended from March to June 2020, the weather returned to normal, as ...« read more »
Quechua communities in Cusco fear infections with coronavirus
25 May 2020
On Friday, April 24, the mayor of Ollantaytambo, José Ríos Coronel, reaffirmed that the first person from the region that houses Machu Picchu died, the deceased had Covid-19.
The community member says that he spent three days with the dead man at his home. That they called the authorities, but they did not want to go up to remove the body. That the deceased was a stranger - and emphasizes ...« read more »
Coronavirus Machu Picchu and Tourism in Peru
11 May 2020
With the appearance of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) at the end of last year in China, Latin American countries showed different scenarios - in terms of coronavirus and tourism - as time passed and the virus spread to different parts of the world, leaving a negative impact on the sector's finances.
The tourism sector is one of those affected by the new coronavirus pandemic. In the following report of coronavirus and tourism, ...« read more »
Salkantay Trek Devastation and Animal Exploitation
10 May 2020
Many travelers and bloggers describe the beauty of the Salkantay Trek route. However, this blog is to describe the bad influence of irresponsible tourism as well as to give some advices.
The Salkantay Trek used to have one of the loveliest natural routes worldwide. It also has been considered as an alternative trek to the Inca Trail. Its tour operators used to bring personal tents, dining tents and toilet tents ...« read more »
Flood in Cusco came after the snowfall Salkantay Mountain
27 February 2020
Minister Vasquez, who is in the affected area, said experts from the Geological Mining and Metallurgical Institute (Ingemmet) are in place to conduct studies.
Climate change. The flood that left dead, missing and damaged in the Cusco district of Santa Teresa (The Convention) was caused by the detachment of the ice block of the Salkantay snow, identified by Minister Edgar Vásquez, in charge of this area in emergency.
The ice block ...« read more »
Amazon deforestation and Destruction
31 August 2019
The Amazon rainforest is a wondrous and beautiful place, full of mighty rivers and lush green trees. But, beneath its glossy green exterior, it’s working hard to provide the world with countless benefits. Without the Amazon the entire world’s climates would be thrown off, the atmosphere would be polluted with billions of tonnes of CO2, 10% of the world’s biodiversity would be lost, and we may never find cures ...« read more »
Machu Picchu Tickets 2021
30 August 2019
Getting access to the Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu is not as simple as it seems, but it is definitely not very difficult. Regulated under the administration of the Regional Ministery of Culture (Cusco), if you want to get a ticket to Machu Picchu 2021, you must book it through its website.
In addition, once you have made your reservation official, you will have a maximum of six hours to ...« read more »
Traveling to Machu Picchu with kids
16 March 2019
Machu Picchu is amazing, magical, mysterious, it is the ideal place to visit with children. It is hidden between the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains, and is located right in the middle of the Amazon jungle brow and the Andes mountain range. It was buried for 400 years until - the children love this story - Hiram Bingham came to the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, "guided ...« read more »
Responsible Tourism Tips for your Inca Trail
24 January 2019
Machu Picchu is a unique place in the world, not only is it a beautiful stone city, it is the perfect synchrony between what man and nature can do. Machu Picchu is the proof that the hand of man can do great things without this signifying a conflict with nature. All of this makes taking care of and preserving it a task not only of the authorities of Peru ...« read more »
Inca Trail permits
18 January 2019
If the 2019 limit was set to travel to the Inca Trail, you must make your plans as soon as possible. Book your Inca Trail permits 2019 online 6 months in advance. There are only 500 spaces available per day, approximately 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks and guides.
If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another date. If the permits ...« read more »
Inca Trail Porters
18 January 2019
There are only 500 permits every day to do the traditional Inca Trail, for Porters, Tour Guides and Cooks including. Trekkers usually finish this 43-km long trail in 4 days or 3 days. Most of them consider the Inca Trail as their lifetime experience and personal ambition fulfillment. It is hard to overcome the contentment of completing the hike and visiting the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Anyway, ...« read more »
Wildlife of the Sierra
17 January 2019
The Andes of Peru have been heavily populated by wildlife for thousands of years, In Inca times all types of Andean wildlife enjoyed a form of protection, and although periodic hunts occurred, these were few and the privilege of the ruling class. After the Spanish conquest and the breakdown of the Inca infrastructure, wild animals were hunted indiscriminately and consequently suffered a population decline which was further advanced by ...« read more »
17 January 2019
In recent years, the increase in awareness of the impact of our activities on the natural, economic and social environment has extended to the form of tourism, which has led to the emergence of a new way of traveling called responsible tourism.
Responsible travel seeks to contribute to the maintenance and protection of the patrimonial, cultural and natural assets of the destinations with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable development ...« read more »
Trekking in the Andes
16 January 2019
The great Andes mountain chain stretches the entire length of the South American, and made up of dozens of individual mountain groups known as Cordilleras.
In Peru, these snow-capped peaks have been the source of superstition, frustration and inspiration to mankind for thousands of years.
And modern-day outdoor enthusiasts have found that walking around mountains is as much of a thrill as climbing them. For these trekkers, Peru is a paradise.
Mountain ...« read more »
Machu Picchu charity trek
28 December 2018
When you book a Machu Picchu charity trek with us, 5% of the cost of your trip will be donated directly to support local communities through the "Responsible People Foundation".
In the light of the communities where we were born and that saw us grow, laugh and learn the wisdom of the Andes, especially the meaning of Ayni or "sacred reciprocity", we appreciate our origins here and through our work ...« read more »
Restricting not bringing plastics on Machu Picchu and Inca Trail
19 December 2018
New rule: No plastic bottles allowed in Machu Picchu Inca Trail. On December 01st 2019, the Peruvian government. Published the new law, No plastic bottles allowed in Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Nazca Lines, Paracas, Peruvian Amazon, Manu, Lake Titicaca and other important Archaeological sites and Peruvian Jungle.
The government is starting to protect the archeological sites and Jungles of Peru.
What it is not permits to bring:
Plastic bottles not allowed (Bring ...« read more »
Vaccinations for Peru Machu Picchu
17 December 2018
Visiting Peru and the lost city of the Incas is one of the best experiences a traveler can experience. But Peru is more than just ruins. The impressive Amazonian jungles located to the east of the country and Lake Titicaca are also unmissable sites in a tour of this Andean country.
Machu Picchu is located precisely between the Amazon jungle and the Andes mountain range, this location gives it a very ...« read more »
03 December 2018
The peasant communities of the Region are home to 111,083 families; being the communities of the provinces of Canchis (14,583 families), Chumbivilcas (13,681 families), Quispicanchi (11,637 families) and Espinar (10,385) those that host the largest number of peasant families. These provinces also have the lowest human development indexes (HDI) in the Region: Canchis (0.5076 HDI), Chumbivilcas (0.4904 HDI), Quispsicanchi (0.4909 HDI) and Espinar (0.5313 HDI). The largest number of ...« read more »
Trip without plastics
06 November 2018
When you travel it is as if the world stopped and nothing that happens in it matters. You are enjoying every minute of travel that the rest passes to the background.
On this occasion I want to talk to you about a topic that usually goes totally unnoticed in travel: Trip without plastics.
Have you ever wondered, how many plastic containers do you use on a daily basis while you are ...« read more »
Responsible Travel company
10 September 2018
Responsible people is an responsible travel company, involved in responsible tourism in each of the trips. We want to ensure a sustainable tourism for the next generations that allows Cusco to continue growing and offering spaces of nature and archaeological attractions to all our visitors
According to our point of view, the considerations to take into account "responsible travel company" in our country as well as in any other should ...« read more »
When is the best time to hike the Inca Trail?
05 September 2018
The Inca Trail that leads to the famous Inka citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, is one of the most popular and well-known excursions in Peru. The walk from Kilometer 43 groups a series of Inkas archaeological remains incredibly preserved. Along the route the natural landscape is impressive, with incredible views of snow-capped mountains and the cloud forest.
Visitors from all over the world come to Peru, not only to ...« read more »
Endangered Machu Picchu
03 September 2018
The next time you scroll through the pictures of your friends in Machu Picchu, on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and see beautiful views of the Inca city surrounded by mountains; know that in many cases, there are dozens of people behind that isolated photo waiting for their turn to obtain a photograph of that same place. The fame caused by Instagram and other platforms and social media has helped ...« read more »
Salkantay Trek Guide
31 July 2018
The Salkantay Trail is an old alternative path to the Inca Trail, along the route you can see beautiful landscapes with ecological diversity of flora and fauna, an excellent trekking route for adventure-loving travelers. Also this excursion is denominated as one of the alternate routes to reach the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
This hike takes its name from the magnificent Nevado Salkantay, a natural work belonging to the Vilcabamba ...« read more »
Daily Life in the Andes
30 July 2018
The route to most villages in the Andes is a narrow, graded-earth road, in the winter baked concrete-solid under the fierce dry-season sun, in the summer awash with torrents of rain, slick with mud, narrowed or closed by rock-slides. These roads wind tortuously through the mountains, making complicated switchbacks up and down thier flanks or following deep river valleys. The vehicles that ply them, the means of transportation readily ...« read more »
How far in advance do I need to book the Inca Trail
13 July 2018
How far in advance do I need to Book the Inca Trail? Usually all adventure travellers ask this question. How long in advance you need to book? - 6, 5 or 3 month or 1 year in advance?. The Inca Trail is the most popular hike to Machu Picchu and the most famous of the world. On 2019, the Ministry of Culture and Sernanp created the new regulations and ...« read more »
Nazca Lines Mystery
11 July 2018
The Nazca Lines mystery with centuries of history still remains unresolved today. Why are they there? What meaning do they have? What was its function? How old are you? Were the Nazca really the ones who made them?
Though the Nazca Lines are difficult to see from the ground due to their enormus size, some can be seen from nearby hillsides. It´s widely believed that the lines were first properly ...« read more »