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Posts Tagged ‘Machu Picchu’

SA Luxury Expeditions Reviews Responsible Travel in Peru

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 September 2013

The Travel Word caught up with Nicholas Stanziano to talk about Peru, travel in Peru and SA Luxury Expeditions reviews of how tourism can support the burgeoning middle classes in urban Peru.

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Travel Safety in Peru: the Stories Behind the Headline

  • Matthew Barker
  • 28 February 2013

Few Latin American have transformed themselves into travel Meccas quite as completely and quickly as has Peru. But parts of Peru still remain thoroughly out of bounds for tourists. Travel safety in Peru means you need to tread lightly and appreciate the complexities of your host community.

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Photo of the Week: A Chincheros Farmer in the Sacred Valley of Peru

  • Mary Moses
  • 23 November 2012

When in Peru, no visit to Cusco is complete without time in the nearby area of the Sacred Valley (Valle Sagrado). With Inca fortresses and ruins, bustling local markets, stunning countryside and small pueblos of indigenous communities, the Sacred Valley is just outside of Cusco, but feels worlds apart. This picture was taken during a visit to a local Chincheros community.

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Video Spotlight: Across the Andes

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 21 September 2012

Take a quick trip through the Andes and over the Altiplano with this week’s video spotlight. Well-paced time-lapse footage follows winding mountain paths across Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, offering breathtaking views of ragged mountain tops, ancient monuments and local city life along the way.

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Taking the High Road: Mountain Treks for All

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 17 April 2012

For centuries, high-minded travellers, wise men and ladies alike, have sought out the world’s mountains, revelling in the challenge of the climb and capturing in photographs and ink the terrific views and exaltation that come at the end of long and strenuous hikes. Ridge-rambling adventurers are, if anything, more numerous today than ever before. Fortunately, mountain treks abound, gauged to hikers of all abilities.

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Seven UNESCO World Heritage All-Stars and Alternatives

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 12 December 2011

UNESCO recognition through its World Heritage List and time in the subsequent travel spotlight can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, a new site gets a big status boost and some protection. On the other hand, an influx of tourists adds pressures and more need for protection. One way to curb this effect is for travellers to visit alternative heritage destinations where high tourism congestion isn’t causing problems.

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The Good, the Bath and the Ugly

  • Lindsay Young
  • 3 May 2011

When travelling, it’s always fun to stumble upon both famous and lesser-known local bathing spots. However, while I love to be surprised by historical and natural baths in different destination, not everybody likes surprises, and the bathing experiences found on the road are often hit or miss. In fact, in my experience, local baths get misnamed, over hyped and overlooked. Here are a few cases in point in England, Hungary, Iceland and Peru.

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The Legendary Lost City of Machu Picchu is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 19 August 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. No travel itinerary in Peru is complete without a long glimpse of the world-famous ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu. Overlooking Peru’s majestic Urubamba Valley from approximately 7,000 feet in elevation, these iconic ruins high in the Andes are a shining example of the history and skill of the Inca Empire that once dominated much of South America.

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Peru’s Legendary Sacred Valley Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 28 April 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Although the legendary Sacred Valley of the Incas of Peru has become a tourist destination in its own right, many people only discover it because the usual Inca Trail route traversing Peru’s highlands to Machu Picchu passes through it on the way from Cusco. One glimpse is all that’s required to see why the ancient Incans thought this land was holy.

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Mudslides and Mayhem near Machu Picchu, Peru

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 2 February 2010

“The months January and February in Cusco are known for the rain,” said Raymond Scholten of Chaska Tours, an ecotourism and adventure tour operator – your whl.travel local connection – based in this famous city of southern Peru. “Everybody is prepared for the rain, but this year the amount broke all records. It rained endlessly for almost…

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