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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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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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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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A Refuge for Andean Culture in Peru


  • Maureen Valentine
  • 29 July 2010

With its ancient origins in Peru’s central highlands, Quechua civilisation has an extraordinary cultural heritage. Unfortunately, a growing influx of tourism through Peru’s legendary Sacred Valley has left local indigenous villages fighting to preserve their way of life. Thankfully, an innovative local organisation aims to safeguard Andean mores through education.

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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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Antique and Charming, Cusco Is whl.travel’s First Destination in Peru

  • whl.travel
  • 15 December 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH, PORTUGUESE AND DUTCH. For good reason, the antique city of Cusco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru. Once the capital of the Inca Empire – and officially designated the Historical Capital of Peru by the Constitution of Peru – Cusco is the oldest still-inhabited city in all of South America.

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Cooking Up Better Times in the Sacred Valley of Peru near Cusco

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 27 October 2009

The city of Cusco, Peru – gateway to the world-renowned ruins of Machu Picchu – is said to be the oldest still-inhabited city in South America, as it was the capital of the ancient Inca Empire many moons ago. In fact its very long history and rich culture are windows into Andean mores, Peruvians still…

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