Category Archives: Machu Picchu

Trip Report: Peru with Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley

Traveler: Tina C. Travel Dates: July 18-August 4, 2014 Destination Visited: Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Sacred Valley We decided to go to Peru last fall, as we had laid out plans to undertake 3 days in the … Continue reading

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Exploring Lima: A Welcomed & Unsuspected Surprise

We arrive back in Lima in the evening and embrace the humidity and heat that greets us as we exit the plane; such a dramatic contrast from the cool, misty days and nights in the high Andes, just a short … Continue reading

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Introduction to The Luxury Salkantay Lodge to Lodge Trek

Trekking in Peru is one of the best and most sought-after adventure opportunities in South America. To elevate your trekking experience, there are currently two lodge-to-lodge luxury trek options to Machu Picchu: The Salkantay Trail and The Lares Trail. Both … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Hiking The KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak

Check out our latest video of Gretchen and Diego, from the Adventure Within Reach Team, completing the KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak! Stats: KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike: Total distance: 13 … Continue reading

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PART 2: Hiking The KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak

In the morning we arise early and visit the central plaza of Aguas Calientes and a small local market. The surrounding mountains, blanketed in jungle, seem to seamlessly merge with the town. Spindly fingers of mist hang low at this … Continue reading

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PART 1: Hiking The KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Peak

The sound of the rain on the ceramic roof shingles wakes us before dawn this morning. We quickly gather our things together and meet our enthusiastic guide, Claudia, on the train platform. As the royal blue and gold Peru Rail … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: Via Ferrata + Sky Lodge + Zip-line Adventure (Sacred Valley, Peru)

This morning we were met by our guides Cesar (a tough mountain guide) and Rodrigo (an energetic rock climber and snowboarder) and escorted out to the start of our adrenaline-filled Via Ferrata mountain climb and action-packed zip-line descent in the … Continue reading

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Cusco: Peru’s Gateway to Adventure

The hour-long flight to Cusco is breathtaking the entire way passing jagged, lush peaks, glaciers and remote alpine lakes. Upon descent into Cusco, the plane nosedives onto the single airstrip right in the middle of the ancient Incan capital. The … Continue reading

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Arrival in Peru: A First Night in Lima

Our South America Program Director, Gretchen, will be traveling in Peru, Chile and Brazil for the next 6 weeks. Follow her story here! March 22nd: Arrival in Lima– Excitement, Humidity and Taxi Drivers Descending on what looked like numerous crisscrossed … Continue reading

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5 Hidden Gem Treks in South America (Plus one bonus trek!)

If you are hoping to broaden your adventure portfolio this year, then I am here to help! This year I am extremely excited to share several new treks throughout South America for travelers looking for truly unique, rare and enticing … Continue reading

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