Category Archives: Machu Picchu

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. Experience the Salkantay Trek with our South America specialist, Gretchen! Salkantay Luxury Lodge to Lodge Trek Humantay Lake Hike To elevate your trekking experience, … 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 little-known KM 104 Inca Trail Express Hike an outstanding mini-trip for those wanting “a taste” of the Inca Trail, but either lack the time or energy for the full 4- or 5-day Inca Trail. There is one day of … 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

Cusco is Peru’s gateway to adventure! In the city, cobble-stoned streets lined with Inca walls connect the most important sites such as the Central Market, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha) found inside the church of Santo … 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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Best Peru Family Adventures

Come explore Peru with your family on one of our uniquely crafted tours, designed with your kids in mind! Our family-designed tours are based on our own experiences traveling with our own kids to Peru and around the world. We … Continue reading

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Difference Between the Salkantay and Lares Lodge-to-Lodge Treks

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. What … Continue reading

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