Category Archives: South America

Adding the Cordillera Blanca to Your Next Peru Adventure

    Don’t have the time for a long trek while visiting Huaraz? No Problem! Take a look at our two shorter versions of Huaraz’s most iconic treks! Huaraz is an incredible destination for trekking with its snow-capped mountains, Andean … Continue reading

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AWR Now Carbon Neutral In Peru

At AWR sustainable and mindful tourism is one of our defining cornerstones. As of October 1st, we are proud to announce that we will be launching are our new carbon neutral plan for all of our Peru programs. A letter … Continue reading

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Family Gallivanting Through Peru: Machu Picchu and Beyond

This family group of five just returned from a customized version of our 7-Day Peru: Machu Picchu Tour by Train. Read on to hear about their adventure! “We used AWR last year for our Galapagos trip and we were blown … Continue reading

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Spring Into Your Next Adventure in Torres del Paine

As Spring commences in the Southern Hemisphere and the trekking season starts to ramp up in Patagonia, we would like to take the time to share with our followers our three most popular adventures in Torres del Paine, Chile with … Continue reading

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Family of Six Does The Amazon

This family of six just returned from a fun family summer adventure to the Peruvian Amazon. Read on to hear mom’s account of their journey! “We had an incredible time – we loved The Inkaterra Field Guide Station (it was … Continue reading

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Choquequirao — The Other Machu Picchu

Choquequirao (pronounced: Cho-Kay-Kee-Rao), also known as “Machu Picchu’s little sister” is a lesser-known Inca archaeological site located just 64 km (40 miles) from Machu Picchu and is perfect for nature lovers and trekkers looking to explore alternative routes in and … Continue reading

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Rock Climbing, Hiking, Relaxation, & Cultural Experiences in Brazil’s Coffee Lands

Originally from Seattle, WA, USA, I moved to Brazil one year and a half ago. I was excited for the move but also anxious about being able to continue rock climbing in Sao Paulo. Before departing Seattle, I tried to … Continue reading

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Travel Insurance and High Altitudes

For those of our travelers who are planning adventures to high altitude destinations such as Kilimanjaro, The Inca Trail, Everest Base Camp, etc., making sure that your travel insurance will cover you while at or above 15,000 ft is important. … Continue reading

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One Month In the Peruvian Amazon: One Woman’s Solo Dream Adventure Come True

A couple years ago, an adventurous solo female AWR traveler, Tracey, went to the Peruvian Amazon with AWR for a week and stayed in Iquitos at the Muyuna Lodge. This year, she came back to us asking to put together … Continue reading

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Top 6 Mind-Blowing Treks That Don’t Kill Your Knees

While some of our guests strive for a strenuous edge to their trekking adventures, many of our travelers prefer to put culture and dramatic scenery first and opt for a milder trekking option for their vacations. For the latter type … Continue reading

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