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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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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 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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Exploring Brazil: Bonito, An Adventurer’s Paradise

Here is part one if you haven’t already read it: Exploring Brazil: The Pantanal and Bonito Prying ourselves away from the majesty of the Pantanal’s landscapes and warmhearted people was a difficult task. To ease the pain of separation, we … Continue reading

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Iguazu, Patagonia and Atacama: An Epic Guest Trip Report

Jeanne and Carol just returned from an epic adventure across Argentina and Chile. Beginning their journey amongst the glittering falls in Iguazu on the boarder of Argentina and Brazil. They continued down to Argentina’s southern Patagonia and trekked through the … Continue reading

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Manaus: Brazil’s Gateway to the Amazon

Manaus is green and tranquilly chaotic with charming and inviting people. It is a city where over 600 billion-dollar industries collide with the impending brute force of the surrounding sea of inhospitable jungle. No man-made roads lead to Manaus; there … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Chamonix, France: August 2016

Staff Members: Robin Paschall & Dean Paschall Travel Dates: August 18-21, 2016 Destinations Visited: Chamonix, France Chamonix is the starting point for the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek.  There is so much to do here that it is worth a … Continue reading

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