Category Archives: Peru

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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Exploring the Ancient Salt Pans in Maras, Peru

You may be familiar with table salt, Kosher salt, or sea salt, but have you heard of Peru’s Maras salt – sal de Maras (also known as Peruvian pink salt)? Maras Salt is considered rose colored gold, which has beneficial … 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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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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Exciting New Flight Routes for Peru!

This month and next there are several exciting new flights that will be inaugurated within Peru and between Cusco and other major South American cities! On July 2nd LATAM initiated their newest domestic flight in Peru between Cusco and Iquitos. … 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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How To Avoid Crowds at Machu Picchu

In light of AFAR magazine’s most recent article, “The True Magic of Machu Picchu Isn’t Where You Think It Is”, we would like to highlight the items that they discuss, and we offer, that will help make your next adventure … Continue reading

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Best Day Hike in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Want to add on more stellar hiking to your Peru adventure? Consider visiting Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca! Truly a trekker’s paradise with far fewer tourists than the Sacred Valley, this is a hidden gem that adventurers will not regret! … Continue reading

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Experiencing Luxury on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

At AWR we pride ourselves in always working top-tier local guides who make all the difference when traveling to a new destination. Read on to hear from two AWR travelers who just returned from the 5-day Luxury Inca Trail Trek … Continue reading

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