Category Archives: Peru

7 Bucket List Trips for 2019

The end of the year is around the corner and our travelers are already scheming to hit more of their bucket list destinations in 2019 than ever before! While most people’s bucket lists vary, there are a few iconic places … Continue reading

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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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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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