Tag Archives: Cusco

Colors of the Andes: Dyeing Wool the Peruvian Way

While some ingredients for natural dyes may seem strange, their colors saturate Andean textiles and have a long history among Peruvian artisans. Peru is a country full of vibrant colors that reflect the unique culture, creativity and energy of its … Continue reading

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Colorful Treks in The Andes of Peru

Embark on an Andes trek and discover a show of beauty only Mother Nature could deliver. Vivid green valleys accented with crystal clear pools eternally reflect the sky above. Turquoise lagoons are made even more beautiful by the soaring glacial … 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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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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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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Feeling Like Inca Royalty in Peru!

This couple just returned from a 3-week anniversary trip to Peru where they explored Cusco, the Sacred Valley and completed the Luxury Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu! Read on to hear about more of their experiences. “I wanted to get … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Get to Machu Picchu

When visiting Cusco and the Sacred Valley, there are multiple ways to travel to Machu Picchu. Below is list of our top 7 ways to arrive to the awe-inspiring citadel — from trains to less-traveled treks to the traditional Inca … Continue reading

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The most anticipated restaurant in Peru is ready to open in Moray, Cusco

For those of you foodies out there, mark your calendars for the opening of the newest and most exciting haute cuisine restaurant in Peru yet! Joined by Peru’s top chefs, Virgilio Martinez (owner and chef of Central) will be inaugurating this … Continue reading

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Choosing The Right Inca Trail Trek Option For You

We asked our Peru experts, who have done the 5-day, 4-day and 2-day Inca Trail Trek options, which one(s) they liked best. The resounding answer was the 5-day (2-day was in second place). Read on to see why. Our experts … Continue reading

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