Trekking: 5 days and 4 nights in the Hidden Valleys of Mt. Salkantay A new alternative for trekking alongside Salkantay Mountain that takes you off the beaten path. This trek has been developed by Explorandes with the aim of offering our travellers the option of staying away from the crowds while trekking in Cusco and...
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The Andean culture has a lot of amazing traditions and techniques that involve weaving, farming, cooking, and building. There is nothing better than learning these traditions firsthand from the comuneros (community members) who are still using them in their daily life. In this post we will introduce you to 2 outdoor centers that offer amazing...
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Huaraz is nicknamed the “Switzerland of Peru” mostly because of its always visible snow-capped Andean peaks that can be viewed from the city center. At 10,000 feet above sea level already, you can expect that any day hike or trek into the city’s surrounding mountains will surely test how well your body handles high altitude....
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Perhaps your mind is hard set on a Machu Picchu trek or some other more expected Peru adventure, but have you considered some of your other adventure travel options in Peru? For example, think of all of the adventures that await on Peru’s 2,414-kilometer coastline, from paragliding off Lima’s Pacific cliffsides to surfing Mancora’s fabled...
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Have you ever watched the adventure film Touching the Void? If so, you’re already familiar with the knife-edge peaks of the Cordillera Huayhuash. This impressive Peruvian mountain range situated outside of Huaraz is home to seven of Peru’s highest peaks, all of which are over 6,000 meters tall. Mountaineers literally drool over these landscapes and...
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Machu Picchu’s sister is a site called Choquequirao. Perched on a ridge overlooking the Apurimac Canyon, this ancient and often overlooked Inca ruin rivals what you’ll find at Machu Picchu in both scope and awe factor, save for one appealing detail; Choquequirao is far less crowded. In this blog post, we walk you through how...
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