The South Face Salkantay: Get away from the crowds and enjoy the unbeaten path

Things are changing all the time in Cusco. As the country develops and new highways are built to give more access to remote communities, trekking routes continue to change. That´s why in Explorandes, we are always looking for new alternatives that can guarantee our adventurers that uniqueness and off the beaten path experience that they...
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Why is travelling alone a unique lifetime experience?

Imagine that you’re sitting in your office with tons of work stacked up and you realize that you haven’t taken a vacation in more than a year! Your adventurer’s soul is getting desperate and your desire to get out of the city and your job gets bigger and bigger….. It’s time to travel!! You take...
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Explorandes joins Regenera in the search of the 0 carbon footprint operations

About Regenera: Regenera is a network of urban custodians and rural guardians dedicated to caring for and restoring nature in Peru, preserving heritage and combating climate change. The members of this network are subject to audits in order to measure and reduce their carbon footprint, and then compensate their residual footprint through concrete actions of...
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The Chachapoyas kingdom: Lord of the Clouds and Waterfall Valley by Daniela Mendez

  This was supposed to be a scouting trip, and it definitely was! It was a trip that exceeded all my expectations. The Uctubamba Valley and its surroundings are full of conservation areas – this for me is a sign that things are being done well there. The local people want to conserve, by taking...
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Once again, Explorandes scores very good results in the Rainforest Alliance audit

What is Rainforest Alliance and what do they stand for? The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists, and businesses dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. Their mission is to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices, and consumer behavior. Watch the video...
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Travel to Cusco: 3 reasons why travelling in November is an excellent idea

So you’ll travel to Cusco during November? Most of our travellers have doubts about going to Cusco during this month, mostly because it marks the beginning of the rainy season (which is springtime in the southern hemisphere) and they don’t know much about what Cusco has to offer during the low season. 1) There is...
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Four Psychological Benefits of Trekking

Hikers around the world know that walking in nature is not only good for physical health, but for mental health as well. Walking through the woods while observing colorful birds and foliage, feeling the air in the face, sitting next to a blue lake and listening to a soothing running stream simply clear our mind and...
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Pros and Cons of Trekking Poles

If you hike often, you might see some hikers using trekking poles. But the importance of the trekking poles has been much debated.  Like every great discussion, there are pros and cons regarding the subject. The hiking community is split on the need for this gear, so the decision truly depends on you. In Explorandes we give...
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The advantages of doing the Inca Trail in 5 days instead of 4

Many people wonder why we take one more day to do the Inca Trail. If you can do it in 4 days, as 95% of tour operators do, why do it in 5? Our route has been thought about, designed and developed over more than 43 years since we first opened the route for the...
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