inca trail peru walk itself
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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explorandes-sustainable-tourism
Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and a major source of income for many countries around the world. However, if left unchecked, tourism development poses a risk to the biologically diverse natural habitats and indigenous cultures of a destination. Being aware of these impacts has led many tour operators, including Explorandes, to...
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intihuatana-machu-picchu
The Incas had as one of their main gods the sun (inti, in Quechua language). Therefore, it was important for priests to observe the sun and understand it. So, they had an astronomic clock or calendar that indicated some significant celestial periods for them. This clock was called intihuatana. Intihuatana is derived from Quechua, and...
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what is qhapaq ñam
In order to transport and trade goods, better move armies across their territories, and carry messages between population centers, the Incas built an extensive road network across the empire. This system became one of the most extraordinary feats of engineering in the world and helped transform the Incas into the largest empire in South America. In fact,  it was a...
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Huchuy Qosqo, or “Little Cusco,” is one of the most important archaeological centers of the Urubamba Valley after Ollantaytambo and Pisac. According to Spanish records, Huchuy Qosqo was the favorite place of the Inca Wiracocha. Travelers can visit Huchuy Qosqo via a two-day hiking adventure along the main trail made by the Incas. Along the...
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[:en]While most Countries tend to quiet down during their National Holidays, Peru on the other hand, is as alive as ever buzzing with celebration and a variety of fun activities to do! Known to the locals as the Fiestas Patrias, Peruvian Independence Day represents a time for parties and leisure, and you will often find families and friends celebrating...
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