Machu Picchu - Important Changes!

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Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, draws millions of visitors each year. Wandering the ruins and contemplating the mystery that surrounds the Incan site is high on many people's bucket list. As it is a highly sought after destination, visitor numbers have grown from around 100,000 per year in the 1980s, to nearly 1.4 million trave...
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Day 1 in Peru: Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary and Pisaq Town

Day 1 in Peru: Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary and Pisaq Town
Our very happy alumni travelers, Steve & Allison, are currently on a celebratory Galapagos and Machu Picchu trip honoring their 34th wedding anniversary. They sent us this recap of day one on the Peru portion of their trip. (We will feature Galapagos post-trip, promise!) Peru Day 1 Our Galapagos days are over. We got off the boat, checked into ...
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Top Five Experiences on our Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Adventure

Top Five Experiences on our Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Adventure
Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and its spot is well deserved. The list below breaks down this wonder even more, describing five awesome reasons a trip to Machu Picchu & the Peruvian Amazon should be number one, not seven, on your list of places to go. Spoiler: the last reason is time sensitive... 5) Arriving at the Inca town of Wiñay Wayna After three unforgettable days on the Inca Trail, you arrive at Wiñay Wayna, an Incan town perched on a steep forested slope high above the Urubamba River. You wander its large complex of ancient dwellings, terraces, and still functioning waterworks thinking about how far you’ve come, how unbelievable the journey has been so far, and how excited you are for what lays ahead – the “lost city in the clouds”, Machu Picchu. 4) Paddling the Amazon River Traveling downstream by dugout canoe,...
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The Best Part About Working At Wildland

The Best Part About Working At Wildland
Every quarter I get to do the coolest thing. I get to give money to really amazing organizations on behalf of Wildland clients. With almost all of our trips we include a line item that reads “Optional Contribution to Travelers’ Conservation Trust” and then lists a local organization that we believe in. And most of you do make that optional donation, allowing us to forward funds quarterly. Here are just a few of the checks that I’ve written this year:  $750 to the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania which will be used for the Ujamaa Community Resource Trust. They work with orphans and the complex struggle for land between the Maasai cattle and the wildlife that brings so many tourism dollars to Tanzania. $1450 to Conservacion Patagonica who is working to create a trans-frontier National Park in Patagonia. They are purchasing land, restoring it, and showing local communities how they can benefit...
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Piranha Fishing & Machu Picchu

Piranha Fishing & Machu Picchu
This Wild family of three just returned from a custom adventure to Machu Picchu and the Amazon .  After hiking a segment of the Inca Trail, getting a taste of Peru’s cutting edge culinary delights, mountain biking through the highlands and ending piranha fishing in the Amazon, they had quite a few stories to share! “Gretchen, thanks to you and the entire Wildland Adventures team, we enjoyed a fantastic vacation!  Started off very well with your recommendation and subsequent reservation at Casa Moreyra, Astird & Gaston in Lima for our first amazing dinner (Astird introduced herself and we had a very nice chat J).   Accommodations, activities and most importantly, the Wildland Adventures representatives, drivers and naturalists/guides throughout our Peruvian adventure were top-notch!   Today alone, I’ve mentioned/recommended Wildland Adventures multiple times to friends at work. Top on my list; Piranha fishing, mountain biking, Inca Trail to Sun Gate & Huayna Picchu/Wayna...
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