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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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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I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous!

I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous!
This family of four just returned from a week-long trip to the Andean highlands and was blown away by Peru’s beauty. “We had an amazing time. We all loved Peru and said it's the best family trip we've had. Everything was incredible. I had wanted to go to Machu Picchu and I was celebrating a big birthday this year. Several friends had used Wildland and had excellent trips and so we decided to plan something with you for Peru. Peru was easy to get to and allowed us to do a short enough trip to schedule with my adult children. I had no idea Peru was so gorgeous. It was an eye opener. We enjoyed everything. Machu Picchu was magical. Lima was probably our least favorite place, however, our guide did a great job of making the city feel smaller and more special. It was the perfect amount of time...
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Reciprocal Learning though Responsible Tourism in Peru

Reciprocal Learning though Responsible Tourism in Peru
Wildland Adventures was founded on the principle that culturally and environmentally responsible travel can be a powerful force for change. Tourism should contribute to conservation and benefit local communities. As part of our community outreach, Wildland Adventures and our partners in Peru have begun to donate to Amantani in honor of guests who travel with us to Peru. Amantani is a non-governmental, non-profit organization (NGO) working to help indigenous Quechua children in the region of Cusco, Peru. This highly effective program provides safe housing, educational opportunities and cultural activities to children ages 7 to 18 years old. Amantani, "invites you to re-imagine the relationship between the world’s so-called poor and those in a position to help. It’s time...to move away from pity and assumptions of cultural superiority, towards reciprocal connections based on respect and mutual understanding". In the interest of reciprocity, one of the Amantani children, Yuri, would like to...
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