Peru, a country of magnificent people, culture, customs, geography and adventure is our number one pick for family's introductory experience to South America (Read more in our blog Peru vs Patagonia: Choosing the Right Multigenerational Trip). While our guests prepare for their upcoming and/or future trips to Peru there are several main travel questions that we are often asked about. Below is a list of the most common questions we receive, addressed for travelers to feel informed, confident and, most of all, safe while traveling to this enchanting country.
1) ALTITUDE SICKNESS:
Am I going to get altitude sickness while in Peru? How do I avoid altitude sickness? If I know I’m prone to altitude sickness, and still want to visit Peru, what can I do?
The pleasures of trekking in the Andean highlands surrounded by the sheer geographic splendor and unique cultures that call the high Andes home, is...
This 3-time alumni family just returned from a holiday adventure to Chile and Argentina, doing a custom Best of Patagonia trip visitng: Atacama, Valparaiso, Santiago, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and Buenos Aires. Continue reading as they share their incredible experience:
"This was another outstanding Wildland trip! We have traveled with Wildland 3 times before and have loved the trips. We believe you all do South America better than anyone! We were incredibly grateful for all of Gretchen's help in planning this trip and her patience in helping with the changes and questions along the way. We were especially grateful and impressed with how Gretchen and others helped us when our daughter missed her connection. The Delta agents kept telling her not to go to Santiago because of the strike but she left anyway and we kept our fingers crossed that it would work. Thanks to all of you,...
Listen to this solo female traveler share her experience of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!
“I had always wanted to see Machu Picchu, and for this trip I wanted something adventurous and physically challenging and Wildland Adventure’s Inca Trail Trek was the best I found!
I loved the hike. The camp sites were awesome- I've never been so spoiled while hiking!
Our guide, Elkin was awesome! Very knowledgeable, professional, and made sure that we all had everything we needed.
The food on the trek was the most amazing- better than restaurant meals! I really appreciated that they made me vegetarian meals that were delicious.
The entire trip was amazing. The people, the culture, the views, the trek... everything was wonderful.”
To learn more about our Inca Trail Trek feel free to contact me.
Your friendly South America Program Director,
After invited by her friends to join them on the Machu Picchu Mountain Lodges Trek, Marian decided to go for it! Here she shares some of the highlights of her high Andean adventure while trekking to Machu Picchu!
“The main highlights, besides Machu Picchu ,for me was the fact that the Inca ruins everywhere! Cusco was incredible and our guides were phenomenal! We couldn't have had better service and attention. We were greeted in Cusco in the middle of a transportation strike and your staff took excellent care to see that we made it to our hotels. They did an excellent job. Eddie Pisaro, our guide, and his assistant, Claudio were absolutely fantastic.
Every meal at the mountain lodges stood out! The accommodations were AMAZING, I wish I lived there! My favorites were: the JW Marriott in Cusco, all of the mountain lodges and Machu Picchu Pueblo in Aguas Calientes!!”...
Falling asleep to claps of thunder and waking up to howler monkeys calling in the canopy outside my window this August were just fragments of the beautiful dream I stepped into while spending almost 3 weeks in the Brazilian Amazon.
Each morning, as the sun slowly reared its mighty head over the lush horizon, I woke up to run along miles of trails that wound in and out of the exotic jungle. Running before the intense heat of midday meant comingling with families of squirrel monkeys, dodging sleepy caimans and watching majestic white herons take flight.
During the day we ascended ropes into the dense canopy to gain a new perspective from the tops of ancient Samauma trees and swam with powerful pink river dolphins. We paddled in the quiet off shooting rivers and lakes as the sun started to set and watched as the Milky Way painted the sky....