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Be Moved by the Mountains Being surrounded by raw natural beauty stirs the soul in ways that we as humans can feel and recognize but perhaps not accurately describe. Recent Wildland traveler Steve Fors, who embarked on our Machu Picchu Mountain Lodges Trek in March, very eloquently summed up his experience trekking through the Cordillera Vilcabamba.  “Our trekking guides Manolo and Darwin were off-the-chart fabulous in every way. My favorite moments for the trip were as follows; we went out on the upstairs deck at Salkantay Lodge, shut off all nearby lights and saw the most spectacular stars I have ever seen. While the sky above us was clear, there were thunderstorms nearby. The valley below lit up several times. Then lightning lit up Mt. Salkantay and its neighbors several times. When we hiked over Salkantany Pass, the mountain was obscured by clouds and fog. The next morning we awakened to clear sky, the first rays...

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Hike the Inca Trail during the peak trekking season of April-October, and your experience upon arrival at Machu Picchu may look something like this: Spiritual journey over. Welcome to tourist central, DisneyPicchu! Hike the Inca Trail in December, and you may just have one of those remember-forever moments of solitude at Machu Picchu, where the only object in the way of your perfect shot is a local resident. (Photo credit to Wildland traveler J. Lopinot) In early December, after the majority of the trekking crowd has fallen off for the year, I'll be hiking the Inca Trail and would be excited for you to join me! Our December 5-13, 2013 Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. To sweeten the deal, we are offering a discount of $300 per person which means the following rates for this trip apply: Two travelers: $2995 per person Four travelers: $2650 per person Six or...

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  If you don't want your summer to end and you're ready to pack up and head out on an adventure this fall, you can save big on many trips departing before the end of the year. Savings up to $1340 per person on trips all around the world. View all Endless Summer trips or call us at 800.345.4453. This year we've pulled some strings to find the best deals on some wild destinations that will get you out of the cold and living the dream of an endless summer. Let's be honest, who hasn't dreamed of escaping the chill of winter and embracing the warmth of a destination on the other side of the world? The problem is the dream of an endless summer seems to always hit us right when it starts to get cold and often it's too late to plan your escape. Don't delay! Like summer...

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I love exploring our world on my own two feet be it via backpacking, mountaineering, climbing or hiking. On any given weekend (occasionally sliding into Monday), you can find me high on a peak in the North Cascades or 30 miles deep in the Hoh Rainforest. This passion for the outdoors stretches into wild places across the globe and some of my favorite trips to design for our travelers involve trekking to Machu Picchu or hiking in southern Patagonia. Sunrise in Glacier Peak Wilderness. Photo courtesy of Nick Drake. Physical challenges in the outdoors are exhilarating, reaffirming and impactful, but for your memories to be ones of breathtaking vistas and natural wonder (not gasping for breath and feeling faint from exhaustion) you need to be fit enough to enjoy what you are doing. Here’s what I do to train for my own adventures, tips that are sure to have you...
When you travel to Patagonia with Wildland Adventures, you have the opportunity to make a donation to Conservacion Patagonica, a non-profit organization headed by Kris Tompkins with the mission of "creating national parks in Patagonia, in collaboration with neighboring communities, and local, regional, and national governments." A sister trust, the Conservation Land Trust, also headed by Doug and Kris Tompkins, made history today with one of the largest land donations in Argentine history; 37,500 privately held acres given to Argentina to expand Perito Moreno National Park to include Patagonia's second-highest peak, San Lorenzo. Amazing news for climbers and conservationists alike! Read on for the full story, reprinted from Conservacion Patagonica's newsletter. "In one of the largest land donations in Argentine history, Doug and Kris Tompkins donated Estancia El Rincon to the national parks system of Argentina today, in a formal reception in Buenos Aires. In the northwest area of the...
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