Galapagos Inspires Winning Photo

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As a Wildland Alumni, June recently got an email from us asking her to submit travel photos for our 2018 luggage tag contest. She submitted pictures from her  trip to Botswana ,  adventures in Galapagos , and her travels to Morocco . It was our great pleasure to pick one of her photos as a winner! Below are her memories of ...
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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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Introducing Guides Field Station in the Peruvian Amazon

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 " There are very few places in the world that still shelter extraordinary natural riches. Tambopata in the Peruvian Amazon is one of them ." - Conservation Center We have long loved sending our travelers to Reserva Amazonica, located outside of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon. This lodge offers unparalleled luxury deep in the Amazon a...
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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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