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Peru Travel for 2015!

Peru Travel for 2015!
Now that the new year is starting to pick up pace, I wanted to take the time to plant the seed of excitement for Peru travel in 2015 and share my experiences from my trip last year. In August, I set out to Peru for four weeks of exploring the contrasting, ancient-modern urban centers, traversing the Inca Trail , piranha fishing and swimming in the Amazon , boating on Lake Titicaca, and eating the best ceviche of my life in a quiet fishing village on the sea, all the while surrounded by warm, inviting and inspiring people. After having lived between Seattle and Argentina for almost nine years, Peru was an exciting window to another invigorating facet of Latin America’s rich diversity.   CUSCO My trip to Peru began in Cusco and it was largely a sensory experience. At 11,150 ft, I recall stepping out of the plane in Cusco and...
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4-Time Alumni Do Peru!

4-Time Alumni Do Peru!
Melinda and John are 4 time Wildland Alumni and returned from a custom trip to Peru that included, focus on organic gardens and community in the Sacred Valley, a inspiring time in Machu Picchu, hiking in the Colca Canyon-deepest canyon in the world, exploration in the famous white-stone city of Arequipa and ended with a culinary and artistic bang in Lima!   “Gretchen, you helped us plan this trip, and we thank you so much! No complaints, it was a great trip. We just want to let the Wildland team know of a few exceptional experiences/places!   Our favorite hotel (and they were all good) was El Albergue. We loved the atmosphere in the cafe, where folks off the train and hotel guests mingled. The food was exceptional, and the Pachamanca a fun experience. The focus on organic gardens, the school for sustainability, the seed saving process were so gratifying to...
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I Loved It All

I Loved It All
Suzy and her husband participated in part of a custom trip to Patagonia with four of their friends, cruising from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia, ice trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier and hiking in Torres del Paine. “The cruise and landing at Cape Horn was really fantastic! We had a beautiful (for Cape Horn) sunny day and even got to observe sea lions sunning on the rocks prior to landing at Cape Horn. The climb on the Perito Moreno glacier outside of El Calafante was very special and one of the other highlights for Bob and me. Finally, the hikes in Torres del Paine were extraordinary with fabulous scenery and great exercise. Although some of the hikes were more challenging for me than I expected, I loved it all. Our guides throughout were very well informed and enthusiastic.Magdaly in El Calafante was very well informed, as were both Maca and Claudio who...
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A Once In Life Time Adventure to Patagonia

A Once In Life Time Adventure to Patagonia
Guest review from Charlie, part of a group of six friends who did a Custom Patagonia Trip . “The trip was fantastic…a once in a lifetime adventure. You folks did a great job of: 1) anticipating the types of accommodations we would prefer (basically 5 star hotels and resorts) and also the type of experiences we would enjoy. In particular, we appreciated your blending the different elements of the trip together is such a seamless fashion. As Gretchen knows, we covered a lot of territory in a relatively brief period of time. Thanks to your excellent assistance we did so in an extraordinarily efficient, comfortable and seamless fashion. Thank you. You could not have done a better job. Pre-departure advice and information was especially helpful. Top three experiences: Walking on the Glacier in El Calafate; Landing on Cape Horn Island; The hike we took on our second day in Torres Del...
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More Than Met Our Expectations: Wine, Chocolate and Football in Patagonia

More Than Met Our Expectations: Wine, Chocolate and Football in Patagonia
Guest review from Anne, part of a group of six friends who did a custom trip through Patagonia , ending with a heartwarming story about watching the super bowl in Torres del Paine! “Wildland Adventures' planning was excellent. We gave you the dates and what we wanted to do in Patagonia and you more than met our expectations. The trip was fabulous. We had great guides throughout the trip. Ana in BA was quite knowledgeable and we were there at a difficult time when the prosecutor died under mysterious circumstances. Gabrielle who met us in Bariloche and then was our hiking guide, brew pub guide and then our lake crossing guide was extremely knowledgeable and more than that fun to be with. Finally our two guides at AWASI, Maca and Claudio, were top notch. Airline and ground transportation arrangements were excellent. All of our transfers and land drivers were on time...
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