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Having a wonderful time and tomorrow is Machu Picchu!

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Message we received today from a Wildland traveler: We are having a wonderful time. Your guides have been fantastic! Delia (SP) is working on her MS in archeology - a rare find in a guide. She was so informed and is a true expert. The choice of sights that we visited were perfect. The largo private collection was unbelievable. And the cathedrals and monastery visits were very different - we enjoyed the entire morning. The afternoon was spent going to hike and to dinner and supper. Today's flight to Cuzco was easy and most of us are handling the altitude fairly easily. Harry - our guide now - is great. He took us for a warm up hike today on our way from Cuzco after lunch. I think he was testing out the old folks to see how much he could push us. We kept pushing him to go a little...
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A mother and son's graduation adventure in Peru

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"Oh, the zipline WAS intense.  I probably would have bailed had my son not been there.  We are a fiercely competitive family and I NEVER would have heard the end of it! We were thrilled by the hikes and zip line but my husband would have passed out (which is why we left him at home)!"  concluded Jennifer Hines upon their return from a mother-son Wildland Adventure to Peru. Joe gets unclipped from the zip line on this mother-son Peru Family Adventure.  Their July trip to Machu Picchu was a family adventure to mark their son's high school graduation and to spend some precious time together on our Peru Family Adventure before their next transitions in life; Joe is headed for college in September and mom and dad are going to be empty nesters. Joseph climbs up the via ferrata fixed climb up the side of the Urubamba Valley. It's wonderful...
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Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu and the Virgen del Carmen Festival

If you still haven’t made summer travel plans, consider joining me in Peru this July on what is surely a once-in-a-lifetime trip, trekking to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay route and celebrating an authentic Peruvian festival with locals on our Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu + Virgen del Carmen Festival trip.   We only feature this trip once every few years and space is limited to 12 participants.      Beneath the towering snowy peaks of Mt. Salkantay (meaning Savage Mountain in Quechua), we’ll hike along high mountain passes, meet local Quechua communities and engage in traditional customs honoring the spirits of the mountains and descend through the lush, bird and orchid-filled cloud forest to arrive at Machu Picchu.   You’ll carry just a day pack as we trek between comfortable mountain lodges, enjoying gourmet Andean cuisine, delicious wines, relaxing Jacuzzis and camaraderie each evening.   Pack horses accompany our group...
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Inca Trail Permits

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Inca Trail Permits go on sale Monday, January 7th! Permits for the Inca Trail Trek are now given on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. Therefore, if you plan to trek during the most popular months of the year (April-Sep) it is important to make your reservation with Wildland Adventures as early in the new year as possible when permits go on sale; many key dates sell out within the first few weeks of January each year. Immediately upon receipt of your deposit at the time of your reservation, we require your full name (as shown on your passport), date of birth, nationality and passport number and expiration date. To confirm your Inca Trail permit, we must submit this information, along with an $80 non-refundable deposit. The final deadline for securing a permit is 30 days prior to the trek, however the likelihood of obtaining a trekking permit for last minute bookings is...
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Escorted Peru Trek

Even though the falling snow provides ample opportunity to venture outside and be active, let’s face it; winter, especially the calorie-laden holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years, is a difficult time to stay in shape. Having goals to look forward to, particularly if they involve both travel and a physical challenge always keeps me motivated and a trekking adventure in Peru can be just the thing to ditch your winter hibernation and get ready for an exciting 2013. If you are free in July, consider joining me on a spiritual, physical and cultural journey through the Andes on our Escorted Trek to Machu Picchu + Virgen del Carmen Festival . I’ll be leading an exclusive group of Wildland Adventurers around the sacred Apu of Mt. Salkantay, along foot trails of the Incas on this specially escorted journey from July 5-18, 2013. We’ll savor 5 ½ days of spectacular trekking between...
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