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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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The Most Romantic Places to Stay

The Most Romantic Places to Stay
What's a romantic vacation without the perfect place to stay? Romantic travel isn't just about traveling with your love, it's about turning an ordinary adventure into a magical experience the two of you will cherish forever. Having the right accommodations can make all the difference on a romantic getaway, that's why our travel specialist have chosen a few of their favorite romantic places to stay. Our romantic travel gurus have intimate knowledge of our destinations and are passionate about designing your next adventure the way you envision it any time of the year! The Most Romantic Places to Stay: Hacienda Rumiloma In the Andean foothills, just above Quito, Hacienda Rumiloma is a calm oasis while still near the city, set amidst green hills, with tame llamas & horses roaming around. The huge cabins have fireplaces (or wood-burning stoves), great views of surrounding hills or the city down below, rough-hewn heavy wood...
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Exploring Peru and Argentina for 30 Days

Exploring Peru and Argentina for 30 Days
Beginning with a trip to visit family and friends in Stockholm, Berlin and Bulgaria, 2014 commenced with a festive bang! This was just the warm up though, for what was yet to come. In August, I set out to Peru for four weeks of exploring the contrasting, ancient-modern urban centers, trekking 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. Peru is a land of contrast as much geographically, as it is culturally, architecturally, visually, and gastronomically. In the west, the coast is dry, tracing its way north and south along the Pacific. To...
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Tremors For Real: Glowing Predatory Worms Found in Peruvian Amazon

Tremors For Real: Glowing Predatory Worms Found in Peruvian Amazon
Its dark, the howler and capuchin monkeys are in the high branches of the canopy turning in for the night, night birds are singing their songs across the oxbow lakes, the tapirs are feasting at their clay licks and the caiman are slowly starting to come out to feed: nighttime in the Tambopata rainforest and what Jeff Cremer, wildlife photographer, was setting out to attempt to capture on film. What he did not expect, was what he found around the bend on one of the numerous jungle paths this particular evening; embedded in a dirt wall, Jeff came face to face with multiple glowing, green spots luring him in towards them-a type of larva. Never having encountered anything quite like this, he took several photos of the strange phenomenon. What exactly were these bizarre and alluring species beckoning to him in the black of night in the Amazonas? Calling in a...
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