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New Family Adventure Vacations

2013 has brought many new family adventure vacations  to the Wildland collection and we couldn't be more excited to share these new experiences with adventurous families. We spent last year traveling around the globe searching for new destinations and making new connections, so that we could handcraft the adventures families were asking for. Our new trips for 2013  are the perfect blend of adventure travel mixed with our signature 'Wild style' of meaningful cultural encounters and active explorations all the while staying in boutique accommodations that encompass the local hospitality and way of life. This type of travel is perfect for families wanting to make the most of their travel time by choosing adventures that also serve as educational experiences for young travelers.  With out without further adieu here's what's new for family adventure travel in 2013.   Our Nicaragua Family Adventure offers 9 days to explore the natural beauty and colonial charm...
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Wild Love: A True Story

Wild Love: A True Story
"They say that in order for a marriage to last a long time you have to fall in love over and over again."   That's exactly what we did on our last trip with Wildland Adventures when we planned to travel to Peru . As you can see, my husband John is a professional photographer. As a result, I can never, ever get a hug on vacation without some serious rib bruising! HA! So if I want a hug, I just hug his back. Keeping humor in a marriage helps too! Despite seeing numerous pictures of Machu Picchu, we were blown away.  Stunning.  We were very happy that we added an extra day to be together in the Sacred Valley – amazing.  When we were on the Peru Amazon adventure we were all on a constant lookout for jaguar. Fiorella , our guide, and I were sitting in the back of the canoe...
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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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Beyond the Inca Trail: Optional Hikes at Machu Picchu

So you want to hike along Inca trails to Machu Picchu, but even the 1-day Inca Trail Trek seems a little too daunting or time consuming? Consider one of two optional hikes that you can do right at Machu Picchu; either Cerro Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu Mountain) or Wayna Picchu (also spelled Huayna Picchu). Cerro Machu Picchu is great for families with younger children and both hikes are perfect for travelers who don't want to devote a full day to hiking; these Machu Picchu hikes still give you the thrill of an Andes trekking adventure to Incan ruins but can be done in less than half a day. Permits are required in advance for both of these options, so you can’t just wait till the day-of to decide. I've done both hikes and as Wildland's Peru Program Director, I'm happy to discuss the greater and lesser pros (we don’t believe in...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Dang it Kirtsten! Now I am going to start dreaming about hiking Macchu Picchu all the time. I hope your escorted trek to Machu Pic... Read More
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:41
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