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Travel to Peru and discover its magnificent people, culture and customs from the days of pre-Inca to today, as well as the diverse geographical regions of the Andes Mountains, Amazon Rainforest and the Pacific coastal desert. 

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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