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PERU – Hiking the Inca Trail

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Inca Trail This is classified as a “high altitude, moderate / strenuous hiking holiday”. Indeed! You’ll be traveling not only through time, but through several climatic and ecological zones as well on your way to reach Machu Picchu. You’ll ascend to altitudes of roughly 4,200 meters as your local guides lead you from camp to camp. The high-attitude wilderness is home to spectacular views along with many species of Andean birds and flora that you will have the opportunity to view.

Duration is 4-5 days excluding flights. Private treks can be arranged. As always, you will be contributing to the local economy through this vacation.

Daily departures except in the month of February. This trail hike should be booked 2-3 months in advance and at least 4 months in advance if you wish to travel between peak months of June and September. Prices vary depending on your departure location and number of people in the traveling party. From our friends at ResponsibleTravel. For full information and complete itinerary, CLICK:


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Kapawi Ecolodge & Reserve

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Photo courtesy & ©: www.jaymsramirez.com

Your visit to Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve will transport you to a time and place so remarkable, so utterly unlike any other you have experienced. Deep, deep, in the Ecuadorian rainforest, accessible only by plane is this wonder of confluence where ancient life and tradition gently lights your evening path with solar power.

This is the home of the Achuar, the last indigenous people of the area, some 6,000 in population now living in 64 communities throughout their two million acres of nearly pristine land in the Amazon.

A partnership was formed in 1996 between Canodros, an Ecuadorian tourism operator and the Achuar with the shared goal of bringing economic stability and sustainability while conserving the natural state of the rainforest. The Kapawi project was planned and its successful execution over time has resulted in the full transference of management and ownership to the Achuar people as of January 1, 2008.

This trip helps support the Achuar people and helps to preserve their land.

For full information on the lodge, activities, and 20 available bungalows, CLICK: http://www.kapawi.com

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