Day four of hiking the Inca Trail carries the expectations of the previous three, so it is a good thing the hike is short to reach Machu Picchu at long last!
Protection of the environment is sometimes touted when what is really being done is protecting businesses, be they local or foreign companies exploiting local resources. But our experience in Peru with Alpaca Expeditions was a pleasant surprise.
Day 3 on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is easy… if you don’t mind two hours descending stone steps and irate llamas guarding ruins!
Eleven hours of hiking with an elevation gain of 5,125 feet and loss of 3,423 feet across only 10 miles of horizontal travel, welcome to day two of hiking the Inca Trail!
We met some great people, and some great dogs, while on our trip to Peru. Now we want to help them.
Setting out to hike the Inca Trail was the achievement of a lifelong goal for me. Who knew that choosing a company and securing a trail pass was the easy part?
Photos capture memories. But every so often they can bridge a place or the people in them to capture an essence far beyond a moment in time.
Barred cathedral doors tower over an old man. What keeps him out: A heavy soul or an unforgiving church or is what holds him outside on the threshold another matter entirely?
A glimpse of what it is like to live among the floating islands of Peru’s Lake Titikaka provided by four girls out in a family boat and one incredible photo by Adam.
A good trip leaves you altered in some way. So what do you do when you return home to find everything is exactly the same as when you left? Can an inspiring trip also create depression?