Off the Beaten Track in Peru: Adventure meets Culture with Trek Hoppers

Kristi from Terra Incognita went on a six-day trip with new operator Trek Hoppers in December 2018. Here’s what she discovered off the beaten track in Peru. I closed my mouth only to have it fall open again. Machu Picchu was suddenly visible from across a valley, and it was neither cliché or tourist-laden as I’d expected. It looked like a granite crown growing out of the mountain itself, wrought by forces that didn’t seem human, its rough points emblazoned gold-yellow in the afternoon sun. Matt Waugh, our guide, had spent the last three hours of our hike downplaying the …

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Peru | Trek Hoppers | Sacred Valley Homestay Trekking

‘Trek hopping’ is a unique and different way to explore and experience the Andes regions by foot. We offer to get you from A to B in day stages, whilst visiting and staying in local communities along the way. Our group sizes are ideally from 4 – 14 members as we want to keep an intimate number of people trekking these routes, where accommodation within the communities may be limited. We do not want to arrive ‘en-mass’ everywhere we go. Thus giving as a better control group dynamics and pace. We contribute back to the places we go and have the …

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Peru | Inkaterra | Ornithology in Reserva Amazónica

Conserving the environment, preserving the native cultures, developing sustainable tourism in Peru. Inkaterra is a Peruvian organization that has over 43 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. It focuses on preserving Peru’s nature and cultures and sharing them with the world. Each year Inkaterra hosts more than 200,000 travellers providing authentic nature experiences in Peru, while rescuing, presenting and showcasing Peru’s culture and nature for the world. Top Five Birds Black-faced cotinga Blue-and-yellow macaw White-throated toucan Paradise tanager Sunbittern Ethics At Terra Incognita we support tours that do good in the world. They must help to conserve the environment, …

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Peru | Manu Expeditions Birding and Wildlife Tours | North Peru Megas

This trip makes a transect from Tarapoto in the Huallaga Valley to Abra Patricia and takes in some of the most enigmatic birds in Peru. On this trip, we will look for Scarlet-banded Barbet, White-masked Antbird, Long-whiskered Owlet, Marvelous Spatuletail, Pale-billed Antpitta and a new species of Myrmeciza Antbird yet to be named not to mention a host of other special birds to North Peru. Top Five Birds Scarlet-banded Barbet Long-whiskered Owlet Marvelous Spatuletail White-masked Antbird Pale-billed Antpitta Ethics At Terra Incognita we support tours that do good in the world. They must help to conserve the environment, support local …

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