Journal

Journal

Cervecería del Valle Sagrado – An Andean Pub like Home!

Not only is Cervecería del Valle the perfect pit-stop to wet your whistle on the way back to Cusco after a da...

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Trekking Without a Trace – How We Manage Garbage Disposal

Trekking is a well loved outdoor activity and one of the most popular touristic pursuits in Peru, drawing many...

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NEW PACKAGES | The Paucatambo Virgen Del Carmen Festival

Peru is famous for its festival season; months of traditional dances, firework displays, awe-inspiring festivi...

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Highly Mystical Places to Discover in Peru

The land of Peru is one of the most mystical destinations on earth; full of sacred mountains, magical Incan si...

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Indispensable Documents to take to Peru

  Next stop is Peru, but you’re not sure you have all the correct documents in order? Boarder contr...

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Top Tourist Destinations for the Fiestas Patrias

While most Countries tend to quiet down during their National Holidays, Peru on the other hand, is as alive a...

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Rainforest Alliance Recertified: Explorandes Continues to Follow the Frog

The Explorandes Team are thrilled to announce we have once again passed the rigorous auditing process to prove...

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Explorandes Guides Attend Annual Training to Brush Up on Up-and-Coming Tourist Routes, Sustainability, and First Aid

We have just a few requirements for our Explorandes guides, many of which encompass our commitment to sustaina...

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Southern Peru’s Festival Season is Approaching

The months of June and July are some of the most festive of the year in the Cusco region. In this blog post, w...

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Trekking in Huaraz

For all those trek lovers out there who have already conquered the Inca Trail and the popular routes around Ma...

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The Famous Museums of Chiclayo

Chiclayo is the capital city of the Lambayeque region, located in northern Peru 13 kilometers inland from the ...

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Inca Trail Altitude Sickness Busting Tips

The Inca Trail, known in Quechua as Qhapag Ñam, is a truly magical journey crossing beautiful landscapes, p...

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Seriously Tasty New Treats at the Palacio Manco Capac by Ananay Hotels

If world class service in an award winning boutique hotel, sitting proudly upon a XIX century Peruvian republi...

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Handy Tips for Your Time in Cusco

Cusco, the ancient Andean city that saw the birth of the great Incan empire, is by far one of the most desirab...

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6 Key Reasons To Visit Puno This Year!

Resting upon the shores of Lake Titicaca in southeastern region of Peru, you will find the spectacular port ci...

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Ica’s Best Adrenaline Adventure Sports

Ica really has it all! Abundant gastronomy, delicious wines, incredible coastal landscapes, mountains of sand ...

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Month of May is Salkantay!

This May is all about the incredible Salkantay Trek – the complete mix of trekking, culture and nature! May ...

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Puno, Peru

Puno is located in southeastern Peru at an altitude of 3,810 to 4,050 m.a.s.l. It is the highest region of Per...

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Peruvian Dances You Will Love

We all know variety is the spice of life, and here in Peru the well known saying is truly lived by! There are ...

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Typical Peruvian Foods to Try on Your Visit to Peru

Peru is an incredible land full of diverse attractions; from world-class trekking routes to fun adventure spor...

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4 Spots to Catch the Sunset in Lima, Peru

Lima, the City of Kings, is the capital of Peru. Despite its hustle and bustle, Lima contains quite a few spot...

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Peruvian Amazon

Refugio Amazonas: A Luxurious Stay in the Peruvian Amazon

Tucked into the Tambopata National Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon near Puerto Maldonado, Refugio Amazonas is q...

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Explorandes' Suppliers

A Spotlight on Our On-The-Ground Suppliers

For us, sustainability is at the forefront of every decision we make including who we choose to work with on t...

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Llama Path Project

Trek with Llamas and Support Rural Development in the Andes

Many travelers come to Peru with the expectation that they’ll cross paths with a llama or two while wanderin...

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Explorandes Takes to the Shores of Lake Piuray for a Day of Trash Cleanup

On the verdant shores of picturesque Lake Piuray, the Explorandes team of guides and staff from all department...

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5 Presidents Who Toured Machu Picchu

Since Machu Picchu was first designated a modern wonder of the world, tourism in Peru sky rocketed. Every year...

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machu picchu photos

10 Best Pictures of and at Machu Picchu

It’s common to take the classic Machu Picchu picture when you visit with the famous citadel behind you. ...

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The Most Famous Tourism Destinations in Puno

Puno is located in southeastern Peru and situated between 3,810 and 4,050 meters above sea level. Considered o...

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Everything You Need to Know About a Trek Through the Huayhuash

Thanks to its vast expanse and many landscapes, the Huayhuash Mountain Range contains some of the world’...

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Tourism in Peru: 3 Unknown Tours of Lake Titicaca

Did you know Lake Titicaca is the 3rd most visited destination in Peru? And for good reason too. Not only is L...

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4 Activities You Can Do on the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a trekking destination par excellence in Peru, thanks to its low difficulty, long distance, ...

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Tourism in Cuzco: 4 Tourist Destinations Left by the Incas

Although the main attraction in this part of Peru is Machu Picchu, you shouldn’t neglect to visit Cusco&...

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Best Time of Year to Trek the Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon is one of the most recognized tourist destinations in Peru. Located to the northeast of Arequ...

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Discover the Best of Huaraz

Huaraz is a city in the department of Áncash, located at an elevation of 3,050 m.a.s.l. and has an area of 9 ...

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5 Facts You Should Know About the Nasca Lines

The Nasca Lines are a series of geoglyphs, or lines scratched in the ground, and only visible from above. They...

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The Advantages of Trekking in Peru

Trekking is an activity that every day picks up new devotees. This is mainly due to its accessibility to all a...

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Tourism in Trujillo: 4 Forever Popular Tourist Destinations

Known as “the city of eternal spring”, Trujillo maintains a pleasant climate throughout the year. ...

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Why the Inca Trail Is Not Open in February

Considered one of the 5 best treks in the world, it may come as a surprise to find out that the Inca Trail is ...

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Tourism in Puno: Why Is Lake Titicaca So Famous?

Lake Titicaca is more than just a large body of water at altitude (3,812 m.a.s.l to be exact). It’s cons...

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ica

What to See and Do in Ica

“The City of Eternal Sun” as it has come to be called, Ica is a travel destination you can count on to ins...

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Rainbow Mountain

Trekking the Painted Hills of Vinicunca

Vinicunca and its rainbow-like hills are a sight only recently gaining steam as a popular tourist attraction i...

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Baco: Casual Fine Dining Beyond the Plaza de Armas

Opened in 2006 by the same minds behind Cicciolina (another fine dining Cusco favorite), Baco is the casual fi...

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Camping in Comfort on a Multi-Day Trek in Peru

At Explorandes, we’re careful when we throw around the term “luxury travel” to describe our treks and to...

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Best Tourism Destinations in Peru This 2017

Peru is the one of the most popular tourism destinations in Latin America for its many beautiful and diverse t...

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4 Facts That You May Not Know About Choquequirao

Choquequirao is an archaeological complex on the rise, every year attracting more tourists from around the wor...

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Take Advantage of Your Vacation to Visit Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Still shrouded in mystery, this famo...

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4 Best Known Tours Along the Inca Trail

Spanning South America, the Inca Trail was built by the Inca Empire and served as their main means of sending ...

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The Relationship Between Choquequirao and Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has already established its reputation as a globally-recognized tourist destination. It receives ...

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The Wildlife You’ll See During Your Trip to the Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian jungle is one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Depending on which part o...

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6 Curiosities and Facts To Know Before Visiting Mt. Salkantay

Perhaps you’ve heard of snow-capped Mt. Salkantay, an imposing peak along the trail to Machu Picchu? Get...

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Myths and Legends Surrounding Machu Picchu

The citadel of Machu Picchu holds a great many mysteries and myths surrounding its purpose and construction. L...

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Best Time to Visit Peru

Peru’s diverse micro climates make for a complicated answer to the question, “When is the best tim...

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Famous people who did the trek to Machu Picchu

Make the trek to Machu Picchu is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. For this reason, it is no ...

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Why Is the Inca Trail So Famous?

You may be wondering: What’s the big deal about the Inca Trail? We’ll explain. The Inca Trail is r...

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4 Reasons to Make the Trip to Machu Picchu

Impressive, imposing, and magical are some of the words tourists give to describe their trip to Machu Picchu, ...

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Things You Need to Know Before Your Colca Canyon Trek

The Colca Canyon  is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru. Located to the northeast of Arequi...

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4 Best Places to Visit in Arequipa

Arequipa, or “La Ciudad Blanca” as is it is best known, is the third most visited tourist destinat...

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6 Typical Arequipa Dishes That You Should Try

Arequipa is the third most visited destination in Peru. However, it is not only characterized by its great lan...

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Tips for the Salkantay / Machu Picchu trek

Apu Salkantay receives some of the most snowfall in Peru. At 6,271 meters above sea level, conquering its summ...

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Things you need to know before you travel to Choquequirao

Choquequirao is a tourist destination as attractive as the better-known Machu Picchu, but far less explored. C...

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The Inca Trail: 5 Things You Must Know Before You Travel

During the heyday of the Inca Empire, the Inca Trail was composed of a network of roads stretching 30,000 kilo...

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Tourism in Peru: Everything you need to know about Lake Titicaca

Titicaca’s lake is located in Puno and is considered one of the most beautiful and important natural her...

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Choquequirao: Peru’s Lesser-Known “Lost City” Takes the Global Spotlight

Buried in the jungles and misty cloud forests of the high Andes rests an ancient Inca citadel still sleepy wit...

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Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Peruvian Amazon

The Amazon Jungle is the largest tropical forest in the world. Its six million kilometers span 8 countries, wi...

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Peruvian Amazon: 6 Typical Dishes You Should Try

The Peruvian Amazon is a unique tourist destination in more ways than one: stunning landscapes, unparalleled b...

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Best Tourist Destinations in Peru for the New Year

Peru is a tourist destination anyone and everyone will love. Thanks to Peru’s many diverse micro-climate...

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7 Best Places to Visit in Puno, Peru

Puno is located in southeastern Peru at an elevation of somewhere between 3,810 meters and 4,050 meters above ...

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The Ancascocha Trek: An Inca Trail Where Solitude Still Exists

Trekking to Machu Picchu has become the ultimate bucket list item for many and usually it’s the classic Inca...

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Enjoy Peru and Take Advantage of APEC Holidays

(Español) Los feriados otorgados por el APEC, son la excusa perfecta para salir a disfrutar de la naturaleza....

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Casa Esmeralda Cusco

Quiet Boutique Luxury Minutes From Cusco’s Historical Center

Tucked into a quiet residential street just 15 minutes walking distance from the busy Cusco historical center ...

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Biking Cusco Sacred Valley

The Bike Trails of Cusco Are Calling

In the scenic shadows of the Andes Mountains near Cusco, roads stretch in every direction; Roads perfect for a...

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Tambopata River Rafting

Experience The Biodiverse Amazon Of Decades Past

Imagine a journey that takes you by raft and dug-out canoe into the remotest corners of Peru’s Amazon Basin....

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KION Cusco

KION: Upscale Peruvian Chinese Cuisine in the Heart of Cusco City

Sit down for an unforgettable meal of Peruvian Chinese fusion cuisine at KION, the place for a cozy, dining ex...

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Explorandes 40th Aniversary

On April 15th 1975 Explorandes was established as a pioneer of Adventure Travel in the Andes.

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Verified by Rainforest Alliance

"For us environmental commitment means, not only to preserve our wonderful landscapes (...)"

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2014 South America’s Leading Green Tour Operator

Explorandes feels proud to have won the award of “2014 South America’s Leading Green Tour Operator...

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Journey through the Colca Cannion

"(...) one of the most remarkable things was that there were only a few locals during the trek, and no tourist...

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We all loved our trip. Awesome

"Five of my girlfriends and I booked our trip to Peru through Explorandes and it was fantastic. I would highly...

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