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Peru

South America

10 things you should know before visiting Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Permits? Check. Hiking gear? Check. Passport? Check. If you're planning to book a trip to Peru, looked at the different ways to reach Machu Picchu and feel ready to go then think again. We've put together ten handy points you should know before you set of on your big Peruvian adventure.

1. You don't need to hike to visit Machu Picchu

Whenever there's mention of visiting the iconic Machu Picchu, it's natural to assume there's only one way to get there. Through...

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Peru

South America

Travel tips

My Inca Journey: The Inca Trail diaries

Making friends in Peru

We’ve all heard that famous saying of: “It’s not about the destination, but the journey.” Well I would say that when it comes to the Inca Trail, it’s most definitely about both. Apart from the research done around what was the best time to visit Machu Picchu and what to pack, I decided to go into the Inca Trail and Peru as a whole with an open mind. I wanted to be surprised and make up my own mind on whether this truly was one of the world’s greatest hikes and why it’s...

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South America

Travel tips

Trip planning

What to pack for the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail

I’ve recently returned from an incredible two weeks in Peru, naturally booking myself on to do the famous Inca Trail as part of my trip. Like the majority of travellers, I’d searched online and asked around for tips on what to pack for a four-day adventure that would take me to the lost city of the Incas.

A question I’ve often been asked is why Peru? And why the Inca Trail? What’s so special about this country and this experience that’s so talked about in the travel...

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Advice

Destinations

Oops I did it again…. Some common traveller mistakes I made so you don’t have to.

Not packing enough clothes

Picture this. You have just touched down in Bolivia wearing your finest outfit and no one told you about the altitude. Packing for travelling is a fine art- the first problem is fitting it all in the backpack! Make sure all weather conditions are spoken for – especially if you’re going somewhere like that is prone to weather changes at the drop of a hat

Packing too many clothes

On the other side of the coin is this...

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Destinations

Preparing for long trips or how to stay sane for a year in just two outfits

Michael & Elizabeth Fab have travelled for extended periods of time around the world, and here they offer their advice for long-term adventure travel.

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