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Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Posted on 10. Nov, 2016 by Rosanna Neophytou.

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Machu Picchu is easily one of the most coveted highlights on every avid adventurer’s list. Located high in the Andes, thousands flock to the ancient Inca city to explore the legendary ruins. Getting to Machu Picchu is a huge part of the experience. Many follow the well-trodden Inca Trail, a four day trek which includes [...]

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Obtaining an Inca Trail Permit

Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by Marcus Hunt.

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This week, the Peruvian government has released the permits for Inca Trail treks running between March and December 2015. Permits often sell out several months in advance, so it’s best to book as early as possible, especially if you’re planning to do the trek in the peak season from June to August. Get the low-down on how to reserve your place here.

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Finding Machu Picchu with Tucan Travel

Posted on 06. Jan, 2014 by Tina Donnarummo.

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What’s at the top of your bucket list?  If you are among the people who voted for the New 7 Wonders of the World, there is a 1 in 7 chance you would say Machu Picchu.  It was certainly near the top of mine, and enough of a motivating factor for me to plan a [...]

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Reaching Machu Picchu on the Inca Trek

Posted on 18. Oct, 2013 by Chris Block.

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Early start this morning. Woken up at 3.30am. We were all packed and fed much earlier than planned so we headed off at 4.05am. First stop was the check point which was only a short walk away. We arrived to find we were the first ones there. Opening time was 5.30am so we had a [...]

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The Adventures of Zoe and the Inca Trail Trek

Posted on 15. Oct, 2011 by Zoe Brooks.

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I have recently returned from a slightly modified version of Tucan Travel’s Ballestas 1 tour. As I work in the London head office recruiting our tour leaders and drivers, during my trip I am required to also spend a bit of time in our Cuzco office struggling with their Spanish-speaking computers. This means that I don’t conclude [...]

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Celebrate 100 years of mysterious Machu Picchu

Posted on 10. May, 2011 by Ben McKintosh.

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As the peak season for visiting the mystical Inca ruins at Machu Picchu approaches, this year will also mark the centennial anniversary of the ‘discovery’ of the Lost City by American historian Hiram Bingham. This anniversary heralds a great opportunity to explore this latest world wonder yourself. In 1911 Bingham had been searching the area for [...]

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