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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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Locals on the reed islands of Lake Titicaca

About Lake Titicaca

Posted on 19. May, 2014 by Louisa Gentles.

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Lake Titicaca is undoubtedly on the top of my list when it comes to highlights in South America. Spanning across the border of Peru and Bolivia it is the highest lake in the world. On a full day tour of the lake I had the opportunity to visit three islands in particular, and experience the [...]

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Huacachina Oasis

Huacachina Oasis

Posted on 04. Mar, 2014 by Monika Wilczynska.

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Huacachina is like a landscape from a sandy planet. Located near a quiet little town of Ica, approximately a 4-5 hour drive from Lima. Huacachina is a small paradise where you can take some time to relax while visiting Peru. The Oasis is a mysterious lagoon in the middle of the Ica desert’s white sands. [...]

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Helping Communities near Cuzco

Posted on 20. Jan, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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For the last ten years, we have been visiting local communities around Cuzco bring chocolate and gifts to the children and families. Here, Jess speaks to Keiko, who works in Tucan Travel’s Cuzco Office. When did we start doing La Chocolatada? We started giving chocolate and gifts to the children around 10 years ago. The first [...]

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Finding Machu Picchu

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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Bugs in the Amazon

The Amazon Jungle in Peru

Posted on 21. Oct, 2013 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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Chris at Machu Picchu

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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Nazca Lines Tree from Viewing Platform

Flying over the Nazca Lines

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by Alice Rerden.

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As the tiny 6 seater Cessna lifted off the runway, I began to feel nauseous. I’d heard that the flights over the Nazca lines could be a bit rough, but had never experienced air or motion sickness before, so thought all would be fine. I’d also never been in a small plane before and my [...]

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