The majority travelers will be affected by some degree of altitude sickness, or Soroche during a visit to the Peruvian Andes. Each person reacts differently to changes in altitude.
There are quite a few treks in the area, they even rival that of Cuzco in scenic beauty, however, and the small Andean villages here are far more unspoiled and rarely see a foreign visitor. Incas del Peru is the most qualified tour company and offers the widest variety of… Read More →
The number of hikes available from Cuzco, Peru and elsewhere in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is baffling for anyone new to the scene. The crowds and high prices of the traditional Inca Trail have spurred the growing number of tourists that come tho the Andean city to look elsewhere to an array of alternatives, many of which are superior.
With the Andes forming the backbone of the continent, almost every South American nation can lay claim to one of the Earth’s top hiking/trekking destinations.
Few places on earth speak of adventure like a trek to a Colombian lost city, in a region that is only loosely controlled by the government, is home to paramilitary groups, and the site of former kidnappings of international travelers. The trek to Ciudad Perdida checked many of these adventures off of my list adventures.