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Sharing our Mother/Daughter Experience

From Gail: The Mother/Daughter trip I had with Mountain Lodges of Peru was filled with beautiful scenery, cultural experiences and unique activities. There was nothing better than being able to share this with my adult daughter. Our time in Peru has left both of us with memories we will cherish forever. Life is busy and […]

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Earth Day 2018

In two years, the Earth Day Network will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its mission to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide”. (https://www.earthday.org/) Over the past forty-eight years, Earth Day has indeed gone global. Over 141 countries around the world, including Peru, participate in each year’s initiative. Since 2006, we here at […]

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Inti Raymi

For the Incas, the winter solstice marked not only the beginning of winter, but also the beginning of a new year. As is customary in many cultures, they celebrated the New Year with grand ceremony, but for the Incas the meaning of this day was more profound than just a new beginning or a turning […]

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Mama Coca: Myths and Songs

For the Andean people, life itself, from birth to death, is profoundly immersed in the sharing and the consumption of coca leaves. Mama Coca or Mother Coca is so highly regarded and sacred, that not only the living chew the leaves on a regular basis, but also the dead carry coca leaves in their mouths. […]

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The Inca Trail: A Brief Overview

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Machu Picchu: An Endangered Species?

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Machu Picchu: “The Lost City of the Incas”

Hiking the Salkantay Route – An Alternate Inca Trail Trek

Giddy Up in Peru: Exploring Machu Picchu on Horseback