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Machu Picchu Dr: "All Tourists Need A Health Check Before Hiking Wayna Picchu"

On March 4, 2022, a 50 year old American tourist died after experiencing health problems while hiking up the famous Huayna Picchu Mountain inside the Machu Picchu national park.  A team of security guards and the national police…

How Many People Visited Machu Picchu in 2021?

How Many People Visited Machu Picchu in 2021?

Numbers don't lie (unless someone fiddles with the raw data!) According to the Peruvian Ministry of Culture, in the year 2021, about 447,500 people flew to the Andes Mountains and jumped through all the logistical hoops of fire…

Why is There a Japanese Santa Clause in Machu Picchu?

Why is There a Japanese Santa Clause in Machu Picchu?

Remember the lockdowns? You know what I'm talking about. When literally the entire world stopped functioning for weeks, and in some places, months. Machu Picchu closed in March 2020 and many tourists were stranded until they could…

Best Gifts for Eco-Groovy Travelers

Best Gifts for Eco-Groovy Travelers

Seasoned travelers know the importance of packing light. One of the most efficient uses of cherished luggage space is when 1 item has multiple uses. I realized that when I travel, I always take this bag and end up using it for…

New Hikes & Trails Open in Machu Picchu

New Hikes & Trails Open in Machu Picchu

If you didn't make it to Machu Picchu in 2021, don't worry.  Although it was actually a great year to travel because of reduced crowds, (we had a few visitors who had the entire joint to themselves!) the future is looking good…

Peru: A Leading Adventure and Nature Lover's Destination

Peru: A Leading Adventure and Nature Lover's Destination

It shouldn't surprise anyone that travelers are craving experiences that focus on outdoor adventures and nature-based activities. The experts at Adventure Travel Trade Association report that adventure travel is on the road to…

Machu Picchu Certified as First Carbon-Neutral Wonder of the World

Machu Picchu Certified as First Carbon-Neutral Wonder of the World

On September 2, 2021, the historic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was recognized by the Green Initiative organization as the first carbon-neutral tourist destination in the world. This is a pretty big deal. Just to be clear, it…

How to Make Last Minute Reservations For Your Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

How to Make Last Minute Reservations For Your Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

In case you didn't hear, the Classic 4-Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu reopened on July 15, 2021. The 4 day hike was shut down in March 2020 when the world stopped everything for covid-19. Since then, it's been two steps forward,…

Travel to Machu Picchu for Age 50+

Travel to Machu Picchu for Age 50+

As a 65 year old tour operator who has visited Machu Picchu more times than I can count, I feel uniqely qualified to advise people age 50 and older about how to set up their trips to Peru. I've had the privilege of staying in…

When to Use a Travel Agent for Your Trip to Machu Picchu

When to Use a Travel Agent for Your Trip to Machu Picchu

Anyone can set up a trip to Peru, but not everyone can organize it well. The internet swarms with stories about people who didn't understand the extent of the planning it takes to get to and from the remotely located Machu Picchu.…