Stays that Slay: The Peruvian Amazon & Machu Picchu

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Out Adventures offers two ways to visit Peru.

First, an active adventure, sleeping under the stars on a trek through the Andes towards Machu Picchu. Second, a cultural tour with a splash of luxury and stops in Lima, Cusco, The Amazon and, yes, Machu Picchu.

Today we’re highlighting the latter, offering a preview of the fantastic accommodations you can enjoy on our Peruvian Amazon and Machu Picchu cultural tour.

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Gearing Up for Chile

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Prefer to rehydrate with rosé? Enjoy finishing a trek with Tempranillo? Or conclude a tough ride with Riesling?

If you answered yes to any of the above, our Chile: Hiking, Biking, Wining and Dining tour may just be your cup of petit chablis. The hybrid active-culture adventure features tenacious treks and rigorous rides but rewards your efforts with tours of lush vineyards and meals at the country’s finest restaurants.

Below we uncork the active portion of the tour, detailing each bike and hike to help you determine if this is the right trip for you.

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Just the Sips: Chile’s wines and wine country

Chilean wines are an enigma. They offer the romance of the old world amidst new world geography. They’re also a major part of our just-launched Hiking, Biking, Wining & Dining tour. It entails two big days on a bike, but you’ll be rewarded with sweet sips and gourmet stops along the way. Here’s a taste of what awaits.

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Just the Tips: Cusco

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Cusco isn’t just the beating heart of Peru, it’s also the undisputed cultural coronary of South America. For centuries, the city acted as the capital of the Incan empire before the Spanish arrived and claimed it as their own.

Today, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage site attracting just short of two million visitors annually, many of whom are en route to world famous Machu Picchu. While most people only use Cusco as a jumping point to reach the famed ruins, we recommend allowing two days to navigate the cobblestone streets and illogical alleyways of this historic city.

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Meet one of our favourite local guides: Alejandrina from Peru.

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Alejandrina, or Ale (pronounced Alley) guided our second-ever tour in 2009 and has been with us ever since. In fact, this mother-of-two may be why Peru is our number-one destination. Everybody raves about her passion for her country.

We rang Ale in Cusco so she could introduce herself to you.

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In Focus: The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu

Jeb Stenhouse and his partner Mark Klein joined Out Adventures’ The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu tour in March 2017. The duo intended to climb the Peruvian Andes in order to experience the UNESCO World Heritage site firsthand. Besides the usual trekking gear, they brought along a camera to capture their experience.

Scroll through Jeb and Marks’ amazing photos below to better understand why Out Adventures has been hosting The Inca Trail & Machu Picchu tour for ten years.

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