How To Hike To Machu Picchu

Mark Travel Planner

Interview with Mark Green, Aracari Travel Planner Machu Picchu is Peru’s most popular tourist attraction, receiving close to 1.6 million visitors in 2018. Hiking to Machu Picchu, either on the Inca Trail or via one of the alternative trails, is a truly awe-inspiring way to journey to one of the…

Active Experiences in Peru – Part One

mountain biking sacred valley

Finding action and adventure is easy when you’re in Peru. From horseback riding to cycling, mountain trekking to surfing; there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In fact, there are so many adrenaline-pumping activities to experience; we couldn’t possibly include them all in one blog post. So here’s part one in…

Inca Trail Alternatives: Ancascocha Trek

In this story we want to explain Inca Trail alternatives we have explored. A way to tell you our adventure firsthand. Let’s go! One of the great joys of my job is that I get to travel with my sixteen year-old son. This time the journey was a full three-day, two-night…

A Short Sacred Valley Hike Off the Beaten Path

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a paradise for all types of travelers – but no matter what you love to do, I highly recommend you take one day during a visit to get off the beaten path and get outdoors. This short Sacred Valley hike is a great…

Wonders of Chinchero Trek

Nestled into the stunning mountains and highlands of Peru’s Sacred Valley is the town of Chinchero – well-known for its historic ruins and iconic weavers. One great way to experience the town and its surrounds is on a Chinchero trek. Read on for details of the incredible full-day experience, which…

The Real Sacred Valley: Cultural Peru Hike

During a trip to the Sacred Valley of Peru, I had the chance to participate in an unforgettable day hiking through remote mountains, visiting little-known ruins, and eating lunch with the friendliest community imaginable. The experience gave me insight into the real Sacred Valley, something most tourists long to see…