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Peru Discovery - Chapter 7

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Peru Discovery - Chapter 7

For several folks in our group, today is the beginning of the second phase of our Peru Discovery adventure.  After seeing the country’s desert coast and high Andean Mountains, we are off to the Amazon River basin of Southeastern Peru. After a quick flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, we hopped a short shuttle ride to our Amazon adventure headquarters where we downsized our luggage for our trip up the Tambopata...

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Peru Discovery - Chapter 6

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Peru Discovery - Chapter 6

For most of the group, today is our last full day in Peru. We’ve been incredibly lucky with weather and travel, but today our luck may be changing. A few years back, during a period of extended heavy rain, a stretch of train lines along the Urubamba River (the only reasonably convenient way to reach Machu Picchu) were washed out, stranding hundreds of tourist and day travelers in...

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Peru Discovery - Chapter 5

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Peru Discovery - Chapter 5

For several travelers in our group, today is the day we’ve been looking forward to since we first signed up for this trip.  Today we will receive a guided tour of the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel grounds to see the hundreds of orchid plants and flowers being tended by the staff. Since 1975, Inkaterra has been using profits from sustainable tourism projects to fund rescue and preservation of Peru’s cultural...

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