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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?

28 Jan
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?
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Why do you need a Boleto Turistico in Cusco and what is it?

Many of the most popular tourist attractions in Cusco (Peru) such as the ruins of Sacsahuaman and the ones in the Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo), but also the cathedral, the Temple of the Sun, a few museums and others, can only be visited when you have a ‘Boleto Turistico’ (officially called BTG: Boleto Turistico General). This Boleto Turístico is a ticket that allows you to enter a number of well-known tourist sites in and around Cusco. The money you pay is for the municipality of Cusco and mainly used to maintain the archaeological sites.

 

What is the 2018 price of the Boleto Turistico?

For 130 Peruvian Soles (approx US$42,-) the Boleto Turistico grants you access to 16 different tourist attractions in and around the city of Cusco. It is valid for 10 days. Note that the Boleto is just an entrance ticket. It does not include extra services like guides or transport. The price for students with a valid Student ID or an ISIC Card is 70 Soles (aprox $21,-)
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Amazon Tours in Tambopata: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Peru

28 Jan
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Amazon Tours in Tambopata: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Peru
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Amazon Tours in Tambopata: The Ultimate Jungle Experience in Peru

A Trip review of an Amazon Tour in Peru: a four-day Tour to the Tambopata Rainforest

Where is Tambopata?

Amazon Tours or jungle tours are an amazing experience in the heart of most biodiverse place on the planet: the Amazone Rainforest of Peru.

Tambopata National Reserve in Peru is located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, where the rivers flow from the Andes into the immense Peruvian Amazon jungle.

Due to the differences in altitude, there are many humidity levels and temperature differences what makes this region is such a unique spot on earth, with an extremely high variety of biodiversity. In Tambopata, you find hundred million insects, hundreds of thousands exotic plants, and about 1500 different birds and 500 mammals. (more…)

Tour Uyuni Salt Lakes in Bolivia

16 Jan
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Tour Uyuni Salt Lakes in Bolivia

Uyuni and beyond: highlights and tips.

A tour of the Salt Lakes of Uyuni and Southwestern Bolivia is not luxurious, comfortable, or warm. These desolate places are difficult to access and require a serious commitment to land travel. But the journey is absolutely worth the effort for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

  • to sleep in a hotel made entirely of salt,
  • to climb to 5000 meters and drive into the crater of an active volcano,
  • to balance precariously on a Red Bull can in the world´s largest salt flats,
  • to visit Fish Island only to discover that it is neither an island nor contains fish,
  • to drive through the Salvador Dali desert and be witness to some of the most beautiful and barren scenery on the planet.

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Day by Day

08 Jan
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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Day by Day

The 5 day Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu  in Peru is an interesting and popular alternative to the famous Inca Trail. On the Salkantay Trek, you experience different climates of Peru and end up at the country’s most famous highlight, the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu.

From ice-cold mountaintops to the hot jungle…. the Salkantay Trek will be a trip of a lifetime. Going up as high as 4,600 meters, the trek is quite challenging and high up in the Andes you will discover the lifestyle of the remote Andean people.  Do you want to know if the Salkantay Trek is for YOU?  Read Yvette’s Trip Review! And if you book NOW, you get 10% off!
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Best Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail or Salkantay trek?

03 Jan
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De Beste alternatieve trekking naar Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail of Salkantay Trek?
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Best Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail or Salkantay trek?

We have all heard of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Peru. The Inca Trail is probably the most famous trek of South America, a unique experiences for many travelers. But did you know there are many alternative routes to get there? The most famous alternative hikes from Cusco to Machu Picchu are the Salkantay Trek and the Inca Jungle Trek.  Let’s point out the differences to make your choice easier in case you have either decided to do one of those treks. Needless to say both are great alternatives for when the Inca Trail is sold out.  So, what is the Best Alternative Trek to Machu Picchu: Inca Jungle Trail or Salkantay trek?

To start:  the main difference between the Salkantay trek and the Inca Jungle trek, is that the Salkantay Trek is 100% hiking, whilst the Inca Jungle Trek combines hiking and mountain biking.

The second big difference is about the uphill hiking: where the Inca Jungle trek starts with a downhill mountain bike tour, the Salkantay hike goes up steep. The higher you get the colder it will be. For the Inca Jungle hike it is the other way around: the more you descend the warmer it gets. Walking the Salkantay trek means you will go to warmer places as well, but only after the first two days. On the third day, you will pass through hot, jungly valleys.

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