Friday, July 28, 2006

Trekking in Peru

We leave Saturday morning, July 29th, for our next adventure travel vacation. Machu Picchu in Peru is considered by many to be one of the top ten places in the world to visit before you die. This is going to be a breath-taking and strenuous journey.

Our comprehensive Inca Trail itinerary is designed by Mountain Travel Sobek to include several days of exploring and acclimatizing before the trek. It includes visiting the major Inca ruins near Cuzco and hiking to out-of-the-way villages in the Urubamba Valley. We then climb the Inca Trail for four days to reach the astonishing ruins of Machu Picchu. We then take the train back to Cuzco to begin part two of the 15 day trip.

We will spend four days at Manu Wildlife Center located in the remote and wild Manu Wilderness of Southeastern Peru. A 35-minute flight from Cuzco to the mouth of the Manu River and a 90 minute motorcanoe ride down the Madre de Dios River brings us to the Manu Wildlife Center. It is described as having spectacular forest and incredible scenery. The density and diversity of animal and plant species reaches a peak in the extreme western Amazon, near the foot of the Andes. The Lodge is incredibly remote and wild and offers more wildlife sightings and a higher level of comfort than any other lodge in the region.

It should be a blast. Back in mid-August!!

4 comments:

Will said...

I'm too late for bon voyage, guys, so I'll just say welcome back and hope you had a GREAT time for when you get back.

Rehab saved my life said...

Nice photos here.

Steve said...

That's one of our top destinations as well. We have State Dept. friends being posted to Lima and should hit it next year.

Excited to see your reviews of the trip. Have a great time.

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