We don’t mean you should sequester yourself in Peru now to avoid the high-calorie period from Thanksgiving’s feast through New Years’ chips-and-dip bowl games. Or that you should head there because of some ancient, long-lost fitness regime the Incas discovered. No, we mean you should sign up now for our April 16-24 Peru Inca Trail Continue Reading →
Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail: Google Hangout Video
I recorded a live video the other day on Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail, including such items as how to book an Inca Trail trip, how difficult the hike is, altitude and acclimatization, etc. Have you ever used Google Hangout? We at Zephyr Adventures have been using the free video conference service for years Continue Reading →
When is the Best Time to Hike the Inca Trail?
This is one of the first questions potential travelers to Peru ask who want to hike the Inca Trail. Although there are a number of considerations as to when one should hike from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, two are most important: weather and the availability of trail passes. Weather is never a sure Continue Reading →
Come Rico, Come Sano, Come Peruano
“Eat well, eat healthy, eat Peruvian” is a theme of the Mistura food festival in Peru held every year in September. Latin America’s largest fête of the gastronomic world, la Mistura (“mixture” in English) is a cultural celebration that honors a country rich in biodiversity, sophisticated in temperament, and embracing of bold flavors and international flare. Continue Reading →
The Easier Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Please note: The Royal Inca Trail is currently closed. Trail repairs have not been made after the latest round of landslides and it is unclear if/when they will reopen. However, we now offer an additional easier route for the Inca Trail. Most people think there is just one Inca Trail that takes hikers from the Continue Reading →
How Difficult is the Inca Trail?
The Classic Inca Trail, which takes hikers from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu in Peru, is difficult for most people. There is no denying it. To start with, most people are simply not accustomed to hiking for four days and sleeping in a tent for three nights. While the daily hiking mileages are not Continue Reading →
3 Misconceptions about Group Travel
NOTE: Though this post was originally written several years ago, the most common misconceptions certainly still ring true! Zephyr Adventures has been in the group travel business for over 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the “group tour” Continue Reading →
4 Misconceptions About Hiking the Inca Trail
We conducted a “Two-Minute Survey” and asked potential travelers for their opinions about traveling to Peru. Our intent was to not only find out how and where people were interested in traveling to in Peru but also to find out if we had the information on our Inca Trail Hiking website that people needed to make Continue Reading →
How to Make a Travel Blog
Gone are the days of projector slideshow recaps of your summer vacation. Yet in a digital age, there’s even more to share with your friends and family! I have been sharing my photos, videos and thoughts from my travels on my Facebook for years, but it doesn’t offer the organization or presentation I’m really looking Continue Reading →
Want to Hike the Inca Trail? Better Hurry!
Hiking the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu in Peru is on many an adventure traveler’s bucket list, and for good reason. Trekking the Classic Inca Trail is not easy, but is within reach of even casual athletes who take the time to mentally and physically prepare themselves. And the rewards? Astounding! Can you imagine Continue Reading →