This post is courtesy of Karen Preston, the Zephyr guide on our Peru Inspirational Adventure this coming September 29 – October 5. If you would like to join the tour, please register soon as Inca Trail passes sell out months in advance. Our adventure last October in Peru was the most inspirational journey I have Continue Reading →
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How To Choose The Right Tour Operator for your Inca Trail Trek
There are many different levels of Inca Trail trips you can take and in general, “you get what you pay for.” But what’s right for you? You can go from bare bones trips where corners can be cut (with substandard equipment, poor food, low wages for staff, no training, etc.) to luxury trips where many Continue Reading →
Take it easy! Lightening the Load of the Inca Trail Trek
So often throughout life we hear the phrase, “ it’s not about the destination, but the journey to get there.” It seems the ancient civilization of the Incas were advanced not only in cosmetology, architecture, mathematics, and agriculture but also in preserving the beauty of daily existence, making sure the path to your destination is Continue Reading →
Ready To Get (or Stay) in Shape for the Holidays? Head to Peru!
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 →
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 →
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 →
The Inca Trail – A Non-Camper's Perspective
A few days ago I received an email from a Zephyr traveler, Cathy, who was wondering about our Peru trip on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. She had questions about the camping, since she “very much dislikes camping”. I thought about this and decided I was not the person to answer her, since I Continue Reading →