Transform Your Life On a Peruvian Adventure

Peru is probably one of the most spiritual places we run tours. The beauty and majesty of Machu Picchu and the other Incan ruins we visit easily make travelers stop and reflect on their lives. Hiking on the Inca Trail itself can be life-altering. But Peru is more than that. The Peruvian… Continue reading “Transform Your Life On a Peruvian Adventure”

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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… Continue reading “Take it easy! Lightening the Load of the Inca Trail Trek”

Inca Trail Earth Day at Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Trek – Amazing Journey, Amazing Views

Hiking the Inca Trail is on many people’s bucket lists – and for good reason! The scenery, culture, and altitude make the journey on the trail a memorable experience. This past April, Jack Witt, our friend and fitness, wellness, and life coach, led a group of adventurers across the Classic Inca Trail. “This really… Continue reading “Inca Trail Trek – Amazing Journey, Amazing Views”

Go There. Do That. Annual Adventure Sale

Was one of your 2015 resolutions to travel more this year? Well then, it’s time to Go There. and Do That. with Zephyr Adventure’s annual sale. (this is our one and only sale this year – so don’t wait!)  Book now through January 31st to receive $100 off a domestic adventure or… Continue reading “Go There. Do That. Annual Adventure Sale”

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… Continue reading “Ready To Get (or Stay) in Shape for the Holidays? Head to Peru!”

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… Continue reading “Tips for Hiking the Inca Trail: Google Hangout Video”

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… Continue reading “When is the Best Time to Hike the Inca Trail?”

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… Continue reading “How Difficult is the Inca Trail?”

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 and in Peru but also to find out if we had the information on our Inca Trail Hiking website… Continue reading “4 Misconceptions About Hiking the Inca Trail”

Machu Picchu

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… Continue reading “The Inca Trail – A Non-Camper’s Perspective”