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Conservation through Tourism

We believe that tourism can be a powerful, positive force towards conservation of ecology and culture by placing economic value on these critical resources. You can participate in these activities by exploring our community-based experiences in Choquechaca or trekking remote regions of The Great Inca Trail, a living road that connected the two capitals of the Inca Empire.

8 Day Great Inca Trail Expedition

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Huaraz, 4 nights on the trail

Walk five days on one of the greatest and most important roads in pre-industrial man, the Qhapaq Ñan, an Inca road system that connected the entire Inca empire. You will hike through some of the most remote and stunning landscapes of the Andes mountains to see for yourself how this road is alive, evolving, and ready to be discovered.

12 Day Great Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Expedition

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Huaraz, 4 nights on the trail, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

Walk five days on one of the greatest and most important roads in pre-industrial man, the Qhapaq Ñan, an Inca road system that connected the entire Inca empire. You will hike through some of the most remote and stunning landscapes of the Andes mountains to see for yourself how this road is alive, evolving, and ready to be discovered. Then continue on to Cuzco to explore the fascinating Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

8 Day Active Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

1 night in Lima, 3 nights in the Sacred Valley, 1 night in Machu Picchu town, and 2 nights in Cuzco

Travel by horseback to visit the remote indigenous community of Choquechaca. Learn about their strong weaving traditions, enjoy a freshly prepared mountainside lunch, and explore the ruins of Pumamarca.

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Kuska School

When traveling to Choquechaca you will also have the opportunity to learn about and donate to the Kuska school of Ollantaytambo.

Becoming Part of Peru 's Andean Community

A day’s hike from the Sacred Valley hamlet of Ollantaytambo, through lush agricultural valleys that quickly turn to steep shrub-covered slopes, sits the Choquechaca plane. This isolated clearing, surrounded by peaks scraping the sky at 20,000 feet, is the humble home of the Sincha family, several generations of indigenous locals who have survived in this rural part of Peru by living off the land just as their Incan ancestors did hundreds of years before.

Why you Absolutely Need to Hike The Great Inca Trail

The 25,000-mile road network known as the Qhapaq Ñan was the glue that held the Inca empire together. For a road to survive, it has to be walked. Which is why, for the first time ever, we’re offering luxury treks along select stretches of the road. You’ll traverse pristine Andean scenery, centuries-old traditional villages, and some of the finest ruins in all of Peru – and you’ll do it all with a train of llamas.

~ Explorer's Notebook ~

Why I'm trekking 2,000 miles in the remote Andes along the Qhapaq Ñan

Why I'm trekking 2,000 miles in the remote Andes along the Qhapaq Ñan

On April 14, 2017, a team of hardened explorers, tourism professionals and private organizations will execute a major expedition along the greatest of all Inca roads that stretches 2,000 miles between what were two capitals of the Inca Empire: Tumebamba, near modern day Cuenca, Ecuador and Cusco, Peru, in the South. The continual five-month trek will be captured and transmitted through social networks in real-time to viewers all over the world.
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Qhapaq Ñan: Not your average World Heritage Site

Qhapaq Ñan: Not your average World Heritage Site

Spanning six countries and 273 distinct sites, the Qhapaq Ñan’s nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site was a global first. We unpick the backstory. Not all UNESCO World Heritage Sites are created equal. Honoring and protecting a single cathedral or castle in a developed country with an established infrastructure is a relatively facile process, but doing the same for a road network which in its heyday spread across the length and breadth of the Andes is an entirely different prospect.
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Huánuco Pampa and the logistics hubs which fed an empire

Huánuco Pampa and the logistics hubs which fed an empire

The road network which linked Cusco and Quito wouldn’t have been possible without the important administrative centers along its length. Huánuco Pampa was one such hub… Over the last few months we’ve gone into some detail about the Qhapaq Nhan, the mind-blowing Inca road network which spanned a total of 25,000 miles. This month we focus on Huánuco Pampa – one of several major settlements along the road which served as administrative centers. And what better way to introduce the site than with some drone footage?
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“We had realized a dream of walking the Great Inca Trail across the Andes for 130 days…An adventure that has forever changed us, and we hope, the future trajectory of one of the most important roads of pre-industrial man...the Qhapaq Ñan!”

 - Nick Stanziano, Founder & Chief Explorer

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