Limited March Offer: Discounted Lodge Trekking in Peru

January 31,2017

Are you interested in trekking in Peru but don't wish to camp? Our lodge-based treks have been a favorite for many travelers and for the month of March we are offering a discounted rate on all three trek options: The Salkantay Route (7 Days), and the Lares Route (5 and 7 Days) including 2 free nights in Cusco prior to the trek. Read below about each option and available dates. 

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Inca Trail Permits 2017: Prepare Now to Guarantee Your Peru Adventure

November 29,2016

With only five weeks before 2016 comes to an end, the new year is quickly approaching. Now is the time to begin planning your trip if you plan on trekking on the Inca Trail. Permits for the Inca Trail go on sale in January and to ensure your space on the trek on your desired dates, you will want to move quickly.
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So You Confirmed Your Trek to Peru? Part I: Preparation

August 29,2016

Your flights are confirmed, you have your final itinerary and all the work of researching and planning has paid off, you are going to Peru! Excitement fills your day, you tell all your friends and family you are embarking on a hiking adventure that leads deep into the Andes to visit the fabled ruins of Machu Picchu. Then it dawns on you, you are actually doing this, now what?

At Global Basecamps, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality in service during all aspects of your trip from brainstorming and hand-crafting the perfect itinerary with you to handling all the logistics on the ground upon arrival. Our Peru Travel Specialists have all extensive knowledge of each aspect of traveling to Peru and we asked them to share some insights on how to properly prepare for your great adventure.

Being prepared will make your trip enjoyable, keep in mind hiking at high altitude will be challenging and conditioning your body is key to being able to successfully hike trails in the Andes. May it be the famed Inca Trail or an off the beaten hike like Lares or Choquequirao, having a solid physical foundation goes a long way.


This is Part I of a three-part series that goes into detail on how you should prepare and enjoy your trek as much as possible. Part I will go into detail the correct preparation from the time of confirming the trip to getting to the airport. Part II covers what to expect on the ground and Part III will cover your return home and follow up. 

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Ask our Experts: Altitude Sickness

July 25,2016

Head splitting headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite.  Most people don’t  realize they have been feeling the symptoms of altitude sickness until it is already upon them. Throughout the world, trekking in higher altitude rewards you with stunning mountain views and unforgettable memories as you venture onward. With these rewards comes challenges such as correctly acclimating to the higher elevation.  Destinations such as Mount Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu are on every adventurer's bucket list, just keep in mind to prepare before being hit with altitude sickness while on the trail.

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Spotlight Series: Awasi Patagonia & Awasi Atacama

July 19,2016
The Awasi Patagonia and Awasi Atacama Properties are two of the most unique world class accommodations in Chile. Both exemplify the wonders of Chile with a well curated combination of experience, excursions, wellness and sustainability. We love these properties because they not only showcase their surroundings but are an ideal basecamp to immerse in a once in a lifetime experience of visiting Chile's famous landscapes.  
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