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10 Myths About Hiking the Inca Trail

6.19.2014

by elias

View of Machu Picchu

1. Hiking the Inca Trail is the only way to get to Machu Picchu.

Thousands of travelers visit Machu Picchu every day, and only a fraction of these visitors got there via the Inca Trail. After hiking for four days through sparsely populated mountains, many Inca Trail hikers are surprised to find a small but bustling modern town at the base of the mountain, complete with a crowded train station. The Peruvian train system is extensive, and has been shuttling travelers to the base of Machu Picchu mountain from the Sacred Valley for years.

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Unique Honeymoon Destinations: Tanzania

5.30.2014

by sean

Hot Air BalloonsHoneymoon time? Here at Global Basecamps, we’re always looking for an excuse to try new things in exciting places around the world. For some intrepid travelers, the idea of lounging on a white sandy beach and sipping Mai Tais sounds dreadfully boring. It’s memories you’re looking for, right? We’ve scoured our featured destinations and compiled a list of 5 delightfully adventurous and unique honeymoon ideas to inspire the explorer inside you.

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Unique Honeymoon Destinations: Argentina

5.7.2014

by sean

Mount Fitz Roy at SunriseHoneymoon time? Here at Global Basecamps, we’re always looking for an excuse to try new things in exciting places around the world. For some intrepid travelers, the idea of lounging on a white sandy beach and sipping Mai Tai's sounds dreadfully boring. It’s memories you’re looking for, right? We’ve scoured our featured destinations and compiled a list of five delightfully adventurous and unique honeymoon ideas to inspire the explorer inside you. First up, colorful Argentina.

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Packing for Treks: Peru

4.16.2014

by rebecca

Machu PicchuRebecca is a Global Basecamps MVP traveler who has trekked all over the world and back again. Having gained knowledge and experience packing for her various treks, she was kind enough to offer her tips for future travelers! In our "Packing for Treks" series, Rebecca will give general tips, as well as destination-specific tips for Nepal, Tanzania and Peru!

Poles in Peru?

Whether you are hiking in the Andes, retracing the steps of the Incas, or exploring the depths of Colca Canyon, the common denominator, apart from the stunning scenery, is often the steep, slippery and treacherous terrain.

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National Geographic Traveler - 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2014

4.9.2014

by elias

National Geographic Traveler - 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2014Over the years, Global Basecamps has been recognized by experienced travelers and clients as one of the world's best travel companies. Today, National Geographic Traveler agrees.

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