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: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

June 15,2016

 Why We Love this Boutique Cloud Forest Getaway

Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world and getting there, may it be by train or by trail,  is not an easy feat. After a full day of viewing the awe inspiring mystic Inca citadel, what better than being welcomed into a world class boutique hotel nestled into the cloud forest.

We love this boutique hotel because it offers a unique balance of local charm and authentic hospitality blended with the refined luxury one deserves after a long visit to Machu Picchu. The cloud forest is a sanctuary to relax and unwind while exploring the surrounding trails, soaking in a massage experience at the UNU Spa or learning about the 372 native orchid species found here. 

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How Do You Get To Machu Picchu?

August 25,2015

Machu Picchu From The Sungate

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Mah-Choo-Pee-Choo: Travel Gram of The Week

May 04,2015

View of Machu Picchu

Yeah, we love it too. This photo got some lovin' on our #travel focused Instagram this week. Machu Picchu is one of those instant guaranteed winners for us. It evokes such a feeling of adventure, mystery, exploration, and history, that we hardly need to add a caption. The formula is pretty simple: 1) Post a picture of MaPi in the clouds. 2) People dream about travel.

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