Trekking the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu with No Guide October 9th 2008 My wife and I recently hiked the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu without a guide. The Peruvian government has now made it a requirement to pay an entrance fee to hike the Salkantay trail. We managed to avoid the fee. Here are some tips on how to hike the trail without a guide, and how to avoid the fee.
A Few Things to Keep in Mind
1. Hiking in the high altitude (15,000ft) with 30+ pound ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Salkantay Trail Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
In my youth, in the 1980's, I had traveled across the United States and Europe. After a trip to Jamaica in the mid-nineties, I realized the grounded nature of the Rastafarian culture and took up it's influences. I never forget that I am more fortunate than most people in this world, and I thank the highest every day for my opportunities. I have traveled throughout The United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Jamaica, Hawaii, Kenya, Peru, and Costa Rica.
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