Photo Friday – Swing at Baños, Ecuador

Today’s Photo Friday comes from Baños in Ecuador, a town known for adventure sports. The photographer was Rinaldo Wurglitsch on Flickr. If you have a great photo from South America, send it to info@backpacksouthamerica.co.uk to see it featured in Photo Friday. 

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Hiking the Inca Trail: Tips, Information and Advice

Like many of you out there, hiking the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu had been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. The 4-day trek follows ancient trails laid by the Incas, as they snake their way through the Sacred Valley, passing stunning mountain vistas, pre-columbian…

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Photo Friday – Machu Picchu

Today’s Photo Friday needs no introduction as it’s probably the most famous destination in South America; the iconic Machu Picchu! If you have a great photo from South America, send it to info@backpacksouthamerica.co.uk to see it featured in Photo Friday. 

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Inca Jungle Trek Guide – What to Expect

Perhaps the most iconic site in all of South America, certainly the most visited and well-known destination in Peru, Machu Picchu is on many backpackers’ Bucket Lists and is, quite simply, a must-see. The ruined Inca City, set amongst the towering green peaks of the Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu mountains,…

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Photo Friday – Hike to Aguas Calientes

The hike along the railway tracks from the Hydro Electrico to Aguas Calientes is an iconic part of the journey to Machu Picchu. Whether you’re making your own way there by train and bus to the plant and finishing the journey on foot, or whether you’re completing the third day…

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Inca Jungle Trek Packing List

For those of us that maybe aren’t quite fit enough to take on the most popular of the treks to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail, or who simply didn’t book it early enough (the trek is now so popular that you need to book at least five months in advance),…

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The Ultimate Inca Trail Packing List

Hiking the Inca Trail was something I’d wanted to do since I was a kid. Now that I’ve actually hiked and camped one of the best trails in the world, I can safely say it was one of my top five travel highlights ever. Before I left the UK, I…

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Photo Friday – Father and Son at Machu Picchu

This week’s Photo Friday is one of my absolute favourite shots from Machu Picchu. As we were exploring the ruins, I spotted this lovely father and son in traditional clothes looking at the view together, and had to snap a quick photo. I love the bright colours and geometric patterns…

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