"Sleeping in a transparent capsule tied to the side of a mountain, 1.3k ft above the Sacred Valley in Peru.⠀
Who wants to hang in the 'edgiest' hotel in the world? It only requires climbing vertically up a steel ladder via ferrata. Once here, you'll find 3 sleeping pods that are 24ft long and 8ft high, all with solar-powered lighting and a dry ecological toilet and sink. From above, you can see the Sacred Valley stretching out for miles on either side and the amazing Andes mountains from across. And to get back down? No big deal - simply go through 6 zip lines. This will go down as one of the most memorable and incredible experiences ever!"⠀
3 603 May, 2020
N.4. Salkantay Trek by Mountain Lodges of Peru
My favorite Wilderness Places - Countdown from 17 to 1:
Happy Earth Day!
Sharing some portions of the sun salutation from one of my @rei adventure hikes.
Six years ago a client said her husband mentioned Machu Picchu via the Salkantay Trail was on his bucketlist.
She told him “I don’t wanna go. You just replaced your hip and I’d rather you not go alone. Ask Deanna. She can train you and hike with you. “
So we did.
Bucketlist Catalyst at your service!
With everything feeling uprooted, take time each day to step outside and get grounded. Feel the earth underneath your feel. Feel solid. Lean against a tree that has been growing for years.
Breathe this all in.
Now take a step back in to your life feeling this support.
You can do this! 🌍 🏔
The Final Installment: so if you've heard the term Stuck in Peru, that was almost us. At midnight on March 15th we were awakened with a knock at the door. We needed to call our contact at Mountain Lodges of Peru. The president of Peru was closing the borders in 24 hours! Rosa with #mountainlodgesofperu guided us thru the next 24 hours. It involved a 2 hour train ride, a 2 hr van ride and decisions at the hotel. The airport was out of the question and the decision was taken to drive to Bolivia! We didn't know that you could get there from where we were. Turns out it was our only option to leave the country. The second photo is Lois enjoying a 9 hour bus ride with 16 other Americans to the border. The last photo is Lake Titicaca that divides Peru and Bolivia. Meanwhile back in the states, our crack travel agents, Brittany and Kierston were making arrangements to get us out of Bolivia. We crossed the border with several hours to spare and then traveled another 3 hours by van to La Paz Bolivia. From there to Santa Cruz Bolivia to Miami Florida to Atlanta and 48 hours after the phone call we arrived home in Cincinnati. Needless to say we owe Rosa and Mountain Lodges of Peru as well as our daughters a huge debt of gratitude and thanks for their assistance in rescuing us from Peru.
5 201 April, 2020
So the beginning of the big finale. We did make it to Machu Picchu and it is in the Cloud Forest so the photos reflect that. The builders were amazing, the first building is built around the large rock and the face was cutaway for the path we are standing on. Thanks to Aly and #mountainlodgesofperu . Great tour and an amazing site, more tomorrow.
1 1728 March, 2020
Another beautiful hike, first stop was an Inca site that stored grain, built so the wind and lack of humidity in the area were perfect for storage, some friendly locals, the mountain pass we crossed and as always the wonderful staff #mountainlodgesofperu there to greet us on our arrival
0 2826 March, 2020
Today's installment: Travelling to Lamay Peru we visited the amazing Inca site,developed primarily for agriculture. Met Llamas at the lodge, somebody has to cut the grass and had supervisors when we got stuck in a ditch. Great day in Peru. #mountainlodgesofperu
Mountain Lodges of Peru (MLP) shared my article featured on winetraveler.com on how to do a 7 day trek to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay Trek on their Facebook page. Thanks, MLP, for sharing the article and for an unforgettable and incredible trip. The trip was a dream honeymoon destination blending history, culture, comfort, and unparalleled views. .
Ascending higher than 15,000 ft above sea level was one of my highlights along the Salkantay Trek.
Ayacucho carnivals Peru
In this region the carnival, declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation in 2003, is expressed with contagious euphoria. The streets and squares of the city are invaded by parades, dances, and music full of joy, color, and enthusiasm, which congregate an increasing attendance of national and foreign tourists every year, whose central dates are from March 2 to 6.
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2 105 February, 2020
💚The greener, the better!
Casual luxury and responsible tourism are amongst the top travel trends for 2020, according to Condé Nast Traveller and The Independent. These are some of the trends the two media predict for this year: . Vegan hotels
. Climate-neutral trips
. Traveling with respect for indigenous people
. Ancestral tourism
. Multi-stop wildlife encounters
. Luxury bunk beds
. Transformative travel
. Personalized experiences
. Spartan holidays
Focused on transformative travel experiences, REMOTE member Mountain Lodges of Peru also bets on building human relationships by supporting local communities, including partnerships with Andean communities as part-owners of the MLP lodges such as the Huacahuasi Lodge, in Lares Valley, Peru.
Check out the travel trends from Condé Nast Traveller and The Independent here:
For our honeymoon, my hubs suggested a 4 day tent-living hiking itinerary to Machu Picchu. While I love outdoorsy hiking adventures, I also really love the comfort of lodges at night. I stumbled upon Mountain Lodges of Peru that combined hiking with luxury creating the dream trip for both of us.
The details of our adventure are on winetraveler.com: https://www.winetraveler.com/peru/7-day-luxury-machu-picchu-hike-itinerary/
Experience the mysteries and wonders of Machu Picchu after a 6 day 41 mile lodge-to-lodge hike along the Salkantay Trail. If Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, and you love outdoorsy hiking adventures while preferring the comfort of deluxe boutique lodges at night, this is the dream trip for you.
Hoje começa a minha aventura pelo Peru 🇵🇪. Cheguei em Cusco para curtir dias muito especiais. Acompanhe tudo por aqui e pelo stories! 📲 Hoje estou hospedada no @elmercadocusco, que fica pertinho da Praças das Armas, a principal praça da cidade. O prédio super bem preservado era parte do antigo mercado da cidade, e foi transformado em um hotel boutique com 32 quartos, mantendo bem a atmosfera local, uma graça. Selo @sul_hotels#experiencemlp#mountainlodgesofperu#elmercadomlp
Editando foto pro blog e sofrendo escolher imagens dessa viagem. Mas acho que a lembrança mais foda é a dessa curva de estrada entre Urubamba e Cuzco, quando a gente já tava doido de paisagem linda e cansado de aventura pra contar em casa e deu de cara com esse vale, essa luz, essas cores e todo mundo desceu de dentro da van pra sair correndo no campo num momento totalmente The Sound of Music latino. Que saudade 🇵🇪 #MLPExperience@MountainLodgesOfPeru@samesamephoto@lalai@vi_gouvea@sundaycooks@adrianocff 🌟 Urubamba, Peru, 2017
10 29813 April, 2018
Cresci sonhando conhecer Machu Picchu. Nos anos 90 quase vim fazer a trilha e acabei trocando pelo Rock'n Rio. Demorou, mas como a nossa guia disse "você vai pra Machu Picchu quando tem que ir". É mágico, é intenso, é especial. Estou emocionada. ❤️