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13 ABR 2013

Following the exciting announcement that the world longest auto race, the Dakar Rally, will pass through Bolivian territory for the first time next year, Bolivian authorities began a flurry of preparations this week. President Evo Morales has promised millions in investments to provide electricity, potable water, and 4G mobile telephony for communities along the route and formed a committee...

14 MAR 2013

Permits for the Classic 4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu have sold out through mid-July. In the face of the overwhelming demand for the Inca Trail, a variety of alternative treks are growing in popularity. Although they are not as well-known, and thus lack some of the cache of the Inca Trail, these more affordable options can be booked with less notice, cost less, and are less trafficked...

27 FEB 2013

10% of Peru's territory is protected in national parks, natural reserves, and historic sanctuaries. The 35 zones managed by the SERNANP state agency were visited by record numbers last year- 150,000 more than the previous year. Some of the top sites, such as Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary and Titicaca National Reserve, were expected; others were surprises, such as Huascarán National Park,...

05 FEB 2013

The shipbuilding residents of the small island of Suriqui on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca are planning a new and ambitious undertaking: the construction of a totora reed ship, built only with the same pre-Columbian methods these Aymara descendents have been using for the last thousand years, to sail on a trans-oceanic excursion from New York to Spain via the Canary Islands in May or...

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