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Topic: Peru

  • Peruvian Handicraft: Treasures of South America

    Even when considering the pantheon of ancient architecture from all over the world, the ruins of Machu Picchu are in a class by themselves. The remnants of this Incan city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, located at the foot of a mountain and surrounded by thick verdant forest, are reminders of the majesty of the Incan civilization from nearly five… Read More

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  • 4 Fascinating Secrets of Machu Picchu

    A breathtaking man-made wonder built by the Incans, Machu Picchu astounds all visitors who gaze upon its more than 3,000 stone steps that ascend to the clouds. Nearly 1 million people visit this sacred site in Peru each year, according to Frommer’s, but how many know its secrets? Its labyrinthine ruins and elaborate terraces, surrounded by the stunning Andes, contain centuries of… Read More

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  • Iconic Walks of the World

    Discover them with VBT Clearly we believe that the best way to truly become immersed in a new destination is by slowing down and soaking in the moment. When you forgo sightseeing on a big tour bus, and instead, hop on a bicycle or lace up your walking shoes, you are exposed to so much more of your surroundings. And… Read More

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  • Traditional Dress Around the Globe

    One of the greatest thrills of biking or walking your way through a new country is being able to slow down and really take it all in at your own pace. And while getting in touch with local life may begin upon your arrival in a new destination with a cautious, perhaps foreign, ‘Hello’; it’s helpful to remember that the… Read More

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  • Top 5 VBT Walking Vacations for 2015

    Famed naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau once wrote “The moment my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow.” We think he was on to something. Hitting the trail at your ideal pace really activates your senses, allowing you to fully connect with the people and the land you’re exploring. That’s what you’ll get when you take a… Read More

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  • Savor the Tastes of Peru on a Walking Tour with VBT

    Dining on native cuisine and learning about indigenous food is one of our favorite appeals of traveling around the world. When you travel with VBT, we not only want you to experience the physical  beauty of a destination during bike rides or walks, but also to experience the culture of the people that inhabit that destination in an authentic, first-hand… Read More

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  • Top Hotels on our Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Walking Tour

    At VBT, each of our 49 biking and walking vacations are deliberately selected to give you ample opportunity to explore both the landscape and the culture of your desired destination. But we recognize that it is, after all, your vacation, and we take comfort on the road very seriously. After an invigorating day of discovery, we want you to relax,… Read More

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  • Highlights of VBT’s Walking tour in Peru

    The Lost Incan city of Machu Picchu is no doubt the first thing that comes to mind if you’re looking to take a trip to Peru—and you’ll have 2 great days exploring it with VBT—but there are also many other wonderful things to experience in the Sacred Valley. During this epic adventure, VBT travelers will explore the bustling streets of… Read More

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  • Meeting the Cuyuni People of Peru

    When one thinks of traveling to Peru, exploring the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu is what tends to come to mind. While VBT’s Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley walking tour clearly spends plenty of time discovering in the lost Incan City, there are other aspects of this vacation that make it such a fulfilling active travel experience. Some of… Read More

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