Our Blog

Sneak a peek at what goes on behind the scenes and what moves us. In Katy’s case, it’s mostly discovering new places to enjoy Peru’s gastronomy. For Steve, it’s a handy place to keep track of our ever-growing swag of awards. Sometimes our guests share their experiences. Sometimes it’s updates on our trips, our personal travels, and our growing families. It’s random and personal - like us!

Quyllur Rit'i - Peru’s answer to the Burning Man festival?

Does a solemn, holy pilgrimage to a Vegas-style neon-lit mountain shrine in the middle of nowhere, policemen disguised as bears, and trance dancing to brass band music all night long sound like you?

posted by Katy Shorthouse

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

Our Peru adventure tours have earned us TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence! How cool is that!?

posted by Steve Wilson

National Geographic's Top 50 Tours!

National Geographic Traveler magazine has selected us in their "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for 2014, at a news stand near you, from April 22!

posted by Steve Wilson

Books to read before you go to Peru

Aspiring guests often ask us: "What are the best books to read about Peru and Machu Picchu?". Here's our top 4 books about Peru to read.

posted by Steve Wilson

Why Machu Picchu is #1 on my list of the top 10 World landmarks

Adventure tour company director Steve Wilson delves deeper into alternative routes to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay trek, one of the world’s finest alpine hikes.

posted by Steve Wilson

Lonely Planet Peru 2013

We're delighted to announce that Aspiring Adventures has been recommended in the latest edition of the Lonely Planet Peru guidebook (2013)!

posted by Steve Wilson

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