Category Archives: Adventure and Nature

MTB in Colca

The Colca Valley is one of the great destinations to practice extreme sports, including mountain bike. Most of the activities offered in Chivay are related to condors bird watching and the canyon. But more foreigners are looking for experience that have to do more with nature, sports and local communities. With MTB you can combine [...]

Turkani´s Puya Raimondii forest

On the highlands of Tinajani, we can find Tarukani. Considered the largest Puya Raimondii forest in the world. Puya Raimondii are gigantic and primitive plants that belong to the pineapple family. This plant has a large inflorescence formed by 15000 small white and yellow flowers that are pollinated by hummingbirds. Once the plant blooms it [...]

Salkantay

The Salkantay trek is probably one of the mountain route that cross most of the Peruvian eight natural regions. It starts at Mollepata and after setting the camp at the foothill of one of the most sacred mountains of the andes, the Salkantay. You ascend to the abra Salkantay at 4600masl, to start a huge [...]

Tinajani´s Stone Forest

Tinajani is a broad ichu grass valley, where stands an imposing forest of gigantic rocks, crossed by a small stream of cold water. Hills and stone walls take characteristic forms due to the erosive action of wind and rain. In some areas the lower part of the walls there are some tombs and chulpas, where [...]

Apurímac River Rafting

Rafting on Apurímac river is one of the best adventure experiences that can be found in Cusco. The river, which means ‘the God who roars’, is located between Cusco and Apurimac, being a natural border between the two. It had great importance in the view of the Andean world because it is very close to [...]

Patahuasi´s Stone Forest

On the way to the Colca Valley, next to the Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca and vicuña populations, we find a small town called Patahuasi. It draws our attention to the bizarre rock formations, looking like huge cones hanging to the wall of a hill, which outline the blue sky. These formations created by [...]

Rafting in Cusco

Cusco is one of the great destinations of Peru for the practice of rafting. Most of these activities are offered in the Sacred Valley, where operators use different sections of the Urubamba River. From the highlands, as Chuquicahuana, or sections close to the valley as Pachar, Ollantaytambo or Huarán. There are experiences for every tastes [...]

AREQUIPA’S COUNTRYSIDE

Arequipa’s countryside, rich and always green, contrasts with Arequipa’s usually dry and arid environment. It is located in a broad valley, dominated by the Misti and Chachani volcanoes and crossed by the Misti River, important destination for adventure sports. It is the home of small villages of farmers, surrounded by willows and eucalyptus trees, and [...]

Huaypo Lagoon

Huaypo is one of the most beautiful lagoons of the Sacred Valley. It is located on the road that connects this place with Cusco by the route of Chinchero and very close to Maras. Its waters feed communities and nearby cultivation fields and therein several tourist operators offer interesting experiences with kayaks, horseback and bicycles [...]

Chinchero: One of the best textiles in Cusco.

Textile community located at 3,800 above sea level at the road connecting Cusco to the Urubamba valley. Their textile work is one of the best in the region. There is also a huge archaeological site that includes walls, squares and terraces near the Chinchero church, a temple made of stone and adobe, rich in murals [...]

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