Community tourism at Coporaque

Posted 02/12/14 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Coporaque is a little picturesque town located in Arequipa, the perfect spot for tourists who like community tourism. We highly recommend visiting Wasy Huerta, home of Mr. Faustina, there you can stay and live an unforgettable immersion travel experience. Activities such as milk cows, harvest broad beans for breakfast, take a long walk or go… Read more »

Pachacamac Oracle

Posted 24/09/14 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Just one hour from Lima you will find the most important monumental construction of the Peruvian coast: the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac. It has been considered as the main sanctuary of that area for more than a millennium. When Spaniards arrived, this place was the Pachacamac god sanctuary where pilgrims came from different parts of… Read more »

Living the festival of Holy Virgin of Candelaria

Posted 12/02/14 by & filed under Alive cultures.

Among the many ancient feasts that are still celebrated in Peru, the Virgin of Candelaria festival stands out for being the most colorful and massive of them all, a symbol of the religious syncretism among aymara, quechua and spanish culture that is revealed through the dance of the peculiar characters that are part of its… Read more »

The Scissor’s dancer

Posted 23/12/13 by & filed under Alive cultures, Sin categoría.

Like if he had been possesed, the danzaq shakes frantically, crashing in the air, with an incredible skill, the scissors. It is said that he has a pact with the devil, that he feels no pain, that he is capable of mediate between man and nature, that he gains strength from the wamanis and the… Read more »

The untamed Uros

Posted 03/12/13 by & filed under Alive cultures.

The populated center of the Uros, part of the National Reserve of the Titicaca, is a group of 40 floating artificial islands built with totora, a plant that grows up to 4,000 meters high -either cultivated or wild- in lagoons and swampy areas of the mountains and shores of Perú. According to chroniclers and historians,… Read more »