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 »

Millenarian Taquile

Posted 08/11/13 by & filed under Alive cultures.

Floating in the vastness of Lake Titicaca, three hours sailing from Puno, you can find Taquile, a small island inhabited by an ancient Quechua community that has kept intact its traditional customs and forms of social organization -former to the Incas- where common life and collective decision making are priority. From here it can be… Read more »

The Magical Iscata Island

Posted 29/10/13 by & filed under Alive cultures.

Located in the “capital of Aymara folklore “, also known as the district of Acora (Puno) Iscata Island is a destination that is little known and not part of traditional tours that take place on Lake Titicaca. However, its bucolic landscapes, white sandy beaches and its typical houses built of adobe with roofs of reeds… Read more »

Millennial Chinchero

Posted 15/10/13 by & filed under Alive cultures.

As frozen in time, surrounded by the majestic Salkantay, Veronica and Soray is Chinchero, the tranquil village of weavers and, probably, the best preserved Andean traditions keeper -costumes, quechua and ancestral customs- wide Sacred Valley. The villagers still live in Chinchero Inca constructions inherited from their ancestors, here stands out the Church of Our Lady… Read more »

San Blas: Art, faith and tradition

Posted 01/10/13 by & filed under Alive cultures.

The centenary district of T’oqocachi (“salt cave”),  is already part of the oldest legends that are told in Cusco. During the Inca times, it’s believe that the people who inhabited it dedicated to agriculture. Two Ayllus coexisted here: Hatun Ayllu and Capac Ayllu. The water abundance, which came out of its valleys, its excellent microweathers… Read more »

Land of the clay little bulls

Posted 26/03/13 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Pucara´s main square, where the church of Santa Isabel is constructed in stone and located in its high part, concentrates all the activity of this small locality Quechua located about 100 kilometers from Puno, on the road to Cusco.