Santa Teresa, the jungle of Cusco

The town of Santa Teresa is located about five hours of Urubamba if the trip is made by car, or two hours by train from Ollantaytambo and 20 minutes more in terrestrial mobility. In the first case the Abra Málaga is passed, and can be observed the transition of the different ecosystems, and several communities of farmers who, like Huyro, produce an excellent tea. Santa Teresa is located in the high jungle, about 15 kilometers from Machu Picchu, surrounded by a forest rich in orchids, coffee, tree ferns and thermal waters, close to the Sacsara river. An ideal scenario for fluvial adventure experiences, has one of the best canopy of Peru. Continue reading

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Huacarpay lagoon

This beautiful lagoon, surrounded by grasses and rushes, is located 26 kilometers from Cusco, in the so-called South Valley. Some people go to swim in it, others to observe the variety of birds that live there or to spend a quiet field day. Continue reading

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The Misti Volcano

Misti is one of the most important icons of the city of Arequipa. From anywhere you are standing it is possible to observe this volcano, which has, over the centuries, extracted the Ashlar stone, with what they have built the main monuments, churches and mansions of the city. It lies in the Valley of Chili, and is currently unused. In its peak they were found some archaeological remains belonging to the inca. Continue reading

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Award winners TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE 2013

Thanks to your good comments and opinions done in TripAdvisor about the service we provide in our hotels, Tierra Viva Cusco Plaza and Tierra Viva Arequipa Plaza Hotel, have been awarded with the TRAVELLERS ‘CHOICE 2013, in the category: The 25 Most Popular Hotels for his service in Peru. Continue reading

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Patapampa Viewpoint

On the road between Arequipa and the Colca Canyon, shortly after passing the national reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca, is the viewpoint of Patapampa, the highest point of the trip to Chivay at 4,910 meters above the sea level. Continue reading

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Yanque church

About eight kilometers from Chivay is the Inmaculada Concepción Church in the locality of Yanque, considered a cultural heritage of the nation. This town of farmers and shepherds is located in the route that goes from Chivay to the viewpoint of the condors, and is a mandatory stop for travelers who come to contemplate the most powerful bird of the Andes. Continue reading

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Taquile Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

It seems that the name of this island, of approximately 10 km2 of extension, comes from the surname of its first owners: the Gonzalez family of Taquila, known in many of the islands of Lake Titicaca, whose designation comes from the names of its trustees. Taquile currently has a population of about 2,500 people in 6 zones or suyos, that have at least one port of disembarkation. Continue reading

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The most beautiful southern coast

Chucuito, one of the 13 provinces that form the department of Puno, was the tax center during colonial times.It is located to the south of the city, about 15 kilometers on the road towards the border of Desaguadero, and in it can be appreciatec a rich archeology that goes back up to a thousand years before Christ, although it has been confirmed traces of ancient societies hunters and gatherers with an antiquity of more than 10,000 years.There are also outstanding churches from the earliest times of the Colony and a nature formed by bays and sandy beaches in which some operators offer mountain biking experiences. Continue reading

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Land of the clay little bulls

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. Continue reading

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