Patacancha, at Ollantaytambo´s heights.

Posted 27/04/12 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

45 Minutes from Ollantaytambo is the community of Patacancha, after passing by the community of Huilloc. Both communities offer experiences of rural tourism and its members are mostly involved as porters on the Inca Trail. The inhabitants of Huilloc are known as ‘huayruros’ by the characteristic red poncho and that is associated with the seed… Read more »

Huaypo Lagoon

Posted 27/03/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

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… Read more »

HUAROCONDO, the land of pork

Posted 12/03/12 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

The stoned town of Huarocondo is located between Anta and the Sacred Valley. It is known as the land of pork rinds and roasted pork, offered at their town square. Every Sunday there is a town fair that offers their famous pork based dishes, crafts, utensils, and farm products. The main attraction is their restored… Read more »

Huayllabamba, land of corn

Posted 27/02/12 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Huayllabamba is a community in the Sacred Valley located 15 minutes from Urubamba, on the way to Pisac. It is known as the capital of corn because of the quality and size of the corn from their fields.  Huayllabamba, which in quechua means prairie or marshy plain, celebrates the virgin Natividad or Mamacha Natacha every… Read more »

Tipon: cult to water

Posted 27/12/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

It is one of the most amazing expressions of hydraulic engineering of the Incas. Besides it agriculture importance, it plays an important role in their cult to water, which originates in the Pachatusan mountain, the main Apu of Cusco city. It was probably built by Amaru Inca and the most peculiar thing is that the… Read more »

Inca Trail

Posted 14/09/11 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

Between the Sacred Valley (km 82) and Machu Picchu, there is a trail that goes through mountains, valleys and cloud forests. The Inca Trail is a walk of 42 kilometers long, usually made in 4 days and stopping at 3 camp sites to sleep. The first day you walk next to the Vilcanota River and… Read more »

San Jeronimo

Posted 22/08/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

The San Jeronimo church is located in the higher area of the main square. It was built in the XVI century and has a bulrush but no tower. It seems that the indigenous elite was installed in San Jeronimo, so they built this beautifull church for them. The interesting thing about this temple are the… Read more »

Piquillaqta

Posted 02/08/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Nos encontramos ante uno de los templos wari (600 – 900 dC), con influencia inca, más importantes de la región Cusco. Piquillaqta forma parte de un enorme complejo que incluyen más de 800 construcciones y en el que se calcula llegaron a vivir más de 10 mil personas. Se aprecian varios sistemas de canales y… Read more »

The Museum of Waka de Huaro

Posted 17/06/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

This small museum is situated in the village of Huaro, known by the beauty and majesty of its church murals. The museum contains many stone remains from different cultures, such as monoliths, zoomorphic figures, magic stones, cooking and farming tools, and extraordinary petrogliphs. It is directed by anthropologist Renato Davila who shows his particular version… Read more »