The Lord of Qoyllor Riti

Posted 07/06/11 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Some of the most important festivals of the department of Cusco are celebrated in June. The best known is perhaps the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun, but the one with the greatest devotion and attendance is the Qoyllor Riti, considered to be one of the largest pilgrimages in America. On this festival around… Read more »

Via Ferrata: Climbing up the Pachar Walls

Posted 27/05/11 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

The Pachar community is located just 5 minutes from Ollantaytambo. In its mountains, near the highway, you can find one of the most exciting aventure experiences in Peru: the via ferrata, or system of stairs and high technology cables through which you can climb up to 300 meters high. There are two ways to experience… Read more »

Tarwasi: The Inca Site and the Hacienda

Posted 13/05/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

This archeological complex is located in the Limatambo valley, one of the four tambos or rest areas in the Inca Empire. According to numerous studies, it was a ceremonial center as well as a royal chamber. The complex has two terraces formed by polished poligonal stones, perfectly fitted with one another to form flower figures…. Read more »

The Wiracocha God Temple

Posted 05/05/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Raqchi is located 115 kilometers from Cusco in the highway to Puno, 3550 meters above sea level. It is a huge archeological site from the fifteenth century, dedicated to the god Wiracocha and made up of more than 180 buildings, including houses, halls and colcas or circular stone deposits. The main characteristic of this place… Read more »

The Land of Bread

Posted 25/04/11 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

The town of Oropesa, just 23 kilometers away from Cusco, is known as the bread capital of the region. It can be reached by traveling aproximately 1 kilometer from the main highway. Its name comes from the Marquesado of Villa Rica de Oropesa, founded by viceroy Francisco de Toledo, and it means “gold value”. Even… Read more »

Cuyuni Viewpoint

Posted 16/04/11 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

The Ausangate Hatun Pukaran or Cuyuni viewpoint, located at 3,800 meters above sea level, is a iSur – Asociacion Odebrecht initiative where comuneros from Ccatcca have been trained for its management. It offers a rich opportunity for experiential tourism for travelers who want to admire the beautiful Ausangate landscape. In the viewpoint we can find… Read more »

La andenería de Zurite

Posted 22/02/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Los andenes de Zurite, pequeña población ubicada en las pampas de Anta, son las superficies ganadas para el cultivo más grandes de la región del Cusco. Algunos tienen una anchura de100 metros y un largo de 1 kilómetro con muros de contención de piedra de hasta 4 metros de alto. Toda la zona tiene muchos… Read more »

El Palacio del Conde de Valle Umbroso

Posted 15/02/11 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Palacio del siglo XVII construido en piedra. Estaba destinado a ser el lugar de descanso del Conde y de las autoridades de la época que llegaban de Sicuani, Lampa y otros lugares de la sierra. En este Palacio se elaboraba una de la mejor textilería de América. En la actualidad se encuentran las oficinas del… Read more »

Los brujos de Huasao

Posted 08/02/11 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Huasao es un pequeño pueblo que tiene una iglesia jesuita con un Cristo móvil. Entre sus calles se concentran muchos brujos y curanderos que ofrecen lectura de la hoja de coca, pagos a la tierra y otras técnicas de tipo adivinatorio, espiritual y de salud. Estos rituales recogen milenarias creencias andinas y simbologías y prácticas… Read more »