Tipón: Tribute to water

Posted 07/01/14 by & filed under Monuments and History.

The occupation of Tipón happened at around 1200 a.c. and it is believed that the first inhabitants belonged to the Wari Empire or to the Ayamarcas, a culture that lived in the valley of Cusco, located at about 20 km from Tipón. From this period remains the 6km of the defense wall that used to surround it. It was Pachacutec who… Read more »

Life in the Manu

Posted 14/12/13 by & filed under Adventure and Nature.

The sun arises from the density of the jungle while we prepare to get out to the macaw’s clay lick. The jungle shudders with life and we hear noises of hundred of different types of animals, mostly monkeys and birds, many of them unique in this part of the world. And while we sailed through… Read more »

Qorikancha: The Temple of the Sun

Posted 06/12/13 by & filed under Monuments and History.

The Qorikancha was the center of the Inca world. From it, the imaginary lines called Ceques departed, organizing the sanctuaries or huacas that surrounded Cusco and that gave to the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo its sacred character. Upon its foundations, the Spanish built the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo.   Qorikancha’s internal walls, which… Read more »

Piquillacta: The Wari fortress of the Sacred Valley

Posted 29/11/13 by & filed under Monuments and History.

Located about 30 kilometers from Cusco, Piquillacta is the best known archaeological complex of Wari culture outside its capital, located in Ayacucho. The Wari Empire thrived between the years 500 A.D. and 1000 A.D. and although the center of Wari’s empire was mainly located in the province of Huanta (Ayacucho), there are evidences that its… Read more »

Silver Q’ente for Tierra Viva Cusco Plaza

Posted 26/11/13 by & filed under Blog, Hotel Cuzco Plaza.

We feel happy and proud to announce that our hotel Tierra Viva Cusco Plaza has obtained the Silver Q’ente Award to the best hotel in the 3 stars category.   The Q’ente Award is the maximum acknowledgement that the Regional Government of Cusco and the Regional Direction of Exterior Commerce and Tourism (DIRCETUR) annually grant… Read more »

The sacred Huaca of Tambomachay

Posted 22/11/13 by & filed under Hotel Cuzco, Monuments and History.

As viceregal functionary Juan Polo de Ondegardo y Zárate once told in his book Treaty and investigation about the superstitions of the Indians (1559), “the city of Cuzco was home and dwelling of gods, and thus there was not, in all of it, a fountain, a passage or wall that did not held mystery”. From… 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 »