The floating islands of Uros

Posted 20/03/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

This group of artificial islands, which number ranges between 40 and 50, is located off the Bay of Puno, about 6 kilometers from the city. These floating islands built with totoras or rushes that are born in the Titicaca and over which stand the different living spaces: bedrooms, schools, stores, etc.. The islands are anchored… Read more »

Callalli Castles

Posted 24/01/13 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

The town of Callalli is located on the top of Colca, place of connection for different paths that lead to Cusco and Puno. It´s also the starting point for some of the adventure activities that take place at this area, such as hiking and mountain biking. Callalli´s people are expert traders of craft, commerce, potato… Read more »

Lampa, the pink city

Posted 10/01/13 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

The tiny town of Lampa is located about 25 kilometers from Juliaca, inside Puno´s highlands. The Santiago Apostol Church, built in stone is one of the most important buildings of the city. Inside this church there is an identical replica of Michelangelo´s la pieta, capping a stunning black marble mausoleum of Mr. Torres Bellón, who… Read more »

MTB in Colca

Posted 28/12/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

The Colca Valley is one of the great destinations to practice extreme sports, including mountain bike. Most of the activities offered in Chivay are related to condors bird watching and the canyon. But more foreigners are looking for experience that have to do more with nature, sports and local communities. With MTB you can combine… Read more »

Turkani´s Puya Raimondii forest

Posted 08/11/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

On the highlands of Tinajani, we can find Tarukani. Considered the largest Puya Raimondii forest in the world. Puya Raimondii are gigantic and primitive plants that belong to the pineapple family. This plant has a large inflorescence formed by 15000 small white and yellow flowers that are pollinated by hummingbirds. Once the plant blooms it… Read more »

Iglesia de la Compañía

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In one corner of the main square stands a beautiful baroque style church built by the Jesuits. This temple that took 100 years to be built is the epitome of Arequipa architectural style and is one of the most beautiful churches of the city. It was began to raise in 1578, but an earthquake destroyed… Read more »

Salkantay

Posted 19/10/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

The Salkantay trek is probably one of the mountain route that cross most of the Peruvian eight natural regions. It starts at Mollepata and after setting the camp at the foothill of one of the most sacred mountains of the andes, the Salkantay. You ascend to the abra Salkantay at 4600masl, to start a huge… Read more »

Tinajani´s Stone Forest

Posted 03/08/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

Tinajani is a broad ichu grass valley, where stands an imposing forest of gigantic rocks, crossed by a small stream of cold water. Hills and stone walls take characteristic forms due to the erosive action of wind and rain. In some areas the lower part of the walls there are some tombs and chulpas, where… Read more »

Community of Sibayo

Posted 02/08/12 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Sibayo is one of the most beautiful villages in the Colca Valley. Located on the upper part of Colca Valley, about 3850 meters over sea level and 40 minutes away from Chivay. It is also known as Rumillacta, or stone village. This name was given due to the construction features of their homes. Made of… Read more »