Apurímac River Rafting

Posted 02/08/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

Rafting on Apurímac river is one of the best adventure experiences that can be found in Cusco. The river, which means ‘the God who roars’, is located between Cusco and Apurimac, being a natural border between the two. It had great importance in the view of the Andean world because it is very close to… Read more »

Patahuasi´s Stone Forest

Posted 28/06/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

On the way to the Colca Valley, next to the Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca and vicuña populations, we find a small town called Patahuasi. It draws our attention to the bizarre rock formations, looking like huge cones hanging to the wall of a hill, which outline the blue sky. These formations created by… Read more »

Kuchuhuasi Chapel

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On the Interoceanic Highway, that leads to the rainforest of Madre de Dios, there is a small town that hides a religious gem. A small chapel made of mud and thatched roof dedicated to the Virgen de la Natividad. The chapel has 235 years old, and only has a single tower. Next to its entry,… Read more »

Monastery of Santa Catalina

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Its full name is the Monastery of St. Catherine of Siena of Arequipa. It is the only monastery in the whole world within which stands a citadel, whose streets are called by Spanish cities. Founded in the mid-sixteenth century by the Viceroy Francisco Toledo. The first prioress was the rich young Maria de Guzman, who… Read more »

The archaeological site of Patallaqta

Posted 30/05/12 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Patallaqta is located at kilometer 88 of the railway linking Ollantaytambo to MachuPicchu. Patallaqta has a semicircle form and is raised next to a huge mountain. Patallacta is located on the edge of Urubamba River, at the beginning of the Inca Trail. It is part of a group of very rich archaeological sites, such as… Read more »

At the foot of Ausangate

Posted 21/05/12 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Apu Ausangate, with it 6.372 meters is the highest mountain of Cusco and the most important in the andean world. It is the origin of the waters that irrigate the valleys below. In its plains and hillsides there are small herder communities of llamas and alpacas, such as Pacchanta. Pacchanta is located in the upper parts of Tinke and It can only be reached by a dirt road from which you can get beautiful views of the holy apu. Pacchanta has several families of weavers who use natural dyes, alpaca… Read more »

Arequipa´s Cathedral

Posted 15/05/12 by & filed under Blog, Monuments and History.

Built in the sixteenth century, Arequipa´s Cathedral had a history full of ups and downs and other issues related to the earthquakes and fires that suffered over the centuries. Like many other monuments in the city, is built with “sillar” stone of volcanic origin and their style is Renaissance with Gothic influence, with a long… Read more »

Rafting in Cusco

Posted 08/05/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

Cusco is one of the great destinations of Peru for the practice of rafting. Most of these activities are offered in the Sacred Valley, where operators use different sections of the Urubamba River. From the highlands, as Chuquicahuana, or sections close to the valley as Pachar, Ollantaytambo or Huarán. There are experiences for every tastes… Read more »

Working with Clay

Posted 03/05/12 by & filed under Alive cultures, Blog.

Although folk art in Cusco is recognized in its textiles; There are master craftsmen who perform very well on clay. Using Inca expressions and symbols into modern and utility designs. Many of these teachers provide workshops in the techniques of pottery. From the early stages of labor, use of natural dyes,  designs, the use of… Read more »


Posted 16/04/12 by & filed under Adventure and Nature, Blog.

Arequipa’s countryside, rich and always green, contrasts with Arequipa’s usually dry and arid environment. It is located in a broad valley, dominated by the Misti and Chachani volcanoes and crossed by the Misti River, important destination for adventure sports. It is the home of small villages of farmers, surrounded by willows and eucalyptus trees, and… Read more »