Cusco & Ollantaytambo travel blog
28 March 2019
Another option to enjoy your visit to Peru is to know Choquequirao, located at the foot of the Salkantay deer in the district of Santa Teresa, La Convención Cusco, It was a cultural and religious center for the region. Presumably this citadel was used as a checkpoint to ensure access to the areas of Vilcabamba, which connected the jungle ...read more (+)
16 March 2019
A way of living in the present Inca culture is visiting Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail, 4 days and 3 nights to tread the soil that our Incas stepped on, to go back in time through beautiful landscapes.
Located in the Andes mountain range, the road passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. ...read more (+)
01 November 2018
Lares is the name of a small village north of Cusco, a beautiful place to make an Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. We begin in the Sacred Valley (in Huarán). We climb the narrow part and have the chance to see stone houses with thatched roofs surrounded by herds of llamas, alpacas and guinea pigs. The road is moderate ...read more (+)
20 June 2018
The city of Cusco, known as the Navel of the World, Historic Capital of Peru, Imperial City, is considered within the most beautiful cities of America. In older times, it was the capital of the Inca Empire, one of the most important cities of the Vice Royalty of Peru, which, led by the Spaniards, spruced up with churches, palaces ...read more (+)
07 June 2018
A mandatory point to visit on your way to Machu Picchu is the town of Ollantaytambo, located about 90 km northwest of the city of Cusco, it is the only Inca city in Peru that still preserves its streets intact, the beauty of this town is magical since it is a living example of a perfect urban plan made ...read more (+)
20 May 2018
Tambomachay comes from two Quechua words: Tampu it was kind of accommodation and Machay, meaning cave, and refers to the many caves that surround the place and, according to the tradition, would have been venerated.
It is likely, however, that Tambomachay has been a nearby accommodation, a house, and this site, according to Bernabé Cobo (1653) it was originally called ...read more (+)
09 May 2018
Chinchero known as the city of the Rainbow and it is located 28 km. northwest of Cusco, about 3160 m., flanked by snow-capped Salkantay, Veronica and Soray. The view from here is breathtaking. Chinchero belongs to the province of Urubamba, department of Cusco.
Chinchero, the most typical of the Sacred Valley population is a purely Inca city that the conquerors ...read more (+)
20 April 2018
Cusco is a cultural capital by excelence, thanks to its people and live customs, expressed in its multitude of dances, festivities and religious rituals, and in the fusion of the Inca and colonial heritage that one can appreciate any time of the year.
The ultimate expression of its religious manifestations can be seen in its museums and churches, in the ...read more (+)
15 February 2017
After two months of hard work, chefs with artistic talent, they portrayed our wonder in chocolate. This feat was accomplished thanks to the skill and ingenuity of the chefs of the JW Marriott Cusco & El Convento Cusco. Currently this delight is on display in the lobby of the JW Marriott Cusco & El Convento Cusco, located at the ...read more (+)
10 January 2017
One of the most extraordinary places that is known worldwide for supporting the greatest biodiversity on earth, recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve.
Its great diversity is a consequence of its location where the Andes meet the Amazon. Its altitudinal range means it supports a variety of habitats such as: Puna grassland, Cloud forest, lowland Amazon ...read more (+)
03 November 2016
The Popular Art museum of Cusco belongs to the American Insitiute of Art, ancient & traditional cultural organization of the city, that it´s founds the Jubilar Days of Cusco and rescue of the disappearance of Santuranticuy Fair.The museum hosted pieces of porpular art, old photographies of Cusco, paints and comtemporary cusquenian scuttures. It has some of the best pieces of ...read more (+)
10 August 2016
Machu Pichu designation as one of the 7 wonders of the world, has an explanation. And it is that Machu Picchu is the magnetic center of the Earth, where they have directed towards spiritual radiation for two thousand years were in Tibet and now, in the new Age of Aquarius we are living, have moved to Peru. This "transfer" ...read more (+)
19 July 2016
The Cusco region has only two distinct seasons: the wet season and the dry season. The rainy season begins in October when in the southern hemisphere spring begins and ends in March. At this time the rain falls almost every day for three or four hours, mainly between December and March, but there are also several days of sunshine ...read more (+)
20 May 2016
Machu Picchu is one of the destinations that anyone around the world must know at some point, is that this magical place will help you discover a little more about the history of the Inca city that at one time was the capital of a great empire .It is so for you will be excited to know, then we ...read more (+)
13 May 2016
Andahuaylillas jewel is the church of St. Peter the Apostle. Conceived by the Jesuits was built at the very beginning of the seventeenth century. Its harmonious construction and extraordinary inner combine to make it one of the most beautiful churches in the region.The temple rests on a solid plinth of limestone blocks taken from the Inca Palace, once located ...read more (+)
06 May 2016
The Inti Raymi or "Festival of the Sun" was the most important religious holiday during the time of the Incas. Until today it still represents every June 24 in the architectural complex of Sacsayhuaman.Cusco is marked by the encounter and mixture of cultural and natural riches that make it unique, different but once the indissoluble and mysterious. Its buildings, ...read more (+)
29 April 2016
Tourist routes as "Calca and wonders", "Espinar and wonders", "Tupac Amaru" and "Hermanos Ayar" in the provinces of Canchis and Paruro, are assessed to be enabled for cusqueños citizens enjoy them as part of Social Tourism program.The proposal by the Regional Government of Cusco and the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) of this region in order ...read more (+)
22 April 2016
Seven Tinajas located in the District of Echarate at a distance of 20 kilometers from the city of Quillabamba the capital of the Province of the Convention at an altitude of 900 meters with an average temperature of 28ºC way into the Peruvian Amazon, the margin left the Urubamba river. Seven Tinajas is a broken lytic efloraciones granitic type ...read more (+)
15 April 2016
The canyon is located in the mountains of Torontoypata, Huynapata town has a length of 150 m. and reaches 10 m. wide with walls that reach 60 m. where you can see the nests of the cockerels of the rocks (Rupícola Peruviana) Peru's national bird, the quetzal tall and Paucar or Pusti. At the end of the journey through ...read more (+)
08 April 2016
Every June for about 600 years, 1,000 peasants in southern Peru meet for three days to work on the renewal of the suspension bridge Q'eswachaka, declared intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO.The Q'eswachaka bridge over the Apurimac River, in the region of Cusco, is woven entirely from plant fibers, according to Inca tradition, and is the only of its ...read more (+)
01 April 2016
The festivities are held on May 3 in the whole area of Cusco and very hubbub universal sense, is to worship the cross.This festival originates in the early decades of the eighteenth century. When I was a relatively humble and / or modest without maginifisencia that today has private family holiday at the time. The cross is a symbol ...read more (+)
18 March 2016
There is a path that leads to Huayna Picchu but which we made a detour which we one of the most remarkable complexes of underground constructions of the region. It is several caves, some of which have been lined (at a larger scale than in the Mausoleum of Machu Picchu) with blocks of fine stonecutting which have been carved ...read more (+)
11 March 2016
High above the colonial market town of Pisaq, today the gateway for many tourists to the Sacred Valley, are some of the finest Inca ruins in existence. They might not be in a location quite as beautiful as Machu Picchu, or on a scale quite as monumental as Sacsayhuamán, but the stonework here is some of the best you ...read more (+)
04 March 2016
Alternative tourism is a new tourism practice defers from traditional tourism to offer tourists the modalities and different destinations that offer commercial tourism.While commercial tourism companies begin to explore new modalities such as ecotourism, adventure tourism, tourism venture, etc; the true essence of Alternative Tourism is the involvement of host populations in the activities and benefits that generate tourism ...read more (+)
26 February 2016
After having conducted a thorough technical evaluation of the state of conservation; retaining walls, stairways, halls and platforms Machu Picchu, the determination to perform the system maintenance National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu was taken.This provision taken by the Head of National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu determines the following:
Admission to the Mountain of Huayna Picchu is suspended, from ...read more (+)
11 February 2016
In 2002, a project of Inkariy Museum was created thanks to an initiative of a group of artists and archaeologists who decided to show the world an impressive demonstration of the most important pre-Columbian cultures of Peru through a modern language and easy reading texts.
The main goal of the project is to protect and increase a value of our ...read more (+)
05 February 2016
This long Trek to Ausangate (6384m), offers glimpses of high altitude wildlife and local residents. It is a perfect place to escape from the bustle of the modern world. Ausangate Snow Mountain Trek offers walls of ice, glaciers, waterfalls frozen rivers and numerous hot springs and medicinal underground water. The traveler, when taking this trek as part of his ...read more (+)
29 January 2016
Cusco is a beautiful city located in southern Peru, at 3300 meters above sea level. The beautiful city of Cusco is famous worldwide due to the numerous archaeological remains left by the Inca culture, its narrow streets still preserve the temples and palaces that once housed the men and forgers women one of the most powerful empires of America, ...read more (+)
21 January 2016
The Inca Trail that leads to Machu Picchu archaeological sanctuary will be closed next for conservation and maintenance work February, the spokesman for the Department of Culture Puzzled Cusco (CDR), Lina Velasco told Efe today.
The official said the restriction throughout February due to the execution of maintenance work on the Inca road network, which receives every day about 500 ...read more (+)
28 December 2015
Definitely the best of Cusco in six extensive and highly harnessed days. If you count with comfortable vacations, this tour without no doubt is the best option for to know the best attractions of our región. Starting in the same city and mixed with the Inca legacies and Colonial. The City Tour is perfect with its picturesque landscapes that ...read more (+)
02 December 2015
About 100 people, including workers Decentralized Cultural Department of Cusco, the District Municipality of Huarocondo, Copesco Plan and peasant communities, comprehensive cleaning Wata archaeological site located in the province of Anta was performed.The conference, sponsored by the cultural organization, allowed the cutting of vegetation, roots extraction of stone walls, removal and transfer of weeds and fix bridle path from ...read more (+)
03 November 2015
Ollantaytambo is an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cuzco. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 meters (9,160 feet) above sea level, Ollantaytambo lies in an area the Inca people once called the Sacred Valley and this marvel of architecture once served as both a temple and a fortress,. ...read more (+)
20 October 2015
I've known the writer and explorer Benedict Allen for some years, but never travelled with him. Now the BBC has commissioned us to undertake an adventurous journey together: slipping off the side of the Andes towards the Amazon to see Espíritu Pampa, the very last city of the Incas, which they built at the lowest level of the cloud ...read more (+)
24 September 2015
Machu Picchu (old mountain) is the most important destination of Peru, an ancient Inca city located in the high jungle of Cusco, between mountains and rivers, like something out of some fiction film. Formerly it was a big city destined to worship the sun and as royal apartments of the Incas, today is the biggest resort of Peru. Even ...read more (+)
17 September 2015
Located in Cusco department, Salkantay (6,271 feet) is the final part of the trek that combines a majestic setting with great natural beauty and the most famous pre-Hispanic ruins of the world which are Machu Picchu and Inca Trail. The route begins touring the old Inca road carved in rock that leads to Machu Picchu and crosses mountains that ...read more (+)
03 September 2015
Several tourists who were visiting the Huayna Picchu were surprised when approached by an Andean bear, which immediately captivated.According to the account of a local guide: "At first everyone they were scared but the peaceful animal Incas down some stairs and then retired." After the scare, tourists began to shoot the bear.Note that as part of the strategic partnership ...read more (+)
27 August 2015
"Well, being all night, as I have said, the Spanish veil, with much fear of many people that the Indian had, like Soto and those who were with him, reported seeing, and not be experienced Spaniards how these Indians fought, or what mood had, because so far had not fought war with Indians, but had been in Tumbes and ...read more (+)
13 August 2015
The Taricaya Ecological Reserve is a 476-hectare (2 square miles) nature reserve on the banks of the Madre de Dios River, approximately one hour from Puerto Maldonado by boat and adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve area.Since 2004, it has been owned by Projects Abroad, which runs various environmental conservation projects there. The main aim of these projects is ...read more (+)
03 August 2015
This long Trek to Ausangate (6384m), offers glimpses of high altitude wildlife and local residents alongside the spectacular snow-capped "Apu" of Ausangate. It is a perfect place and very special alternative trek to escape from the bustle of the modern world. Ausangate Snow Mountain Trek offers walls of ice, glaciers, waterfalls frozen rivers and numerous hot springs and medicinal ...read more (+)
23 July 2015
All visitors are advised to weigh:
Appropriate clothing: long-sleeved shirts, rain poncho. Consider visiting the area (high Andean area and / or Amazon) and season (dry or rainy).
Soap and shampoo preferably biodegradable or friendly to the environment.
First aid kit: stomach pain pills, head, general inflammation, small and large non-medicated bandages and ointments.
Safety kit: whistle, flashlight with spare batteries.
Shoes ...read more (+)
16 July 2015
Skylodge Adventure Suites is a "floating" hotel located in the Sacred Valley in Cusco. A YouTube mini-documentary about this new hotel is shared. In the YouTube video you can see that the rooms are more than 400 meters high, and which also have transparent walls which makes it an unforgettable experience.
These rooms will make you feel you are literally ...read more (+)
10 July 2015
This area is an archaeological complex of Cusco, before little visited by tourists, but that gradually is being increasingly visited by those who want to know "places of power". Its Inca name is "Salonpunku" but is also known as the "Temple of the Moon" or the "Cueva del Mono"; It is located on the ancient Inca trail that led ...read more (+)
30 June 2015
Paucartambo is a typical and beautiful town with whitewashed houses of adobe and tile with light blue wooden balconies that they're famous for the Virgen del Carmen festivity. Driving four hours by a dusty narrow road is the small village of Paucartambo, lying on the eastern slopes of the Andes, about 109 km away from Cusco city at 13,200 ...read more (+)
23 June 2015
The Association for the Conservation of the Amazon Basin (ACCA) and the Regional Government of Cusco (GRC) and sign an agreement for the management and conservation of the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, the same as is in the Cusco province of Anta.Roberto Rojas, Manager of Natural Resources and Environment of the GRC, said that with this agreement a budget ...read more (+)
16 June 2015
The Ministry of Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) announced today that the second safe prime tourist corridor will launch in August in the city of Cusco, and join the imperial capital with the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. The initiative seeks to improve the movement of tourists that travel between the two locations by using the latest technology. ...read more (+)
09 June 2015
The Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun was an Inca ceremony to be performed on an annual basis in Cusco, the capital of Tawantinsuyo, between the fourth quarter of the harvest and the beginning of the vernal equinox of the Andes, ie in the second half in June. Where Cusco, Perú is the site of Latin America’s second ...read more (+)
05 June 2015
A few hours ago, The most knowing portal web of makeing reservation to travel. Tripadvisor annunced the 25 places most interesting in the world and for happines of whole Peru, Machu Picchu was elected as one of them entering in the second place after the Angkor Wat. ...read more (+)
28 May 2015
While performing the second Macro-tourism Pacific Alliance, which takes place in Mexico, the representative of Beijing Sunny International Travel Agency, Zhang Ji, said Cusco, Iquitos and Lima are attractions of great potential in the Asian market and Chinese tourists prefer these destinations.The citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco and the world's mightiest river, the Amazon, are the most attractive ...read more (+)
21 May 2015
Lagoon Wetland Huacarpay Lucre, is located in the valley of the Vilcanota River, District of Lucre, Quispicanchis Province, Cusco Department, 27 Km. From the city of Cusco. It is quite visited on weekends, their environment is protected and facilities on its shores contribute to the convenience of visitors, access is easy from the city of Cusco, taking the paved ...read more (+)
14 May 2015
Yanacocha Lagoon is located in the district of Huayllabamba in the province of Urubamba (Sacred Valley), department of Cusco.It is pedestrian access (trekking) kicking in the farmhouse Huayocari, a walk of about 04 hours understanding.It is a natural attraction, has unique characteristics, because the bottom of the lagoon is black, due to the presence of black ticna and that ...read more (+)
12 May 2015
We present you an amazing article about two great cities in Cusco by Brien Foerster, who described Machu Picchu & Choquerirao as equals study and insight into the Inca’s ancient origins shed a new light on that famous South American culture.
Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Inca, or at least that is how this citadel high in the ...read more (+)
07 May 2015
In the north of the Inca Cusco, at the foot of the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, it is the palace of Qolqanpata, whose construction is attributed to the legendary Manco Capac, founder of the great Inca Empire and the dynasty of Urin Qosqo. Qolqanpata means place where there are deposits, this neighborhood is full of terraces from the Saphy ...read more (+)
29 April 2015
Researchers at the Machu Picchu Archaeological Park, found a new stretch of the trail, which would lead to the Inca citadel and later could relieve visits to this destination.
The new section starts from the area Wayraqtambo or Tambo de los Vientos, this located to the back of the mountain, and where you can see the town of Machu Picchu ...read more (+)
16 April 2015
Ollantaytambo is an excellent site in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, here all kinds of vitrified and moulded stones can be observed.
A big piece of rock in the morning light, the perfect light to observe the reflection, the stone is very smooth at those parts.
The famous perfect fit, there is refection, smooth parts and a different colour to be observed, especially at ...read more (+)
09 April 2015
Today to reach the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu is available about 3 routes, among them this time will describe the whole journey of one of them:1. Cusco - Santa Maria (bus)To make this trip to this area daily buses depart, but his departure from them is not exactly ground terminal but rather what can take in a small ...read more (+)
26 March 2015
About 130 thousand parishioners will be present this March 30, Easter Monday, the procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes, year after year attracts the Incas to the main square of Cusco, to renew their faith and receive his blessing; this as a prelude to the celebration of Easter.Monsignor Daniel Alarcón Urrutia, archbishop of Cusco, Cusco sued the public ...read more (+)
06 March 2015
The Natural History Museum is part of the School of Biological Sciences UNSAAC exhibits geological and paleontological samples of Cusco and its suburbs, also exhibits representative specimens of biodiversity in the region. These include the tusk of a mammoth that lived across the continent about 8000 years ago.
Located in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, in the local university ...read more (+)
26 February 2015
During the early 14th century the Inca Kingdom and their neighboring Tribes and Kingdoms were at war with each other over power and resources...Later under Emperor Pachacuteq he reorganized the kingdom of Cusco into an empire. Pachacuteq along with his Nobles and engineers converted his empire to a new governmental system called "Tahuantinsuyo" and brought free trade, new road ...read more (+)
24 February 2015
The Spanish had caused the Inca empire to collapse. The pacific coast was theirs, they had founded the city of Lima. Marching on Cusco they entered without a fight. The Inca emperor had been put to death, and the city of Cusco was pillaged. The Spanish had installed a puppet emperor who was to do their bidding while they ...read more (+)
19 February 2015
The traditional and historic neighborhood of San Blas is located a few blocks from the Plaza de Armas, is known as the "Barrio of the Craftsmen" is an obligatory stop on your visit to our city.In the Main Square of this neighborhood church of the same name is found among his guard walls history and mystery, the most curious ...read more (+)
13 February 2015
It was a fortified city built by the Inca Pachacutec and the time of the conquest served Manco Inca Yupanqui strong for this city was constituted as a military, economic and administrative and agricultural complex. Ollantaytambo was also a major inn or town houses, with huge food stores, and places of astronomical observation. Importantly, this shows the strength of ...read more (+)
12 February 2015
One of the most cooked dishes during this carnival in february is the delicious T'impu or Puchero, which is a traditional dish during this festivities and this food appears in all family lunch tables. T'impu is a word in runasimi language that means cooked and in that sense means cooked meat & vegetables.How to prepare the delicious T'impu?For its ...read more (+)
06 February 2015
With a nice view of last inca city, we will recommed to visit this place for their attractions and these archaelogical places as Fortress, Pinkuylluna, Tunupa and one of the biggest rock in whole sacred Valley into the fortress.
The a small video of Ollantaytambo:
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05 February 2015
As of February 1, route the world famous Inca Trail is under maintenance, and visitors opt for alternate routes to reach the Inca citadel Machu Picchu, or other tourist attractions of our region. Among the attractions that vistantes choose to visit during this period are: Choquequirao, Huchuyqosqo, Cachiccata, Salkantay among others, which also long ways to Xtreamer the wonderful ...read more (+)
29 January 2015
No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge. If you don't want to hire a travel agency or wade through the backpacking options in popular guidebooks, considerable due diligence is required to get you to Peru then to Cusco then to Aguas Calientes, and from there up to the ...read more (+)
22 January 2015
Into the diary "Nuevo Herald" in spanish, the writers of Giuliana Nanetii & Luis E. Palacios wrote about the beautiful landscapes in Cusco and many other things that you can visit in this attractive city, as their archaeological complexes: Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisaq, Sacred Valley, Tipon and many more.
Here is a little extract of this article on englis 'cause ...read more (+)
15 January 2015
The District of Machu Picchu going to apply the security plan of Miraflores (district in Lima - Perú) for international and national tourists. This announcement was realized by the mayor Jorge Muñoz Wells.
Into this new strategies for the security in Machu Picchu will be included: integrated patrol (security guards or serenazgo - National Police), monitoring and filming videos ...read more (+)
08 January 2015
The new year presented new adventures and for that reason Nevizatv Cusco diffused a video on Youtube with the magnificent areas and Archaeological Places of the imperial city Cusco, and this was thanks to an experiment to flying a drone incorporated with a camera, which recorded all our city.
In the video it can be appreciate the beautiful images such ...read more (+)
26 December 2014
The Q'eswachaka bridge, still keeps the alive traditions of our inca ancestors and thanks to the commitment of the communities that surrounding this place still remains intact. This bridge is a wonderful piece of engineering and Inca culture, 'cause is a weave bridge on their integrity with vegetal fiber (straw) and is a important stretch of the Qhapaq Ñan, ...read more (+)
18 December 2014
In the actuality the technology offers to travelers, the different approaches to Machu Picchu, Modern World Wonder. For this reason A well-known portal made a compilation of the 5 best apps for phones (smartphone) with Android technology, iOs and Windows Phone, which are allowed to do a virtual tour by the famous Inca citadel, offering by this way a ...read more (+)
05 December 2014
Canyon Suykutambo will be the new destination that seeks to promote the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (Dircetur), this according to information provided by Nieves Bardales, head of the area of tourism development.This place is also known as "Three guns" is located in the province of Espinar, rock formations that are seen are up to ...read more (+)
27 November 2014
This initiative was given by the Ministry of Culture who said that the new rate for evening access will be exclusively for domestic and foreign residents in the country. The new rate will be for adults S /. 45 and S /. 22 for students respectively, which will be available from 13:00 pm, and will be valid for at ...read more (+)
20 November 2014
Located in high part of the capital of San Sebastian district to the upper side in the Inka Trail of San Sebastian to Qorqocha and Yuncaypata, above a hill and the sides drained by two streams. This place It consists of enclosures, walkways, underpasses, rock carvings, funerary structures, canal system.
Basically the set is suitable for various platforms and retaining ...read more (+)
13 November 2014
The archaeological site of Qhataqasapatallaqta is located in the south east of Cusco city, in the foothills of Q'ompo Huanakauri. The enclosure is made by an andean system and contention walls, also it presented a well-defined of trace vertical and horizontal streets.
The construction was built on a hillside with a strong gradient toward the Association of "Francisco Bolognesi", the ...read more (+)
30 October 2014
The archaeological complex of Machupitumarca is located into the peasant village of Consachapi (Pitumarca district), to 3565 meters above the sea level and according to data collected the construction, this complex belongs to Pre Inca culture of Canchis.
The archaeological complex is identified by a pirca style and the site is divided in three sectors:
Sector 1: Located to 3850 meters ...read more (+)
25 October 2014
In order to reassess the Cusco traditions and celebrate the upcoming November 1 All Saints' Day, the Municipality of Cusco will celebrate a festival where Tanta Wawa and sucker cusqueño 2014 will have a place for unite the traditions with the tourism, in the Plaza San Francisco.
In that festival, ladies will involve members of the various associations of bakers ...read more (+)
16 October 2014
The entrance to the Inca Trail is limited, this is because vital importance for preserve the flora and fauna that exist around the zone. For to make realize this beautiful trek, it is recommended to make a reserve with several months of anticipation, as many times on the year, there is a large agglomeration of adventurous people that who are ...read more (+)
07 October 2014
When the Spanish conquerors arrived first to these lands; they could not explain themselves how Peruvian "Indians" (ignorant, wild, without any ability of logical reasoning, one more animal species according to conquerors) could have built such a greatness. Their religious fanaticism led them to believe that all that was simply work of demons or malign spirits. Still today, many ...read more (+)
29 September 2014
After her trek into the Archaeological park of Machu Picchu, the singer Gloria Trevi said the 24th of september: "I'm excited with the inca construction and qualified her visit to this area as an unforgettable & amazing experience."Accompanied by her husband and members of her personal security; Trevi finished the trail by Machu Picchu at 15:30 hours, after that ...read more (+)
19 September 2014
The webzine "The Guardian" published an article about Machu Picchu by Edward Twin, winner of the history category. He wrote about the ingenuity and magical of Machu Picchu for who was not born here. Through this small article we can see the experience of this man that traced us his visit to this amazing place hidden among the clouds ...read more (+)
15 September 2014
Peru’s export and tourism promotion board Promperu will carry out the event "Door to Door-London" from September 9 to 12 in London, the United Kingdom and North Ireland to promote Peruvian tourist attractions among U.K tour operators.
According to PromPeru, the three-day event aims to attract the main tour operators in the United Kingdom and provide them with specialized and ...read more (+)
11 September 2014
There’s nothing like the satisfaction of approaching Machu Picchu on one’s own two feet, which is why the classic Inca Trail hike has become so popular in recent years. The time when a traveler could roll into Cusco and set up an Inca Trail trek for the following day—or week, or month—has long since passed, though. To limit damage ...read more (+)
08 September 2014
Puca Pucara is a archaeological center located in Cusco, more knowing as "The Red Fortress", because calcareous stones with which it was built and these stones had acquired a green coloration of the area, rich in iron.
The experts pointed that this place was a fortress with the object of protect to Tambomachay, a important palace in inca times, which ...read more (+)
04 September 2014
Pisaq is an archaeological site located in Cusco and it is considered one of most important sites into Sacred Valley of the Incas. Inside of Pisaq, the tourists can see a semicircular building with a straight side wall that is the mythic Sun temple which attract a lot of travelers, photographers and experts of architecture. This place worked as ...read more (+)
01 September 2014
The Incan empire was the largest in pre-Columbian America, and its center was Cusco, in modern-day Peru. The ruins at Machu Picchu and environs have fascinated travelers for hundreds of years. In an active yet easy journey, explore these treasures and other less-visited sites, and learn more about the civilization that fell to Spanish conquerors in the 16th century.
Peru ...read more (+)
28 August 2014
The alternate route for access to archaeological park of Machu Picchu and Choquequirao counts it with an information touristic office that it installed in Santa Teresa district, La Convencion provincia; reported the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism (DIRCETUR) Cusco.The new office counts with trained personnel and adequate logistic to provide and promotion of tourism in this area; ...read more (+)
25 August 2014
Cusco has many options to visit and one of them are the impressive museums that you can visit during your stay in the capital of inca empire.
The INKA museum to learn eerything about how the Incas were living in Peru (music instruments, tools, culture...). Entrance with the "boleto turistico"
The MAP museum which is a subsidiary of the larco museum ...read more (+)
21 August 2014
The Salkantay Trail An adventurous alternative to the Inca Trail is this four-day route from Mollepata in Cusco to Machu Picchu, following an established but more remote footpath through lush tropical jungle and snow-capped mountains, and hiking around the glacier capped Mount Salkantay, which is still worshipped by the indigenous people. Along the way, trekkers can stop by the ...read more (+)
18 August 2014
Jim the dentist from Oregon had just split his head in two, but the bigger concern was just how much blood, if any, had spilled into our sixth Cuba Libre - a far more fetching name for a loaded rum and Coke. Although I had been advised against heavy drinking in altitude (and at 3300m above sea level Cusco ...read more (+)
14 August 2014
The "Señor de Huanca" is the image of the martyred Christ that causes great fervor and devotion among the Catholics of Cusco and Peru. Every year in September month the faithful attend Huanca, place located about 50 km from the city of Cusco, that according to devotees, is the place that God chose to live.And how to Getting there:
From Cusco ...read more (+)
11 August 2014
The Andes in Cusco offer some of the most spectacular hikes in the world, walking on some of the old paths and winding roads constructed by the Incas themselves. Trekking in Cusco on one of many Inca Trails offers an incredible fusion of natural beauty, with green mountains and snow-topped glaciers, as well as historic Inca ruins. For those who ...read more (+)
08 August 2014
In the 15th century, it was the capital of the Inca empire, a wealthy city whose stone buildings, which still form the skeleton of the city, were chiseled and placed with astounding precision. Then in 1533, with the Incas weakened by civil war, Spanish soldiers showed up with rifles and horses to grab the gold and silver and slay ...read more (+)
04 August 2014
Panoramic view of Cusco is an impressive former Incan capital perched high in the Andes in south-eastern Peru. It lies about 14 hours drive from the countries coastal capital, Lima, and is home to around 350 thousand people- a number that has tripled in the last 20 years thanks mainly to a tourism boom. The Incas aptly called the ...read more (+)
01 August 2014
We present another experience in other trek to Machu Picchu that you can enjoy and travel.
And starts like this:
"Are you ready for the Lares trek?” asked Edwin, our guide and life saver for the days ahead. Beneath the enthusiastic demeanour was a hint of worry. Well, he had every reason to be worried. We were no outdoorsy group, ...read more (+)
30 July 2014
Southwest Peru, Ausangate, fourth highest mountain in the country and seventeenth in the Andes, forms a large mountain massif, the main peak is 6372 meters at its highest point. It dominates the Cordillera Vilcanota, a particularly wild region of Latin America. The area around offers an impressive landscape of mountains, glaciers, lakes and streams.
This splendid summit is around turquoise ...read more (+)
24 July 2014
Manu National Park and Tambopata National Reserve can both be accessed from Puerto Maldonado in southern Peru, but do you choose Manu or Tambopata? Manu National Park is the largest park in Peru and here you can experience both the Manu cloud forest and lowland jungle. In the jungle lowlands you can visit the famous clay licks of the ...read more (+)
22 July 2014
On Lake Titicaca, one ancient people, the Uros, live on islands made of living reeds that float around the lake. The Uros people have been living on the lake for hundreds of years—they were forced to take up residence on the floating islands when the Incas expanded onto their land. In the shadow of the Andes, on the world’s ...read more (+)
17 July 2014
From its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. On ...read more (+)
14 July 2014
The Great Inka Trail, Qhapac Ran or Inka fian, was a complex road, administrative, transportation and communications system that was also used as a means to demarcate the four basic divisions of the so-called Inka Empire. The development of this system considered three basic characteristics: gathering of population, gradient of the ground, and natural composition of the soil. A ...read more (+)
10 July 2014
For visit Cusco, many tourist ask for more options to travel into this touristic destiny and maybe one of them prefers the classics and ancient tours in our beloved Cusco.And for that reason we present two new tours around the classic ruins in Cusco as, Machu Picchu, City Tour and Sacred Valley. That we included Cusco by 4 days ...read more (+)
07 July 2014
A day like today happened facts that marked the history of the world. Seven years ago the goverment declared of the day of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
In 2007 Machu Picchiu, after being chosen as one of the chosen and shape the list winners of the new wonders of the world, the peruvian goverment decreed this daya as ...read more (+)
03 July 2014
Welcome to the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru. Prepare yourself as you are about to embark on a virtual tour exploring one of the most intriguing destinations on the planet. Don’t worry ... you won’t need heavy hiking gear or an experienced guide to tour the spectacular views and scenery the magnificent complex has to offer. Thats why ...read more (+)
23 June 2014
One day to Inti Raymi 2014 and all preparations are finished for this incredible festival dedicated to the sun, that continue its legacy through the years.
Every year the foreigners and local people come for see the representation of one sacred festival of the ancient Peru or as many people knows Inti Raymi. For this year inside of the Inti ...read more (+)
19 June 2014
The celebration of Corpus Christi used to be celebrated in the whole country, but the Fiesta is most impressive in Cusco. Fifteen saints and virgins, organized in several processions, arrive from different places to the cathedral of Cusco where to came to “greet” the body of Christ, sixty days after Eastern Sunday. During the day you can hear the ...read more (+)
17 June 2014
While the salt mines are set up for tourism, complete with little shops selling bottled water, felt alligator slippers, and packaged spa sea salt, you may find that you are the only tourist there. The desolation of the place lends to the otherworldly feel that embodies Salar de Maras.
Built on the side of Qaqawiñay mountain, approximately 3,000 small wells ...read more (+)
12 June 2014
Built by the pre-industrial Incans, the three-tiered walls of the Sacsayhuamán complex are a marvel of engineering with some of the biggest blocks ever found in Incan construction fitted together so tightly, mortar was not even necessary.While the site is thought to be the remains of a much larger fortress complex that once stood atop it, the remaining walls ...read more (+)
09 June 2014
Known as the other Machu Picchu, Choquequirao ("Cradle of Gold") is preferred by serious hikers who enjoy the untamed nature of the trails. Remoteness and inaccessibility have kept most potential tourists away from this ruined Inca city in south Peru, leaving a pristine landscape to be enjoyed by those who dare to enter.
Similar in structure and architecture to Machu ...read more (+)
05 June 2014
The original Andean patrimonial festival takes place in a picturesque white-washed town with blue doors and windows. In mid-July of every year campesinos from all over the Sacred Valley trek to the small mountain town to dance in the festival of the Virgen Del Carmen. Though many Andean towns have patrimonial festivals with traditional dances that mix indigenous beliefs, local ...read more (+)
02 June 2014
Grouped together in Peru's lush Cusco region, the ringed Incan ruins known as Moray have long been a mystery, but it is looking more and more likely that the nested stone rings may have been part of a large-scale agricultural experiment.
Unlike a number of the elaborate metropolis' and statuary left behind by the Incan people the rings at Moray ...read more (+)
29 May 2014
In the solstice of winter (June 21).The Incas made a celebration to the sun call Inti Raymi (Festival Of The Sun) in order the sun bring better lighting for their farms in the next time to the sun approaches to the earth, because In June, the sun was going away and the cold increased in the early mornings with ...read more (+)
26 May 2014
Discover different historic sites near Cusco on this half-day tour. See the terraces and aqueducts built over 500 years ago in Tipon and explore the archeological site of the Wari people in Piquillacta. This half-day tour also includes a visit to the San Pedro Church in Andahuaylillas, a perfect example of Peru's colonial architecture.
After hotel pickup, your day will ...read more (+)
23 May 2014
The Inti Raymi or the sun festival was a Inca ceremony that was did annually in Cusco into the Tawantinsuyo capital, between the end of the harvest period and the beginning of winter equinox of the andes, in the second half of july month.
The Inti Raymi in Inca times were the equivalent to what if for today for us ...read more (+)
19 May 2014
The Sixtine chapel of Andahuaylillas presents many motives to visit, tour and have an unforgettable experience. Because Andahuaylillas is one of Peru’s best-kept secrets. The indigenous village’s treasures are tucked away in the Andes Mountains southeast of Cusco in the province of Quispicanchis.Its name may be a tounge-twister and it’s located at an altitude that takes your breath away, ...read more (+)
16 May 2014
Sacsayhuamán (also known as Sacsahuaman) is a walled complex near the old city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3,701 m. or 12,000 feet. The site is part of the City of Cusco, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983.The archaeological park is located north of the city of Cusco and covers an area of ...read more (+)
05 May 2014
Machu Picchu is the impressive historic sanctuary that are divided in 3 sectors: the agriculture sector, the urban sector and a third denominated Huayna Picchu.
The most comprehensive and easy to identify sector is the agricultural sector, that somehow embraces the citadel that surrounding it completely. The citadel is constituted by buildings of various sizes and from different nature as; ...read more (+)
01 May 2014
If you will come to Cusco with the intension of having one of most beautiful experience into your life, this place is undoubtely & definitely the place of your dreams is Machu Picchu, this video, recorded by a young couple travelers, it will encourage and teach you more about this adventure in 4 minutes.
Pascal Ghirardi y Anna Torrent are ...read more (+)
28 April 2014
The Inca Empire ruled over the Andean mountains and beyond of what are today the modern countries of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, including an area of nearly one million square kilometers (about 386,000 square miles) and extending a length of 4,000 kilometers (2500 miles) from north to south along the great South American continent.Archaeological sites of the ...read more (+)
21 April 2014
Cusco has undergone an invasion of tourists in recent years. Minty Clinch mingles with the new conquistadors.
My head reeled as I stepped out on to the streets of Cusco after nearly 40 years, and not only because of the altitude. To my surprise, the Plaza de Armas, formerly closed and glum, was vibrant with life. The trees in the ...read more (+)
17 April 2014
A tool web located the peruvian city among the 100 places more photographed, based on data of google the famous searcher.
Cusco appears in number 81 of the 100 cities most photographed of the planet in Sightsmap, a virtual tool that shows up by maps "hot zones", places more representative by users, based on data of Panoramia platform and Google ...read more (+)
14 April 2014
The twelve dishes that will prepare the moms of Cusco allude to twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. For effects of our chronicle, we will take the testimony of one citizen in Sayllapata district, Paucartambo province.
Teresa Anco Sullca counts us that the twelve dishes that will prepare in his town. The most are soups made a base to andean products. ...read more (+)
10 April 2014
We explain the all festivis that are in Cusco, since first day of every year until the last day of each year, and we hope, this events will produce on you a great effect to relax and enjoy with us the traditions and culture. The spirit of Peruvian Man, sculpted by art and religion, has given rise to a ...read more (+)
07 April 2014
Wherever you go, Ollantaytambo is a place that to must know in every intinerary, 'cause you will breathe the ancient air of the ancestral people and see the houses covering with thatch. Inside of them you will find altars to dedicated to their ancestors, and by history we know that ancestors were the Qeswas people or best known as ...read more (+)
04 April 2014
Importante tips about how to geat to Ollantaytambo:Ollantaytambo can be reached by bus from Cusco, Urubamba and Chinchero. It is also one of the principal stations for catching the train to Machu Picchu; see page for details. You won't be allowed on the station unless you have previously bought a ticket for the train; the gates are locked and ...read more (+)
31 March 2014
Paucartambo has the biggest fest in Cusco, 'cause every year about four and five days. This city receive many tourist for visit and enjoy the festivity of Virgen del Carmen, that included food, drink, but the most important are the devotion of the dancers that receiving you very happy this Fest with the strangers.
Every year, on July 16th, a ...read more (+)
28 March 2014
Inti Raymi through the times has many changes. Since the first celebration by our ancestors until this 2014. Because a lot of things missing and new ones it are reassessing through times. And for that reason our website make a little article about the biggest changes into the Inti Raymi history.
A Pre-colonial Inti RaymiBefore the arrival of Spaniards in ...read more (+)
26 March 2014
In 1200 A.D., Cusco (known as the "navel of the world") served as the epicenter of the Inca Empire and anchored a vast political and military network that extended to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile. After Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro seized the city in 1533, the Spanish established a new fortress, utilizing the Incan foundations. Today, the city showcases a ...read more (+)
10 March 2014
The carnivals in Ollantaytambo are different, 'cause children are licensed to drench each other with water bombs. The custom dates back to pre-Inca times, and is related to the planting of crops. And the traditionally men woke their sweethearts with a bucketful of water, and later in the day the women retaliated with sneak attacks. That impresses every tourist.
Though ...read more (+)
05 March 2014
This time we present for our best readers another great option to visit Machu Picchu and i think it is the most important thing when you visit this citadel.There are many options to stay in Machu Picchu, but at this time we present you a new hostel "Marco Wasi", another great option to stay and relax into this wonderfull ...read more (+)
03 March 2014
Cusco has a great diversity of contrast, since its entrance until the moment you left the city. In our travel, we will find convoluted and mysterious streets that adjoin with beautiful viewpoints of main square and the towering hills that plague the city. Later we have the Sacred Valley, place stuck in time with wonderfull ruins like: Ollantaytambo and ...read more (+)
27 February 2014
This pretty little town in the Andes is different from all the others. It may be set among beautiful mountainous scenery like all the others, be populated by indigenous locals going about their daily business like all the others, be pleasantly quiet like all the others and be surrounded by ancient ruins like all the others, but this town ...read more (+)
17 February 2014
Here is a little experience of one visitors of Ollantaytambo, and we will see how much he enjoyed it:
When I first visited the ruins of Ollantaytambo, I saw the Inca store houses up on the other side of the valley across the town. There’s no way I could have climbed up there back then, I was just too exhausted. ...read more (+)
10 February 2014
If you want to make another route to Machu Picchu, you need to do this trek for those interested in getting off the beaten-path and exploring the Inca ruins missed by most travelers. Featuring ancient Inca quarries, ancient settlements, and the Intipunku gateway, this journey provides an in-depth look at this magnificent civilization.On the way, you experience the fascinating ...read more (+)