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Launch the Feasts of Cusco 2016

Launch the Feasts of Cusco 2016

Feast of Cusco 2016 Ancient fire ritual was staged to begin the Festivities of Cusco and the Inti Raymi. More than 200 actors on stage gave life to the ancient Inca ritual called ‘Willqa Nina’ on Explanade of Qorikancha, to officially begin with the Feasts of Cusco 2016.   Guided by the Inca, played by Cusquenian player Nivardo Carrillo, musicians, priests and Inca warriors danced a ritual fire, whereby they asked the gods and apus (guardians) tutelary of Cusco, your permission,…

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Skylodge hotel in Cusco,Peru

Skylodge hotel in Cusco,Peru

Well. We have something new in our country of ruins. Ready to try? The adventurous Skylodge Adventure Suites is located in the Sacred Valley, and offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to sleep in a completely transparent, hanging bedroom capsule at 1,00 feet above the valley floor. This unique experience allows you to appreciate the impressive views of the mystic Sacred Valley and the stars above. Not for the faint of heart, the Skylodge offers a thrill of adventure and a dream…

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Interesting Facts About Peru-2

Interesting Facts About Peru-2

11. Peru is a surfer’s paradise. Chicama has the world’s longest left-handed wave at 4km’s long, and Mancora (close by) has the world’s largest left-handed point-break. 12.   Cotahuasi Canyon in the Arequipa region is considered one of the world’s deepest canyon at 3,535 meters (11,597 feet) deep – twice as deep as the Grand Canyon USA. 13. The oldest occupation of man in the America’s is traced back to the sacred City of Caral-Supe a few hours north of the capital Lima. The 626 hectare (1546 acre)…

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Interesting Facts About Peru

Interesting Facts About Peru

1. Peru cultivates more than 55 sorts of corn, and you can barely about find it in any color  including purple yellow, white and black. 2. The potato is originally from Peru, and there are over 3,800 varied kinds. Peruvians use the expression “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” (I am more Peruvian than the potato). 3. Guinea Pig (they call it a “Cuy”)  is a traditional course eaten in Peru. Yummy! Is not it?   4.  Peru is the…

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General Information about Peru

General Information about Peru

Peru is located on the West of South America against the Pacific Ocean and crossed by the Andes Mountains. Peru famous sites are Machu Picchu (“lost city of Incas”) mysterious Nazca Lines, Amazonian jungle, ‘poor man’s Galapagos ‘ – Ballestas Islands and many many others.   The history of Peru extending back through several millennia. Peru is a home of different civilizations. Well-known of them are Incas and Nasca culturas. Meanwhile civilization Norte Chico is one of the six primeval in…

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Choquequirao archaeological center

Choquequirao archaeological center

Choquequirao (Quechua chuqi metal, every kind of precious metal/gold (<Aymara), k’iraw crib, cot, also spelled Choqek’iraw) is an Incan site in south Peru, similar in structure and architecture to Machu Picchu. The ruins are buildings and terraces at levels above and below Sunch’u Pata, the truncated hill top. The hilltop was anciently leveled and ringed with stones to create a 30 by 50 m platform. Choquequirao (3050 m) is in the spurs of the Willkapampa mountain range in the La…

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Celebrities who visited Cusco

Celebrities who visited Cusco

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Machu Picchu each year. Some hike the Inca Trail, some take the bus; some stand and take it all in while others are too busy trying to take the perfect photo. It’s an easy place to remain anonymous — unless, of course, you’re of that rare breed known as “The Celebrity.”   Che Guevara (1952) When the asthma-hobbled medical student named Ernesto Guevara departed Buenos Aires on a motorbike with his buddy Alberto Granado,…

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Pachamama (Mother Earth)

Pachamama (Mother Earth)

Incas of old-world Peru believed that Pachamama incarnated the Earth. The Pachamama or Earth queen, inhabits in the Urkhupacha, the Underworld, and fits out her harvests to nourish Human. Thus, within the retaliatory nature of the Andes, in August bucolics make offerings named pagapus.   These tributes can contain wine, chicha, unwrought silver, coca leaves and jungle seeds named huayruro believed to have spellful mightiness. These tributes are made to the Apu, the esprits of their predecessors who live within…

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Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It is located in the present-day Peruvian region of Cusco. In colonial documents it is referred to as the “Valley of Yucay.” According to recent researches it encompasses the heartland of the Inca Empire. The valley is generally understood to include everything between Calca and Lamay, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo….

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Salcantay

Salcantay

Salcantay or Salkantay is the highest peak of the Willkapampa mountain range, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located in the Cusco Region, about 60 km (40 mi) west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru.   However, as a range highpoint in deeply incised terrain, it is the second most topographically prominent peak in the country, after Huascaran. The name Salkantay is from sallqa, a…

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