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Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin October 20, 2018 18   0   1   0   0  

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In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
The Laguna Morón (Moron Lagoon) near Pisco in the Peruvian desert; photo: infoturperu
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower April 09, 2018 758   0   6   0   0  
One of the many off the beaten track gems Peru has to offer is the Moron Lagoon, also known as Oasis of Moron, located about 250 km (155 miles) south of Lima near Pisco.
Vinicunca, also known as the Rainbow Mountain, Montaña de Siete Colores (Mountain of Seven Colors) or Montaña de Colores (Mountain of Colors, is located 140 km (85 miles) southeast of Cusco and offers a great hike with stunning views through the Andes sce
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower April 01, 2018 446   1   1   0   0  
Probably one of the most stunning and beautiful geological occurrences in the world can be viewed at the Rainbow Mountain which is part of the Ausangate mountains high in the Andes about 140 km (85 miles) southeast of Cusco.
The funerary towers of Sillustani sit on top of a hill overlooking Lake Umayo near Puno, Peru.
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower December 06, 2017 787   0   8   0   0  
Sitting proudly atop a hill overlooking Lake Umayo about 35 km (20 miles) from Puno in southern Peru, the Chullpas de Sillustani are above ground tower-like tombs built by the pre-Incan Qulla culture.
Acllahuasi, the House of the chosen women, also known as Mamacona in Pachacamac was built by the Incas; photo: pachacamac.cultura.pe
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower September 05, 2017 1093   1   11   0   0  
The history of Lima and the population of the surrounding area did not only begin with the foundation of the colonial city by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Actually, the area of today’s city and province of Lima was inhabited many thousands of years before that by numerous different, highly advanced pre-Hispanic cultures that left us impressive settlements and constructions....
Traditional rebuilding of the Q’eswachaka Bridge
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower May 19, 2017 1101   1   8   0   0  
In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
Salt Ponds of Maras - a magical place in the Sacred Valley in Peru; photo: Jespa
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower February 20, 2017 1635   0   7   0   0  
Peru has so many interesting and amazing sights spread across the country that the little treasures which still represent the beauty, ancient history and old traditions of Peru like no other often have a hard time standing up to the famous and popular tourist attractions. One of these small hidden gems are the Salt Ponds of Maras. ...
Caral – The Sacred City in Peru
Travel Destination SunflowerSunflower September 25, 2016 2298   2   6   0   0  
Neither explores nor tomb raiders could find anything of real value after the discovery of an ancient settlement in the early 20th century; no gold, no silver, no ceramics, no weapons or other archaeological treasures. So for nearly 100 years a huge archaeological complex sat nearly forgotten and completely unnoticed on a desert plateau overlooking the valley of the...
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