This remote and rarely visited region offers the trekker an insight into traditional Andean life; a timeless world where farmers plant their crops on the lands their ancestors tended and watch over herds of llama and alpaca beneath the sacred snow-covered peaks they have been sent as gods. This trail is one of the Inca trails from the time of the Inca Empire. Today, the trail is still in use by farmers, who are Inca decedents. Also the trails connects the communities of cuncani, Quisuarani, and Lares witch life in sacred valley, today the inhabitants of these villages and those spread along the route are famous for their ancient customs and traditional weaving techniques in lama an d alpaca’s fiber. The Lares trek allows the visitor to see indigenous communities and observe their methods of production and traditional customs, as well as the beautiful scenery, flora and fauna of the area. Witch the help of local, muleteers and horses, this trek is made in three days, arriving on the third day to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, from where we will be able to take the train to aguas calientes. On the fourth day, we’ll take the BUS to Machupicchu having a full day to explore the Machupicchu sanctuary the afternoon return train journey to Cusco.
Esta pieza pertenece a la colección Raymi. Su diseño e forma de cóndor es símbolo de espiritualidad y paz. El cóndor forma parte de la trilogía Inca, conformada también por el puma y la serpiente.
This piece is part of the Raymi collection. Its design is inspired in the condor, symbol of spirituality and peace; the condor is part of the Inca trilogy, also formed by the puma and snake.
Nineteen miles away from Cusco.
The superb landscape of the vilcanota Mountains, the snow-capped Chicon and Wakay Wilka, a colorful traditional Sunday market, Inca structures and Colonial buildings erected n them, make this town a rare jewel. The remanais of the royal estate of Inca Tupac Yupanqui is found here.It was a farming center. the mayor sigths include the Sunday market, where local people barter their poduce; the remains of inca Tupac Yupanqui´s palace; the colonial church,built on incan foundations; and perfect hillside farming terraces, Today a spectacular splash of color and movement, it fascinates most tourist, with a nice offering of artisanal works and textiles that reflect a purely pre Columbian style. two beautiful lakes are visible from the Chinchero splanade: Piuray and Huaypo.
This used to be a checkpoint and administrative center, a military headquarter, and a warehouse for food (“Tambo”). When the Inca visited the Tambomachay baths, his retinue and his entire dancer lodges here. Puka Pukara means “Red Fortress”. It was built on a buttress and surrounded by a wall and hillside terraces for containment .The core is a small square with several rooms .There are also has hillside farming terraces and water channel, as well as aqueducts and roads. Some remarkable architectural features include a series of cascading water springs and double-threshold entrance to the site, such characteristic suggest that I was a military fortress and a watchtower to control the access to Tambomachay.
Archaeological Park constructed at more than 3300m.a.s.l. with masterly and intriguing stone constructions. It was a large city which included several neighborhoods, such as Intiwatana, P’isaqa, Tianayoc, K’alla Kasa; two tunnels and the terraces of Patapata and Aqchapata connected them to the largest Inca cemetery Tankana Marka. Every Sunday in the main plaza of the picturesque Mestizo town takes place a local market. In its church the traditional mass in Quechua is chanted. The varayocs or majors of the different indigenous communities of the region descend of the neighs to participate in the mass and to buy and sell, using” trueque” or barter. Every day of the week an artisanal fair is the plaza, where ceramic, textiles, silverwork and other local products, are for sale.
A place where the Inca Lodged regulary .Tambomachay means “Resort”. It is also known as “the baths of the princess”. Two aqueducts provide spring water all year round. It has a ritual fountain and three terraces built with stones of irregular polyhedral shape that fit together perfectly without mortar of any kind. It is on a road that splits off the kapak ñan, or gat road, toward the Antisuyo, at a place that was crucial for communicating with other peoples in the Tawantisuyo. It was built around 1500 A.D. with limestone found nearby and cut in polygonal form. There are two main sector; above, water fountains with hillside farming terraces and superb hydraulic system; below, a main fountain with two channels that were used as ceremonial stream, since water was worshiped as the source life.
The tradicional procession of the Lord of Miracles in this month purple, a lot of devotees of the imperial City,gathered massively to accompany,After Mass at the Church of San Francisco, the image of Christ was carried Moreno traditional streets of old New High, Arcopata, Fierro and other adjacent arteries.The devotees of the Lord, before the October first procession, participated in the activities organized by the Brotherhood.
However, one of the most emotional journeys is the last Sunday of October. The Nazarene goes to meet the Virgin Mary under the title of the Nativity.This time through the main streets of the populous district of Santiago up to Almudena,where it awaits the beautiful image of the Mother of Jesus. In this place,the devotees are waiting to receive the blessed flowers that adorn the walks of the Purple Christ.
The archaeological complex of Choquequirao Will complement Cusco and Machu Picchu.The National Chamber of Tourism welcomed the announcement of the Regional Government of Apurimac to boost the construction of the cable car project, a work postponed for many years.”I congratulate the regional president of Apurimac, Elijah Segovia, because the construction of the cable car is an issue that perhaps their profitability is short term, but we believe that if we do not first base, we will not see a consolidated product.So, this will be good option to know the archaeological complex of Choquequirao.
Cusco. Kimbiri Un lugar precioso, donde su hermoso cielo y su bosque conforman un paisaje de ensueño,de naturaleza exuberante que invita a los turistas a una aventura inolvidable.
Este Santuario de las Orquídeas Cielo Punku se ubica por encima de los 2040 m.s.n.m., en la nueva ruta que une al VRAE con Machupicchu, en la provincia de la Convención, en el departamento de Cusco.
Este santuario tiene bosques ancestrales con mucha presencia de orquídeas y bromeliáceas y una inmensa variedad de aves como el Gallito de las Rocas.
Es un territorio especial que hace de mirador natural para poder apreciar el bello paisaje que guarda. La gran biodiversidad de esta zona aún no ha sido estudiada y nos escolta a un nuevo espacio para la investigación y protección.
El santuario se sitúa en la comunidad de Chirumpiari, donde su gente celebra cada 24 de setiembre un gran festival destinado a esta hermosa planta.
La ciudad del cusco se prepara para celebrar el próximo 24 de junio la fiesta del Inti raymi, siendo una de las ceremonia religiosa andina más importante del época de los Incas, en honor al dios sol se realizará la escenificación con más de 800 actores en la explanada del Sacsayhuaman.El programa que los herederos del imperio incaico han preparado para la ocasión es más que completo. Entre las actividades turísticas tenemos, el 12 de junio, los niños cusqueños deslumbraron con sus danzas típicas. Por la tarde del día 13, en el Centro de Convenciones del Cusco (Plaza Regocijo) se realizó el concierto “Recuperando nuestra identidad cultural de lo ancestral a lo contemporáneo”, en honor a los 25 años de la Empresa Municipal de Festejos del Cusco – EMUFEC.