Inca Empire Icon

As many ancient civilizations, the empire of the Incas origin does not have a clear history, and is explained on the basis of legends. These legends  use some real characters, some fantastic ones, some real facts and some not so real ones. There are 2 legends in the Peruvian Tradition that explain the origin of this Empire in Peru: Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo Legend It is the most well-known legend, and was written by the chronicler of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539 – 1616), whose maternal…

Sillustani Tombs

Following the videos series made by PromPeru, here I present you the most important touristic attractions that you will find in the Southern Circuit of Peru. # 1 Ica Attractions: Nazca Lines National Reserve of Paracas  Huacachina Lagoon – Ica How to get there: Paracas: By bus from Lima: 3 hrs 30 min Ica: By bus from Lima: 5 hrs 30 min Nazca: By bus from Lima: 7 hrs 30 min from Arequipa: 8 hrs 30 min # 2 Arequipa Attractions: Monastery of Santa Catalina: 4 Reasons to…

Inti_Raymi

The Inti Raymi, or festival of the sun was an Inca ceremony which was performed on an annual basis in Cusco, the capital of the Tawantinsuyo, between the final period of the harvest and the start of the winter equinox of the Andes, that is, in the second half of the month of June. History There were several reasons that led to the Inca civilization to make the sacrifices and offerings to the Sun god. One was that the Inca, as well as the nobility cusqueña, were considered…

Last Supper

The Cusqueñan Corpus Christi consists in the procession of the 15 images of saints and virgins from the various parishes of the Cusco, to greet the body of Christ. The multitudinous celebration takes place in the Plaza de Armas of Cusco and is complemented with culinary traditions, being the chiruuchu, the representative dish of the religious holiday. Body of Christ is a composition of two Latino voices “corpus christi,” with these words refers to the festivity of the institution of the Eucharist celebrated by the catholic church on…

The city of Cusco is located in the Andean highlands in southern Peru. It was capital of the Inca Empire, and today it is considered the main touristic destination of the country. Cusco is a stunning example of the Incas engineering techniques that dominated stone, with archeological sites such as Choquequirao, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. The main attractions of Cusco are: Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Its name means “Old Mountain”. It has also been called the “Lost City of the Incas”. The archaeological site is…

Continuing with the post  How to Plan your Trip to Machu Picchu, here is the 2nd part. To see part one, click here Step 3: Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu The train will take you to the Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes) station, which is  located at the foot of the mountain. To get to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, you must take a bus that will take you to the entrance of the citadel. This journey takes 30 minutes. You will find…

Panoramic Machu Picchu

Do you want to organize the visit to Machu Picchu by yourself, but you don’t know where to start? Do you want to know how much will the tour cost? Are you wondering if the reservations can be made online? Then you’ve come to the right place, this guide will show you easily how to plan the trip to Machu Picchu, what steps to take and how much you will spend. Please, note that some prices are in soles ( S/) and some others are in US dollars…

Inca Wall in SAQSAYWAMAN, Peru

Do you want to know which attractions can you find in city of Cusco? Would you like to know the city and do not know how? Come with me to find out ….. # 1: Traditional City Tour The traditional city tour takes about 4 hours. You will be on a bus with a guide and a group of people who like you, want to know the city. In this tour besides the panoramic view of the city, you will visit the Cathedral, the Koricancha Temple, the ruins…

Airplane

Are you wondering how to flight within Peru? Are there any international airlines serving domestic flights? Are there cheap flights or budget airlines in Peru? Well, you are about to discover it now…..  There are 4 airlines that operate domestic flights in Peru, 2 of them are international airlines: Lan and Taca (now Avianca), and the other 2 are local ones: Star Peru and Peruvian Airlines None of these are budget airlines. So, which airline should you choose? Like everything in life, it depends……. on your time, budget,…