Maca, Quinoa, and Kiwicha
The beautiful Kiwicha plant growing in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Maca, Quinoa, and Kiwicha We are talking about seriously nutritious food, and it’s a fact that some of the world’s most nutritious food comes from the Peruvian highlands. To explain a little about them first you have to understand where they grow. Here in Cusco, Peru we live at a very high altitude.  In fact, […]

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500 Years Old | Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge
Qeswachaka Inca rope bridge ceremonial dancing

This is the first time I had seen the annual Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge festivities with my own eyes, so I thought I would blog something and add some photos to our Facebook page for you to enjoy. This rope bridge stretches 35 meters across the Apurimac river in the remote Canas region, some 160 […]

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Guinea Pig on a Stick!

Guinea Pig on a Stick! “Guinea Pig on a stick?”, we hear you shout. “You can’t do that, they are family pets!”. Here in Peru, they are not pets, and yes you can! They are a part of the highland diet, with various interesting preparation styles, some of which might upset the non-carnivorous amongst you. […]

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Machu Picchu to Reopen
The magical Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu to reopen on July 15th For those of us in the South American travel industry, it was fantastic to read “Machu Picchu to Reopen” in our inboxes. This iconic Inca ruin has undergone many changes to the way we visit over the years but this latest change is the most drastic. Machu Picchu […]

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Alternative Inca Trails
Remember that there are several alternative Inca Trails to Machu Picchu

There is more than just one Inca Trail Anyone who is interested in visiting Peru and hiking has heard of the classic 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. It is one of the most famous hikes in the world and a lot of attention is given to it, quite rightly. It is indeed a […]

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