Peru Travel – The emergence of human beings on earth

In ancient times, on the current Mantaro or Jauja valley, which was covered by the waters of a great big lake in which center stands a rock called Wanka, a place of rest for Amaru, a horrible monster with the head of a llama, two tiny wings and the body of a [...]

Legends Peru – The Mysterious Little Boat

In the department of Piura you can find Cabo Blanco, it is said that in this place an event took place that until today is remembered with great fear. It is said that the people that fish at night went on their fishing boats near Cabo Blanco, but they would never [...]

Legends Peru – The Aya Uma

On one of our trips through Peru, exactly on the Cajamarca province, we were told this story. It is said that once at midnight, a man was walking on a trail, taking along a little lamb and sent the characteristic sound of the Aya Uma, and then he saw a long and [...]

Yasila Beach

In another one of our trips along the coasts of Peru, we were told another legend about Piura, called Yasila Beach, and so it goes: Yasila is a beautiful beach, near Paita. Its name comes from a young man called Zila that used to live on this beach and when his [...]

The White Dune

In one of our trips through Peru, we found this wonderful legend of the Peruvian coast, and so it goes: On the Sechura district, about 12 miles from the town, there’s an immense dune in which the sand is so white that it’s simply called White Dune. It is quite high [...]

The Ayapullito

The Ayapullito is the name of a jungle bird that comes from the Quechua words for death (Aya) and little bird (Pullito). In the jungle of Peru it is believed that the Ayapullito is a spy of the Yachay of the jungle towns. Who watch what happens on the faraway [...]

Yanulf and the Warmiboa

Forgotten gods emerge from the deep water of the Quistococha Lagoon and perform the ritual dance of the anaconda or mother of the water. Yanulf is the mythological god who possesses potent muscles and sharp cheekbones, loves ophidians, and considers them his [...]

The Huancahui

It’s a bird similar to a sparrow hawk that makes a very peculiar sound. It has dark powers, capable of devouring the fiercest of vipers. It is said that if the Amazonian shaman learns the call of the Huancahui, they will dominate all vipers and if they fail when [...]

The Motelo Mama

Is a giant turtle, mother of all the chelonians of the Amazonian jungle that stays still for a very long time, with plant growing underneath its body and manages to deceive its victim that without doubt or fear come close to it. When it moves it causes the earth [...]

The Ghost Ship

Just like in many places of the world, in the Peruvian jungle we also have a legend about the famous ghost ship. It is said that on full moon nights the sinister figure of a ship emerges from the shadows and travels through the jungle rivers. Inside it there are [...]

The Tanrilla

The Tanrilla is an species of small bird with long legs that lives near the river banks of the amazonian jungle. While it’s still its feathers are of an unattractive dark color but when it spreads its wings you can see a beautiful combination of gray, white [...]

The Runapuma

The story tells that in ancient times there were evil warlocks that made pacts even with the demons of the jungle. They were powerful wrong-doers and in their yearn for having more and more power they would reach the state of having to drink blood and eat human [...]