Manu National Reserve

This place has a great variety of wildlife and flora but it also shelters a significant display of cultural diversity, represented by different towns that have important culture and folklore, each with their own dialect, hunting, fishing and collection techniques, [...]

Titicaca Lake Legend (Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo)

The story tells that the Sun God took pity on the barbaric state on which the town where living in, and sent his children, borned of the lake foam, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, in order for them to civilize and teach the mean. He gave them a stick and told them to [...]

The Nazca Lines

On the year 1927 the archaeologist Mejia Xespe, Julio Cesar Tello’s disciple; father of the Peruvian archeology, was informed of the presence of some mysterious traces on the land, on an area of the Peruvian coast. Back then; archeology in Peru was on its [...]

The Ayar Brothers Legend

The story tells that Capc Toco, one of the three windows of the Pacaritambo cave, in the Tampu Tocco mountain (northeast of Cusco), four young men and for young women appeared, their sisters and wives. Ayar Manco and his wife Mama Ocllo; Ayar Cachi and Mama Cora; [...]

The Best Of Peru (Arequipa)

The name comes from the Quechua “Ari-que-pay” which means “Yes, stay”. Arequipa is located on the point where the Andean central area and the central Andean south are divided. It was founded on August 15th, 1540 by Manuel Garcia de Carbajal. Arequipa or the “White [...]

Puno – The Candelaria Celebration

As a tribute to the Candelaria Virgin, Puno celebrates each year the biggest celebration in Peru. This festivity reflects the harmony between the catholic faith and the Andean religiousness, tying up the celebration of the virgin to the one to the pachamama or [...]

Chullachaqui

Just like the mountains have their gods, guardians and protectors: the muquis; the Amazonian forests also have their own: the sacha runas, one of these is the chuchallaqui, a short character that can easily move around the forest, of dark color and a head [...]

During Your Trip to Peru

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The Ayaymama

The story tells of an epidemic that was wiping out the people of the native community. That the mother of two children, feeling the first symptoms of the disease, wished to save her little ones from the ilnees and so she took them to the mountain, very far and left [...]

Huari, The One Who Lives in the Mountains

Huari is an ancient Andean god whose cult had its main center on the Conchucos Alley, where the famous Chavin de Huantar temple was built. The historian Hernan Amat Olazabal and other experts have followed the trace of this almost forgotten god. Amat tells us that [...]

The Viracocha God

Viracocha or Wiracocha is a pan Andean god, revered by different name and represented in different forms from the Late Arcaic period. It appears represented on the Caral mate (dried out squash), the Raimondi Estela in Chavin, the Karwa textiles in Paracas, the Sun [...]

CHAVIN

Chavin de Huantar, otherwise known as the capital of the Chavin Culture is an archaeological sire located in the Chavin de Huantar district, Huari province in the Ancash department, 462 km (287 miles) northeast of Lima. The place has an elevation over 3000 meters [...]