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 [...]

Lima, a must see destination for your vacation in Peru

The city of Lima was chosen by the Frommer’s American travel guide as a “destination of magnificent food and drinks”, and included it on its list of the 10 must see destinations. The regional editor of the publication, Mark Henshall, informed that all of the [...]

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 [...]

A dolphin journey across the marañon river

It is fascinating to travel along the rivers, “cochas” and streams, catch and release piranhas or walk along a canopy on the tree tops of the new Amazon Natural Park private conservation area. The Amazonian rainforest, seen from the water for three days and night, [...]

Beautiful Paths

Inca Trail (hiking), Peru High in the Andes, this 26-mile journey follows in the footsteps of fifteenth-century Incans, leading past a series of ruins to the mystical royal retreat of Machu Picchu. Hundreds of species of exotic flowers (including nearly 200 types [...]

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 [...]