The Carrera Hole

On the road towards Carrera there is a hole in which ancient tales say that a golden calf is hidden, and its dung is also gold, while its saliva is silver. This calf belonged to a warlock, who kept it on a trunk its whole life, but when the warlock died the calf [...]

The Snake’s Prairie

In one of our trips around Peru we heard the story about what happened on the journey taken from Cajamarca to the Celendin province. It’s said that there’s a huge prairie where a cylinder-shaped wall stands and that it extends through the prairie. This wall has the [...]

The White Heron

On an Ucayali river tributary used to live a modest married couple that had a daughter and two sons. Blanca (white) which was the girl’s name would always wear a white dress and was very dutiful, reason why her mother loved her very much. Plus, she had the ability [...]

Peru Travel: Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve

The Pacaya Samiria Natural Reserve is one of the preferred destinations for those visiting Iquitos. To roam around it is an adventure for traveler’s looking for amazing nature, due to its magnificent biodiversity. To navigate along the rivers that cross it, the [...]

The Enchanted City

Hundreds of years ago there was a beautiful city with straight streets and fancy buildings, it was the ancient Saposoa. This city was located in the headwaters of the Saposoa River, but years later in colonial times, the Spaniard captain Lope de Aguirre, [...]

Legends of Peru: The Curi Yacu

Tells the story that Juan Antonio Pineda Panduro was an honest farmer and that in his youth he hunted quite a lot. One morning he asked his mom for permission to go search for deer, and after she put half a dozen boiled eggs on his pack and a couple of ripe bananas [...]

Atun Irca Native

On the Cayacata mountain, which rises west of the Yupan town, a long time ago a native family lived, mother, father and two children. On this desolated site water was scarce, and so to find it dwellers had to walk around 2 kilometers, until reaching the neighboring [...]

Travel to Peru: Peruvian Amazon

2012 was without a doubt an excellent year for the Tambopata Natural Reserve, this beautiful reserve located in the Madre de Dios department of Peru. Its marvelous landscapes drew in around 33 000 visitors and for 2013 an increase of 10% is expected. The best time [...]

Peruvian Gastronomy

Between Junin and Ayacucho in Peru the most traditional Andean cuisine can be found, the one made in clay and fire that we inherited from the Incas and that it has barely mixed with some contributions from the conquistadors. As you travel in Peru, across the [...]

AI APAEC, The Beheader

When you travel to Peru, you will hear the story about Ai Apaec or Aia Paec, the terrible god of the Mochicas (200-800 AC), who thirsty for blood, demanded human sacrifices. The Cie-quich and the Alaec offered to him young warriors at the beautiful temples known as [...]

The Enchanted Lagoon

Somewhere in Cañete there is a small lagoon with warm waters that no one can take a dip in, because a strange animal emerges from the middle of it and starts swirling around, foaming and then, from afar, you can hear a war drums. This lagoon is surrounded by [...]

The Enchanted Mountain

On a small town in Cañete, Peru, called Boca del Rio, there’s a mountain bathed by the ocean and in it, it is said by the local townspeople, that there is an enchanted princess that lives chained and that on full moon nights, when fishermen take out their boats can [...]