Cusco, Historical Site

How to be mindful while scaling La Montaña de Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu Mountain is one of the four that surround the Sacred city of Machu Picchu. It is a must see if you make it to the ruins. The mountain peak stands 2000 ft above the ruins making the trek treacherous and completely necessary. Here are some tips for those interested.

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Cusco, Historical Site

Ollantaytambo

In the flood planes of the Urubamba river, between Cusco and Machu Picchu the Inca once built Otallantambo to both protect the Sacred village of Machu Picchu and to serve as ‘la puerta de la selva’ or the gateway into the Jungle. The ruins of Ollantaytambo will provide additional insight into the ancient Incan people, and marks the last stop before entering Machu Picchu.

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Historical Site

The Calling of the Cows

Hacienda Collpa is an Estate Ranch which dates back to the late 1770’s when Peru was ruled by the Spanish. Cajamarca is a city known for its Banos de Inca and its Leche. The city depends upon tourism, and their lactose products: milk, cheese, and manjar blanco. So what more better an idea than to combine the two? Precisely the idea of the guys behind this here outpost, Hacienda Collpa.

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Historical Site, Trujillo

Casona Deza

Casona Deza the mansion of the Deza family sits kin to Garden of Eden amid the busy buzzy city center just a block from the Plaza de Armas. The house wears years of History, from Spanish colonization to the growth of the Franciscan Catholic Church.  It is a great illustration of Trujillo as it demonstrates Trujillian culture as of almost five hundred years ago.

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