The Flight of the Condor - Machu Picchu
Have you ever imagined yourserlf flying? This is your time! Come on a magestic flight ride over Machu Picchu. Ride the condor and appreciate what you can enjoy while on your MachuPicchu tours.
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The Top 5 Best Experiences for Travelers in Peru by Lonely Planet
It was just released the edition number 8 of the Lonely Planet Peru guidebook in which it is highlighted the top five destinations that offer the best experiences for travelers. Following are the details of these 5 Peruvian destinations:
1. The Cordillera Blanca is a paradise of snowy peaks whose "spectacular peaks" are imposed over Huaraz, capital of the Ancash region, and its surrounding areas. Besides glacial lakes, the Puya de Raimondi plants and Huascaran National Park, the Cordillera Blanca is a paradise for mountain sports such as hiking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, etc. The best time to visit this place is between April and October.
2. The Uros Islands, a set of floating islands made of totora reeds, is inhabited by the Uros, descendants of indigenous inhabitants of the oldest cultures in the Americas. The main economic activities of these people are hunting and fishing; they are also dedicated to the development of fabrics, wool carpets and stuffed animals. Have agreat adventure with family and friends by going on a motorboat ride to the beautiful islands of Lake Titicaca.
3. The city of Arequipa is also known as the White City for its buildings made from ashlar. Arequipa has one of the most beautiful historical centers in Peru and among some of its main tourist attractions are the Cathedral, the Monastery of Santa Catalina, the observatory of Yanahuara from where you can observe the famous volcano Misti, the Colca Canyon, the observatory of the flight of the majestic condors and of course do not forget to taste its excellent cuisine.
4. Manu National Park, located between Cusco and Madre de Dios, is home to one of the largest varieties of flora and fauna in the world, many of which are endangered; hence, it is only possible to visit the Reserved zone and the Cultural Zone that have a similar wealth of animals and plants as well as several tourist lodges. Visit the Peruvian jungle and enjoy the exotic scenery that offers the majestic Puerto Maldonado and the full of exotic animals - Manu.
5. The popular archaeological group of Machu Picchu is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a Cultural and Natural World Heritage. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is the Inca citadel that identifies Peru all over the World, it is a masterpiece of engineering and architecture. It was rediscovered by the politician and American explorer - Hiram Bingham in 1911. It is now a century since the fact that the mystique and majesty of Machu Picchu was showed to international tourism.
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Wiracocha the Principal God of the Incas
The Inca worshipped a number of Gods, including the sun (Inti). But they believed in a Principal God, Wiraqocha, the creator of all things. This God parallels or even equates to the Christian God, revealed through Jesus Christ.
Who was Wiracocha?
Viracocha is the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. Full name and some spelling alternatives are Apu Qun Tiqsi Wiraqutra and Con-Tici (also spelled Kon-Tiki) Viracocha. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and seen as the creator of all things, or the substance from which all things are created, and intimately associated with the sea. Viracocha created the universe, sun, moon and stars, time (by commanding the sun to move over the sky) and civilization itself. Viracocha was worshipped as god of the sun and of storms. He was represented as wearing the sun for a crown, with thunderbolts in his hands, and tears descending from his eyes as rain.
According to the myth recorded by Juan de Betanzos, Viracocha rose from Lake Titicaca (or sometimes the cave of Pacaritambo) during the time of darkness to bring forth light. He made the sun, moon, and the stars. He made mankind by breathing into stones, but his first creation were brainless giants that displeased him. So he destroyed it with a flood and made a new, better one from smaller stones. Viracocha eventually disappeared across the Pacific Ocean (by walking on the water), and never returned. He wandered the earth disguised as a beggar, teaching his new creations the basics of civilization, as well as working numerous miracles. He wept when he saw the plight of the creatures he had created. It was thought that Viracocha would re-appear in times of trouble. Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa noted that Viracocha was described as "a man of medium height, white and dressed in a white robe like an alb secured round the waist, and that he carried a staff and a book in his hands."
In one legend he had one son, Inti, and two daughters, Mama Quilla and Pachamama. In this legend, he destroyed the people around Lake Titicaca with a Great Flood called Unu Pachakuti, saving two to bring civilization to the rest of the world, these two beings are Manco Capac, the son of Inti (sometimes taken as the son of Viracocha), which name means "splendid foundation", and Mama Ocllo, which means "mother fertility". These two founded the Inca civilization carrying a golden staff, called ‘tapac-yauri’. In another legend, he fathered the first eight civilized human beings. In some stories, he has a wife called Mama Cocha.
Wiraqocha - The Principal God of the Incas in Machu Picchu
The people who attended the Peru Fashion Show 2013 got a big surprise when the Mexican designer, Maria Rosario Mendoza, showed the world a collection of 40 designs called "Llamas, colores, Amores" in which highlighted a hidden outfit with the design of the citadel of Machu Picchu with beads and bugle beads worn by the Peruvian model, Juanita Burga.
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Brasilian Actors of “Insensato Corazón” in love with Peru
Neither Brazilian actors of the soap opera, Insensato Corazón, could stand their desire to visit the beautiful City of Cusco and the citadel of Machu Picchu which has been visited not only by actors, but also presidents, singers, footballers and other world class personalities.
This is why, after their arrival in the imperial city, Paola Oliveira and Antonio Fagundes visited the Stone of Twelve Angles, Sacsayhuaman, among other important tourist atractions which will be used as locations for the recordings of the new soa popera of the renowned Brazilian television network, Red O’Globo, which will be seen in more than 23 countries.
Actors Antonio, Paola and other internationally recognized stars, stayed a week in Cusco where they participated in the scenes of the new soap opera and made use of their free time to learn more about the culture of the imperial city and, of course, to have a great time while in Peru. This visit, once again, highlights the great international recognition to the city of Cusco.
Therefore, if Peru is conquering the world with its scenery, costumes and music; its people can also conquer them with their kindness and assistance. Let’s go on being the nice Peruvians we are so that we can help with the practice of susitainable tourism and continue generating opportunities in all Peruvian corners.
Lima among the 10 South American cities to be visited this year!
The London magazine Stylist chose our Capital as an essential destination in South America this year. Its food, its people, its history and the colonial style distinctive of the 'City of Kings' are the most important attractions in Peru’s Capital.
With the words of David Whitley, Style, the London Magazine published the article “Top 10 for 2013: South America” Beautiful beaches, foodie hotspots & mountain escapes.
David Whitley : “From the beautiful beaches of Brazil to the extraordinary icescapes of Patagonia, South America is diverse as it is vast. Whether it's hitting Rio before the World Cup and Olympics-led rush, sampling ceviche the way the locals do in Peru, or going penguin-spotting in the Falkland Islands, there is much to see and do both on and off the tourist trail. Read on for the top ten experiences of 2013...”
Machu Picchu from Dawn to Dusk
The renowned Japanese photographer, Yuji Nukui, portrayed the most amazing places in the world and our citadel, Machu Picchu, could not be left out. Look at the amazing Machu Picchu photographs captured continuously from dawn to dusk.
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Peru Promoted in Vogue Francia
Peru in Vogue France The international magazine, Vogue France, has dedicated a special edition to Peru for April 2013. This edition features international muses such as Kate Moss, Erin Wasson, Aymeline Valade and Isabeli Fontana in the beautiful landscapes of our country.
In addition to the international beauties portrayed by Mario Testino for this edition of Vogue, Mario was also responsible for photographing some other Peruvian personalities such as Mario Vargas Llosa, our Nobel in Literature, the boxer Kina Malpartida, the actor Jason Day, the chef Gastón Acurio and the soccer player Paolo Guerrero.
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We can really say that Peru is one more time on the podium as it always has deserved it! We now know that thanks to this edition, we will see a great increase in tourism not only in Machu Picchu, but also all around the varied Peruvian tourist destinations. Contact our travel experts and start dreaming of your next holiday from 2013 to 2014.