5 things to see at the world-famous Pisac Inca site and Pisac market.
Quinoa: The ancient Andean grain and its benefits for healthy living
The Andean Cock-of-the-rock: Peru's colorful and unique national bird
Any time of year is great for traveling in the Andes!
The right time to travel to Cusco depends on your preferences: what types of activities and what kind of weather you enjoy most.CONTINUE READING
Cusco: the plentiful land the Incas chose to build their empire
The reasons for the establishment of Cusco are complex; migrations of ancient people, the moderate Andean weather and resources found in the region.CONTINUE READING
The economy of the Inca Empire: a well organized trading system
During the relatively short span of the Inca Empire, from 1438 to 1533, Inca society developed an impressive economic system, which allowed for extensive agricultural production, as well as for trade of goods […]CONTINUE READING
Machu Picchu to Ausangate: Latin America’s ultimate bucket trip
Why limit yourself to only visiting the main attraction, when there is much more to encounter in the Andes? Travel to Ausangate with Andean LodgesCONTINUE READING
The Andean mountain cat: an endangered Andean species
What a pretty animal the Andean Mountain cat is! Also known simply as the Andean cat, Leopardus jacobita is a small wild feline that inhabits a few isolated high mountain regions of South […]CONTINUE READING
Andean Cuisine: Rocoto, the Amazing Andean Hot Pepper
Just the mention of its name, rocoto, makes Peruvian’s mouths water. At many restaurants, as the food arrives the usual question (endearingly) is, “tiene rocotito?”. It spices up dishes such as soups, meats, […]CONTINUE READING
Meet the cuy: A tasty and sustainable Andean delicacy
Around the world, good food comes in exotic forms and from unexpected sources. In Andean cuisine, one of the more curious and different dishes served in Cusco is cuy, or guinea pig. However, […]CONTINUE READING
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