sábado, 25 de enero de 2020

Archaeological Complex of Moray

It is located 57 km northwest of the city of Cusco.


Moray is made up of 4 slightly elliptical galleries, which the inhabitants call "muyus". The largest gallery has a depth of 45 m and the average height of each platform is 1.80 m. For researchers, Moray's circular platforms functioned as an agricultural research center, where each level offered a different climate environment allowing different plants to be grown experimentally. The platforms were built on retaining walls filled with fertile land. He watered them through complex irrigation systems. At the bottom of the platforms, there is a system that stores the water coming from the rains. Following this practice, more than 250 plant species were cultivated. Other studies indicate that the place was used for astronomical observation and to monitor the climatic changes that could occur, by monitoring the sunlight and the shadows generated by the high mountains in the area. General data Location: Moray is 57 km northwest of the city of Cusco. Average temperature: The average temperatures range between 4.2 ° C and 19.6 ° C. Season: Cusco has two well-marked seasons: one rainy, between November and March, and one dry (the most recommended for your visit) between April and October. Important: Entrance with tourist ticket.

viernes, 17 de enero de 2020

THE HISTORY THAT WRAPS TO THE PEOPLE OF PISAC: RUINS THAT KEEP SECRETS

Pisac is a town that is located 30 km from Cusco, where we can find the ruins of the Sacred Valley that are part of one of the most important sites in terms of archeology. Its bases are based on a solid history, built with each piece rich in culture by the Inca communities.





A town with a lot of tradition, an Andean town built on indigenous remains from the time of Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, where you can perceive the culture in its people, traditions such as Quechua masses, cultural festivals, sculptures and archaeological buildings that make part of its charm and even the way crops are carried out with the application of astronomy, a science used in the past by its inhabitants.
Pisac that comes from the word Quechua pisaq or p'isaqaq, which means partridge, the same form that has the area for which it is very characteristic, in addition this term has a special importance, because it refers to spirituality, with the mystical , with the spiritual values ​​that the human being must develop.
This place is very distinctive in the country for its ancient stories that give it a unique value that enhances every part of its ornate houses, in which every detail is appreciated. This iconic town attracts millions of tourists every year for its attractive and cozy space, where we can find from restaurants with typical food, hotels, places where you can buy handicrafts made by the population to the square of Pisac, where there are a variety of things We can buy to take a nice memory. sacred Valley
The legends that have passed through the years are of astonishment and of great importance for those who visit the place, since they do not go unnoticed and always pay attention to emotions and senses.
One of his best-known stories is that of a peculiar statue that tells an Inca legend, in which the town chief named Huayllapuma had a daughter, called Inquill, whom he had to marry the man he could build, in just one night, the bridge over the river Vilacmayo (a bridge of great importance for the defense of the place). Despite the hard task, Asto Rímac (a handsome prince) decided to accept the challenge, and ask for the princess's hand. The authorities of the place arranged everything so that Asto Rímac began the work, while the princess had to climb a hill without turning; because, otherwise, she and her fiance would turn into stone. Almost at dawn, the prince had finished with the work, but Inquill, unable to bear more, turned around and was turned into stone until today.
What makes this place unique and special are its legends, which tell much more than a culture, it is a way of life that has been impregnated in people, in their homes, even in the way they perform different activities.

martes, 14 de enero de 2020

Important data of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu - Cusco Peru One of the 7 wonders of the world Machu Picchu is in the middle of mountains of steep slope and is flanked by the deep canyon that forms the Urubamba River as it passes through this part of the Vilcanota basin.
The citadel of Machu Picchu is located at 2,360 m.a.s.l.
The landscape is formed by a series of hills and mountains of great slope, with almost vertical slopes and deep and narrow gorges where sound and turbulent rivers run.
Machu Picchu Cusco Peru
Machu Picchu - Inca City Every time we face a place whose written history does not exist, the temptation to imagine how it was and who were those who lived there in their time of splendor of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu is very great. Read more Inca City Description Machu Picchu The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers north-west of Cusco, in the province of Urubamba, on the crest of the Machu Picchu hill. Archaeologists have divided Machu Picchu into 3 major sectors: Read more
Description of Machu Picchu Engineering It is necessary to point out that the Inca constructions of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu were characterized by adapting their forms to the conditions of the land on which they settled. They reserved the natural flat soils for the fields of ... Read more Engineering Machu Picchu Natural environment The natural environment of Machu Picchu is forested, tropical and rainy. It is located in the middle of mountains of steep slope and is flanked by the deep canyon that forms the Urubamba River as it passes through this part of the Vilcanota basin ... Read more Natural Environment People of Machu Picchu Inca society had a rigid social structure in its ethnic and functional relations, from which power was born.
The class structure did not respond so much to the economic position ... Read more Machu Picchu Villagers Flora and fauna Due to its natural beauty, the original and harmonious intervention of the Incas in the landscape of Machu Picchu, this Inca citadel has been declared as a natural and cultural park that has been incorporated into the protected areas of the world and ... Read more Flora and fauna Urubamba Valley For the Incas the Urubamba Valley is the entrance to the jungle, the Antisuyo the land of the "chunchos".

miércoles, 8 de enero de 2020

SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU

DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
We will start our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour  with pick you up in your hotel at approximately 8:00 am after picking up additional passengers in your group, you will begin the 40 minute drive to Pisac in the Sacred Valley. On the way we will stop a couple times in order to see the beautiful landscapes and local Marquet Corao or Pisaq .
After we will continue to visit Urubamba and enjoy food there. (optional you can book your lunch with us day before departure) .
then we will go to Ollantaytambo and enjot the amazing templo of sun and the archeological site . In this place we will finish the tour approximately 4:30 p.m. then we need go to the train station because our train will leave at 16:36 pm or 7:00 p.m. (depent on availability - time will be confirm by e-mail) to Aguas Calientes you will go to the train station to board the train (Please you have to be 20 minutes before in the train station). This is a 2 hours approx. Journey to Aguas Calientes, where we will be waiting and settle you into the Hotel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes.  
Places we will visit in our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour  on the 1first day:
  • Pisac Market
  • Corao view Point of Sacred valley
  • Pisac Archaeological Site
  • Urubamba ( Buffet lunch) Tunupa Restaurant . 25 USD.
  • Ollantaytambo Archaeological Site  
DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES


In the Morning, we will have breakfast in the hotel,(optional you can take with you breakfast if for any reson you leave the hotel before 5:00 am) then you will take the bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, it takes 30 minutes drive up to the main gate to visit Machu Picchu.
When you arrive to Machu Picchu, you will meet with our Tour English or Spanish Guide and enjoy  the explanation for 2 hours approx. group tour exploring Machu Picchu.
After finish your journey  with the professional Tour Guide, you will have more time to spend in Machupicchu. Also if you booked a climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain you will have enough time to walk and have a different views of Machu Picchu Citadel.
All passanger after the guided tour will have the chance to explore Machu Picchu sitadel by their self.
In the afternoon you will have to go down to Aguas Caliente (return by bus or walking) to Aguas Calientes.
In the night, you will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. According the time in your train tickets, return to Ollantaytambo, in Ollantaytambo the transfer is going to pick up you at the bus to return to Cusco.
Final Bus stop in Cusco is at San Francisco or Regocijo Square near to the Main Square ( Plaza de armas).
Note: You can request to be drop off in your hotel, hostel or homestay. If you need that please send us the  Name and address.

lunes, 30 de diciembre de 2019

Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu

The Historic Sanctuary - National Archaeological Park of Machupicchu (SHM-PANM) is a cultural and natural area inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. With an area of ​​37302 hectares, it is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity in Peru and houses more than 60 archaeological monuments articulated through a complex network of Inka roads.


The most important monument of SHM-PANM is the llaqta or Inka City of Machupicchu, which was planned and built around 1450 A.D. during the Inka Pachakuti government. The work demanded the participation of specialists in architecture, engineering and astronomy, in addition to a large number of labor. More than 50% of the effort required in its construction was used in the preparation of the land, foundation and drainage system. Its construction responds to the need of the Inka State to have a religious, political and administrative center within a sacred space considered the link between the Andes and the Amazon.
The llaqta of Machupicchu was abandoned during the second half of the 16th century; however, it was never lost since it was visited and occasionally inhabited. There are colonial documents that refer to the llaqta of Machupicchu as the "Seat of the Incas" or the "Old Town of the Inga Named Guaynapicchu." In 1874, the engineer Herman Göhring produced a cartographic document in which they are presented for the first time place names "Machu Picchu" and "Huaina Picchu." In 1911, Professor Hiram Bingham visited the llaqta and was impressed with its beauty and majesty. The following year, he returned with a multidisciplinary team of professionals who conducted excavations and research in the area.
Since the 1930s, the Peruvian State has been promoting research, conservation and enhancement of the Historic Sanctuary and the Machupicchu llaqta, which represents a masterpiece of art, architecture and engineering in perfect harmony with nature and is the most important legacy of the Inka civilization to humanity.