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14 DIC 2015

The spectacled bear, the only bear in South America, is a rare sight these days. Not only is the animal notoriously shy, but it is also endangered. However, tourists visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu were treated to a surprise last week as one young bear was spotted descending the stepped agricultural terraces of the site before retreating towards the high-altitude forest that...

28 NOV 2015

National Geographic Traveler Magazine recently compiled a list titles "10 Places to See Now, and you might be surprised to know that Chan Chan made the list. Not because the adobe city isn't impressive- it's the largest adobe city in the world, the largest pre-Columbian city of the Americas, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rather, it's a surprise because this astounding site is so...

03 NOV 2015

Puno, the city known as the Folkloric Capital of Peru, celebrates its founding anniversary in a colorful way. Stop by Puno this week to watch elaborately costumed devils in a dance in procession to the beat of traditional Andean highland music, or watch the legendary founder of the Incan empire rise again from the waters of Lake Titicaca in a spectacle involving more than 600 actors.

29 OCT 2015

From the city of Cusco, you can easily see the two imposing snow-capped peaks of Mt Salkantay, which lends its name to a hike known for outstanding views and named one of the the 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine. The trek takes one from frigid high Andean mountain passes through the cloud forest and into the jungle brow. If you'd like to visit the...

20 OCT 2015

Chinchero's modest handicraft market, Incan ruins, and Spanish colonial church attract travelers who walk the cobblestone streets alongside a Quechua-speaking population that depends mainly on traditional weaving and subsistence farming. They would refer to Chinchero as a village, but local and national authorities have a new vision for Chinchero: with the help of specialists from the...

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