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Ccorao gate to the Sacred Valley

Ccorao, the entrance to the Sacred Valley, presents its attractions. Continue reading

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Qoyllurity The Hike

Nothing stops the thousands of pilgrims on their way to the Sanctuary of the Lord Qoyllurity. The freezing cold night under the moonlight is not a deterrent; not even the altitude of more than 15,000 feet.

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Temple of Water in Cusco

In my former post about the hike from Cusco to Tambomachay, I mentioned a site that I used to call the Reservoir. I was not able to find the proper name of it even though I read some archaeology books. … Continue reading

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Temple of the Moon in Cusco

Laqo is the original name of this archaeological site better known as the Temple of the Moon. A few years ago, archaeologists found here the bodies of eight children who might have been sacrificed in Inca times. These children could have … Continue reading

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Temple of the Monkeys in Cusco

K´usilluchayoq, or most popular known as the Temple of the Monkeys, is near the city of Cusco. Actually, it is just 15 minutes from the site of Q´enqo on foot. The only way to get to this small but amazing … Continue reading

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Qollqanpata & Planetarium in Cusco

Join me to know what is inside Qollqanpata archaeological site. It is very likely that on your way to Sacsayhuaman you will just go by and see the San Cristobal church: …and the Inca site next to it known as Qollcanpata: … Continue reading

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Señor de Huanca trek

Last night, a friend of mine and I hiked to the Sanctuary of the Lord of Huanca. It is a recent tradition for thousands of young people (especially) to do it at night on the eve of the central day … Continue reading

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