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Nazca Tourism Week (& María Reiche’s Birthday) Is Coming!

Maria Reiche’s birthday is coming up, this May 15th. She’s the famed Lady of the Desert, who devoted the majority of her life to the study and protection of the mysterious Nazca Lines. In celebration of this, the city of … Continue reading

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Dancing to a New Rhythm at the Cañete Afro-Peruvian Festival!

The fertile Cañete River Valley was once known as the Huarco (Hanging) Valley due to the predilection of its people to mete out this punishment to enemies and rebellious tribes. The Spanish christened it Villa Santa María de Cañete and … Continue reading

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Qoyllur Rit’i- Lord of the Snow Shine

A History Full of Legend… Every year in Cusco´s Sinakara Valley there is an event like no other- Qoyllur Rit’i, the greatest indigenous pilgrimage in this hemisphere.  More than 10,000 pilgrims hike the icy Ausangate, an ancient site of pilgrimage … Continue reading

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