Horseback ridding and lunch at HUAYOCCARI

Horseback ridding and lunch at HUAYOCCARI  |  Sacred Valley, Peru |  Visiting a local hacienda (aka. ranch) at the Sacred Valley, is a MUST do. Nestled in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, at km 64 of the road-Urubamba Cusco, access to enjoy a landscape surrounded by fields of corn, eucalyptus forests and Pisonay trees. The privileged location of the ranch house, makes the views of the Sacred Valley unique. Its location is strategic because it is equidistant from the towns of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. You can see the video below, a bit out of breath due to the hight altitude and the movement of the horse. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Horseback ridding and lunch at HUAYOCCARI

Ruins of Pachacamac in Lima

Ruins of Pachacamac in Lima  |  Lima, Peru  |  Pre Inca Empire, the temple of Pachacamac is an archaeological site 40 km southeast of Lima, Peru in the Valley of the Lurín River. The name comes from Pacha Kamaq (earth maker). Most of the buildings and temples were built c. 800-1450 CE. This site is very close to the city of Lima, and it is quite impressive, mostly the temple of the Sun, with stunning views of the coast of Lima, and temple of the Moon located opposite. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Ruins of Pachacamac in Lima

Who knew Mario Testino is Peruvian

Who knew Mario Testino is Peruvian  |  Lima, Peru  |  When they told me, Carlos we will take you to MATE, the first thought that came to my mind was…. Why are they taking me to a museum of the Mate (typical drink from the south cone of South America), if I am in Peru, and certainly I would much rather go and learn about the Pisco… maybe because they knew I am Argentinean. So I decided to go along based on my curious spirit. Once we arrived to the house, which BTW is beautiful, in the neighborhood of Barranco in Lima, I understood everything,.. silly me. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading Who knew Mario Testino is Peruvian

LARCO Museum treasures from ancient Peru

LARCO Museum treasures from ancient Peru   |  Lima, Peru  |  LARCO Museum has to be without a doubt, the best exhibit of Pre-Columbian art I have ever seen. 45000 pieces in total found in aras such as Trujillo, Lima and Cusco, from all periods Pre-Ceramic, Early Ceramic Epoch, Formative, Apogee, Fusion, Imperial and Conquest. Pieces are displayed in such an amazing way, the guides know what they are talking about, and the take you the house and along history over a tour of minimum one hour and fifteen minutes. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos.  Continue reading LARCO Museum treasures from ancient Peru