Fertur Peru Travel’s special 8-Day Cusco Inti Raymi Festival vacation package ushers travelers into the heart of one of South America’s most exciting celebrations.
Strolling through downtown Lima in the afternoon, the din of traffic was drown out by a piercing melody and alluring rhythm from a finger picked steel string guitar.
The viceroys of colonial Lima lived under constant siege by some of the most infamous pirates and privateers of that era: John Hawkins, Thomas Cavendish, Jacques L’Hermite and Sir Francis Drake.
The image plastered on the front page of Peru’s leading daily El Comercio jumped out at me from the newsstand this morning as I walked to work.
The graphic was mind blowing — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” in juxtaposition to the mummified remains of a Chachapoyas warrior — their stretched hands cradling their agonized faces, crying out silently, in unison.
Each year, villagers from four communities in a remote corner of Peru’s southern highlands come together to hand-weave a new 120-foot rope bridge, as they have done for the last six centuries.