Unveiled to the world by global warming ice-melting, the unique Winikunka (Quechua for 'Seven-color Mountain') proves an increasingly popular destination in Andean Cusco region. A lesser-known —yet no less breathtaking— natural tourist attraction, this colourful mountain rises at over 5,000m and it does not stand alone.
In February, we were honoured to host Jean-Michel Cousteau for a week of insightful and educational learning on board and off the Aria Amazon. Our guests told us that this cruise exceeded all their expectations and left them with wonderful memories - truly a unique experience travelling with someone with such a powerful perspective on preserving the endangered areas of the earth such as the Amazon.
Sometimes, scientific discoveries and feats raise not only answers but also questions, and the recently-unveiled replica of pre-Inca ruler Lady of Cao is no exception. The resin likeness of the mummy's original face has hit headlines around the world, leaving many wondering about the process behind its reconstruction.
Peru celebrated the 30th anniversary of the discovery of pre-Inca leader Lord of Sipan presenting a bust of the ruler during a ceremony at Huaca Rajada-Sipan Museum in northern Lambayeque region. The Andean country thus materialized Lord of Sipan's 3D face, recreated by Brazilian expert Cicero Moraes in cooperation with Lima-based Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University.
The "Decentralized Culture Bureau of Cusco" has changed the visiting times to the citadel of Machupicchu as of the 1st July 2017. The two entry periods for visiting are now:06:00 to 12:0012:00 to 17:30 The use of a tour guide is now mandatory.