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Antoine TH

Antoine TH

Chaskiventura has created a new blog in order to bring the Peruvian culture closer to those that are fascinated by this wonderful country as well as for those that wish to travel to Peru. Chaskiventura is an authentic and receptive Tour Operator promoting responsible tourism in Peru and Ecuador.
Associated tags : history, inca, peru, travel

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Chaskiventura - Travel Peru

The aim of this blog is to bring the Peruvian culture closer to those that are fascinated by this wonderful country as well as for those that wish to travel to Peru. Chaskiventura is a receptive Tour Operator promoting authentic and responsible tourism in Peru and Ecuador. Our offer includes tailor-made holidays focusing on five main themes: Ethnotourism, Ecotourism, Historical Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteering.
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Articles : 20
Since : 16/01/2014
Category : Travel, Places & Events

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The Mystery of The Ausangate

The Mystery of The Ausangate

The Apu Ausangate (coalt in Quechua) is one of the most important Inca deities. Its height of 6 410m, its steep slopes, and its walls of ice turned this mountain into a real “unreachable god”. Its mysticism aroused imagination and gave birth to many tales and legends. Let me tell you about one of them. When the Spanish colonials came to Peru, t
O Gocta, how many hearts have you imprisoned with your beauty !

O Gocta, how many hearts have you imprisoned with your beauty !

Deeply hidden into the Peruvian jungle, in a place called Chachapoyas, there it stands, majestic. Gocta relentlessly pours its thousands of litters of water. The third highest waterfall on earth (771 meters), just after the famous Salto del Angel (Venezuela, 972 meters) and Tugela (South Africa, 948 meters), was discovered in 2005 by the German exp
Paititi - The Road to El Dorado !

Paititi - The Road to El Dorado !

In Quechua, Païtiti means “the House of the Old Jaguar”. Le legend referring to it is one of the most fascinating of the Inca mythology. However, it is part of mythology or an existing city? Legends always have a grain of truth in its centre… The legend started to be in the spotlight at the death of Atahualpa. When the Inca Empire reached it
8 things you didn't know about Lamas

8 things you didn't know about Lamas

“Lamas”, we find them funny. We love them. We are something afraid to get too close to them. But certainly they are intriguing and we wish for seeing some during our Peru trips. Here are 8 facts about these delightful camelids: Lamas are actually native of the central plains of North America. They moved south 3 million years ago. It is even sai
The legendary birth of the Lake Titicaca

The legendary birth of the Lake Titicaca

Source of many legends, the Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in Latin America, and also the highest navigable lake on earth. Situated between Peru and Bolivia, it stretches on about 8,562 km². The Lake Titicaca is the mystic cradle of the Sons of the Sun as the First Inca would have emerged from its waters. There are many hypotheses about the ori
Did you know? In Peru you can eat well and healthy… and cheap !

Did you know? In Peru you can eat well and healthy… and cheap !

You do not necessarily need to do your own shopping in supermarkets and cook yourself to save money. Besides, Peruvian cuisine is the most diverse in the world and what makes it really valuable is its home cooking. Here are some tricks to eat healthy food in Peru without spending a lot of money. Mercado central Menus for only 5 or 6 soles can be ea
The Motchés - How the White hill defeated a two-headed snake !

The Motchés - How the White hill defeated a two-headed snake !

“Once upon a time, a baby snake with two heads found by two brothers that decided to adopt it. However, this animal was not a common snake, it was a demon that exponentially grew every day, and so did its appetite. When it reached the size of men, the inhabitants of the village forced the two brothers to get rid of the snake, because it put in je
Did you know… Why there is salt in the Andes ?

Did you know… Why there is salt in the Andes ?

Between the Salar of Uyuni in Bolivia, Maras salt ponds in Peru and many other salars in Chile, we can notice that certain regions of the Andes are very rich in salt. But why is there so much salt up in the mountains? In order to understand why the salt accumulated so much in the Andes, we have to go back to their formation. The Andes were created
Holy Week in Cusco, between Christian faith and Andean traditions

Holy Week in Cusco, between Christian faith and Andean traditions

Holy Week is a liturgical Christian celebration taking place the week before Easter. Solemn rites are celebrated in order to commemorate Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Special celebrations remember the institution of Eucharist during what is one the most important events of the Christian world. In Peru, Holy Week celebrations are