In this June 23, 2015 photo, Yeni Casiano Barboza, 15, from the Ashaninka Indian community, Natividad, poses for a photo while waiting to compete in the annual beauty contest, in the Otari Nativo village, Pichari, Peru. For Ashaninka men, a woman’s beauty is determined in part by her hair, her sense of humor, and whether … Continue reading Beauty Contest in the Peruvian Rainforests.
Contributor: leiris Grouped together in Peru's lush Cuzco region, the ringed Incan ruins known as Moray have long been a mystery, but it is looking more and more likely that the nested stone rings may have been part of a large-scale agricultural experiment. Unlike a number of the elaborate metropolises and statuary left behind by … Continue reading Ancient Incan Rings of Moray.
In this candid capture we see reddit user LizaThornberry admiring a breathtaking view of Machu Picchu when a llama suddenly appeared and decided to join her. Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level in Peru. The Incas built the estate around 1450 but abandoned it a century … Continue reading Machu Picchu with my Friend.
In 2005, German economist Stefan Ziemendorff, who was working on a wastewater project in Peru, took a break from his work to go for a hike in Peru’s Utcabamba valley in search of one of the region’s abundant pre-Incan ruins. When he crossed into a blind ravine, he spied something unexpected: a towering, two-tiered waterfall … Continue reading The Gocta Waterfall.
Image Credit: Justin Walker by Justin Walker and Lauren Smith FOR THOSE KEEN to avoid the crowds of the Inca Trail, while still enjoying some amazing Inca ruins and Peruvian history and culture, the nine-day Inca Rivers trek is a must-do. Starting at a heady 2600m at Cachora, the track soon heads further up – … Continue reading The Inca Rivers Trek.