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  Handwoven Rope Bridges: An Inca Tradition The people of the Andes are known for their weavings: colorful blankets, bright ponchos…and bridges. Yep, you heard that right. The people of the Andes are known for weaving bridges! According to the New York Times, at the height of the Incan Empire there were nearly 200 suspension bridges woven from grass and other traditional materials in the Andes. One bridge still remains...
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The Qoyllur Rit’i (pronounced coil-yore-ree-tee) pilgrimage is a cultural festival full of dance and religious devotion. It is where the mountains meet the people of Peru! Getting to Know Andean Culture with Apus Peru At Apus Peru, all of our off-the-beaten-path Peru treks aim to immerse the active hiker into the Andean culture and way of life. Each one offers something a little bit more special than just a stroll...
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qoyllur rit'i pilgrimage
In this post, past Apus Peru team member Amanda Zenick describes her experience of the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival, an extremely special and increasingly famous Andean festival in the mountains of Peru. What is the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival? “Imagine tens of thousands of Peruvians, the majority indigenous, dressed in a range of amazing costumes, all converging on a mountain top sanctuary. They gather for three days of non stop dancing, singing,...
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Qoylloriti pilgrimmage
  Qoyllur Rit’i (also spelled Qollor Riti or Qoylloriti) is perhaps one of the most amazing cultural events that takes place in all of South America. Yet only a handful of adventurous travellers ever reach this remote place! Each year thousands of pilgrims hike to Mt Sinakara in Peru to join the largest indigenous festival in the Americas. At Apus Peru, we feel that this is an enormous opportunity for...
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Thank you Patty Hinz for sharing your Inca Trail photos with us! We hope that these photos will inspire you to take the plunge and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu this year! Don’t forget to book early if you want to do this trek: permits sell out anywhere from 3 to 6 months in advance, depending on the time of year! Everything you need to know about Booking the...
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