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"Chiclayo Private Archeological Tour: Huaca Rajada
"Chiclayo Private Archeological Tour: Huaca Rajada Tucume and Sipan Royal Tombs""After hotel pickup in Chiclayo your tour starts with the 45-minute drive east to Huaca Rajada the archeological site where the remains of the Moche mummy known as the Lord of Sipán were found in 1987. When you arrive walk around with your private guide to see the adobe pyramid built by the Moche people the civilization that inhabited this region from the 1st to 8th centuries. While you explore
From $145.00
 
3-Day Inca Trail to Ingapirca from Cuenca
"Day 1: Achupallas to Ingapirca (L-D)Leave early from Cuenca we'll be traveling on the Panamerican Highway to the north. From La Moya we follow a small highway and after 3.5-hour we arrive to Achupallas (3420 m). There the local guide meets us with the horse to carry equipment. We begin our walk following the Cadrul River and we go through the narrow pass between 2 mountains; Callana Pucará and Mapahuiña. Continuing upriver in this U-shaped valley we arrive to an Incan town (3910 m) where we camp. On the trail we have the possibility of ascending Callana Pucará Mountain (4190 m) which has a fantastic panoramic view all the way to Chimborazo.Walking time between 5 - 6 hours.  Day 2: (B-L-D)Following the Cadrul River until we get to Tres Cruces (Three Crosses) Lake to go up to the Three Crosses Knife Pass crossing the crest towards Quillaloma. The ascension provides us with a view of the many different mountain ranges and lakes. Below we are able to make out Espíndola Valley with the well-known Qhapaqñan (Inca Trail) and at the bottom of the valley
From $519.00
 
Cuenca City Half Day Tour
"We will pick you up at 9:00am at your hotel then you will visit San Sebastián Plaza and the Modern Art Museum. Later the bus will take the group to Cruz del Vado Condamine and Mercado 10 de Agosto. After that we go for a walk tour through Mercado de San Francisco and Parque de las Flores. The next stops are the Catedral Inmaculada Concepción (New Catedral) Catedral El Sagrario (Old Catedral) Parque Calderón and Palacio de Justicia. Finally we will visit the Paja Toquilla hats manufactures and followed by a walk through the Barranco Route Mirador de Turi Vega Gallery or similar. Return to the hotel."
From $47.00

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Most of the comuneros used to...

Most of the comuneros used to be seasonal workers in the large landlord cotton plantations. Part of them were entitled to pieces of land after the Agrarian Reform, but they had to face a couple of...
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This is how the desert looks like before water flows in. This is the land the UCP are entitled after the Agrarian Reform, as you can easily imagine these areas are not suitable for farming without...
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A very large area around Piura...

A very large area around Piura is irrigated since the end of 1800, with huge pumps catching the waters from the canals bringing the waters of San Lorenzo river some 40 km away at the basis of the...
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When traditional farming...

When traditional farming techniques ahve been lost for a couple of generations, financial resources are scarce and political conjuncture acts against the comuneros empowerment, some basic mistakes may...
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The second problem was the...

The second problem was the identification of alternative crops and the way they can be managed is not easy at all. Cotton martket is totally controlled by foreign interest and a couple of local...
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