Explore the Galapagos through the lens of your camera with famous photographer Jonathan R. Green.
Pirate legends & mysterious wilds. Discover why Columbus named Venezuela "The Land of Grace."
Peru tours are often highlighted by a range of ancient sites. However, the country's storied practices are not all permanent fixtures, such as the Chinchero Market, a nomadic mainstay of Peruvian culture.
Found just beyond Cusco, the Chinchero Market is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. While all market days feature a number of quality goods made from artisans, Sundays are marked by the large number of locals who flock to Chinchero to sell their products.
Vibrant local producers brilliantly display their fruits, vegetables, colorful sweaters and blankets, as well as a number of spices, jewelry and other goods. While simply walking among the stalls is a cultural experience, guests are encouraged to participate in trueco, or bartering, which is the main price-determining practice at the market.
Travelers can become further involved in this unique experience by participating in an artisan workshops. A number of locals put these impromptu classes on, and provide a more in-depth look and appreciation at the time and artistry that go into the markets' products.
Beyond the market lies the city of Chinchero, the spot the Incas pleasantly determined to be the birthplace of the rainbow. Combining both colonial and Incan history, one Chinchero church is built atop Inca foundations and exudes the city's resourcefulness. A number of ancient terraces can be climbed just outside of town. Carved into the valley, the ruins here also provide excellent vistas of Chinchero and its surroundings.
Epicurean guests can heighten their cultural experience by dining at one of Chinchero's restaurants. Some serve a number of authentic Andean specialties, the perfect way to satisfy a culturally-hungry palate.
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As you hike through the steamy Brazilian rainforest, you’ll reach a point where the dense vegetation parts to reveal gushing Tarza’s waterfall and a pristine swimming hole that beckons weary travelers. Right about now you'll be feeling worlds away from home.
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