Cusco & Machu Picchu

Pachamama Raymi: Peru’s Festival for Mother Earth

Pachamama Raymi Celebrations: The Day of Mother Earth

During the first week of August every year, Peruvians and Ecuadorians celebrate Pachamama Raymi, or as it translates in English, the “Festival of Mother Earth.” In the former Inca capital of Cusco, people give their tributes to Pachamama, or Mother Earth, to show thanks for blessing their crops which have been supporting their families and friends for generations.

Cusco To Uyuni Made Easy: How to Get to the Bolivian Salt Flats

Group of travelers jumping at Bolivian salt flats after journey from Cusco to Uyuni

For many exploring the wonders of South America, the journey from Cusco to Uyuni is a rite of passage for those coming to the end of their adventure in Peru, and beginning a new one in the country of Bolivia. Travelers have several options to choose from when deciding what method of transport to take across the border.