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The feeling you have after you visited Peru is that you reached a remote and isolated destination. Maybe is not so far, grace to the modern jets, but still you keep flying and flying to get to Cuzco a city placed at 3400m above the sea level. The first problem you encounter is this altitude, especially because you always fly coming from Lima, located by the Pacific Ocean. So you are up for a surprise when the hostess from the plane is offering you "matte de coca", a tea made of coca leaves that will be offered everywhere else you go in Cuzco, a deterrent against high altitude sickness. Protected by mountains that surrounds it, Cuzco, mesmerizes you right away. The fantastic combination of the city dwellings, the Inca walls, the Spanish churches, the colorful 'mercados' spread in the entire city, the Quechua people, dressed in traditional costumes coming from different parts of the, once famous, Empire Tihuantisuyo, the lamas and the alpacas roaming the roads, the cobbled streets, the quiet squares are part of the fascination of this amazing Inca-colonial city. Cuzco was once a majestic city, the proud capital of a very powerful empire that spread from Argentina to the Ocean and from the southern part of Columbia till the northern tip of Chile, an empire of an amazing Inca civilization, of great wealth, culture and traditions and of an extreme level of artistic skills still preserved in the present days. The mystery shrouding this civilization was caused mainly by the efforts of the Spaniards conquerors to eradicate all traces of Inca religion and culture and by the forgotten cities buried in the jungle, Machu Pichu being the most famous.
Come with us and see an interesting travel video about this mysterious land. You'll visit the majestic city of Cuzco, the holy citadel of Sachsayhuaman, where the Incas performed all the sacred rituals, a land of mystical powers, the sites of Quenco, Puca Pucara and Tambo Macay, the holy Urubamba valley of the Inca, the ruined citadel of Pisac with its colorful Sunday market, the most interesting market in the area, the old citadel of Ollaytantanbo, the last outpost protected by Incas against the Spaniards invasion and the indigenous city of Chincero. Later we take a tour on the famous Inca trail, a part of the extensive maze of roads connecting all corners of the empire that will bring us to forgotten cities in the jungle and eventually at the sunrise to the Sun Gate overlooking the famous Machu Pichu that we'll discover in detail. We continue with a train ride across the Altiplano, where the alpacas and lamas are herded at 4000m, going to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, "the lake of the black pumas". After visiting the islands on the lake, Uros and Taquile, and the misterious tombs of Silustani, we take a bus ride to Bolivia, and after a short visit we return to Peru to stop in La Ciudad Blanca de Arequipa, finishing in Lima, visiting its magnificent colonial architecture and hosting the famous Museo de Oro, a collection of the remaining gold of the Inca.
Come with us and see an interesting travel video about this mysterious land and you will never forget these places.
May 28: After numerous visits in the South West, USA we created a new video clip to show these new shoot locations.
Apr 3: We shot in the world renown "The Wave" in Coyote Butte, Vermillion Cliffs, in Grande Staircase-Escalante, UT and several other parks in the South West, USA. Check our blog!
Feb 28: We shoot for a month in the entire Sri Lanka and Southern India, from Trivandrum to Chennai, covering the most important Hindu Temples of the South.
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3.5 hours of SD stock footage from these locations:
Cuzco, Pisac, Ollaytamtambo, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Puno, Titicaca, Uros, Taquille, Arequipa, Lima