The tradition has been passed from mother to daughter for centuries but this Incan heritage could almost have been lost. Now, tourism is helping revive it.
Everyone knows the postcard shot of Machu Picchu but there’s much more than that to one of the world’s most legendary landmarks
While the trek through the Lares region takes you through some charming local Peruvian communities, it’s these landscapes which dominate the journey
While hundreds of people walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu every day, in the nearby Lares Valley there’s a more intimate alternative where just a handful of trekkers get up close with the locals.
Colca Canyon, the old Incan storeroom and hub of agriculture in Peru, is still looked after by guardians who have been there for centuries.
Although we may have a very conservative view of sex these days, this erotic pottery shows its important role in the cultures of ancient Peru
This enormous ancient mud metropolis was the largest city in the Americas before Europeans arrived. But now it’s under threat… and we are to blame.
Why are these enormous drawings in the middle of Peru’s desert? It could be an ancient astronomical calendar… or perhaps they were made by aliens!
This ancient culture in Peru seemed to be a the peak of their civilisation. The something destroyed their way of life. And it could threaten ours too!