The traditional Peruvian wedding gown has a lot of white but it is the colorful geometric, quilted details that makes this style so beautiful and unique. In fact, the clothing patterns are so unique they vary from village to village and are used as identifiers to tell others where the man or women wearing them is from. The colorful skirt is called a pollera and on special occasions woman are known to don up to 15 of them at a time!
I HAVE always been intrigued by Machu Picchu, the ancient settlement built on a peak in the Peruvian Andes - an Inca city hidden from the world for centuries and only revealed by American archeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911 but I could never imagine getting myself there.
Sumaq Hotel is our pick for five-star lodging in Aguas Calientes. It's right on the road to Machu Picchu, has some of the best cebiche in the country, and prides itself on personalized service. They can do everything from arranging for a guide to Machu Picchu to hosting spiritual ceremonies with a shaman.
Angie Clavijo Begazo, General Manager of the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Peru shares her thoughts and insights on how technology and innovation is impacting the hotel business.
But there comes a time when one feels an urge to go somewhere far exotic, to connect to nature and purify the spirit, if that's on your mind now, then let´s raise the altitude to 8,000 feet as we fly across the equator to the southern hemisphere to the miraculous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu in Peru. Let´s discover the legacy of the ancient Inca Empire
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For an authentic taste of Peruvian culture and cuisine, stay at the family-owned Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, the only five - star hotel in the area. Staffers go out of their way to offer couples a memorable stay and will organize everything from spa treatments to vow renewals presided over by a local shaman.
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Enjoy the unique experience of visiting the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu guided by an authentic shaman from the Sacred Valley of the Incas.read more
Machu Picchu awakens your Sense: This amazing experience deserves to be shared be all, and now we´re going to do it through the #SumaqSense contest on our social networks.read more
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