Salkantay Trek Machu is one of the most acclaimed travel agency and the best operator in Peru. Offer hiking to Machu Picchu, Inca Trails and Salkantay Trek. The best alternative trail to get to Inca Trail The Salkantay Trek is named among the 25 best treks in the world, by National Geographic Adventure Travel Magazine.

sábado, 29 de diciembre de 2018

Machu Picchu without plastic

# Less plastic and more life is the measure that goes into effect from  December 18, tourists will not be able to carry plastic bags, straw bags and technopor containers to protected sites, Sernanp said.

The natural protected areas are around 76, such as the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the Huascarán National Park, among other protected sites that conserve Peruvian biodiversity.

This measure responds to the provisions of Supreme Decree No. 13-2018 of the Ministry of the Environment, which was approved on November 5, and which goes into effect since December 18 of 2018. The standard provides for the reduction of single-use plastic and promotes the responsible consumption of plastic in State entities.

This measure, says Sernanp, seeks to guarantee the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity that turn protected areas into unique and special spaces of great natural wealth.

"Visitors are recommended to use environmentally friendly alternatives such as canteens and tomatoed to avoid the use of plastic bottles. Likewise, it is urged to use cloth bags or other reusable material instead of disposable plastic bags, "said a statement issued by Sernanp.

What plastics are prohibited?

 Among the prohibited plastics are:
  • Bottles 
  • Bags Sorbets or light bulbs 
  • Feather or technopor containers for drinks and food for human


  • Use canteens to transport water, in order to avoid the use of plastic containers that, if discarded in a natural area, can cause long-term damage.
  •  However, keep in mind that no one can be forbidden to carry a bottle of water in their purse. Use cloth bags to carry things instead of plastic bags.

viernes, 28 de diciembre de 2018

Humantay Lake

Cusco, millenary city, is full of magical places to live unique experiences. One of those places to visit is the Humantay lagoon, where nature and landscape converge at the foot of a snow peak located at 4200 meters above sea level. We invite you to know more about this beautiful place of Peruvian nature. Discover Humantay Lake:

What is the Humantay Lake?

The Humantay lake makes life at the foot of the Humantay mountain. Its waters are crystal clear, with a turquoise tone that delights tourists. Although it is a not so well known place among the Peruvian snow peaks and the great mountains, it is very popular among hikers traveling to southern Peru. Would you dare to bathe in its cold waters?

How to get to the Humantay Lake?

There is the option of reaching the Humantay lagoon with vehicles trained to get close to tourist guides. It is an excursion of one day and the trip lasts approximately five hours. Leaving very early, transport can take you to the beautiful town of Mollepata. There you can have breakfast and get what you need for the road.

When you leave Mollepata you must go to Soraypampa. From there, you start the hike up to the Humantay Lagoon by the same road that leads to the snowy mountain, only halfway along the route you take a detour to the lake.

Why visit the Humantay Lake?

The waters of the Humantay Lake will captivate you. Its geographical location and mineral wealth make it a visual spectacle to enjoy. The multicolored shades that can be seen on its banks, according to light and weather, will make you feel in a magical environment where you do not want the day to end.

jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2018

Salkantay Trek vs Inca Trail


This is the most popular trekking to Machu Picchu, because it manages to combine several climates, impressive landscapes and centuries-old ruins. Due to its beauty, this walk is preferred by travelers, having to be requested 5 months in advance (a permit is required that has limited spaces per day).

The Inca Trail covers 42 kilometers of jungle and mountains, visiting some archaeological complexes such as Patallacta, the ruins of Wiñay Wayna and, of course, the lost city of Machu Picchu. In addition, it delivers unforgettable landscapes of the Vilcabamba mountain range.

Despite being a very beautiful trekking circuit, getting a spot can be a real headache. This is because the Peruvian government limits the entry to 500 people per day, including guides (which are mandatory), in order to preserve the ruins and archaeological sites. So if you want to hike this trek, you must book in advance as is said before.


As the Inca Trail is the most popular and classic circuit in the area, there is an alternative trekking series that does not require permission to perform them. Within them, Salkantay is the most popular alternative road to Machu Picchu. This route covers the southern part of the Vilcabamba mountain range, showing beautiful landscapes that vary from the pampas to the jungle.

Being a less known route, it does not have the number of visitors that the Inca Trail has and it does not need any permission to travel this trek. Although, unlike the Inca Trail does not include historical ruins before reaching Machu Picchu, the Salkantay trek ensures less expenses, a route with fewer people and spectacular panoramic views of the mountain range, especially the Salkantay pass. 

With a duration of between 4 and 5 days, this tour visits different Altiplano localities, as well as lagoons, hot springs and the famous Salkantay mountain.



If your interest is to know in depth what remains of the Inca culture, the Inca Trail is the appropriate option, since the route includes a visit to different archaeological ruins, and much of the trail itself is made of stones, which They have remained since Inca times.

On the other hand, if your interests go more for the observation of nature and you value more virgin places, Salkantay is an excellent alternative, since you will see less people and landscapes less intervened by man.


Unlike the famous Inca Trail, where you must pay a permit and a guide, to make the Salkantay trek you do not need a permit or entry ticket (except entrance tickets to Machu Picchu). For those travelers who want to save money, Salkantay is a better alternative.


Although both circuits require preparation, to carry out the Inca Trail, it must be extremely orderly and far-sighted. To reach this trekking in high season, you must buy the ticket at least 5 months in advance. In that sense, it is always advisable to quote and buy the tour with a travel agency, where you can relax and just enjoy this trek.

On the other hand, Salkantay does not need so much advance notice, being able to go independently or through a travel agency. Although it is always advisable to conduct this circuit with a guide, because they have the knowledge to help you, guide you and assist you in any emergency.

martes, 18 de diciembre de 2018

Salkantay trek by your own

Unlike the Inca Trail, the Salkantay trek can be done without a tour, on your own and without a tour guide. To take this walk you must take all the necessary precautions. Follow these recommendations to do the Salkantay trek on your own :

  • Book the Machu Picchu tickets in advance before performing the Salkantay trek. Otherwise, you can go back without knowing the Wonder of the World. 
  • The route to follow is the same as the Salkantay trek with tour. 
  • The journey on your own may take more or less days, depending on the visitor’s capacity. 
  • The first step is to reach the town of Mollepata from the city of Cusco. 
  • The cars are taken at the bus terminal of ‘Arcopata’, in the city of Cusco. 
  • From Mollepata begins the ascent. 
  • It is advisable to bring what is strictly necessary (food for 5 days and equipment to sleep) to avoid loading excessive luggage.

What to bring for the Salkantay trek?

  • Sleeping bags. 
  • Hat or cap. 
  • Trekking shoes 
  • Trekking backpack. 
  • Waterproof coat. 
  • Trekking pants 
  • Poncho for the rain. 
  • Water. 
  • Water purifying tablets. 
  • Sunscreen. 
  • Personal hygiene items. 
  • Snacks. 
  • Cash.

Tips for the Salkantay trek 

  • Acclimatize one or two days in the city of Cusco before performing the Salkantay trek. 
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages or foods with a lot of fat. 
  • Altitude sickness or soroche in Salkantay and Machu Picchu is one of the greatest difficulties. Perform a little exercise prior to the Salkantay trek. You do not need to be in excellent physical shape but a little exercise will help. 
  • No matter what part of the year, wear warm clothes during the Salkantay trek.
  • The nights are especially cold in the first two days. 
  • Plan up to the smallest detail the Salkantay trek on your own.

jueves, 6 de diciembre de 2018

Hiking Salkantay without a guide

Usually when you arrive in Cusco and start exploring the possibilities to go to Macchu Picchu on your own, you find that the information they provide is scarce and of dubious reliability. Not many decide to do this trek without a guide, given the uncertainty that you face. But the reality is that it is a fairly accessible road, as long as the time is on our side.Now learn how to hike Salkantay without a guide.

The preparations:

Mountain equipment: Among the essential things to survive 5 days in the wild mountain Salkantay, you will need a good sleeping bag, tent, stove and gas to cook, rain poncho, warm clothes, mountain boots, etc. If you already have everything, perfect. If not you can rent some material. Now the list of some things that you maybe need:

  • 5 soles per day per sleeping bag up to -15ºC
  • 3 soles per day for rain pants
  • 5 soles for buying a rain poncho
  • 40 soles per gas bottle for cooking

Food: since you do not know if you will going to find a place to buy food until reache to Aguas Calientes, is recommended to buy food for 5 days. Oatmeal for breakfast, nuts for the road, pasta to eat, nuddles for dinner. Cooked eggs last several days and complement either meal well. Try to look for dehydrated fruits (you can find it at San Pedro Market in Cusco) and in general take things that weigh little. For the water carry water treatment pills.

martes, 4 de diciembre de 2018

Salkantay Trekking preparation

One of the most incredible ways to visit Machu Picchu is through the Salkantay trek. This 5-day and 4-night hiking route crosses the imposing Salkantay mountain and then reaches the Wonder of the World. Would you like to know Machu Picchu with this adventure surrounded by amazing landscapes? Know everything about physical preparation for Salkantay Trekking :

1. Make hiking with weight
A very good advice to train and have your legs and body strong enough is to make a few hikings with weight. Leave your house to do some hiking in the mountains and load your backpack, start with little weight and as the days go by and go strengthening your muscles, increase the weight you carry, you can get up to 15 kgs. but that depends on everyone.

2. Travel long distances (spend a whole day on the mountain)
It is important to accustom the body to long days, since the kilometers traveled per day in Salkantay will make you spend at least seven or eight hours of travel, keep in mind that the second day takes around nine hours walking!

3. Walk slowly
We tend to want to walk fast or go ahead of everyone, you have to remember that you have to be patient, to enjoy the moment and what nature offers us. Walk slowly, do not speed up, because it is not the same to keep accelerated for an hour to be in constant effort for more than nine hours.

4. Sleep in height
In the first camp of the Salkantay route, it is 4,000 meters above sea level. Do you know what the body feels when sleeping at this height? Sometimes we feel we suffocate, that we lack air, our head hurts and we struggle to sleep.

That is why as part of training to enjoy the trekking it is important to spend a few nights at least over 2,500 meters above sea level. This will allow you to know the reactions of your body when sleeping at high altitude and it will know what it is to be several hours in height and develop more red blood cells, which are the blood particles that transport oxygen from the body.

5. Do breathing exercises
Breathing is very important, many travelers thought that hiking and mountain becomes a constant meditation at every moment.

Finally enjoy the best experience through the adventure of Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu!

lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2018

The Salkantay Route

This hike takes its name from the magnificent Salkantay Snowy Mountain, a natural work belonging to the Vilcabamba mountain range, located in the province of La Convención, district of Santa Teresa and is also one of the highest mountains in the Cusco region.

This mountain is also considered as one of the main Apus, since for the population it is a sacred place above the valleys, located at an altitude of 6,271 m.a.s.l

Best time to travel to Salkantay road:

The Cusco region has two types of marked climates, rainy season and dry season, so the months from May to October are considered the best dates to make such an excursion since the rains are over and the road is firm; However, this route can be done all year round, except for the month considered the rainiest of the year (February), so we suggest you think it through.

What Salkantay Road offers?

The route to Salkantay offers privileged views of the Humantay and Salkantay peaks, since with the melting of these two lakes are formed, being the most important and visited by travelers, called Humantay Lagoon, (it is currently visited by tourists from all over the world to enjoy its beauty and leave offerings to the Pachamama, deity that represents mother Earth in the Inca culture)
In addition to the snowy mountains, the route shows a variety of flora and fauna as far as the region of the jungle is concerned, since one is surrounded by a green and warm landscape that allows us to breathe pure air that does well to our body.
Marvel at vestiges and constructions that our ancestors left us as a legacy. Enjoy magical nights with a starry sky, which makes you think and say that it was worth all the effort made.

Difficulty of the walk:

The degree of difficulty for any walk depends a lot on the physical condition that one may have, in addition to already having experience in a similar route and in the state of health that one may have.

This route is considered by many travelers of greater effort since the degree of difficulty is "High", considering it a great challenge for those who do it.

Physical training:

The preparation for the Road to Salkantay, begins taking into consideration the physical condition that one has, that is why specialists consider having an advance preparation before making such an excursion, since in this way the muscles are strengthened and generate resistance. at the time of our walk to Salkantay.

So much so that gradually your physical condition will be in better conditions, since at the time of making the walk all the muscles will be prepared and in that way also our heart will pump more efficient blood that will make us have more oxygen.

jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018

Maras Moray Tour

We travel to more recondite places of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Discover the best Sacred Valley Tour  start with Chinchero, where you will appreciate the beauty of its town and archaeological complex; also you will have the possibility to participate in a brief exhibition of traditional textiles, a distinctive feature of this town famous for the beauty and high quality of its fabrics and ancestral dyeing techniques. 

Then you must visit Moray, where the view is impressive thanks to colossal concentric terraces simulating a large amphitheater. Its usefulness: to recreate 20 different types of microclimates, measurement that assured the agricultural production of the empire. Finally you will continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era. The contrast of its white wells with the green valley is imposing and must-see for a spectacular postcard of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Discover Moray:

It is located about 7 km southwest of Maras; It is unique archaeological group in its kind in the region. These are gigantic natural depressions or pits on the surface of the land that were used to build terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation channels. It is therefore a prototype of a greenhouse or biological experimental station that is quite advanced for its time. that the American man of antiquity inherits to the humanity a 60% of the vegetable products that he consumes, that the Andean man consumes a thousand and a half of diverse varieties of potatoes, a hundred and a half of corn, and many other products.

Explore Maras - Salt Mines:

Located to the west of Cusco at 3300 m.a.s.l. From there you can see the Urubamba mountain range and the snowy summits of "La Verónica" (5682 meters above sea level) and the "Chikón" (5530 meters above sea level). Its important occupation began when the Inkan Cusquenian nobles were stripped of their palaces in the Qosqo and had They go out to settle in other small towns like Maras. It has a church made of adobes, typical of the religious architecture of the town, inside the church are kept canvases of the Cusquenian School.

Now talking about Salt Mines, it is located to the northwest of the town of Maras are about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5 m², during the dry season are filled or "irrigated" every 3 days with salt water that emanates from a natural spring located in the part of the wells so that when the water evaporates, the salt contained in it gradually solidifies, later the salt is hit and thus granulated; the salt will then be bagged in plastic bags and sent to the markets of the region; Today that salt is being iodized, which is why its consumption is not harmful. 

Are you ready to dare with the adventure? Take your package and don't doubt, visit the Sacred Valley Tour.

lunes, 3 de septiembre de 2018

Tips to preven the altitude sickness during Salkantay Trek

Altitude sickness, also known as Monge's disease, occurs as a fundamental cause in the lack of oxygen, and manifests itself in non-acclimatized people who rise above 2 thousand m.a.s.l. in less than 1 or 2 days. The tourist who arrives at these points by plane is the most prone to suffer this evil. The symptoms usually occur within the first 48 hours of the ascent and include from insomnia, headache to nausea, vomiting. To start let´s know;

What is altitude sickness? (or Soroche, as it is called in Cusco) 

At altitudes above 2,400 m, the air is thinner, that is, there is less pressure, so while the percentage of oxygen remains the same, the air is less dense, so every time you breathe, inhale less oxygen than you're used to. To counteract this, your body, at first, feels the need to breathe faster and pump the blood more quickly in order to have the same amount of oxygen to which you are accustomed. For many people, this comes as a shock to the body, causing various symptoms.

Now I will describe some of the most popular symptoms:
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness 
  • Headaches Sickness
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea or constipation 
  • Difficult breathing 
  • Tachycardia 

However, many of us do not know how to protect ourselves from this evil. Here some
recommendations before hiking the Salkantay Trek:

  •  Acclimatization upon arrival in Cusco is very important to fully enjoy the rest of the trip. It is necessary to rest as much as possible the first day, eat little and drink plenty of fluids. 
  • Always walk slowly, if you suffer from severe headache. 
  • Do not make physical efforts too sudden. 
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and heavy food.
  • It is advisable to bring a good supply of lemon candies, as it counteracts dehydration and discomfort due to height.
  • If you also feel fatigue, headache, suffer from nausea or vomiting seek medical help at the nearest health post.

martes, 28 de agosto de 2018

Salkantay Packing List

Before starting your great adventure hike through the sacred snow mountain of Salkantay to Machu Picchu you must have your travel backpack ready. Do not waste time looking for a lot of information on what to bring, that we provide you with the definitive packing list for the Salkantay Trek

Backpack for the 5-day hike from Salkantay to Machu Picchu: What backpack to take to the Salkantay tour of 5 days?  
As it is a 5 day journey, you will need a backpack of 30 liters or more, resistant to rain and with extra pockets to carry extra things. 

Clothing: The Salkantay Trek offers diverse landscapes with different climates so it is necessary that you go prepared for sunny days, rain, snow and humidity. We recommend you bring: A coat, also called a jacket, will be very useful to protect you from the cold and rain. Four shirts, which will be used during the five days of the walk. Try to be light and dry fast. Avoid cotton clothes because they are heavy.

Salkantay Hike: 

Choose a jacket that protects from cold and rain You must keep your legs and feet protected during the crossing. We recommend the following items in your travel backpack: 
  • Hiking pants. A good idea is to use pants with removable boots (with zipper) to be able to use them as shorts. 
  • Underwear: Comfortable pieces and that dry fast. 
  • Footwear: Hiking shoes. Choose a pair that has good grip and is suitable for rough terrain and water resistant. Avoid wearing a new pair of shoes, as they can hurt you more than some used ones.Your shoes for the Salkantay trek must be water resistant accessories 
  • Hat: Important for days of intense sun. 
  • Plastic poncho: Do not let the rain bother you, rather enjoy the landscape! 
  • Swimwear. On the route you can optionally enter the thermal baths. 
  • Towel. Of regular size and that is of a fabric that dries fast.

Camping equipment 

  • Water canteen: You can carry a reusable bottle for water. 
  • Gloves: Sometimes the cold can get into your hands, so we recommend taking them. 
  • Trekking sticks: They can be useful for some sections of the walk. 
  • Lantern: Very useful for outings in the early hours or for camping nights. 
  • Binoculars: Do not lose sight of wild animals in the distance!

Personal hygiene items 

Do not forget to bring items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and other personal items so you can start each morning refreshed and ready for adventure.


The memories of your adventure will be recorded forever in the memory of the camera and you can share them with your friends and family. To ensure the functioning of your equipment, do not forget to bring extra batteries and an additional memory card. The landscapes you will find are one of the reasons to choose the way from Salkantay to Machu Picchu, so prepare that camera!


It is very important that your backpack has your original passport and your original identity document to be able to identify you at the checkpoints. In case of being a student, the ISIC card will be useful for some discounts in the price of the tour and in some establishments in the city of Cusco.

Health articles

Small items that will be very useful in your backpack to travel to Salkantay:
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Tissues 


  • Cash. It is advisable to have around 400 soles (equivalent to 123 US dollars) in cash for extra expenses. 
  • Personal medications: If you follow a treatment, do not forget to take all your medications with you. Snacks: Small healthy snacks like energy bars, granola, yogurt among others.
  • Souvenirs of your country. Share your culture with your travel companions and the people you meet along the way!

miércoles, 22 de agosto de 2018

Salkantay Trek difficulty

Salkantay trek is one of the most beautiful Inca roads.This trek is an alternative route to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It is a 5-day and 4-night hike to the Inca Citadel by accessing the town of Aguas Calientes, located at the foot of the Wonder of the World. On the route you can see landscapes even more impressive than the Inca Trail. Places like the snowy Salkantay, whose summit is 6,721 m.a.s.l. and whose slopes the tourist crosses to 4,572 m.a.s.l. You can also visit places such as the beautiful Mollepata Valley, the ruins of Llactapata and tropical territories where flora and fauna abound. The last section is parallel to the Vilcanota River, until arriving at Aguas Calientes. From there, one ascends on foot or by bus to the entrance gate to the Inca City. The Salkantay Trek was chosen by the National Geographic magazine as one of the 25 best hiking trails in the world. To access this adventure you can hire a tour operator. The other option is to do it on your own. This requires experience and necessary care. There are some variants to this adventure, which start the route in different points.

Road to Machu Picchu through the Salkantay Trek 

The 'Apu' Salkantay (6,271 m.a.s.l.) is a snow mountain belonging to the Vilcabamba mountain range. It is the second highest mountain in Cusco after the Ausangate (6,384 m.a.s.l.). Its name means wild mountain. Due to its imposing and isolated appearance, it was much appreciated by the Incas. They put before him the denomination 'Apu' which means 'lord' or 'sacred'. This snow was considered as one of the most powerful in the region. They paid veneration to the point that they built Machu Picchu in view of its summit. According to the Andean cosmovision, the mountains provided life and decided on plantings, harvests and even natural disasters. Because of this, he should be given respect and offerings. Today, the inhabitants of the Andes still consider the mountains as important spirits. In Cusco, Salkantay is as much appreciated as the Incas were.
View of the Salkantay mountain The 'Apu' Salkantay

  • Name: Salkantay Trek. 
  • Duration: 5 days / 4 nights. 
  • Kilometers: approximately 72 kilometers. 
  • Climate: minimum of less than 0 ° C in the 'Abra Salcantay'. 
  • Maximum height: 4,572 m.a.s.l. in the 'Abra Salcantay'. 
  • Minimum height: 1,800 m.a.s.l in the town of Santa Teresa. 
  • Difficulty: challenging. 
  • How to do it ?: with a tour or on your own. 
  • When to do it ?: in dry season (from April to October). 
  • Places you visit: Mollepata, Soraypampa, 'abra Salkantay', Chaullay, Santa Teresa, Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu. 
  • Physical conditions: advisable to be in good physical condition.

martes, 21 de agosto de 2018

Salkantay Trek Weather

Salkantay Trek, the old and remote alternative 5 day path to the Inca Trail, it has much more spectacular views and with different ecological levels we will walk among lagoons, impressive snow-capped mountains such as Salkantay and Humantay, crossing rivers and subtropical areas of abundant vegetation and fauna.

This trek is an excellent option for those who want to escape from the most congested routes and in a faster way, or for those who are looking for an alternative when the spaces of the traditional Inca Trail are occupied. This impressive excursion passes under the magnificent mountain Salkantay (6,710 m / 22,014 ft), one of the highest and most impressive of the Peruvian Andes. Its first two days will be dominated by the impressive snow-capped mountains of Salkantay and Humantay, as it travels through the high Andean landscape. The third day will descend to the warm cloud forest, to reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day. The impressive sacred citadel of the Incas Machu Picchu is visited during the last day of the program.

This excursion is an interesting alternative for those who have not found space on the route from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The excursion to Salkantay was recently named by the National Geographic Adventure Travel magazine among the 25 best excursions in the world.

Salkantay trek weather is very sunny during the day but cold at night. The temperature falls below 0 ° C at night between June and September. From December to March it is rainy which is why the trail is closed during these months. The best time relative to the weather to make Salkantay trek or hike is between the months of June and September. So if you decide to travel during those months, we recommend you bring warm clothing to prevent getting sick so you can safely make your adventure tours to Salkantay.

Now see the best months to visit the Salkantay Trek:

  • February is excluded because the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance all month.
  • January and March should be avoided if possible due to the rains. 
  • April, November and December are a good balance between a not very cold temperature and a pleasant climate. 
  • May and October offer a pleasant climate with fresh tempreatures. 
  • June, July, August and September correspond, in our choice, to the best months even if the nights are cool, because the weather is very pleasant and there is very little rain.

martes, 26 de junio de 2018

"Taki" the museum of musical instruments in Cusco

"Taki Museum" is an ethnographic collection, it has a permanent exhibition room in which Andean and Amazonian musical instruments are appreciated. It also has a library, an ethnic music archive and a video library. The Museum of the Andean Institute has a collection of varied musical instruments made of different types of ancient andean materials. You can't miss the opportunity to see this fantastic collection of original ancient instruments. Let´s see more details of Taki Museum

In the city of Cusco - Peru, the capital of the Ancient Tahuantinsuyo, legacy of the Inca empire is located the museum  "Taki Museum", a place where more than 400 original musical instruments of the Andean and Amazonian indigenous and mestizo peoples can be appreciated. and others from America and the World. The musical instruments that will be exhibited in "TAKI", are made of the most diverse and curious materials, shapes and sizes and present different techniques of sound production and execution. In "Taki Museum", these instruments, not only can be seen but also heard in their sounds, melodies, rhythms and harmonies, through guided tours, live demonstrations and an important archive of original field recordings. In addition, "Taki Museum", allow us to take some Andean music sessions, meditation and healing rituals through ancestral music, musical improvisation sessions, as well as talks, workshops and seminars that are offer regularly.

Here some of the projects done by "TAKI" as a museum and Cultural Center:

  • Taki museum show original and indigenous musical instruments and mestizos of the Andean, Amazonian and other peoples of America and the world. 
  • Musical and visual archive (photo and video). 
  • Specialized library 
  • Workshops and teaching of the instruments.
  • Instrument building workshops. 
  • Training and promotion of musical groups traditional 
  • Talks and conferences and organization of seminars. 
  • Recordings and production of CDs, videos, etc. 
  • Written publications 
  • Live sessions of ancestral music, ritual, etc. Andean and Amazonian musical ceremonial calendar. Area and research and projects in relation to original Andean and Amazonian indigenous communities. 
  • Store (sale of instruments and related items).