The Central Highlands Experiences

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The Central Highlands Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Handicrafts: Ayacucho has retablos—three-dimensional scenes of religious and historical events. Quinua has ceramic workshops. The Mantaro Valley... Read more

  • Quechua of the Andes

    The Quechua are the original mountain highlands dwellers. Their traditions and beliefs have survived Inca domination, Spanish conquests, and the... Read more

  • Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path)

    In May of 1980, burning ballot boxes in the Ayacucho region heralded the start of a civil war that would last more than a decade and claim 70,000... Read more

  • Quechua Lesson

    Here's a small sampling of Quechua words. It won't make you fluent, but people appreciate the effort when you learn a few of words of their... Read more

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