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Kanoo Tours Travel Agency - South America - Bolivia - Peru - Ecuador - Chile - Colombia - Argentina

Places

Places
  • Colca Canyon Trek

    For a two-day trek, the buses usually pick from Arequipa between 3:00 / 3.30 AM and then take you to the town of Chivay in the canyon regions. In the way to Chuivay, we make a few stops to see vicuñas, llamas and other Andean animals such as alpacas and vizcachas. The road goes up to 4,900 meters above the sea level, so a period of acclimatization in high altitudes is always recommended

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  • Yanacachi - a Pagan Past

    A little less than 500 years ago, it did not matter what Fray Diego Ortiz would order to indoctrinate the Catholic faith in the Indigenous peoples of Yanacachi. The Inca and their belief were there long before the Spanish. Today, this heavenly place conserves characteristics that only can be found there, together with its calmness and its stunning scenery Continue reading

  • Hiking the Inca Trail

    Hiking to Machu Picchu along the Inca Trail iss truly amazing. Standing 4000 meters high on the mountains, looking out over the Andes, and knowing that I hiked to get there, humbled me and filled me with pride at the same time. I didn’t want to be anywhere else. I won’t lie though, it took work but it was worth it.

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  • World's Most Dangerous Road with Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking.

    Biking is a very popular sport, and pastime to many around the world. To those adventurous cyclists, the World's Most Dangerous Road is a must-do-- attracted to the adrenaline and beautiful scenery, people, experienced and inexperienced, flock to the "deadliest" road in the world. The road gained its name due to the countless traffic accidents during many years, but, with the opening of a new paved road in 2006, the Death Road has become a, though you still see a few cars here and there, a tourist destinations for those seeking the thrill.

    I consider myself an cycling aficionado, but I never thought about doing the Death Road until I had a chance, and without really thinking twice, I booked a tour with Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking. Next thing you know, I found myself signing my life away in a beautiful La Paz morning. The excitement took  over the fear as my group and I were getting briefed by our guide, Kieran, in our way to La Cumbre.

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  • San Pedro's Cave

    Sorata is a most The lagoon inside San Pedro's cavepopular destination for Bolivians who want to escape the chaos of La Paz for a couple of days - a typical weekend getaway. It is located at some 3/4 hours from La Paz in a paradisaical valley at the foot of the Illampu-Ankhoma massif, therefore being a must-go for all climbers interested in attempting to reach the peak of these sacred mountains. The main attraction close by to Sorata (aside from the trekking and climbing) is San Pedro's cave ("la Gruta de San Pedro"), a place that, just like many other places in Bolivia, is surrounded by mystery and incredible stories. Continue reading

  • The Coca Museum , La Paz

    This little museum is hidden away up an alley off Calle Linares aka ‘Gringo Street’ due to all the travel agencies and clothing or crafts shops. Whilst tiny in size it is bursting with information about the little green leaf that has been held sacred in the Andes for centuries. The displays themselve look a little worn and the whole setup can seem a little amateur, but if your patient enough to follow the self guided tour whilst reading the provided infomation in your own language (available in many languages) you will no doubt learn plenty of facts you didnt know about the coca plant.

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  • San Cristobal - The Church That Moved

    In the southwest area of Bolivia lies area called Lipez. It is home to arid deserts, salt plains and a wealth of mineral deposits.When one of the largest, and maybe the largest ever found, silver mines was discovered just above a small town called San Cristobal and the concession was purchased by the Canadian mining consortium Apex Silver the problem arose - what should we do with the town below?

    The little town of San Cristobal, population just 350, was right below the mine and in far to dangerous position to allow mining to start. The obvious solution was to move everybody to a new area but the was one major obstacle. In this tiny town there was a 350 old colonial church and no one was in favour of destroying it. So the mining company , in addition to building new homes and modern facilities for the towns population, also transported and rebuilt the church stone by stone 17km to the new site of the village. They carefully moved the cemetery and its contents Continue reading

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