SOURCE OF THE KNOWLEDGE
The constant search for the magnificent past of my ancestors has
taken me through the different regions of Peru, where I have found natural
places of great beauty as well as Inka temples full of mystery and radiance.
I am lucky to have been born in the Andes, and specifically, in Cusco
which was the spiritual center and capital of the great Inka culture,
still called Qosqo - the Navel of the World. Here, I discovered nature
and its elements, the mountains and jungles with their spirits, and the
Andean and Amazon peoples, who, like their wise ancestors, are full
of simplicity and respect for everything which surrounds them. Throughout
my travels in the Andes and the coast of Peru, and my explorations of the
Amazon, I have found many natives with great knowledge, and studied their
philosophy and wisdom. I invited them to give several conferences
in the United States where we were able to meet with native peoples from
many regions of the world. These events culminated with an invitation
to give a conference in the White House in Washington during 1995.
This extensive background
gives me a detailed knowledge of my country, and through Puma Expeditions
I can impart a way to explore Peru in an deep, inner fashion that displays
the essence of several marvelous cultures Inka, Pre-inka and Amazonic,
along with the powerful natural scenery that each region presents in its
own spectacular show. This mixture will make your visit to Peru the
journey of a lifetime, full of interesting experiences with a seasoning
of adventure, ecology, culture and even the truly sacred.
Why Travel With Puma Expeditions
There are surprises in store for all those who explore Peru, a land of
mystery and tradition located in the heart of the Andes. Peru has
many diverse environments. There are the coastal deserts with their
fertile valleys watered by rivers flowing down from the Andes. Snow peaks
and massive mountains in the center of the country guard the most enchanting
and marvelous Inka cities and temples. In the east are low-lying
jungles. Here large areas have been declared national parks and ecological
reserves due to a great diversity of plant and animal species; many of
these are not only unique but are also in danger of extinction. And
if these riches were not enough, we can study culture, philosophy and art
joined together in ancestral traditions dating back more than two thousand
Puma Expeditions has created different programmes of exploration
with a deep cultural objective, as well as adventure trips that do not
require extensive hiking experience. All you need is reasonable physical
health and a desire for adventures. We can count on expert guides
who will share their wealth of knowledge of Peru and its culture and history.
For our more mystical and profound journeys we have specialists - natives
with knowledge of ancestral ceremonies.
In our adventure trips, we combine security and comfort - our spacious
and waterproof tents are of double size, each with their own bath tent.
Our kitchen and dining tents allow us to offer the best in dining.
Avoiding the use of canned foods, we use only the natural foods typical
of the area such as Quinoa Soup, or breakfasts of eggs, yogurt, granola,
oatmeal, milk, fruits and teas of medicinal herbs. Everything is
specially prepared by our cooks who each year add new recipes based on
natural products and with vegetarian alternatives. A bilingual guide
is always present with extensive knowledge of the culture, history and
traditional customs of each region, as well as first aid. The team
is rounded out by our expert wranglers who manage the animals which carry
both adventurers and their equipment. For the river journeys, we
have rubber rafts, life vests, protective helmets, oars, etc. along with
experienced river captains and a good support team. We also have
the best range of vehicles for the terrain.
These features will make the trip through Peru more enjoyable and with
our competitive prices, Puma Expeditions allows you the best opportunity
to fulfill the journey of your dreams
RICHARD AGUAYO R..
DIRECTOR OF"PUMA EXP."