TAURINORUM Vacation Crew – From Quito to Machu Picchu with an Ape Town Passenger… for Charity: a special Journey in the Centenary of the discovery of the famous Inca citadel

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Much more than four,000 kilometres via the Andes in Ecuador and Peru, to explore a single of the most richly biodiversity regions of the planet.

In August 2011, three Italian youngsters from Turin undertook a single of the most unforgettable trips of modern a long time: an off-restrictions adventure via unexplored areas and locations of unusual all-natural natural beauty to raise cash for the no-revenue Progetto Humanitas Onlus (http://www.progettohumanitas.org). And, incredibly, they travelled in a Piaggio Ape.

The expedition begun in Quito, the Ecuadorean capital situated in the western Andes at the foot of the Pichincha volcano, and took about a thirty day period, travelling via a lot more than thirty localities in South The us. Spots the place the wide open up areas, the aridity of the desert and the immensity of the Pacific Ocean offer breathtaking experiences: locations like the Otonga Rigorous Character Reserve, an space of good scientific great importance owing to the presence of animal and vegetable species that have currently disappeared in the relaxation of the state, or the Cotopaxi volcano — Ecuador’s 2nd maximum volcano following the Chimborazo and the world’s 3rd greatest energetic volcano — or the city of Latacunga, the place our three travellers took all forms of medicine for the needy.

The trip took them to the ruins of Ingapirca — an Inca web site in the province of Cañar — the most stunning Inca ruins anyplace in Ecuador, and to the Peruvian area of Lambayeque, the cradle of the Moche and Chimù civilisations.

The trio also visited Caraz — in the Cordillera Blanca mountain variety — achieved via the Canyon del Pato, and the capital city of Lima, the gateway of the Inca empire: “the city of the kings” with its prosperous centre and buildings dating from the a long time of Spanish rule. Other stops included the Paracas Nationwide Reserve, well known for the colours of its excellent sunsets, the mysterious hieroglyphics of the Nazca desert and the Maras salt pans in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The last leg of this unforgettable journey could only be Machu Picchu, the “missing city”, a hundred a long time following its discovery: an enchanted mountain location around two,400 metres higher than sea degree, whose buildings merge with nature in a superb placing concealed away from the globe. The trip was an possibility for the three youngsters not only to explore locations of unforgettable effect, but also to fulfill men and women who have turned their poverty into a particular blessing, these as the courteous and hospitable shepherds who authorized them to set up their tent in the yards of their houses and faculties, and shared their supper with them in trade for a smile.

The star of the trip was, of course, the Ape Town Passenger. Right after properly having on all the hazards of the route, the van was donated by the three buddies to the Otonga Basis in Quito, as a contribution to the ongoing do the job to safeguard Ecuador’s biodiversity. A gesture that built the trio’s adventure even a lot more unforgettable, in their discovery of locations and cultures that genuinely do appear to be to belong to a different globe.

Many thanks to: Piaggio (http://www.piaggio.com/it/), Ferrino (http://www.ferrino.it), Pentax (http://www.pentaxitalia.it/), Il Tucano Viaggi Ricerca (http://www.tucanoviaggi.com), Taurinorum Club (https://www.facebook.com/TaurinorumClub)


TAURINORUM Vacation Crew

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