History of Isla Amantani

AmantanĂ­ is known as the "Island of the Kantuta", after the national flower of Peru and Bolivia, which grows plentifully on the island.

The temples at the top of the peaks are generally closed during the year. Entrance is permitted on January 20, the annual feast day, at which time the island's population divides in two, with each group gathering at its respective temple. A race is then held from each peak to a point somewhere between the two, and a representative of each group is chosen to run. According to tradition, a victory for Pachamama portends a bountiful