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Altitude Mountain sickness!

Altitude Mountain sickness Called "Soroche" in Peru is the most common sickness that affects more than 50 percent of people who ascend higher than 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) in a relatively short time span. It's caused by the lower levels of oxygen in the air at high elevations; your lungs can't take in as much oxygen as they're used to and your heart and lungs have to work harder to keep your blood oxygenated.
Symptoms of acute mountain sickness include dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headaches and difficulty sleeping. The problem usually goes away within a few days as long as you remain well hydrated (Non alcoholic drinks) and stay at the same altitude until the symptoms pass.
In Peru the traditional Coca leaf has being used since generations to avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness and most hotels and restaurants offer Coca tea or Coca leaves to their guests and for a good reason! We recommend to drink it!  One sip, and you’ll note that coca has a pleasant, delicately herbal flavour similar to green tea. A few more sips and your head clears, the throbbing subsides and you can breathe again.

If you’re concerned about altitude sickness, it is a good idea to visit your doctor before your trip.

Giardino Team

Recognition 2017 AutoColca for Giardino Tours

Giardino Recognition 2017 Colca canyon

Words from our manager Lula to all Giardino Team:

"Dear family of Giardino Tours!

The  AUTOCOLCA (Authority of Colca area) has rewarded our company with a 2017 certification pointing our good work in the Colca Canyon, National Reseve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca and Volcanoes valley.

This recognition pointed our positive and sustainable contributions to the development of these areas and that makes us very happy.

We are a team, and as such, this recognition is for ALL OF US!  We keep working motivated and as our slogan said:
"GIARDINO...excellence in its travel destinations, leaving a mark in travelers path" 

I want to say "Thanks to all of you" Thanks for your work passion, your professionalism  and because I know  every day, you give your best!
Congratulations Giardino!
Lula."

 

 

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