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Cultural Tour: Peruvian Paso Horses and Marinera Dance


Peruvian Paso Horses and Marinera

Trujillo in the North of Peru is famous for its cultural highlights: the Marinera dance and the Peruvian Paso Horses. In this tour, you can experience one of the most important traditional dances in the country and witness the elegance and beauty of the famous Paso Horses. The care and training of Paso horses in Trujillo is a very old tradition. These horses, bred for over 300 years, are considered the best saddle horses in the world for being such smooth walkers. The rider merely moves around during the shows: the so called "Chalán" remains almost immobile on the horse.

The Marinera is a graceful and romantic couple's dance that uses handkerchiefs as props. The dance is an elegant and stylized reenactment of a courtship, and it shows a blend of the different cultures of Peru. The dance itself has gained a lot of recognition and is one of the most popular traditional dances of Peru. Ever since the 1960s, during the month of January, the National Contest of Marinera Norteña is held in Trujillo, the national capital of Marinera.


The cultural tour in Trujillo includes a show of the famous Marinera dance. We will also learn all about the history and breeding of the Peruvian Paso Horses. Later we will also attend a show of the Paso Horses and we have the opportunity for an optional horseback ride.

Departs: At around 1:15pm and at around 2:30pm from your accommodation in Trujillo or other place in the city centre.

Returns at around 2:45pm and at around 3:45pm to your accommodation in Trujillo or other place in the city centre.


Cultural Tour: Peruvian Paso Horses and Marinera Dance
Cultural Tour: Peruvian Paso Horses and Marinera Dance
Cultural Tour: Peruvian Paso Horses and Marinera Dance

Practical Information

Leaving: Daily in in the afternoons
Transport: Tourist bus
Duration: ca. 1,5h (show lasts 45min.)
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change. All public museums are closed on Mondays in northern Peru.

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
  • Pick-up at your accommodation and return
  • Transfer to all visited sites
  • Professional guide (English / Spanish)
  • Entrance to all shows
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Tip for your guide

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