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19 Things To Do for Christmas in Cusco

04 Nov
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19 Things To Do for Christmas in Cusco

If you are looking for something different for the Christmas holidays this year, a Christmas vacation in Peru could be just perfect for you! Christmas in Peru, as in other South American countries, is a unique experience. It´s probably very different than you are used to, with many new things to see and do!

Christmas in Cusco

On the days before Christmas, the beautiful town of Cusco will become the vibrant center of celebrations for both tourists and Andean people, who maintain many traditions and customs of the Quechua people. Cusco is an ideal spot for travelers, with an impressive infrastructure of hotels, cafes, restaurants and so on. Soak up the Cusco Christmas spirit and enjoy a magical Christmas time in Peru with our 19 Things to Do for Christmas in Cusco. (more…)

10 Quick Facts about Christmas in Peru

19 Dec
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10 Quick Facts About Christmas in Peru

Christmas is fast approaching and Cusco is taking on a festive air. Just like any other culture, Peru – and Cusco – has some unique and highly cherished Christmas traditions. Whether it pertains to hot chocolate, a Rooster Mass, or fireworks, there is always plenty to see and do around Cusco during Christmas.   Here is your guide to the fun and (sometimes) strange activities and sites you will come across if you have the luck of spending the holiday season in the Imperial City in Peru.  Here you can read about the most important “10 Quick Facts about Christmas in Peru!”

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Corpus Christi in Cusco Unites People from All Over the World

13 Jun
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Corpus Christi in Cusco Unites People from All Over the World

When visiting Peru in the month of June, travelers from all over the world are sure to see many colorful festivities throughout their stay in Peru. This month is the “Fiestas de Cusco”, celebrating the region´s culture and history.

After the traditional native festivities of Qeswachaka and Qoyllur Rit’i, the next major event is Corpus Christi, which is a Catholic procession that takes place sixty days after Easter Sunday; this year it falls on Thursday, June 15th. This celebration is recognized in many places of the world, but Cusco is known as one of the best places to be for Corpus Christi. And Corpus Christi in Cusco Unites People from All Over the World.
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The Ultimate How to Guide on How to pass Semana Santa in Cusco

10 Apr
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The Ultimate How to Guide on How to pass Semana Santa in Cusco

What is Semana Santa?

The Holy Week in Peru lasts from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. During this week, many spiritual festivities take place, celebrating the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Travelers in Peru can witness numerous spiritual processions, traditional costumes, and local culinary delicacies all throughout the country of Peru during this religiously significant week.

What is there to see for travelers during Semana Santa?

The Holy Week is a significant religious festivity for the people of Peru. During the holidays of Semana Santa, many locals travel, witness the spiritual processions or spend time with their loved ones.

Likewise, for international travelers in Peru, this special week has a lot to offer!

Especially in Cusco, visitors can observe extraordinary expressions of local culture, in which they mix their ancient Inca origins with the newer influences of Christianity. (more…)

5 Irresistible South American Desserts for Valentine’s Day

10 Feb
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5 Irresistible South American Desserts for Valentine’s Day
 
Every year around Valentine´s Day, chocolate sales skyrocket as lovers around the world empty market shelves to buy toffees and other sweet candies for their loved ones. On this special day of the year, in many restaurants of the world, a romantic dessert creation cannot be missed and rounds up the perfect Valentine´s date. Especially in South America and in Peru, we can find plenty of amazing Peruvian desserts and chocolates that are a perfect fit to show our affection for that special someone.

If you ar traveling in Peru or elsewhere in South America, or, you want to prepare something really special for your Valentine back home, keep on reading and take a look at these perfect Five Irresistible South American Desserts for Valentine’s Day.
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Travelers in Peru are preparing for La Candelaria Festival in Puno

02 Feb
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Travelers in Peru are preparing for La Candelaria Festival in Puno

This upcoming weekend, the activities of the Festival de la Candeleria of Puno will start again. La Candelaria is Peru’s biggest folcloric Festival and it’s a very important event in southern Peru.

La Candelaria takes place every year in February, in Puno, to honor La Virgen of Candelaria, the patron saint of the city. Attending this big colorful event is a great opportunity for travelers in Peru to visit the city of Puno and make a trip to Lake Titicaca – at the Peruvian/ Bolivian border in Southeastern part of Peru. A tour on Lake Titicaca includes a visit to the floating Urus Islands and, if you wish, an overnight with a local Peruvian family on the islands of Taquile or Amantani.

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Pisco Perfection

02 Feb
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Pisco Perfection

The national drink of Peru, Pisco, is being celebrated in Peru over the next few weeks. The main day of the celebrations is Pisco Sour Day, always the first Saturday of February. The most famous drink that is made with pisco is a delicious beverage that will charm its drinkers into pisco perfection!

As pisco sour is such an important cultural drink of Peru, let’s see how it is produced. First, purely virgin grapes are harvested in February and March, during which care must be taken to avoid the swarms of bees. After the grapes are harvested, the grapes must be ´stomped,´ sometimes by a human professional or a complex machine. After the stomping, the grape juice must ferment, which involves turning the sugar into an alcohol. (more…)

Where & what to eat on Christmas in Cusco

20 Dec
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Where & what to eat on Christmas in Cusco

If you’re far away from home traveling in Peru during Christmas time, are you lucky, because Christmas in Peru, and especially in Cusco, is beautiful! Exploring the new customs and traditions of the Peruvian culture will make for memories that will last you a lifetime.
 

When is Christmas celebrated in Peru?

Like in many other countries, Christmas is also celebrated in Cusco on 24th and 25th of December. It is a very special time of the year to spend time with family and have a special Christmas dinner together. A great variety of dishes can be found during Christmas time in Peru, depending on the family and the region. Most families in Cusco gather on Christmas Eve to celebrate a big meal together, exchange gifts, and put baby Jesus in their Nativity Scenes at midnight on the 24th.
 

What are the typical Peruvian Christmas dishes?

You may be wondering what typical dishes the people of Cusco eat during Christmas…
Prepare yourself to try the classical stuffed turkey, lechón (roast pig), roast beef (asado de res), baked guinea pig and much more. The chicken (gallina) and guinea pig (cuy) are some of the very ancient and traditional dishes that the Incas ate before the European and North American influence arrived in Peru.
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Experience “Día de los Muertos” in Peru

29 Oct
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Experience “Día de los Muertos” in Peru

The 2nd of November is a very special day for Peruvians and therefor for all travellers in Peru. It is the celebration of the “Day of the Dead”, a traditional festivity where families celebrate and greet their deceased on the graveyards with music, food, drinks, flowers and dances. The day before is also celebrated and known as the “Día de los Santos” or Todos los Santos – The day of the Saints. Travelers in Peru will feel the magic atmosphere and feel overwhelmed by Cusco’s amazing bread baking tradition, especially in the streets around the San Pedro Market.

As many people already know, Day of the Dead is a well known tradition in Mexico; but not only here. It is actually celebrated all over Latin America. In Peru, the Incas had a strong connection with their deceased. So when the Spaniards arrived, it was easy to combine the Inca beliefs with the new Catholic elements brought by the Spaniards.

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Corpus Christi in Cusco: A Festival so full of History that you need read this in order to know why you can´t miss it!

24 May
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Corpus Christi in Cusco: A Festival you do not want to Miss

Corpus Christi is a very colorful and traditional ceremony, it is the fascinating story about Peru´s indigenous origins mixing with the traditions of the Spanish conquistadores.

For the Travelers in Peru an excellent opportunity to taste Peruvian traditional culture real close and to obtain an insight on cultural traditions in Cusco and Peru. Observe the procession and travel back in time: imagine what it would have been like to see the ancient Inca proceeding along their great temples in the streets of the old Cusco! If you want to witness an authentic demonstration of the beautiful Peruvian Culture – you should not miss out on the parade and events of Corpus Christi!
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