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The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru

29 Jun
Top 4 Best Souvenirs to Buy In Peru
Thursday June 29, 2017 - Posted by

The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru

Peru might be best known for its world-class Inca ruins and picturesque colonial towns, but it’s also a haven for shoppers hoping to find a unique – and affordable – souvenir to take back home. Check out here where to find The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru.

Traditional Peruvian markets and souvenir shops in cities as far ranging as Lima , Cusco , and Arequipa are excellent places to pick up an all-important keepsake or unique gift for loved ones at home who didn’t have the luck of joining you on your trip.

From traditional Andean textiles to totora reed ornaments, and even a bottle of Peru’s famous brandy liquor, an overwhelming array of Peruvian souvenirs are available. Let us help you narrow down your options with our list of our ultimate favorites.

1. Traditional Alpaca wool clothing

When you first step foot in a Peruvian market, these are likely the thing that immediately catches your eye: elaborately spun textiles made from Alpaca wool dyed in a splendid kaleidoscope of colours.

6 Practical Tips For Visiting the Best Markets in Cusco

16 Feb
6 Practical Insights to the Best Markets in Cusco
Thursday February 16, 2017 - Posted by

6 Practical Tips for visiting the Best Markets in Cusco

A significant feature of Peruvian culture is its markets and those in Cusco are no exception. If you’ve never visited any of Cusco’s markets (or any in South America for that matter), then you won’t know quite what the assault on the senses they can be.

In places such as the famous San Pedro market in Cusco, expect rows upon rows of stalls and tiny shops filled with everything from fruit and vegetables to special potions for any possible ailment. Against this fury of sights and smells, there’s the constant backdrop of roaring sellers keen to shout you over so that you’ll buy their wars. Many markets also expand to a whole outside shopping center where you can buy various items, have breakfast or lunch, or shop for typical souvenirs. Here are 6 Practical Insights to the Best Markets in Cusco. (more…)

Shopping in Cusco

09 Jun
Shopping in Cusco
Tuesday June 09, 2015 - Posted by

Shopping in Cusco Peru is fun. Do you want to find some alternatives to the tourist shops in Cusco? It’s not hard to find shopping spots in Cusco; it can even be hard to resist them. There are tourist shops on every corner and a colorful array of things to buy. But if you already have a case full of alpaca sweaters and textiles you need some good alternatives. Places where you could be the only tourist or traveler around. And where you can find more alternative gifts for your friends and family.

Mercado San Pedro
San Pedro is Cusco´s central market. It is not really off the beaten track so you will often find tourists walking around. However you shouldn’t miss it for the amazing range of things you can find there. They have some of the normal tourist stuff and also a big food and juice section (watch out what you eat though depending how long you have been traveling or in Peru it could give you some trouble) Also, watch out for the meet section if you are squeamish. (more…)