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Category: Peru

Peru For Less Community Outreach: Kids in Cusco

It is an unfortunate reality that many villagers who live just hours outside of Cusco have never set foot in the city, primarily for economic reasons.

A statue of Santa Ana being carried from the Cathedral of Cuzco, Peru, for the Corpus Christi procession

Peru Festivals: Corpus Christi in Cusco

In Cusco, Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic holiday celebrated throughout the Christian world 9 weeks after Easter.

Women walking in the mountains

Peru Festivals: What is Qoyllur Riti?

Qoyllur Riti is a massive indigenous pilgrimage that takes place in June roughly 105 miles from Cusco. A 4-hour bus ride gets you to the isolated Andean town of Mahuayani, where the real journey begins.

Lima restaurant ranks in World’s 50 Best Restaurants List

Astrid y Gastón, a top-ranked restaurant among locals and visitors alike, recently received an international culinary nod.

Islas Ballestas

Peru: Islas Ballestas explained

For travelers interested in taking a day trip from Lima, a jaunt to the Islas Ballestas is a great way to appreciate this unique ecosystem first hand.

Introduction to the unknown civilizations of Peru

This introduction to Peru’s other civilizations aims to balance the one-sided vision of Peruvian history and inspire a visit to pre-Inca ruin sites scattered across Peru.

Inca Trail: Sites you’ll see along the way

Most people hike the Inca Trail to see the world famous Machu Picchu. But what you may not realize is that the journey to the citadel is strewn with fascinating Inca ruins and splendid archeological complexes.

A large variety of Peruvian potatoes in a local market.

Peru’s potato passion

First cultivated on the altiplano in Peru, there are still over 2,800 varieties of potato grown, more than any other nation. Peruvians don’t take the humble spud lightly.

Look out for the Peruvian Hairless Dog

While visiting one of Peru’s many archeological sites you may notice a strange creature roaming the grounds. It is the Peruvian hairless dog,