Category: Culture

Coricancha temple and Santo Domingo church from the gardens. Stone terraces and stone building sitting on top.

Coricancha: Cusco’s Golden Temple of the Sun

Dedicated to the Sun God Inti, the Inca temple of Coricancha has a unique history and continues to be an important part of Cusco.

The sunlit Huaca Pucllana ruins on clear day with blue skies and offsetting the earthy color of the adobe bricks.

Huaca Pucllana: The Ancient Peruvian Pyramid in Lima

Discover everything you need to know about Huaca Pucllana by exploring the history, cultural significance, tour options, museum, and on-site restaurant of these fascinating ruins.

Group of festival goers with spray foam at Carnaval in Ecuador

Carnival in Ecuador: How and Where to Celebrate

Explore traditions and regional ceremonies for Carnival in Ecuador, plus the date for 2021 and how to plan your trip to the festivities.

The Chincha Lines: Desert Geoglyphs Older Than the Nazca Lines

Learn about the location, history and significance of The Chincha Lines, which predate the Nazca Lines by more than 300 years.

Two men standing on stage holding a guitar and microphone. Live audience in background.

Chicha Music: A Colorful Fusion of Peruvian Sounds

Discover the rise, transformation, and influence of Peruvian chicha music from the 1960s to today.

Soft waves in Lake Titicaca approaching the floating Uros Islands.

Visiting the Floating Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca

One of the most unique sites on Lake Titicaca are the floating Uros Islands. Learn about the history, culture, tour options, and more!

Quechua woman dancing with more dancers and spectators in background

Quechua People: A Living Andean Culture

Explore the history, music, dress, language, and cuisine of the Quechua people.

Women dressed in traditional clothing of the region for Easter in Peru

Celebrating Easter in Peru

Explore Semana Santa traditions, typical Easter food, and regional ceremonies throughout Peru

Dancers at the Carnaval de Oruro in Bolivia

Carnaval de Oruro, Bolivia

One of the most unique and interesting Carnivals in South America takes place in the mining town of Oruro, in central Bolivia.