Category: Culture

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.

A Mafalda statue on a bench in Buenos Aires.

Meet Mafalda, the Comic Strip Character from Argentina

Mafalda is not an average six-year old comic strip character, she’s a cultural icon.

Partly cloudy skies over the Plaza de Armas of Cusco, the city's main square and gathering place.

Cusco’s Plaza de Armas: A place of gathering

Cusco’s Plaza de Armas is narrated by Inca history, Spanish architecture and native Quechua culture that will captivate you.

A marinera performance at Haciena Dpaso.

Hacienda Dpaso Review: A Cultural Dinner Show in Lima

The Dinner & Show at Hacienda Dpaso highlights the pride that Peruvians have for their cultural traditions and food (of course)! Check out our review.

Dancers wearing colorful traditional clothing and performing a traditional dance in Cusco.

Cultural treasures: Cusco’s traditional dances and music

Bright colors and culture collide in these Cusco traditions!

An indigenous mother with her daughter on one of the Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca.

Unique Mother’s Day celebrations in Peru

Peruvians are very enthusiastic about honoring Mother’s Day! Learn more about their timeless traditions.

A group of vicuñas grazing near Arequipa.

Vicuña Wool: The Luxurious Fabric Fit for Inca Royalty

Vicuña wool is the rarest natural fiber in the world, making it the most coveted and luxurious fabric for high fashion designers.

A pair of women wearing shiny gold costumes at the Virgen de la Candelaria Festival in Puno.

A Puno festival: Celebrating the Virgin of Candelaria

The dancing, music, and bright colors of the Festival of Our Lady of Candlemas are sure to lift your spirits.

A taste of the holidays in Peru. Photo by Nicolca since 1972/Flickr

Peruvian Panetón: A Sweet Holiday Tradition

Giving and receiving panetóns, golden domes of pastry goodness, are a popular holiday tradition in Peru.