Why visit Peru?
Peru is a country with a millenary past due to the fact that before the arrival of the Incas, various pre-Columbian cultures existed which developed in the north, center, and south of what we now know as Peru. Each culture, developed in their regions, cultivating their own art, beliefs, and lifestyle.
There are many reasons to visit Perú:
1.- Experience all the ancient cultures
With the arrival of the Incas, a new cultural process began. The pre-Inca cultures that lived thousands of years before them, were submitted. After that the Incas built magnificent buildings which we can admire today, some of them are in the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu.
The Incas were excellent builders of temples made in stone, as well as good goldsmithing, agriculture and hydraulic engineering. During their initial expansion in Cusco and over other territories, they applied goldsmithing techniques to create incredible pieces of clothing and jewelry ornaments which were in most cases used by the noble people.
Then during the Spanish conquest, many Inca buildings were destroyed; however, some of their constructions have been preserved to this day for future generations.
All over Peru, you can find other pre-Inca constructions, which can be visited by travelers. One of them is in the north: Chan Chan or in the northeast: Kuelap or even the mysterious and magical Nazca lines.
2.-Meet the Peruvian people
Perú is a country of many races, In general, we are kind, peaceful, curious, want to welcome you and want to know where you come from. We really want you to make you feel like a local, at home.
However, we are different all over the country. We are now a mix of African, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese descendants and of course, Inca descendants and of course they carry the lineage of the Quechua language which is so important for Peru's culture.
Art in its various expressions is passed from generation to generation. In this sense, we can see that fabrics, ornaments, and jewelry made by local artisans in Peru are a unique expression that comes from remote times and show the fusion between two cultures, the Inca and Spanish.
Textile art is incredibly well crafted by women who, by weaving exquisite patterns, compose a decorative wall mat, scarf, jumper, or almost anything.
Other great crafts can be found in the form of instruments, wood carvings, canvases, jewelry and more. Undoubtedly the technique of Peruvian artisans will amaze you.
4.- To see firsthand its natural diversity
Art in its various expressions are passed from generation to generation. In this sense we can see that many of the fabrics, ornaments, and jewelry made by local artisans in Peru are a unique expression that comes from very remote times in some of their cases show the fusion between two cultures, the Inca and Spanish represented in religious manifestations.
Textile art is incredibly well crafted by women who, by weaving exquisite patterns, compose a decorative wall mat, scarf, jumper, or anything that can attract the attention of the traveler because the colors are unique.
Other great crafts can be found in the form of instruments, wood carvings, canvases, jewelry and more. Undoubtedly the technique of Peruvian artisans will amaze you during your journey in this land of dreams, myths and legends.
Peru has one of the best gastronomy in the whole world. We are a mix of several culinary traditions like Japanese, African, Chinese, Spanish, etc.
Let’s check one of our dishes:
CAUSA: Potato dishes are prepared in several ways in Peru, but none as well sculptured as these incredible potato salads, full of colors with vegetables, seafood or chicken.
CUY: This is the Andean guinea pig which is a high source of protein. Cooked very crispy it becomes a delicatessen. Cusco is the perfect place to try Cuy.
PISCO SOUR: The national cocktail of Peru. Made out of pisco, our world-famous drink, egg, and lime juice.
CEVICHE: our delicious and well-known dish which can be prepared in many ways but is mainly composed of raw seafood cooked by the natural lime juice and other ingredients.
As you know a good drink will come together with a selection of good food so this has been mentioned before. For this reason, always ask your waiter the best choices available so you can mix well your drink with your food.
In case you don't want to try any alcohol then try our bubble gum tasting Inca Kola or the Emoliente ( a mix of local herbs very relaxing indeed), or the coca tea which it will be super if you are around Cusco or any of the cities at a high altitude.