Peru is home to a rich, diverse and ancient culture. Throughout history, Peru’s Andes mountains, arid deserts, Amazon jungle, and Pacific coast each produced distinct civilizations, dating back to the prehistoric era. Most Peruvians have at least some indigenous ancestry. Peru’s vibrant culture is the result of native and Spanish influences.
Many of the festivals, rituals, and actual ways of life in Peru remain from pre-Columbian time. From traditional clothing to popular folk art expressions, and belief systems to ways of working and even cooking, Peru is full of customs that maintain the legacy of its ancient cultures.
There are numerous small picturesque towns throughout Peru where the traditional clothing is still worn by the majority of both men and women. These are fascinating places to explore on foot and give you the chance of better understanding their way of life. Capture how this blended cultural history continues to influence modern day Peru while exploring this fascinating country.