Pay securely with any method of pay!
Best Peru Tours with Allianz Travel Insurance Fofors Travel with Best Peru Tours Best Peru Tours in TripAdvisor Best Peru Tours is a Proud Member of BBB Best Peru Tours with National Geograpich Best Peru Tours register in the state of Florida Security transactions with SSL and https protocol

Category Archives: Festivals

Holy Week in Peru: Huaraz and its Summits of Devotion

Holy Week in Peru: Huaraz and its Summits of Devotion
At the foot of the Huascarán - one of the highest snow-covered peaks in the world - in the city of Huaraz, Holy Week is impregnated with the tradition and customs of its people as it commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Huaraz, known as the Peruvian Switzerland, people prepare a year in advance to represent the drama of Golgotha and the subsequent resurrection of Christ with great realism. The festival begins on Palm Sunday with the traditional parade of palms in which the effigy of Jesus on a burrito triumphantly travels through the main streets of the city, receiving applause and tribute from the population. Each day of Holy Week is celebrated with absolute dedication. On... [ + ]

Holy Week in Cusco: The Lord of Earthquakes

Holy Week in Cusco: The Lord of Earthquakes
The Archaeological Capital of America and former head of the once mighty Empire of Tahuantinsuyo celebrates Holy Week by paying homage to the image of the Lord of the Earthquakes or Taitacha Temblores, in Quechua. According to some sources, the history of this Christ of stark features and overwhelming appearance dates back to when the Emperor Charles V sent the effigy to Cusco, made especially for the Indians, copying the sharp features of these. The Spaniards sought to consolidate the conquest made by the sword and impose their worship. His carved face - a fine dark rock - shows a serious and sad gesture, picking up at each step the cry of the faithful towards his "General of Hope". It... [ + ]

Holy Week in Peru: Ayacucho

Holy Week in Peru: Ayacucho
In the capital, Huamanga, the celebrations begin with the so-called "Doloroso Friday", previous to Palm Sunday, gathering thousands of parishioners around the Lord of the Agony and of the Sorrowful Virgin, in a meeting that personifies the suffering of Christ and his mother's. Minutes after noon on Palm Sunday the traditional entrance of the "Chamiza" or retama -species of dry plant- to the Main Square, which consists of the passage of a tropelía of beasts and donkeys -ended with branches of this plant- pulled by the settlers who, breaking through the crowd, explode rockets and bombards. Upon reaching the main square of the city, the "chamiza" is deposited in a discreet location on the side of the Cathedral, where it... [ + ]

Amazon Carnival, Live New Experiences

Amazon Carnival, Live New Experiences
This festivity has a special nuance, in which the natural is intermingled with the supernatural; the religious with the pagan; the earthly with the cosmic. Its origins in the villages of antiquity come from a mixture of festivities and rites in honor of the land, animals and plants. They were lovers of nature, which they considered a divinity. In this way, each town developed its own identity and way of expressing it. The carnival, according to the beliefs of the ancient inhabitants of Loreto, is the time when the demons are loose, that is why the participants wear clothing of demons and mythological beings for these celebrations. Since the twentieth century this practice is executed by filling balloons with water... [ + ]

Arequipa Carnival, One of The Most Excited Experiences

Arequipa Carnival, One of The Most Excited Experiences
The first Arequipa carnival was held in 1541 and was practiced by Indians from nearby communities. They contributed to the ”huifalas” (wifalas), a typical dance that is still preserved. During the carnival, “comparsas” from neighboring towns such as Yanahuara, Cayma and Miraflores arrive in the city. All arrive with their guitars, mandolins, charangos, quenas and drums with their contagious rhythms to hundreds of people waiting for them in the streets. In the streets, people often play with water and chalk, filling the atmosphere with colors. One of the customs is the use of "matacholas", stockings filled with colored powders, with which the girls of the town were powdered. It is characterized by the fact that it unites all the people,... [ + ]

Cajamarca Carnival, a Party and Celebration for Everyone

Cajamarca Carnival, a Party and Celebration for Everyone
The Cajamarca Carnival is one of the largest festivities and the most important carnival celebrated in Peru. For this reason it is called: "Cajamarca, Capital of the Peruvian Carnival". Characteristics are the "carnival songs" and colorful costumes. Music and joy are the tenor of the festivities, in addition to the games with water guns, balloons with water and ink. A characteristic element of the carnival is also “chicha de jora”. The "Cilulo", "La Carolina", "Cumbe-Cumbe" and "La Matarina" are some of the traditional compositions of the Cajamarca carnival; It is also traditional to dance around "la unsha" which is a tree adorned with gifts. King Momo, is the character that presides over the hullabaloo of Carnival celebrations in Cajamarca and... [ + ]

Bajada de Reyes and Danza de los Negritos from Huanuco

Bajada de Reyes and Danza de los Negritos from Huanuco
Every January 6, in several countries of Latin America, Europe and other parts of the world, the Three Kings Day is celebrated, a feast in which the adoration of the child Jesus by the three kings is remembered. Magicians, as a sign of the recognition of the pagan world that Jesus Christ is the king and savior of humanity. Bajada de Reyes Many stories have been woven around the identity of the Magi. The most popular is the one presented according to the tradition of the Church where he points out that the three wise men were called Melchior, Gaspar and Baltasar. It is said that there were three foreign visitors who, after the birth of the baby Jesus, came... [ + ]

Peru vacation packages all inclusive, enjoy your trip!

Peru vacation packages all inclusive, enjoy your trip!
We are a team that loves Peru, with all its places and wonderful landscapes that prove that it is  a country rich in culture, gastronomy, customs and especially its cities and towns that make this beautiful country the most wonderful of Latin America. Places like: Machu Picchu (Cusco), Sacsayhuaman (Cusco), The Colca Valley (Arequipa), The Nazca Lines (Nazca), The Inti Raymi Festival (Cusco), The Lord of Sipan (Lambayeque), the Sacred City of Caral (North of Lima), the Amazon River and many other places make Peru a must to know if you consider yourself a knowledgeable traveler of the world. Peru is an excellent place to carry out activities of all kinds, since its diversity makes it an excellent place, if... [ + ]
5 / 5 (1 votes)
Pay with Paypal without interest and enjoy of Peru
Contact Us
Best Peru Tours is also a Proud MEMBER of :
BBB Accredited Business since 2007
BBB Accredited Business since 2007
BBB Rating
as of
04/26/2018
Peru Tours - Inkas Travel
South America Explorers
Reasons to Travel with Best Peru Tours