The Marinera: An Interview With Marcela Ganoza

Marinera

Friend of Aracari, Marcela Ganoza Bombieri’s father is credited with saving the marinera dance and elevating its status in Peru to the county’s national dance. Ahead of her hotly anticipated book with the world-renowned photographer Mario Testino, Aracari spoke to Marcela about the marinera dance and her father’s role in…

Christmas in Peru – See, Eat, Do

Authentic Peruvian Christmas

Christmas is an exhilarating, vibrant and joyful occasion in Peru. The holiday is celebrated with good food and plenty of cheer… but in a distinctly Peruvian manner. Here’s a taste of what to expect at Christmas in Peru, but nothing we write will compare to experiencing the real thing. You’ll…

How To Celebrate Corpus Christi In Cusco

Every year, Cusco celebrates the movable (in 2019 it is on June 20)  Catholic holiday of Corpus Christi, in a grand way.  The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for “Body of Christ”) is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, in…

Festival Season in Peru

June through September marks festival season in Peru, an especially vibrant time in which you’ll find large-scale festivities and celebrations in cities across the country. Here are some of the most notable festivities of the season, and how to experience them to the fullest. Festival Season Kicks off in Peru…

A major priority of Aracari is ensuring that the community-based tourism in Peru that we support provides benefits to the locals we visit. We believe that tourism should nurture local communities and foster opportunities for positive cultural exchanges. One way we do this is by collaborating with La Tierra de…

Celebrating An Andean Easter In Peru

Easter in Peru

Easter may be observed across the globe, but nobody celebrates it quite like the communities of the Andes. Easter in Peru, commonly known as  Holy Week (Semana Santa),  offers a time for many sacred events and celebrations throughout the Andes. Friends and family gather together, and many attend church to…