GETTING TO KNOW THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF PERU

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Peru is home to 51 indigenous communities, all of whom have a unique culture and way of life. Among the 31 million people who live in Peru, about 80% identify as either mestizo (a person of combined indigenous and European descent) or indigenous. From the high Andes to the jungles…

My first steps onto the Inca trail When I took my first steps onto the historic Inca Trail, I was too excited to be nervous about the challenges ahead. I’d received many warnings from my guide, Jose, about what was likely to come: achy knees, shortness of breath as the altitude increased,…

Seeing the Amazon River up close is the ultimate bucket list experience – and Peru, where the river begins, is the ideal place to make it happen. You can access the heart of the river from Peru, and of course, once you reach it, the best way to explore is…

Are you a fashion-focused traveler? Do you have a taste for arts, culture, and all things style? Then Lima is the city for you. Lima’s ever-growing fashion and arts scene always inspires, and is attracting the talents of new artists and creative makers all the time. Shoppers who know where…

Get to know a whole new side of Peru with a visit to Arequipa and Colca Canyon, two regions rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. Here’s how to make the most of your time in this less-visited region of Peru. What To See In Arequipa Located in the foothills…

A Guide To Peruvian Potatoes

Among Peru’s many delicious and valuable crops, none shine so bright as the potato. This hardy crop is the most eaten vegetable in the world, so it’s no surprise that it’s treasured worldwide – and Peru is where the potato most thrives. The History Of Potatoes In Peru Scientists believe…