Peru offers you the opportunity to awaken dreams pending, connecting with oneself and into its history. Browse the current and modern Peru to meet its varied cuisine, entertainment and art. You can also discover stunning scenery and places to experience a time of pleasure and tranquility. Explore flora and fauna with its many natural resources.
Many of the festivals, rituals, and actual ways of life 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.
Also experience from the oldest civilization in America, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Ancient Peru conserves the architectural and artistic vestiges of fascinating cultures. Discovering them is a breathtaking experience.
Peruvian cuisine, considered among the best in the world, inherited its innovation, mix and flavors from Peru’s history. Its culinary fusion developed over a long process of cultural exchange between the Spanish, Africans, Chinese, Japanese and Italians, among others. The dishes became more and more varied as races mixed and migrants landed at the port of Callao.
This fusion gives rise to dishes like the unique anticucho de corazón (skewered cow heart), tacu-tacu stew and carapulcra, dishes which have African heritage. Nutritious pastas arrived along with Italian migrants, whose adaptations have resulted in traditional dishes like green or red pasta. Ceviche, Peruvian’s emblematic dish, emerged from a fusion with Japanese cuisine. Lastly, the trend of Novo-Andean cuisine boasts indigenous foods worthy of the most elegant settings, reclaiming the national flavor that is such an important part of our identity.
Peru is versatile and its geography proves it to be the perfect place for adventure. A warm desert coast, an imposing mountain range and a lush jungle invite you to enjoy all kinds of extreme experiences and adventures including hiking in the mountains, sandboarding on coastal dunes, canoeing in rivers, trekking the Inca Trail, canopy in Cuzco, surfing the longest wave in the world or even camping in remote places with awesome views. The possibilities for adventure are endless!
Peruvians celebrate everything, and this is reflected by Peru´s exciting nightlife. Nightclubs, bars, peñas, discos and pubs offer live shows and excellent music, including regional fusion and popular music as well as foreign genres. If you enjoy dancing, this is the place to be! Most of Peru´s nighttime entertainment establishments stay open until very late, so you can have fun all night long.
Large, spacious malls with food courts and multi-screen cinemas are another great alternative for nighttime entertainment. Peru´s main cities also have a variety of department stores and shops selling exclusive brands.
There is an increasingly diverse offer in terms of theater and cinema, both of which have become part of the national routine in Peru. There is also a great variety of concerts that take place in Lima – check to see what fabulous local or foreign artists will be playing in the city during your stay!