Every August 22th since 1846 World Folklore Day is celebrated, given that archaeologist William John Thoms who named for the first time the knowledge of a population as Folklore; a complete mixture of popular wisdom. Such a superstition, traditions, habits, music, dance and art of a population in a certain place. Curiously, these things are being now more present from day to day.
Cusco just fits perfectly to get involved in this popular wisdom celebration, an enviable city because of its culture, the city is truly dynamic and modernizes as current trends appear, without losing its origins and roots from quechuas in all its professions, which in fact become very attractive because of its authenticity.
The city of Cusco offers you plenty of tourist attractions of which 14 have been cataloged as the most important and interesting to visit on your way through this city. These attractions are made up of archaeological centers and museums in and around the city that have been included within a single ticket called “Boletos turístico de Cusco” with which we can enter these places. This ticket is administered by COSITUC (an entity made up of the Municipality of Cusco, the Cusco Culture Directorate and the Cusco Tourism and Foreign Trade Directorate), which collects, administers and distributes all the resources generated by the sale of the ticket.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places considered integral to the world’s cultural or natural heritage. Peru is blessed with 11 World Heritage Sites: 7 cultural sites, 2 natural sites, and 2 sites which have elements of both. Some of these are parks or archaeological sites that you might not have heard of before, but they are all worth a visit. For your next trip to Peru, consider some of the following:
With its elegant buildings of white volcanic stone (sillar), green countryside, rolling Chili River, and imposing volcanoes, Arequipa stakes a claim as the most scenic city in Peru. For those looking for a wonderful view and some memorable photos, we’ve listed here the most beautiful spots in Arequipa.
Most travelers who visit the Peruvian Amazon do so by flying into Puerto Maldonado from Cusco, or by taking the bus along the Interoceanic highway, a 30min flight or a 10hr bus trip. From there, they’ll continue on to Manú National Reserve or Tambopata National Park by motorboat along the Madre de Dios River.
We recommend travelers reserve a day or two to spend in Puerto Maldonado before or after their jungle trip- and here’s our list of how to spend that time: