To find out how domestic peruvians live and what matters to them, you must look outside the beaten track. Here are some suggestions for places and activities for tourists who want to encounter the domestic or domestic side of the country on their Peru trip or vacation.
Ollantaytambo, a unique city in the Holy Valley of Peru
A city in the holy valley of Peru, where you can get in touch with native people who do their daily activities, is Ollantaytambo (called Ollanta of the locals). The city is much in the same way as at the time of collection. You travel for one and a half hours by a minibus that runs between the city and Cusco or you can take a combi from Urubamba bus station. Ollantaytambo is one of the rare examples of a well-touristist city that still retains its native society. Once there you can visit the ruins of great religious significance, as they were the last and greatest structures of defense where the inks defeated the Spaniards in battle. Tours can be guided by or guided by a book that can be bought on the market during the ruins. The tours do not concentrate on the fighting but on the architectural significance of the canyon and temple walls and fountains that still work. You can also wander the hill called Pinkullyuna, which has Inca warehouse and views of the main ruins. The view is spectacular and the walk, climbing steeped in the valley sides, will be a workout that you will not regret.
Vicos in central Andes of Peru
Living in ten neighborhoods in central Andes of Peru near the town of Huarez in the community of Vicos is a group of 800 Quecha families. These families live along the highest mountain range in Peru and use their nature reserve for their lives. An eco-tourism project supported by the mountain institute has seven guesthouses next to the farmhouses, chosen for their panoramic views and the diversity of the crops produced. Visitors to the area are rotated among guesthouses for a maximum of three days in one place. Other sights in this area include agro-ecotourism, hot springs and mountain climbing with Quecha guides.
Domestic villages near Iquitos
Near the city of Iquitos there are several villages that remain untouched by modern development, including San Andrés, Santo Tomás and Santa Clara. Some of these cities can be reached by taxi from Iquitos. San Andrés is home to a national park that mostly forests at high altitudes, with high jungles, caves, rivers, rescue beds and swamps. Apart from the local native population, visitors will have no shortage of options to come into contact with nature. The vegetation that dominates includes palms, cedars, walnut trees, miniatures, willows, ishpingos, choloques and quinas, while the fauna has armadillos, vampire flies, eyebrows, turkey chickens, mountain tapir, deer, pumas, jaguars and cave flour.
Helps children, a social project
Another way to meet Peruvians is through a social project. One of these is Casa Hogar Villa Martha, located in the Pacahacamc district of Lima, giving a new home of hope for a new life to physically and emotionally abandoned children. The purpose of the home is to provide children with needy education, protection, love and spiritual and moral support so that these children can become responsible people who can take care of themselves in the real world as they leave home. Villa Martha opens its doors to volunteers and provides food and lodging for those who want to spend some time there with the help of the children. Peru has no lack of social and development projects in all parts of the country - if you visit a Peru Tours company and you want to get involved, talk to your Peru Tours operator for options.
When considering options for your next Peru vacation, try something different and visit a city that is more distant than the typical tourist resorts or consider being involved in a social project. Some of these will make your visit more unique than holidays in the typical tourist destinations.