Peru has a cultural richness to match only the great and ancient civilizations in the history of mankind.
Tourism in Peru's cultural and experiential sharply, reaching 80 percent of the total and an average stay of 19 days per person. It means experiential tourism that develops with the coexistence between the visitor and a receiving family who teaches habits and customs.
The remaining twenty percent is adventure tourism, the interest in practicing different kinds of sports such as mountain climbing, canoeing, snow biking, surfing sea and mountain, and as many ways to attract visitors. Interestingly, the variety of adventures that tourists can take in this country due to climatic variation and geographical shape of its territory. For example, on the coast simultaneously when it is summer in the mountains it is winter and the climate is tropical rainforest.
Visitors have the opportunity to go into the Amazon or go back to the past to live pre-Inca, Inca, colonial and republican Andean traditions, manifested in varied Peruvian gastronomy, in art, in communal customs, music, using flame and animal Andean loaded on a walk through snowy landscapes of the Cordillera Blanca, Andes, on the Inca Trail, outside and inside the Cusco, around the mysterious temple of Chavin and generally in the Andes region of this country.
Tourists who want to go step by step territory, have the opportunity to practice experiential tourism in Peru or cottage in rural homes, families who have prepared their houses to accommodate tourists and teach them their way of life, customs and traditions as plowing cattle, preparing bread, participate in ceremonies to pay to land, respect the forest, plant products in the area, hiking and many other nearby attractions native customs preserved from the past.
The Peruvian Amazon is the ultimate destination of experiential tourism. The ability to interact directly with nature is what makes it particularly attractive. This type of tourism in the Amazon just being discovered and developed.
In the Andes of Peru in Cusco residents of three communities in the Sacred Valley, opened its doors to pilgrims to share their daily lives through tourism. The stay can be directly involved in farming activities, festivals and rituals, achieving a true exchange of life in balance with nature. Furthermore, it is possible to revive myths and traditions multimilenarios contact with local people during the tour of the ancient routes of the Caminos del Inca and Ollantaytambo (named as the dairy Ollantay).