My Peru - A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

 

introduction

responsible tourism

my community

maps

homestay

handicrafts

traditional clothing

traditional dances

fiestas & festivals

education

rituals & beliefs

natural medicines

agricultural calendar

gallery

my photos

my drawings

my stories

local ngo's

Andean Homestay Project

 
The Andean Homestay Project is an initiative aimed at promoting tourism in the rural communities in the mountains surrounding Cusco. Although Cusco receives almost 750,000 visitors each year, the principal beneficiaries of this income are the owners of hotels, tour companies, restaurants and shops. Very few people from the surrounding countryside are given the opportunity to share in the real financial benefits of tourism. The Andean Homestay Project aims to address this problem by giving visitors the opportunity to stay with local Quechua families and learn about their rich culture and traditions as well as bringing direct economic help to the people who really need it.

 

Amaru

 

Homestay Project - Staying with families in local communities in Amaru, Cusco, Peru  Homestay Project - Staying with families in local communities in Amaru, Cusco, Peru

 

Chinchero

 

 

  

Introduction / Responsible Tourism in Peru / My Community / Maps of Peru / Andean Homestay Programme / Peruvian Handicrafts / Traditional Clothing in Peru / Traditional Dances of Peru / Fiestas and Festivals of Peru / Peruvian Education / Rituals, Beliefs and Customs in Peru / Natural Medicines in Peru / Agriculture in Peru / Peru Photo Gallery / My Photos / Drawings by Peruvian Children / Stories of Peru / Local Non-Government Organisations NGOs / Links / Site Map

 

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