Starting the year can be quite exhausting. We set goals, we start new plans and we get an idea of what the next 365 days of the year will be. That's why having a break in the fourth month of the year, is exactly what we need to recover energies and give us that time-out we definitely deserve.
Easter can be the perfect excuse to travel and learn the culture and tradition of various cities, such as the ones in Peru. That's why we made this list of our top 5 destinations for this Easter Break 2017, which you can visit and enjoy alone, as a couple or with friends.
Cusco is one of those mystical places where by only walking through its streets you get a sense of its past: from the pre-Inca times to the colonial times. On Good Friday, unlike other places, the city becomes the center of a colorful party with diverse traditions which include a tasting menu that consists of twelve typical Peruvian dishes. There is also the traditional religious procession of the Lord of the Earthquakes or El Señor de los Temblores that starts from the main basilica.
- Lago Titicaca
Puno can provide you traditional parties as well as memorable sunrises and sunsets from the highest navigable lake in the world: The Titicaca. You will make memories that will be part of those moments in life that teach you the value of the natural wonders of the planet. As a part of the culture of the city and as a sign of mourning, the inhabitants usually wear black clothes, from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, the day in which clothes are transformed into a "panqara", an original red and pink costume, and the streets are filled with color and parties.
The distance between Lima and Paracas is very short. At your arrival you will find a coastal city in the south of the country that captivates you with its beaches, natural reserve and a desert full of life. To commemorate Easter, there are several tours where visitors can get to explore the Sanctuary of the Lord of Luren, The Cathedral, The Pozo Santo Chapel and the San Francisco Church. To spend your days from start to end relaxing by the sea is one of those activities that could be repeated a thousand times.
Finding what to do and what places to visit in Lima at Easter is quite easy. The Main Square of the major touristic districts of the city, such as Surco, Barranco or the Center of Lima, are filled with activities that include tours of different churches representing the Via Crucis as well as the realization of colorful floral carpets and the tasting of Peruvian delicacies. What a great date to visit the gastronomic capital of the world! Who knows, perhaps after reading about these traditions, you get encouraged to plan a last minute trip that inspires you to get out of the routine and catch the good energy that is enjoyed on these special dates. You don’t need an excuse to take time for yourself, but if you needed it, Easter is the right one.
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