Rural community tourism: an alternative for Holy Week getaways

Turismo rural comunitario en Puno. FOTO: Mincetur

17:54 | Lima, Apr. 11.

The 4-day-long Holy Week holiday opens up a window of opportunities to discover Peru, and tourists are invited to do so through rural community-based tourism, the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) highlighted.

Rural community-based tourism is a differentiated, authentic way to visit new locations while stimulating the senses through life-changing experiences. This form of travel not only allows for cultural exchange but also personal growth based on respect and appraisal of traditions and cultures.

The Inca nation offers a total of 57 rural community tour packages covering the following regions: Lambayeque, Cajamarca, Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Loreto, Ancash, San Martin, Amazonas and Lima.

Thus, families, couples, groups of friends and solo travelers will be able to enjoy authentic experiences and value-added tourist products while surrounded by captivating scenarios.

This increasingly popular form of tourism allows visitors to forge friendship ties and strengthen values with local communities. 

Tour packages

The said tour packages were prepared by entrepreneurs with the technical assistance of Mincetur to cater for all preferences. 

The offer includes adventure, nature and live-culture travel alternatives with stays of one, two or three nights. 

To learn about this unique, authentic experiences and make online reservations, go to:


Published: 4/11/2017