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Cusco Folklore show and Dinner

Written by:
Claire Dean

Published: 16-05-2022

Cusco is quite probably the main destination on a trip Peru, with its array of impressive archaeological sites such as Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Choquequirao and Raqchi. Even within the city, the colonial architecture is built on stone foundations of old Inca palaces, using the Inca walls that have withstood hundreds of years, completely intact. If you are looking to immerse yourself in local culture on your trip, look no further than a folklore dinner and traditional show with Valencia Travel.


Street Celebrations, Sacred Valley, Cusco


A major part of Peruvian culture is to enjoy food and drinks at a “fiesta” as well as music and dancing, the mainstays of any Andean party.  Andean music is famous around the world for the haunting and serene sounds of its flutes and panpipes. Before these came into existence, the ancient Peruvian civilisations used to use sea shells, reeds and animal bones to make music. As a result of its mixed and varied cultures, Peru is blessed with diverse folklore with a wide variety of dances and musical styles. The Spanish influences can be seen with the use of “charango”, harps and violins, which perfectly accompany the native drums and other traditional  instruments.


A selection of Sampoñas


The rich and world-renowned Peruvian cuisine is also the result of the melting pot of cultures present in the country.  Ancient cooking techniques are still used to day such as the Pachamanca, consisting of burying meat and potatoes in a hole in the ground and covering it with hot stones. Peruvians are not afraid of experimenting with new flavors, combining different herbs, plants and ingredients native to their fertile lands. Over the years they have incorporated other flavors and techniques from different countries using dishes brought by Spanish conquistadores and migrants, lifting Peruvian cuisine to new heights, making it as respected and appreciated as French and Italian cuisine.


Choclo con Queso

The Folklore show

At the Valencia Travel Cusco folklore and dinner show in The Tunupa restaurant you can experience the delicious food and beverages with a live authentic traditional music and dance show as you admire the impressive view of the Plaza de Armas and its surrounding buildings. 


The Balcony at Tunupa


Enjoy an evening of traditional food, music, and dance. Tantalize your taste buds with the scrumptious offering of 2 starters, 2 mains, and 1 dessert. The entertaining show of traditional music and dance, all performed with Andean instruments, will give you an insight into Andean-Peruvian Culture.  The restaurant's expert chefs will ensure your culinary experience is a first-class offering of Peruvian cuisine with something for all tastes and preferences, with all dietary requirements catered for. 


Charango and traditional dress


The musical show will begin while you are getting comfortable and settled in. The show of singing and dancing in traditional costume offers the complete Andean-Peruvian cultural experience using traditional Andean instruments. The only thing you need to bring is a healthy appetite and for those who wish to, you can take part in the celebrations with the dancers.


Traditional Andean Masks


What better way to immerse yourself in local culture but through the traditional dance, music, costume and cuisine of The Andes