What is Happening in Peru in 2011?
Peru is alive with excitement and wonder for the adventure or cultural traveler. The year of 2011 will give travelers the ability to participate in cultural festivals, watch lively soccer matches, and explore some of the most dynamic trails in the world. The Inca Trails provide a gateway to the Amazon and insight into the traditional Incan culture. If you are taking a Peru vacation this year, you can enjoy an invigorating ride through massive sand dunes, visit truly idyllic Catholic churches, partake in solemn religious rituals, relax near the deep blue ocean, or explore the cavernous expanse of terrain blanketing the area.
Festivals in 2011
If you are interested in the yearly festivals, you will have to mark your calendar so that you know exactly which dates that you need to travel to enjoy your favorite festivals. Each year, Peru hosts over 3,000 different festivals, so even if you do not have a particular festival in mind that you want to see, you can surely find a time to visit where you will be able to enjoy some of the festivals that this amazing country has to offer. Many of the festivals in Peru are religious and are based on Catholicism or the ancient Incan myths.
Soccer in 2011
Soccer clubs are very common in Peru, so you may also want to get in on the action of the upcoming year by watching one of the nation’s favorite sports. Peru is home to a national soccer club as well as many smaller clubs, and if you are familiar with a certain team, then you can find out information before you plan your trip so that you can attend the game of your choice while you visit. For an authentic glimpse into the importance of Soccer in South America, join in the excitement of a soccer match.
While in Peru, you can also explore the Inca Trails. Each year more people join the throng of visitors that have hiked the trails to see some of the most surreal and enveloping sites in the country. Hiking the Incan trails will lead you to Machu Picchu, the world-renowned inspirational site of the Incan civilization. The mysticism, symbolism, and undeniable culture of the site make it an excellent destination for both culture and adventure.
Elections in 2011
Elections in Peru are also being held in 2011, so you can delve further into the nation’s political leanings by watching the election year unfold. In April of 2011, an election took place, but there was no clear winner, so the election will continue on into June until a candidate is selected to govern the country.
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