If Peru’s on your travel bucket list, you might want to consider a fall/winter visit when the streets are alive with festivals and activities. On November 1st and 2nd the Dia de Todos los Santos Vivos (day of the living saints) and Day of the Dead are celebrated with special feasts and parades. Then on December 8, the Fiesta de la Purisima Concepcion (feast of the Immaculate Conception) is honored with more processions, dances, plays and more. The fiesta continues until la Bajada de los Reyes (arrival of the three wise men) on January 6, 2014 when locals exchange gifts.
It’s definitely a fascinating time to explore the area and while you’re considering it, you you might want to book a room at the Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel. The historic hotel oozes with Peruvian charm mixed with modern day accommodations. A converted private colonial mansion, the museum-like property is adorned with breathtaking artwork. The staff is entirely local and the ambiance warm and friendly.
Aranwa Hotel Resorts & Spas is an expanding Lima-based hotel chain offering luxury accommodations and service along with authentic involvement into Peruvian culture and the local destination. The group includes: Aranwa Pueblito Encantado del Colca (opened in 2013), located in the Colca Valley, Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness (opened 2008), a resort located in the Urubamba Valley, Vichayito Bungalows & Tents, a resort in the North beaches of Peru (opened 2008), and Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (opened 2010), housed in a restored 16th Casona, and Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa scheduled to open in November 2013. The company’s mission is not only to provide superb hospitality and promote guest wellness and health with state-of-the-art spa treatments, but also to seek harmony with the environment and appreciate and respect the local culture. Aranwa Hotels Resorts & Spas is proud to be a member of Preferred Boutique Hotels, a global brand of independently owned luxury boutique hotels. For more information, please visit: www.aranwahotels.com.
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