Indigenous Culture in Peru

Indigenous cultures continue to thrive in many parts of Peru. While here you can visit the floating islands in Lake Titicaca, which are home to the Uros, an ancient people who fled to the islands long ago for protection. In the jungle outside Iquitos, you might spend an afternoon with the Yaguas Indians, a native Amazonian tribe. There are also several indigenous communities scattered around the Sacred Valley in small, rural villages. Visiting indigenous cultures is a great way to explore the connection between Peru's past and present.