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Cusco - Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru

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Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru

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(15 reviews)
Cusco's Main square , Cusco, Peru
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The Peru Independence Day, also known as Fiestas Patrias, is celebrated on July 28th every year in Peru. This day commemorates the liberation of Peru from Spain. Every year every street of Peru is filled with people celebrating, many colorful decorations and the Peruvian flag on every corner. Parades that show the great diversity of dances and music of the country are also very typical. This 2021 celebration is different for two reasons, because of the pandemic, but also because on 28 July 2021 it is the Bicentennial - 200 years since Peru's proclamation of Independence! In Cusco there will be public celebrations to mark this very special occasion, so let’s soak up the atmosphere in the Peruvian capital of culture and tourism, and let’s toast to Peru together! This will take place on the 27th of July .


Meet Mike lazo Gamarra

Mike lazo Gamarra

Mike was born and raised in Cusco, the Capital of the Inca empire. He has been working in tourism since 2003 and has been a professional hiker since 2007. He has hiked the Inca Trail more than 500 times where he shared his love and knowledge of his culture. He has a Tourism and an Archaeologist degree and will take you on an unforgettable virtual tour through his home town and provide you with a unique perspective of the Inca history.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Cusco with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Cusco. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Felix L.

03 September 2021

Very entertaining tour

jean H.

29 July 2021

In parts. No fault of Mike. Believe this ceremony not in public last year and this year public allowed no where near. First 40 mins speeches from disembodied and unseen men far away. But then contingents of differently uniformed men and women marched in front of us and Mike told us what each group represented so all became more interesting and relevent. Hope next year local people and the children may be able to see in more relaxed conditions.

Tina H.

29 July 2021

A privilege joining Mike on Peru's independence celebrations. Once again a fantastic tour . Thankyou Mike for waiting and allowing us to share your celebrations. You are a star.

Linda R.

28 July 2021

Thank you for asking us to join you on your celebration day, thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Angela B.

28 July 2021

As always Mike not only delivered a most interesting tour but supplied us with so much more information than would be expected, enhancing the enjoyment of the tour. He never fails to surprise and deliver a really interesting and entertaining tour going above and beyond to bring us the best possible experience. Well done Mike and thank you for allowing us to share in your country's Bicentennial Independence celebrations. Loved it.


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