Peruvian music is amongst the most emotive, most diverse, and most colourful music anywhere in the world. It is a fusion of sounds from the country’s Andean, Spanish, and African roots. You may already be familiar with the pan flute, but there are many more traditional and unique instruments that I would like to introduce to you, like the Donkey Jawbone. During this tour, you will learn more about the traditional Peruvian music, its roots, type of lyrics and distinctive instruments, as well as costumes, with the help of a local Peruvian band named Sonora Patronal. They are a group of musicians representing different parts of the country who seek to unite people through music. They will then also demonstrate and perform some different styles of traditional music for us which should truly be something special to experience!
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.
Mike has been guiding since Mar 2009
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 guide.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
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.
19 March 2021
Mike is great, and so was the band, but my internet was spotty, so my experience of the music was not optimum.
19 March 2021
Learn so much from your trips. Thank you.
Cynthia (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) W.
18 March 2021
Great tour with a great guide. I love his passion and knowledge.
17 March 2021
A really enjoyable fun musical gathering.
16 March 2021
What a fun Sunday afternoon enjoying the sounds of the Sonora Cusco band. I loved how everyone laughed, there was some dancing and I enjoyed your explanation of the type of music and the instruments played.
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