|Price:||Please contact us Why?|
|Departures:||January 21st -2 5th|
|Type of Tour:||Available in both Group and Private See Details|
|Number of People:||No minimums or maximums|
|Accommodations:||Budget, Moderate, Luxury See Details|
|Domestic Flights & Trains Options:||Best value, Well-known Airlines. All Train Options See Details|
About the Festival
The dance itself has gained a lot of recognition and is one of the most popular traditional dances of Peru. Ever since the 1960s, during the month of January, in the city of Trujillo a National Contest of Marinera Nortena is held. Previous to this contest the different academies increase their rehearsal schedules and the city begins buzzing with excitement. Prior to the contest, the President of the Club Libertad chooses a queen, which will rain over the festivities. Festival last 5 days:
On January 21st and 22nd: National finals in the pre-infants, infants, junior, masters and senior categories start. The agility, grace and coquet nature of the dancers will be tasted and the attendants will be able to enjoy this beautiful show of the best dancers in all its categories.
On January 23rd: The Peruvian Paso Horse Marinera Contest is held. In this particular contest the “Marinera” is danced with a “Chalan” riding on a Peruvian Paso Horse (The dancing horse), while the girl dances around it. This is one of the most interesting contests and many of our passengers fing it to be a beautiful display of grace and elegance.
On January 24th: There is a big parade that include the usual displays, horses, dancers and representative groups from different Dance Academies marching and displaying their talent. That same night the National Choreography Competition will be held and the Marinera and Folkloric dances will be performed on the same stage as the Champion Dancers performance.
On January 25th: There will be a Grand Finale with the winners of all the categories. The Chabuca Granda Champion of will Champions will also be selected on that night. During all of these days, the people visiting the city have the chance to visit the different Peñas opened for the tourists and locals alike. Also, in Huachaco you will be able to enjoy the “Caballito de Totora” competition.
We will customize a tour for you.
As the festival offers many interesting options, we will like to hear from you as which of the days you are interested in the most and we will work with you on customizing your tour to better fit your interests and budget. Remember that we focus on providing the best available options without compromising the quality of your tour. Just contact us with your questions and preferences and we can create the best itinerary based on your expectations and requests.
Price will depend on how much of the festival do you want to take part into and if you want to add an extension. Please contact our agents to help you put together an itinerary for you.
If you prefer a suggested itinerary, please send us the following information and we will respond.
- Number of people in your party
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- Choosing a Private or Group Tour?
- Adding options: if you like to add other destinations, day tours, extra days, meals, etc
- Need domestic or international flights?
- Have a special request (ie: special diet, wheelchair, children, senior, etc)