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The ingredients to Peru's splendour: first you need the thrilling heights and spectacular beauty of the Peruvian Andes and the glittering waters and tropical jungles of the Amazon Basin. Next add the ancient and metropolitan mixture of Cuzco, Lima and Machu Picchu, a dollop of indigenous architecture and languages that have survived thousands of years and some ready-made, spicy Peruvian cuisine. Stir lightly and voila, you have Peru.

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Festival Selvamonos 2012, Oxapampa, Peru

Here’s something for all you party people out there: if you’re backpacking in Peru in June, check out the upcoming Selvámonos Festival in Oxapampa. The main event will take place on June 30, preceded by various cultural bits and pieces starting on June 22.

The Selvámonos Festival, Peru: June 30

The Semana Selvámonos kicks off on June 22, wi

th free cultural events taking place each day until June 29. These include theatrical presentations, an Opera concert in the local church, an outdoor Cinema and paintings exhibitions.

Add to that the distinct culture of Oxapampa and its incredible rain forest landscape, and you have reason enough to head to the very centre of Peru for a week of partying.

The main draw, however, is the alternative music festival on June 30. This will be the fourth installment of the Selvámonos festival, with more than 10,000 partygoers having attended the three previous events.

The music will be an interesting mix of Latin rhythms and modern beats, played by bands with notably colorful names like Cumbia All Stars, Los Protones, Laguna Pai, Mr Zebre, Los Terapeutas del Ritmo and many others.

Selvámonos 2012, Oxapampa, Peru: Further Info

Oxapampa is a very nice and pleasant valley just one night bus from Lima. You can find there free camping places as well as cheap and comfortable hotels.

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