​The Peruvian Travel Bureau Association (APAVIT) Cajamarca branch has organized a Familirization Trip (FamTrip) and a Tourism Workshop on 25 – 29 November 2021 and has invited the Indonesian Embassy in Lima. The Famtrip and APAVIT Cajamarca Tourism Workshop were attended by more than 70 travel agencies from various provinces in Peru. During the 5 days of activity, the Indonesian Embassy in Lima has participated with the Indonesian booth, an Indonesian tourism seminar by the Indonesian Ambassador and Bonna Tours and performed 5 Indonesian dances.

The FamTrip activity was held for 3 days where participants were invited to visit the best tourist destinations in Cajamarca, including; Cumbemayo and Sexemayo Rock Forest, San Nicolas Lake, Polloc Chapel. Participants were also invited to see the Gastronomic Festival in the Jesus District, Festicuy. At this Festival the Indonesian Ambassador was the Guest of Honor who was welcomed by the Mayor of the Jesus District and signed the Jesus District Golden Book guest book.

During the implementation of this activity, there were several occasions where the Indonesian Embassy in Lima performed traditional Indonesian dances. At the Welcoming Dinner, November 25, 2021, the Indonesian Embassy in Lima performed the Plate Dance. Then on November 27, 2021, the event committee held a Carnival Night, where the Indonesian Embassy in Lima again performed the Piring Dance and the Serampang Dua Belas Dance. The Indonesian dance performances wowed all the participants who were impressed by the dancers’ abilities, especially in the plate dance.

At the Tourism Workshop held on November 29, the Indonesian Embassy in Lima appeared with an Indonesian booth and a seminar on Indonesian tourist destinations by the Indonesian Ambassador in Lima and Bonna Tours. The workshop was opened by the Governor of the Province of Cajamarca, Mr. Andrés Villar Narro and the President of APAVIT Peru, Mr. Ricardo Acosta. In his remarks, Mr. Andrés Villar Narro expressed his appreciation for the presence and participation of the Indonesian Embassy in Lima. He also hopes that activities like this can increase cultural exchange between Indonesia and Peru, especially the Cajamarca people.

On this occasion, the Indonesian Embassy in Lima again performed 2 dances, namely the Tabal Gempita and the Saman Dance. The workshop participants were very interested in the unique beauty of the Saman Dance. “I hope that apart from Indonesian tourism, Peruvian people can also have an understanding of Indonesian culture through the dances we perform,” said the Indonesian Ambassador, Marina Estella Anwar Bey in her remarks at the opening of the APAVIT Cajamarca Tourism Workshop.

Source : Indonesian Embassy in Lima

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