Tuesday February 14, 2017
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National Geographic magazine named the 5 best places for travelers to visit in Peru in a recent issue. The article, ¨Top 5 Places to Visit in Peru¨ presents Peru as a land of adventure for every pallet.

The article lists Lima as a must-see because of its unique connection the colonial history of Peru. Other locations include the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

The final location to make the list was the Peruvian Amazon because of the variety of activities and wildlife the region offers. (more…)

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Peru Sees increase in Foreign Visitors last December

Tuesday February 14, 2017
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Peru saw an increase in foreign visitors in December 2016. In total, 404,000 visitors arrived to Peru´s capital city of Lima via the Jorge Chavez International Airport in December.

Therefore, there was a 13% increase in visitors from last December. The most visitors arrived from the United States and other parts of South America. However, many arrivals also came from Spain as well.

December was also a busy month for Peruvians to travel. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Information (INEI) (more…)

Peruvian Photographer Goes on South American Road Trip

Tuesday February 14, 2017
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Peruvian photographer, Javier Echecopar, went on a 5-mounth road trip through South America with his wife and daughter. The Echecophar family traveled over 16,000 miles in total, beginning their travels in Santiago, Chile.

From Santiago, Echecopar and his family traveled down south to Ushuaia and came northward inland, exploring the mountains of Patagonia, as well as the Andes in Peru and Ecuador, before descending southward again along the coast.

Along the way, Echecopar took photos of the local communities (more…)

New Museum in Lima Celebrates First Anniversary

Tuesday February 14, 2017
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A new museum in Lima, el Museo de Sitio de Santuario de Pachacamac, will celebrate its first anniversary this month. The museum and archaeological site will host a series of events and workshops from February 14th- 18th.

Starting February 14th, the museum in the Peruvian capital will open up parts of the archaeological site that are normally not accessible to visitors. In addition, the museum will offer artisanal workshops and photography classes.
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Movie about Salkantay Trail Wins Prize

Wednesday February 08, 2017
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A movie about seven days spent on the Salkantay Trail in Peru won a prize at the annual ´´Adventure in Motion´´ competition. GLP Films and Adventure Lodges of Peru produced the film together.

The event was held in Alaska, and video submissions came from all around the world. Social media users voted on the three finalists, and from there, a panel of travel professionals chose the winner.

In the end, the panel decided the film ´´Salkantay Inca Trail—the Ultimate Trek to Machu Picchu´´ (more…)

57th Marinera Contest in Peru

Wednesday February 01, 2017
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The 57th National Marinera Contest recently occurred in Peru. The marinera is a famous traditional dance of Peru, and continues to be a beautiful part of the Peruvian culture.

The contest was put on by Club Libertad from the 26th to the 29th of January, and it took place in Trujillo, a city in the north of Peru.

Furthermore, both domestic and foreign dancers competed at the popular event, and as many as 300 pairs participated in the competition on the final day. (more…)

Peruvian Tennis Team to Play Ecuador in the Davis Cup

Wednesday February 01, 2017
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The Peruvian tennis team will play Ecuador in the upcoming round of the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is a well-known tennis tournament in which numerous players from various countries form a team.

The Peruvian team is now in Guayaquil as they make their preparations to face the Ecuadorian squad.

Ecuador is to host the match for this coming round at the Guayaquil Tennis Club from February 3rd to February 5th. Furthermore, the winner of this round will advance to the Davis Cup´s World Group, so this is quite an important match for both teams. (more…)

Delayed Construction of Chinchero Airport

Wednesday February 01, 2017
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It was recently announced that construction has been delayed of the Chinchero Airport. This is to be an international airport located about 30 minutes outside of Cusco, Peru.

The Vice President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, asserted that officials are taking this delayed time to resolve the doubts that surround the airport construction.

Originally, the construction of the airport was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 31st. Although delayed, the government says that this change in the schedule will allow for millions of dollars to be saved. (more…)

Can llamas protest? You better believe it!

Tuesday January 24, 2017
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Over the past days, many protests have occurred in the United States in defiance of the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump.

Although it might seem like protests can only be attended by people, a few native Peruvian alpacas and llamas showed otherwise!

Ethan Abbott, owner of the animals, brought these attendees to Washington DC to promote the importance of farming and food. In addition, he also asserted that the alpacas and llamas really enjoyed the marching.
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Frog Species Discovered in Peru

Tuesday January 24, 2017
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A new frog species was recently discovered in Peru! The discovery was made in the Communal Reserve called Amarakaeri.

The new species was found to be poisonous, hence its name “Ameerega shihuemoy,” which means poisonous frog in the local language.

This frog is quite small, sizing under 3 cm. They are identified with their vibrant colors, marking them as poisonous in the animal world.

Scientists seek to continue to promote the protection of this area, and it is the home to new species that are fighting to survive. (more…)

Peruvian Mummy is one of the Best Discoveries of 2016

Tuesday January 24, 2017
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This past year, a female woman was found in Peru. This Peruvian mummy has been declared as one of the best discoveries of 2016.

The Institute of Archaeology of America has declared a list of the top 10 discoveries of the past year, and this mummy made the list.

The mummy was discovered in April by a research team surveying the archaeology in the site of Aspero. This is just north of Peru´s capital, Lima.

The skeleton was found wrapped and tied with wool and ropes (more…)

Peru Wins Award at Tourism Competition in Spain

Tuesday January 24, 2017
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Peru recently won an award in tourism at a tourism competition in Spain. This fair was the 22nd Best Active Tourism Product Competition.

The competition was put on by the International Tourism Trade Fair, intended to promote tourism across the globe and expand upon the existing products in the industry.

The publication called ´´Peru, Mucho Gusto´´ won the award for Food&Wine Tourism. The award was given by a panel of people in various facets of tourism, whether that be magazines, social media, or otherwise. (more…)

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