Tuesday May 22, 2018
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World Potato Congress held in Cusco

From May 27 to May 31, the tenth edition of the “World Potato Congress” will be held in Cusco and will attract around thousand scientists, producers and entrepreneurs from 52 countries. Peru is the first Latin American country to host the congress.

The World Potato Congress is organized by the World Potato Congress Inc. Corporation. The Peruvian side includes the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA), the International Potato Center (CIP), the National Agrarian University, Promperú and FAO. (more…)

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Peruvian President campaigns for equal treatment of women and men

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Peruvian President campaigns for equal treatment of women and men

Martin Vizcarra, Peru’s President, announced during the award ceremony of Women’s Order of Merit 2018 that he wants to achieve equal treatment of women and men in Peru.

The ceremony took place in the Government Palace in Lima. In total, seven Peruvian women were honored for defending the rights of women and promoting equality of women and men.

According to president Vizcarra, it is the most important award handed over by the Peruvian state. (more…)

41st edition of Dakar Rally 2019 in Peru

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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41st edition of Dakar Rally 2019 in Peru

Peru will be the one and only host of Dakar 2019, which will take place from 6th until the 17th of January 2019.

Normally the tour goes through more than one country, but this year Chile and Bolivia declined the race so it will start and end in the capital of the Inca country, Lima. This will be the first time in history that the Dakar race will be held solely in one country.

Last year’s race had been held in Peru, Bolivia and Argentine. Currently, the organization of Dakar is checking the options to return the race o Africa (more…)

Rainbow Mountain damaged by large tourist numbers?

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain damaged by large tourist numbers?

The Rainbow Mountain in Cusco, also called Vinicunca, is a 16,000 feet high, multicolored mountain visited by around 1000 tourists every day.

It was discovered five years ago and is now a must-visit attraction for tourists and travelers in Peru. Due to the high number of tourists, now people are afraid that the landscape will be damaged. A wetland has already been converted into a parking lot.

According to locals, the global warming made the Rainbow Mountain visible. Years ago, the mountain was covered with snow (more…)

Peru: Promotional film created for World Cup Russia

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Peru: Promotional film created for World Cup Russia

PromPeru, Peru’s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board, is creating a movie for the World Cup in Russia that shows Peru’s cultural treasures putting a focus on the city of Cusco.

The 8-to-10-minute movie will present Peru’s cultural, archaeological and natural attractions like Machu Picchu and the Inti Raymi festival, a celebration dating back from the Incas that takes place every year on the 24th of June in Cusco.

According to the head of the Municipal Company of Festivities in Cusco (more…)

Air Canada will offer daily direct flights between Peru and Canada

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Air Canada will offer daily direct flights between Peru and Canada

During high season, from June 27 to September 28, Air Canada will offer daily flights from Toronto to the Peruvian capital Lima. Furthermore, two weekly return flights from Lima to Montreal will depart and additional flights from Lima to Toronto.

The additional route will transport the increased number of passengers traveling between Peru and Canada during summer season. Air Canada Sales Manager Patricia Lucar states that these flights have advantages (more…)

Peru’s Rural Destinations for One-Day Trips

Wednesday May 09, 2018
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Peru’s Rural Destinations for One-Day Trips

Holidays like the 1st of May or other national festivities, are a good possibility to do a one-day trip to a rural destination in Peru. In the following, this article will present the 5 destinations that were named by the Mincetur, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry.

Humacchuco, in the Ancash region, is situated in the Huascaran National Park. Tourists visiting this destination are able to see traditional dances and learn about agricultural activities in the region. They can also try the Pachamanca, a traditional dish from that region. (more…)

Asian Tour Operators Get to Know Peru

Wednesday May 09, 2018
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Asian Tour Operators Get to Know Peru

PromPeru, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board of the country, invited tour operators from China, India and Japan to Peru in order to increase tourist arrivals from Asia. These operators got an insight into Peru’s natural as well as cultural diversity, its gastronomy and hotel infrastructure.

In total, three groups came to Peru. All of them took part in business rounds of Peru Travel Mart that were organized in Lima from the 27th to the 29th of April.

Five travel agents from Tokyo and Osaka (more…)

Peru: Best Adventure Tourism Destinations

Wednesday May 09, 2018
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Peru: Best Adventure Tourism Destinations

According to the Global Adventure Tourism report published by GlobalData, Peru is increasingly considered one of the best adventure tourism destinations worldwide.

Many tourists visit the classic surfing destinations in northern Peru, such as Trujillo and Mancora. But apart from surfing, Peru is also a popular destination for road cycling, mountain biking or river rafting, for instance in the Cusco area. There are great opportunities for trekking too, for instance the many Machu Picchu hiking opportunities such as the Inca Trail. (more…)

First National Digital Library introduced in Peru

Friday May 04, 2018
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First National Digital Library introduced in Peru

Since last week, the first national digital library in Peru provides users of the application with 2,800 books. All books can be read for free.

According to the spokesman of the National Library of Peru, the library comprises books of different genres like social sciences, administration, literature, mathematics, gardening as well as self-help. Providing books on different topics, the library can be utilized as if it were a newspaper.

The digital library will help to eliminate reading gaps (more…)

Cotahuasi Canyon: New Tourist Destination in Southern Peru?

Friday May 04, 2018
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Cotahuasi Canyon: New Tourist Destination in Southern Peru?

According to the Peruvian Newspaper La República, the Colca Canyon and the Cotahuasi Canyon are breathtaking destinations providing an amazing flora and fauna, culture and a landscape that is among the most beautiful in the Andes.

Both canyons are located in Arequipa, the beautiful colonial “whity city” of Peru. The Cotahuasi Canyon is a National Landscape Reserve in the province of La Union and claims to be a Natural World Heritage Site. (more…)

Amazon Rainforest on “World’s Ultimate Bucket List 2018”

Friday May 04, 2018
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Amazon Rainforest on “World’s Ultimate Bucket List 2018”

Flight Network has published the “World’s Ultimate Bucket List for 2018”, a list with 50 places that should serve as an inspiration for people who want to travel this year. Apart from Machu Picchu, the Amazon Rainforest is also listed. To create the list, Flight Network questioned more than 800 travel journalists, agencies, bloggers and editors. So now the Amazon Rainforest on “World’s Ultimate Bucket List 2018”.

Being a natural wonder of the world, the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia is worth a visit. (more…)

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