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Peruaans Regenwoud: 6 wonderbaarlijke redenen om de Amazone de bezoeken!

13 Sep
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Peruaans Regenwoud: 6 wonderbaarlijke redenen om de Amazone de bezoeken!

Wanneer je denkt aan de Amazone, dan denk je waarschijnlijk meteen aan Brazilië. Met circa 60 procent van het regenwoud in bezit, zou dit land een keuze kunnen zijn om de geheimen van de jungle te ontrafelen. Niettemin vormt het Peruaanse deel een aantrekkelijk alternatief. Behalve de betere bereikbaarheid, is het ook een habitat van cultureel erfgoed en een verbazingwekkende biodiversiteit. Lees hier waarom een bezoek aan de Peruaanse Amazone onmisbaar is.

1. Peru heeft amper competitie als het op biodiversiteit neerkomt.

Op internationaal niveau wordt Peru als uitzonderlijk divers beschouwd. (more…)

10 beste tours van Cusco naar de Sacred Valley

13 Sep
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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Beyond
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10 beste tours van Cusco naar de Sacred Valley

Cusco, de voormalige hoofdstad van het Inca rijk, is al vele jaren lang één van de meest populaire bestemmingen in Peru. Ondanks de Spaanse verovering is er ontzettend veel cultureel erfgoed bewaard gebleven en het is een top bestemming. Geniet van de gezellige stad, bewandel eeuwenoude Inca paden naar het wereldwonder Machu Picchu, of bezoek de historische ruïnes en dorpjes in de Sacred Valley of de Heilige Vallei van de Incas. In deze blogblog beschrijven wij 10 van onze favoriete tours: 10 beste tours van Cusco naar de Sacred Valley.
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Wat is beter: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) of Palccoyo?

13 Sep
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Wat is beter: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) of Palccoyo?
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Wat is beter: Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) of Palccoyo?

De meeste reizigers in Peru kennen de beroemde Rainbow Mountain in Cusco. Maar ondertussen is de kleurenberg Palccoyo, bekend als alternatief voor Rainbow Mountain, inmiddels ook een begrip geworden. Wat is nu de beste bestemming? Waar is het uitzicht het mooiste? Welke trek is het zwaarste? Als je twijfelt over deze bestemmingen, dan is dit artikel voor jou. In dit artikel leggen we uit wat de verschillen zijn, de voor- en nadelen, en wat je kan verwachten: Wat is beter: Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo?
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Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience

11 Sep
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Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience

Lake Humantay is currently listed as #4 on the list of the Top Attractions in the Cusco Surroundings, making Humantay one of the most coveted day trip destinations for travelers in Peru. On this day trip, you will admire panoramic views over Lake Humantay, the Apurimac River and learn about the region’s Inca and pre-Inca history.  Read more about Visiting Lake Humantay: 7 tips for the Best Experience.

Lake Humantay or “Lago Humantay” – in Spanish – is a gorgeous body of water located at the foothills of the snow-capped Humantay Mountain at an altitude of 4,200 meters or 13,779 feet above sea level. The lake is nestled into a secretive and hidden location like a precious gemstone that you can only see once you arrive directly upon it. The tropical-colored turquoise water contrasts strikingly against the snowy mountain in the distance. In the past, only people hiking the Salkantay Trek were lucky enough to admire this amazing natural wonder, but in recent years the tour or hike to Lake Humantay has become a day trip open to all travelers. (more…)

5 Things to Know about Independence Day in Peru

25 Jul
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5 Things to Know about Independence Day in Peru

Independence Day in Peru – Most countries who celebrate their independence from another nation will do it in one single glorious day. Well, not in Peru! That´s right, Peru will celebrate their upcoming independence from Spanish rule over the course of two days, on July 28th and 29th. As the Spanish conquest and subsequent rule is such a big part of Peruvian history, it made sense that one day would not be enough. The second day (July 29th) is actually meant to pay respect to the armed forces and national police of Peru. Together, the two days comprise the “Fiestas Patrias”, or national festivities. (more…)

Por qué Inti Raymi es el más grande Festival de Perú?

15 May
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¿Por qué Inti Raymi es el más grande Festival de Perú?
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Inti Raymi: el festival más grande de Peru

Por qué Inti Raymi es el Festival más grande de Peru? El mes de Junio es probablemente el mes más colorido en la ciudad de Cusco, está lleno de eventos y actividades. El día más importante es el 24 por el festival Inti Raymi.

El Inti Raymi es una fiesta inca, que traducida al español significa la fiesta del Sol. Se celebra en todo el territorio del antiguo imperio inca, que comprendía Ecuador, Bolivia, Perú y Argentina. Pero claro el más grande se realizaba en el Cusco, la capital del Imperio Inca.

El Inti Raymi era una ceremonia religiosa en la cual se rendía homenaje al dios Sol en la época del solsticio de invierno. Se dice que en la ceremonia se contaban leyendas sobre el origen de los incas. Duraba nueve días en los cuales había muchas danzas y procesiones, así como sacrificios de animales para dar gracias a los dioses y para asegurar una buena cosecha. (more…)

Waarom Inti Raymi het grootste festival van Peru is

07 May
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¿Por qué Inti Raymi es el más grande Festival de Perú?
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Waarom Inti Raymi het grootste festival van Peru is

Juni is waarschijnlijk de kleurrijkste maand voor de stad Cusco, hoog in het Peruaanse Andesgebergte, vol met evenementen en activiteiten. De belangrijkste dag, 24 juni, komt er al snel weer aan: het is de dag van Inti Raymi.

Inti Raymi is een traditioneel Inca festival en betekent letterlijk: het Festival van de Zon (inti= zon in het Quechua). Het wordt gevierd in alle dorpjes in het gehele oude Inca rijk, in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia en Argentinië. Maar het grootste evenement vindt plaats in Cusco, de voormalige hoofdstad van het Inca rijk.

Inti Raymi was een religieuze ceremonie om de zonnegod Inti te eren in de winter tijdens de zonnestilstand. De ceremonie zou ook verhalen vertellen over de mythische oorsprong van de Incas. De ceremonie duurde 9 dagen en was gevuld met kleurrijke dansen en processies, maar ook het offeren van dieren om zo de goden te bedanken en een goede oogst te verzekeren.
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21 Best Things to Do On Your Next Trip To Lima

27 Feb
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21 Best Things to Do On Your Next Trip To Lima

Of all the places to visit in Peru, Lima has to be somewhere near the top of your list – if only because you’ll definitely be passing through its airport. But it’s well worth a stopover, particularly as there is a wealth of things to do in Lima, Peru’s capital city. Join us as we run through the top 21 Best Things to Do on your Next trip to Lima; they will allow you to experience this multifaceted city from all different angles, starting with its elegant colonial heart and even older Inca ruins, through to its modern side full of delicious cuisine and unmissable nightlife Those are Lima’s 21 best tourist attractions.

 

  1. Explore Lima’s picturesque heart in the Plaza Mayor

    This is where it all began: Plaza Mayor, in the city’s old center. It’s not hard to notice that the buildings surrounding the square are pretty old. The Cathedral was built in the 18th-century, although the original building here dated back to 1535. (more…)

The Peru Rainforest: 6 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon

04 Feb
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The Peru Rainforest: 6 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon

When you think of the Amazon jungle, Brazil probably springs to mind. Containing around 60% of this rainforest, this South American country might seem like the obvious choice for a trip to discover the secrets of the jungle. But the Peruvian rainforest actually makes a compelling alternative. Not only is it far more accessible, but it’s also home to an incredible array of wildlife and indigenous culture. Find out why the Peru rainforest should be your introduction to the Amazon jungle by reading:

 

6 Amazing Reasons to Choose the Amazon in Peru

1. Peru has little competition when it comes to biodiversity

In global terms, Peru is considered a megadiverse country. This stems from its extraordinary richness of flora and fauna, containing approximately 10% of the world’s flora species – despite covering only 0.9% of the world’s territory. (more…)

10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

14 Jan
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10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru. Thanks to its legacy of Inca occupation, which was followed by the brutal arrival of the Spanish who tried their best to wipe out the former inhabitants, the area surrounding Cusco is rammed full of fascinating archaeological sites.

Tours from Cusco span the full gamut of hiking adventures to the former Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to trips to explore historic ruins in the Sacred Valley and ancient, one-of-a-kind bridges. These are our ten favorites. the 10 Best Tours from Cusco to the Sacred Valley.
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