Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Inca walls cleaned in Historical Centre of Cusco

University students gathered together Bring your Heritage to Life, a campaign to restore Inca walls near the main square of Cusco. The State-run Decentralised Culture Directorate of Cusco (DDCC) was in charge of this conservation campaign.

The first day involved students from different universities, such us San Antonio Abad University, who were very engaged in the cleaning of the Inca walls.

The works started on July 3th and finished on the 6th, with students working four hours per day. (more…)

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Five reasons to visit Peru in July

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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Five reasons to visit Peru in July

July is the month when Peru celebrates its independency from the Spanish crown. For this reason, the infamous Peruvian El Comercio newspaper wrote article listing 28 reasons to visit Peru. We chose only four, and we’re sure these will make you want to visit the Inca country.

  1. Culture
    Unesco, organism in charge of identifying and protecting natural and culture sites has chosen twelve places in Peru that everyone should visit: Machu Picchu, city of Cusco, Huascarán National Park, Chan Chan, Manu National Park (more…)

Rainbow Mountain will be Regional Conservation Area

Tuesday July 03, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain will be Regional Conservation Area

Fabiola Muñoz, Peruvian Minister of Environment, assured that the Vinicunca Mountain, better known as Rainbow Mountain, located in Cusco, will be a Regional Conservation Area as a recognition of its worldwide attraction.

The Minister commented that, to achieve this goal, different authorities have to help the dossier to guide us in the right course in the regional government of Cusco.

You can read in the Peruvian national newspaper, El Peruano, that the minister pointed out (more…)

Lord of Sipan ornaments gathered over 400,000 people in U.S.

Tuesday July 03, 2018
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Lord of Sipan ornaments gathered over 400,000 people in U.S.

Around 400,000 people, in the United States, gathered together to contemplate the ornaments of Lord of Sipan and other pieces of art that were exhibited in a pre-Hispanic art show called Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas.

This event was held at the Getty Centre, in Los Angeles, California, and organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York.

The Lord of Sipan’s discoverer, Peruvian archaeologist Walter Alva (more…)

Cities most visited in Peru last weekend

Tuesday July 03, 2018
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Cities most visited In Peru last weekend

According to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR), around 760 000 Peruvian people traveled for this long weekend. Lima was the most visited city in the country.

From Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 01, the festivities of San Pedro and San Pablo are celebrated in Peru. Holidays like these make people travel, which results in economic impacts, in the case, around $70 million US dollars.

Lunahuaná, in Lima, was the most visited city, followed by La Libertad. The third most visited region was Cusco (more…)

National Chamber of Tourism speaks about Rainbown Mountain situation

Wednesday June 27, 2018
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National Chamber of Tourism speaks about Rainbown Mountain situation

President of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur), Carlos Canales, expressed his concern about the management of one of the most touristic places in Peru: Winicunka, better known as The Rainbow Mountain, located in the Cusco Region.

According to the NGO CooperAcción, the mountain was commissioned by INGEMMET in favour of the mining company Minquest Peru, owned by Canadian firm Camino Minerals. This mountain is in the Ausangate Regional Conversation Area. (more…)

Inti Raymi’s tickets almost sold out

Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Inti Raymi’s tickets almost sold out

Emufec (Municipality Company of Festivities in Cusco), entity responsible for organising festivals in Cusco announced that 75% tickets for the 2018 edition of Inti Raymi have been sold.

Inti Raymi, which means Festival of the Sun in the native Peruvian language, Quechua, is an Inca religious ceremony that takes place every 24 of June at the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.

This is a 10% increase compared to last year’s Inti Raymi, according to Giovani Madrid, vice-president of Emufec. (more…)

Peru coffee seduces international markets

Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Peru coffee seduces international markets

Reynaldo Flores, head of Sumaq Ecological Coffee Producers Association (AP Sumaq Cafe), presented the awards his organization won for his high-quality coffee that he and his employees produce in Satipo, a province located in the center of Peru.

Amongst the prizes Sumaq obtained, there’s a bronze medal in the Aromatique Acidule category at the 3rd International Contest of Coffees Roasted in Paris.

The other award is a certificate, at Taza de Excelencia 2017, that proves that their special beans “Sumaq Coffee” (more…)

More ancient drawings Nazca Lines discovered

Thursday June 14, 2018
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More ancient drawings Nazca Lines discovered

The infamous Nazca lines, located in the South of Peru, with its more than 70 geoglyphs drawn in the sand around 500 years before, have just included more lines.

These new drawings have been credited to the Paracas culture (around 2000 years ago) by archaeologists. Among the discoveries (around 25), there is an orca, a monkey next to a dancer, and a pelican.

Patricia Balbuena, minister of Culture, said that they didn’t know that the Paracas (around 500 before the Nazcas) had worked on the same plain and that many of these figures (more…)

Peru to build Sustainable Tourism Rainbow Mountain

Thursday June 14, 2018
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Peru to build Sustainable Tourism Rainbow Mountain

Vilcanota Mountain, known as Rainbow Mountain, in Peru, has become one of the most popular attractions in Peru, as you can read in Lonely Planet. The main reason why it is so popular are its stunning colorful layers made out of mineral deposits.

With all its beauty, Rainbow Mountain became an important tourist destination only a couple of years ago. And, unfortunately, the area is not prepared for the amount of visitor it receives, which counts for 1000 per day. (more…)

Ponchilas: unique alternative to fight cold in Peru by re-using plastic!

Wednesday June 06, 2018
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Ponchilas: unique alternative to fight cold in Peru by re-using plastic!

Peru has started a new campaign to fight the cold. This very innovative campaign has already converted one million plastic bottles into around 6000 ponchilas.

“Ponchila” is a mixture of two Spanish words used in Peru: Poncho and Mochila (backpack). In other words, a “ponchila” is a backpack with a built-in poncho. The ponchilas were created to protect kids that live in high altitudes in the Andes and, unfortunately, don’t live in the best conditions (more…)

Peru competes at World Travel Awards 2018 in 21 categories

Wednesday June 06, 2018
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Peru competes at World Travel Awards 2018 in 21 categories

The Andean country Peru is competing in 21 different categories at the World Travel Awards 2018. This prize recognizes, celebrates, and a rewards excellence in all areas of the tourism industry.

Peru is a strong contestant since it has been named already several times best country to visit in South America for its cultural, gastronomical, and natural characteristics than attract more and more visitors from all around the world.

Director of Tourism of the Commission for the Promotion (more…)

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