Wednesday March 20, 2019
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The Carnival of Tupaykanakuy took place on Saturday, March 16. Tupaykanakuy is a meeting of families: in total, about 400 000, from Apurimac, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Ucayali and Huancavelica participate in the event.

The party of carnivals is still very lively in the towns of different provinces of Peru. This Tupaykanakuy event took place in the San Jeronimo district, located in the Apurimac region. (more…)

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Machu Picchu and Incas used in new ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Must of us know Dora The Explorer from Nickelodeon. Now, Dora has embarked to a new adventure! Dora The Explorer will have a movie inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The film will be based on the Inca culture and will be released in August 2019 in the United States. This has been announced the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

A NorthAmerican actress with Peruvian roots will play Dora: Isabela Moner. (more…)

Paracas: Biggest cruise in history

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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The Peruvian peninsula of Paracas, welcomed ¨The Royal Princess¨ last Monday at San Martin Port. This cruise ship is the biggest in the metropolis’ history. This cruise ship can carry 3,900 passengers and is 330 m in length.

The arrival of the Royal Princess will have a big impact on the local tourism industry, according to the Terminal Portuario Paracas (Paracas Port Terminal – TPP). (more…)

First Pisco College in Europe, Belgium

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Pisco, the famous Peruvian drink, is more than only a drink. Every Peruvian feels Pisco is a culture, lifestyle and history. Soon Pisco will also win the heart of Belgium.

To make the famous Pisco even more popular, Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry and the Trade Office based in Belgium, have launched the first “Pisco College” in Brussels, Belgium. The main goal of those colleges is boosting the internationalisation of the Inca country’s drink. (more…)

Improved security in Machu Picchu and Inca Trail

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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The local government in Cusco wants to improve the security in Machu Picchu and during the Inca Trail and will invest in security cameras. Thanks to an agreement between The Ministries of Culture and Environment, Service of Natural Protected Areas, Machu Picchu Municipality and Peru’s National Police it is possible to do this.

The first step in improving security is the installation of cameras along the Inca Trail. Several cameras will be places on critical places, and at the starting point and the end of the trail. (more…)

Trekking in Lima is possible too!

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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While most Peruvian agencies sell mainly treks in the Cusco and the Huaraz area, Lima is the perfect destination for outdoor activities. When arriving in Lima, your first impression might be that Lima is a coastal city. But Lima and its neighbourhood have many hidden secrets.

The city centre of Lima has plenty of things to offer, but only some kilometres from the city’s centre you can find a lot of amazing nature with breathtaking views that many tourists miss. Those places are the perfect getaway for trekking and escaping into nature. (more…)

Peru’s Ceviche applying for UNESCO Status

Monday March 04, 2019
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Peru is in the process of applying their famous dish ceviche to be a part of the UNESCO world cultural status, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. This list composes of cultural cuisine from all over the world. Cuisine must represent the culture and have rich significance to the nation that it originates. After years of attempts, Peru’s best shot may be now.

Ceviche is a seafood dish that some experts argue originated in Moche, along the coastline of northern Peru. Ceviche has existed since the time of the Incas. (more…)

An Avocado Advancement

Thursday February 28, 2019
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Second to Mexico, Peru is the largest exporter of avocados in the world. And the avocado industry in Peru is about to rise to a new level. With Peru planning to increase its harvesting grounds from 31,000 hectares to 33,000, they will continue to establish themselves in the global market.

Avocados will make their way to Asian markets such as Philippines, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. In addition to these Asian markets, Peruvian avocados will also make a statement in Latin American countries such as Colombia. (more…)

Biscuit to Help Cure Anemia in Peru

Wednesday February 27, 2019
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In Peru, Anemia is a common disease among children. According to a recent study, four out of ten children in Peru suffer from anemia. New developments to combat this chronic disease are in the making, however. A biscuit is proving itself to be the key to the termination of anemia.

Anemia has numerous disadvantages. Anemia causes a lack of red blood cells which leads to inefficient use of oxygen. A lack of red blood cells can make it difficult to be physically active, as anemics will tire quickly. (more…)

Increase Tourism in Paracas

Friday February 22, 2019
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Paracas, the beautiful beach town of Peru, is expected to increase in tourism this year. And with good reason. Paracas hosts over seven stunning beaches, extensive biodiversity, diverse ecological systems, and historical sites.

One of the most popular destinations in Paracas is the Paracas Natural Reserve. This reserves popularity can be attributed to its rich biodiversity. (more…)

Indigenous Names make a Comeback in Peru

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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According to Minority Rights Group, indigenous people groups make up 45% of Peru’s population. With almost half of Peru’s population, it’s surprising that there was a time when registers would not accept indigenous names. Indigenous names such as Quechua, Etsa, Willka, to name a few, were once common in Peru. These days, however, it is more common to hear names such as John, Dylan, or Michael. Despite these obstacles in the indigenous community, language researchers reported to the EFE (a Spanish international news agency) that indigenous names are becoming more popular, and indigenous names are about to hear their revival. (more…)

Wheelchairs in Machu Picchu

Thursday February 14, 2019
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Making Machu Picchu accessible to handicapped persons: that is the lastest achviement of the company “Wheel the World”! Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Customers can tour cities, take cooking classes, and even go zip lining. Their next ground to conquer: the old Inca citadel Machu Picchu, in Peru.

Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. Founders Alvaro Silberstein and Camilio Navarro (more…)

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