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…)

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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…)

Peru, winner of Best Destination Americas

Wednesday June 06, 2018
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Peru, winner of Best Destination Americas

The Shangai World Travel Fair (SWTF) takes place every year at Shangai to find the best travel destinations in the world. This time, Peru has won the title of Best Destination in the Americas for the consecutive year.

This means that Chinese consider Peru as their favorite destination.

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Mincetur, confirmed that this award recognizes Peru’s efforts to attract more and more Chinese travelers. One example of this is the number of Peruvian tour operators that attended the SWFT Fair. (more…)

Sale T-Shirts and TVs in Peru growing before FIFA World Cup

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Sale T-Shirts and TVs in Peru growing before FIFA World Cup

In Peru, the sale of TVs and T-Shirts has grown as the FIFA World Cup begins soon. It is the first time in 36 years that Peru participates in the World Cup.

According to the CCL, the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, 216,000 televisions were imported in April. Imports of the high-demanded televisions with 50 and 55-inches experienced growth rates between 100% and 180%.

Diogenes Alva, a Gamarra textile businessman, commented they already sold 3 million shirts during the elimination phase (more…)

More than 400 Peruvian Products presented at World Cup in Russia

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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More than 400 Peruvian Products presented at World Cup in Russia

PromPeru, Peru’s Exports, and Tourism Promotion Board, will present over 400 Peruvian products in Moscow during the World Cup in order to promote Peru’s exportable products in Russia.

According to Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Rogers Valencia, the Casa Peru, the Peru House, might be visited by 150,000 people from all over the world during the World Cup. Casa Peru will be situated near the main square. Peruvian products will be exhibited and product tastings will be offered. (more…)

Forests and Moors of Ayabaca deliver 4,400 Liters of Water per second

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Forests and Moors of Ayabaca deliver 4,400 Liters of Water per second

According to Natura and Culture (NCI), the humid forests and moors of Ayabaca deliver 4,400 liters of water per second to the Quiroz basin.

With this amount of water 6,700 bottles of water could be filled. During the past 5 years, the Initiative on Hydrological Monitoring in Andean Ecosystems (IMHEA) collected information on the hydrology of the high mountain ecosystems of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

They found out that the flows in the forests and moors of Ayabaca (more…)

World Potato Congress held in Cusco

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…)

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…)

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