Cultural and Travel News Peru

Quinoa’s way into cosmetics

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Quinoa has made its way to the top! Starting as an unknown and underestimated grain, it has become a powerful ingredient in the cosmetics world. This grain from the Andes has enjoyed popularity as an animal-free protein and is gradually growing in popularity as a super food across the world.

As a matter of fact, Rosario Pajuelo, an international consultant for the European Union, discovered that the shell of the grain has the ability to create foam for shampoos, soaps, and detergents. (more…)

New Campsites along the Inca Trail are accessible for tourists

Tuesday January 03, 2017

New Campsites along the Inca Trail are accessible for tourists who are taking the famous trail to Machu Picchu.

The constructions of the campsites for domestic and foreign tourists were completed after half a year and have been appraised by geologists.

This area consists of three different platforms with retaining walls, stone stairways, a rainwater drainage system and stair rails. The area can fit 20 tents, enabling hikers to rest before continuing their trek.

Moreover, the Inca Trail preservation personnel (more…)

Machu Picchu Bridge is completed

Tuesday January 03, 2017

The Machu Picchu Bridge has been completed since December 30th 2016. Before that, tourists and locals had to take the pedestrian bridge parallel to the construction in order to change busses to Machu Picchu or hike up to the site. The bridge is located between the archaeological Park of Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes).

Also, the reason of reconstructing the bridge was the risk of collapse of the 51-meter long bridge that can hold up to 42.75 tons of weight.

Thankfully, the reconstruction of this bridge enables the busses of Consettur (more…)

Foreign visitors in Peru reach up to 3.8 million in 2016

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Foreign visitors in Peru reached up to 3.8 million in 2016, which was confirmed by the Foreign Trade and Tourism department, increasing by 7.8% from the year before.

This statistic counts for visitors who stay for at least one night in Peru.

Moreover, the FTAT department wants to double these numbers in the next years.

They aim to achieve this goal by improving infrastructure and making a second runway at the airport of Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, starting January 2017. (more…)

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