Cultural and Travel News Peru

Interoceanic Train Project Proposed Extending from Peru to Brazil

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Interoceanic Train Project Proposed Extending from Peru to Brazil

An interoceanic train project connecting the Pacific coast from the port of Ilo in Peru to the Santos port in Brazil on the Atlantic coast was presented at an infrastructure event organized by the Swiss embassy.

The almost 4,000-kilometer railway would attempt to boost exports to Asian countries and the interior of the region. It is estimated that it will transport 10 million tons of merchandise and six million passengers annually, Molinari Rail’s CEO Michele Molinari said. (more…)

Peru World Cup Match Sees Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Peru World Cup Match Sees Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

As Peru and New Zealand look to square off in the upcoming playoff to determine who will go to the World Cup in Russia, fans have responded with unbounded enthusiasm. Tickets for the much-anticipated match went on sale last week, and within one hour more than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the event.

“We knew there was a great demand for this match and that has been shown today by New Zealand audiences,” said Andy Martin, president of New Zealand´s soccer association. (more…)

Two Peruvian Hotels Rated Among Best Worldwide

Wednesday October 25, 2017

Two Peruvian Hotels Rated Among Best Worldwide

Condé Nast Traveler, The world-renowned lifestyle travel magazine has released its rankings of the top hotels in the world, placing two from Peru among the top thirty.

The list was compiled from the submission of more than 300,000 votes from readers in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey as well as from over 100,000 comments regarding recent travel experiences in hotels, resorts, cruises, airlines, and airports.

The two hotels listed, Inkaterra La Casona and Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (more…)

International BMX Event Held in Lima

Wednesday October 25, 2017

International BMX Event Held in Lima

The BMX Latin American Cycling Cup 2017 was held in San Juan de Lurigancho in Lima this past weekend. 350 athletes from all around South America and Europe, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, and France arrived at the Zonal Club Huiracocha as they vied for the top awards during the competition.

While soccer seems to be enjoying somewhat of a renaissance moment here in Peru as the national team inches ever closer to a spot in the World Cup 2018 in Russia (more…)

Nation-Wide Population Census in Peru This Sunday

Thursday October 19, 2017

Nation-Wide Population Census in Peru This Sunday

Every ten years, the organization that manages statistical information in Peru, INEI, conducts a country-wide census to collect official figures regarding changes in the economic situation, population numbers and migration within Peru.

This year´s census will take place this Sunday, October 22, 2017, between 8:00 in the morning and 5 in the evening. Everyone who will be in the country on that day, including Peruvian nationals, foreign residents, and even tourists must participate in the census. (more…)

Peru´s The Last Afternoon to Compete for Goya Award

Wednesday October 18, 2017

The Peruvian film The Last Afternoon was shortlisted along with 15 other feature films that will compete for the prize of Best Ibero-American Film during this year´s Goyas that are awarded by the Spanish Film Academy.

The film, directed by Joel Calero, tells the story of a couple reunited to sign their divorce after 19 years since one of them left the other in confusing circumstances.

According to the president of the Academy, this selection, made by the different academies and committees of several Latin countries (more…)

Peru Elected to United Nations Human Rights Council

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Peru, Mexico and Chile each won a seat for the period 2018-2020 on the UN Human Rights Council. The three Latin American nations already had garnered the endorsement of the region and came unopposed to the elections held at the UN General Assembly.

Therefore, they only needed the support of a majority of the Member States to be elected and received it with great ease.

Peru received the most support with 180 votes among the 193 countries that are part of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Mexico, meanwhile, received 179 votes while Chile received 175. (more…)

Incan Ruins Discovered in Peruvian Jungle

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Cattle ranchers have discovered what looks to be the ruins of a pre-Hispanic citadel, possibly Inca, in the thicket of the Peruvian jungle in the southern region of Cusco, announced the Provincial Municipality of La Convención. The ruins consist of platforms, streets, passageways, walls and dwellings that cover an area of about two hectares, although the vegetation may hide more buildings.

The citadel is located in an area belonging to the Lacco Yavero valley and the National Sanctuary of Megantoni, a five day walk from an area known as Sacramento. (more…)

Peruvian Cocoa Exports Hit US$2 million

Wednesday October 11, 2017

With more than 3,000 acres available for cocoa planting in the Piura region, many experts are forecasting great potential for Peru in terms of their ability to produce the highly sought-after plant.

Peruvian chocolate has been rising up the ranks in terms of popularity around the world which would help the Piura region in terms of maximizing its cocoa production. According to reports, the region currently averages 700 kilos per hectare but this figure is expected to rise to 1,500 kilos with the newfound popularity.

Eduardo Espinoza Tamariz of the Regional Technical Table of Cocoa (more…)

Peru Increases Presence at International Craft Trade Fair

Wednesday October 11, 2017

The Messe Frankfurt in Germany, the largest trade fair in the world, is the most important annual meeting for the more than 50 thousand exhibitors from the craft market from all over the world, including Peru.

20% and 25% of Peru´s total annual exports of crafts, which include fine Ayacucho embroideries, colorful Cusco blankets and Peruvian baby alpaca sweaters, have been generated from trade agreements brought about through the Messe Frankfurt. The main buyers of Peruvian crafts come from New Zealand, England and the United States. (more…)

Museo Larco Peru Considered one of Top 25 Museums in World

Wednesday October 11, 2017

TripAdvisor, a very popular website offering all types of different advice to people traveling the world, published its list of the 25 best museums in the world over the past year with this year´s list featuring the Larco Museum in Lima, Peru. According to the site, 96% of visitors rated the museum as “excellent” or “very good”.

Officially ranked 22nd on the list, the distinction marks the first time that a Peruvian museum has been part of the prestigious list. While Machu Picchu always has made TripAdvisor´s list of the top ten tourist attractions around the world (more…)

Tourists Encouraged to Help Discover Rare Species

Wednesday October 04, 2017

With so many species of insects yet to be discovered, approximately 10 to 20 million by some estimates by researchers, tourists are now being encouraged to take part in expeditions to discover these species.

Refugio Amazonas, or Rainforest Expeditions in English, is a 32-bedroom lodge located just outside of the Tambopata National Reserve not too far from Puerto Maldonado in Peru. No scientific background or credentials are necessary to be part of the expeditions and one can join at any stage of the research project. (more…)

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