Tacna is a Favored Peruvian Destination of Chilean Tourists

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Tacna is a Favored Peruvian Destination of Chilean Tourists

Tacna, a Peruvian city that represents the country’s patriotism, is a favored destination of Chileans, according to the Spanish BBC website.

The city of Tacna in Southern Peru depends on the tourism sector and is mainly visited by tourists from Chile. Tourists are attracted because of Tacna’s health services, shopping, and food. Compared to the number of visitors ten years ago, the number of Chileans coming to Peru has doubled.
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Peru: Tourism Vision Towards 2035

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Peru: Tourism Vision Towards 2035

According to the president of Peru’s National Tourism Chamber, Fredy Gamarra, tourist numbers will increase from four million tourists per year to eleven million by 2035. The new airport in Chinchero (Cusco), whose construction probably will be completed until 2035, should contribute to this.

Thanks to this airport tourists will be able to travel directly to the southern parts of the country without flying to Lima first. Peru is mainly visited by backpackers that come from countries all over the world. This year, the Dakar Rally and the visit of Pope Francis (more…)

Origin of the name of Lima according to BBC

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Origin of the name of Lima according to BBC

The British BBC published a report that deals with the origin of names of Latin American capitals.

The majority of capitals in Latin America even existed before they declared their independence, cities full of stories and events that happened over the years.

Due to the Spanish conquest, capitals were named after saints of the Catholic Church. Other names were derived from the original villages. But the origin is not always clear and sometimes there are different theories about the origin of a name. (more…)

Adventure Travel Magazine: Less crowded Peruvian sites

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Adventure Travel Magazine: Less crowded Peruvian sites

The Adventure Travel Magazine has released an article named “8 Ways to Avoid the Crowds and Discover the Real Peru”. It is about tourist destinations and sites in Peru that are less visited by tourist. Therefore you won’t find tips about the famous Inca Citadel Machu Picchu here. The article focuses fully on twelve less-visited national parks, eleven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and more than 6,000 miles of highways.

In the following, this article presents seven destinations in Peru that are recommended by the Adventure Travel Magazine. (more…)

Sacred Valley visited by Thousands of Tourists every year

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Sacred Valley visited by Thousands of Tourists every year

The beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas of the Incas, located in the Cusco region, attracts more and more travelers and tourists every year. The Sacred Valley is located nearby Cusco, at about an hour bus drive from the imperial city of the Incas.

In total, the small villages between Pisac and Ollantaytambo provide 350 archaeological sites that are visited by thousands of national and international tourists every year. Spending some time in the Sacred Valley (more…)

Cajamarca: Celebrations in the Capital of Carnival

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Cajamarca: Celebrations in the Capital of Carnival

On the 10th of February, Cajamarca, the capital of Carnival, initiated its celebrations with the Ño Carnavalón (“Rey Momo”), a puppet with a big head that represents “the farewell to the bad vibes.” While carrying the puppet through the city, assistants of the festival were thrown with water buckets, inks, and talc.

After four days of carnival, Cajamarca ended last Tuesday its celebrations with a five-hour parade showing various delegations. Each of them was wearing traditional costumes. (more…)

Puno: Capital of Peruvian Folklore

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Puno: Capital of Peruvian Folklore

Last weekend, Puno celebrated the last days of the Candelaria Festival. Puno, also called the Capital of Peruvian Folklore, host this big event with over 350 different dances. The dances as well as music and art of this region show the combination of Peruvian traditions and influences from abroad.

Oe of the most well-known typical dances is „La Diablada“. La Diablada is a symbolic Peruvian dance, representing the Andean-Christian syncretism and the battle between good and evil.
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Top 10 must-visit countries 2018: Peru 3rd position

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Top 10 must-visit countries 2018: Peru 3rd position

The Travel Magazine Wanderlust awarded Peru as one of the 10 countries worldwide travelers MUST visit. Peru now occupies the third position in this ranking after Canada and New Zealand.

Two Peruvian destinations have been awarded in 2017. National Geographic awarded the archaeological site of Kuelap. The BBC also went to Kuelap to get footage for their documentaries about the Peruvian Amazonas.

Apart from Kuelap, the Choquequirao Archeological Park (more…)

LATAM Peru will lower prices domestic flights

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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LATAM Peru will lower prices domestic flights

Since the new low-cost airlines offer cheap plane tickets, LATAM Airlines Peru will lower its costs of domestic flights to be able to compete with them by providing cheaper tickets.

Nowadays, many passengers do not buy a return ticket anymore. Therefore, LATAM has started a price initiative for passengers with one-way tickets. Price reductions will be offered for domestic flights to Lima, Cusco, Arequipa, Puerto Maldonado, Juliaca, Piura, Tumbes, Talara, Iquitos, Pucallpa, Tarapoto, Jaén, and Jauja. (more…)

Peru: biggest gold producer Latin America

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Peru: biggest gold producer Latin America

Having produced 151 tons of gold in 2017, Peru is the sixth biggest producer worldwide. At the same time, Peru produces the largest amount of gold in Latin America.

In 2017, half of the overall gold production of the country was produced in the regions of La Libertad (43 tons) and Cajamarca (33 tons). Arequipa produced 20 tons of gold and Ayacucho 12 tons. Considering the numbers of 2016 and 2017, Peru produced in total 304 tons of gold during these years.

However, Peru is also the second biggest silver-producing country (more…)

Peru names Wapululos de Lampa Carnival a National Cultural Heritage

Wednesday February 07, 2018
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Peru names Wapululos de Lampa Carnival a National Cultural Heritage

The Executive Power of Peru named the Wapululos de Lampa Carnival a National Cultural Heritage. This Carnival is celebrated every year in the province of Lampa in the Puno region, where the local population honors the renewal of life as well as the richness of crops and livestock.

The Lampa Carnival comprises two different celebrations. The Huchuy Carnival, also called Small Carnival, which is celebrated in January and the Hatun Carnival, the Big Carnival that takes place for one week (more…)

6,000 tourists expected on Pisco Sour Celebrations

Thursday February 01, 2018
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6,000 tourists expected on Pisco Sour Celebrations

On the 3rd of February Peru will celebrate National Pisco Sour Day. This celebration aims at supporting the origins of the Pisco Sour. The El Cóndor hotel in Paracas will be the venue for the Pisco Sour Day. The CAPATUR, the Tourism and Foreign Affairs Chamber of Paracas, forecasts that around 6,000 tourists will participate in the festivity.

The celebration of Peru’s national beverage contains different activities. On the 2nd of February, the Queen of Pisco Sour will be elected, is in charge of the celebrations. (more…)

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