Peru: Archaeologists found 47 Tombs in Huanchaco

Wednesday March 28, 2018
700 Views

Peru: Archaeologists found 47 Tombs in Huanchaco

In Huanchaco, Trujillo, – in northern Peru – archaeologists discovered 47 tombs and more than 50 skeletons being more than 2,500 years old.

Apart from the skeletons, the archaeologists also found ceramics, fishing tools and spondylus in the graves. The findings date back to the Salinar (400 B.C. – 300 A.D.), the Viru (150 B.C. – 500 A.D.) and the Chimu (1200 A.D. – 400 A.D.) cultures.

Furthermore, the archaeologists discovered an individual tomb of an adult that had been buried with eight sculptural vessels of the Viru culture. (more…)

Peru plans Efficient Use Resources and Clean Renewable Energy

Wednesday March 28, 2018
678 Views

Peru plans Efficient Use Resources and Clean Renewable Energy

According to Peru’s Energy and Mines Minister Angela Grossheim, Peru plans an efficient use of its resources and the use of clean, renewable energy.

Therefore Grossheim and the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands inked a Cooperation Framework Agreement providing a strategy for the efficient use of resources, the use of renewable energy as well as a plan for energy investment in Peru.

During the next three years, the Energy Research Center will help to evolve a long-term plan (more…)

Six must-see Natural Protected Areas during Holy Week

Wednesday March 28, 2018
601 Views

Six must-see Natural Protected Areas during Holy Week

According to Sernanp, the State-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas, there are six natural protected areas tourists should visit when traveling in Peru. And why not combine the cultural Semana Santa or Holy Week events with a visit to one of those amazing Natural Parks in Peru?

The first must-visit place is the Mejia Lagoons National Sanctuary situated in the region of Arequipa. Travellers can observe migratory birds coming from other continents passing Peru on their way to the south. In total, there are up to 212 different bird (more…)

Peruvian Princess Marries German Prince in Lima

Monday March 19, 2018
1,446 Views

Peruvian Princess Marries German Prince in Lima

Last Friday, Alessandra de Osma and Christian of Hannover celebrated their religious wedding in the Peruvian Capital Lima.

In 2014, the Peruvian Princess and the German Prince got to know each other and celebrated their civil wedding in London on the 24th of November in 2017. On Friday, the couple married in the San Pedro Basílica in Lima.

Alessandra de Osma, also called “Sassa”, is a lawyer and an ex-model. In Europe, she is also known as the “Princess of the Andes” (more…)

Third stairway discovered at Archaeological site Chan Chan

Monday March 19, 2018
701 Views

Third stairway discovered at Archaeological site Chan Chan

Archaeologists in Peru discovered the third stairway in the southwest of Huaca Toledo which forms part of the archaeological site of Chan Chan, situated in the La Libertad region in Northern Peru.

Due to the new findings, explorers now need to review the construction system of the Chimu culture who had built the site of Chan Chan.

According to Maria Elena Cordova, head of the Chan Chan Archaeological Complex Special Project, the excavations show the changes in the construction system (more…)

500 Archaeological Pieces delivered to Peruvian Culture Ministry

Monday March 19, 2018
738 Views

500 Archaeological Pieces delivered to Peruvian Culture Ministry

The Ministry of Culture in Peru received more than 500 archaeological pieces like ceramics, textiles, stones and wood pieces that are part of Peru’s cultural heritage.

These pieces were in private ownership of collectors from Argentina, Mexico, the US and the UK. Some of the archaeological pieces were also found on the black market. The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Peru delivered the pieces early March.

Former owners of the pieces were Peruvian cultures like the Lambayeque, Sipan, Sican, Chimu (more…)

Tourism Natural Protected Areas yielded US$720 million in 2017

Wednesday March 14, 2018
657 Views

Tourism Natural Protected Areas yielded US$720 million in 2017

In 2017, the Natural Protected Areas in Peru yielded an income of around US$720 million (S/2.340 billion). Tourist services were provided by 36,000 people working in the tourism industry in these regions.

With the help of Andes Amazon Fund, the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) published a study dealing with the local economic impact of tourism in Natural Protected Areas in Peru.

Calculating the direct income of tourism in these areas, the Fund included income from tours, food, and related services (more…)

Peru introduces first Electric Bus

Tuesday March 13, 2018
945 Views

Peru introduces first Electric Bus

Elsa Galarza, Peruvian Minister of the Environment, took part in the presentation of the first electric bus that will be used for public transport in the capital Lima, Peru.

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40%, this bus will contribute to the protection of the environment in Peru – and especially in the capital Lima. Furthermore, the bus will make less noise.

Instead of an engine, the bus uses 100% recyclable batteries. In contrast to classic buses, the electric bus also spends less energy per kilometer. According to Galarza, the ministry, the private sector (more…)

Colca Valley – main attraction on UGART Tourism Business Fair

Tuesday March 13, 2018
711 Views

Colca Valley – main attraction on UGART Tourism Business Fair

The Colca Valley Autonomous Authority (Autocolca) represented the Colca Valley at the 33rd UGART Tourism Business Fair that took place in Porto Alegre the 2nd and 3rd of March showing the landscapes, customs and typical dances of the Valley by providing an information stand.

For the exhibition, Autocolca used audiovisual materials as well as flyers, souvenirs, maps and other information about the Colca Valley.

Being one of the main attractions in Arequipa (more…)

Peruvian Dunes ratified for Dakar Rally 2019

Tuesday March 06, 2018
815 Views

Peruvian Dunes ratified for Dakar Rally 2019

In 2019, the Dakar Rally will take place in Peru again. The Dakar Rally is the biggest car competition in the world.

The Amaury Sport Organisationnow ratified the first place for the Rally – the Peruvian dunes.

In January 2018, the Dakar Rally had started in Peru, in the San Borja district in Lima.

Passing five different stages in Peru, drivers had to drive past the Ica desert, Pisco, Marcona and Arequipa.

Afterwards, they continued the Rally in Bolivia and Argentina. (more…)

Peru, Second Largest Copper Producer worldwide

Tuesday March 06, 2018
606 Views

Peru, Second Largest Copper Producer worldwide

As second largest copper producer in the world, Peru obtained 12% of the global copper deposits in 2017. Apart from the huge amount of copper, Peru also owns 18% of the world’s silver reserves and is the main gold, zinc and lead producer in Latin America.

Peru is the only country that could increase its global copper production in 2017. Furthermore, Peru’s Central Reserve Bank supposes that the metallic mining sector will experience a 4.2% real growth rate in 2018. (more…)

Inca Trail Offers New 360° Machu Picchu Train From Cusco To Ollantaytambo

Tuesday March 06, 2018
1,263 Views

Inca Trail Offers New 360° Machu Picchu Train From Cusco To Ollantaytambo

Inca Rail, a Peruvian railroad company, adds a new 360° Machu Picchu Train to its assortment, running between Cusco and Ollantaytambo.

With the observatory car, bar and on-board entertainment in various languages, Inca Rail want to offer a new service for tourists that want to visit Machu Picchu. Providing panoramic views of the beautiful landscape, the train allows travelers to enjoy the nature of the Sacred Valley.

Tourists aiming at traveling through the Sacred Valley (more…)

© Travel News – Dos Manos Peru, . All Rights Reserved