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More than 200,000 Venezuelans in Peru

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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More than 200,000 Venezuelans in Peru

Over 200,000 Venezuelans are currently in Peru.

The majority of the Venezuelans who came to Peru as tourists will stay in the country for a maximum of 183 days. Besides that, more than 36,000 Venezuelans will spend one year in Peru since they got a Temporary Resident Permit (PTP) which allows them to study, work, access health services, open a bank account and pay taxes in Peru.

According to Peruvian Migration Superintendent Eduardo Sevilla, the migration of Venezuelans affects not only Peru (more…)

32 Countries Present Traditional Dishes at ‘Flavours of the World’ Festival Lima

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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32 Countries Present Traditional Dishes at ‘Flavours of the World’ Festival Lima

Last Thursday, Lima celebrated an international food festival in the Pasaje Santa Rosa which is located in the historical center of the Peruvian capital. During the ‘Flavours of the World’ festival dishes and drinks from all 32 countries participating in the FIFA World Cup in Russia were presented.

Besides German sausages, feijoada and guacamole – dishes that were prepared by Germany, Brazil and Mexico, Peru provided traditional food such as ceviche, “lomo saltado” (more…)

Peru – First South American Country with Law Climate Change

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Peru – First South American Country with Law Climate Change

On the 17th of April, Peru introduced a Law for Climate Change which was signed by the new Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra who is aware of the negative changes on the planet caused by climate change. Peru is the first South American country with a climate change law.

This new law will help to reduce the number of carbon emissions and to reduce the effects of climate change following the 17 objectives for the sustainable development of the UN. According to Esla Galarza (more…)

Sale Inti Raymi Tickets Already Started

Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Sale Inti Raymi Tickets Already Started

Since the 9th of April, you can buy tickets tickets for the most popular tourist event in Peru: Inti Raymi, the sun festival in Cusco. The Inti Raymi is celebrated every year on the 24th of June.

Being an important religious ceremony, the Inti Raymi festival attracts many tourists, but also locals. The event takes place at the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.

Emufec, the Municipal Company of Festivities, put into effect an online ticket reservation and purchase system. Tickets for the reenactment of the traditional ceremonies (more…)

More than 100 Million Soles Used To Restore Historical Center Lima

Tuesday April 17, 2018
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More than 100 Million Soles Used To Restore Historical Center Lima

The MML, the Metropolitan Municipality of the Peruvian capital Lima, will use more than 100 million Soles to protect, restore and remodel the Historic Center of Lima.

In 2018, Lima aims at recovering the facades of 20 buildings and monuments, but also of balconies by investing 4 million Soles. The restoration of the Teatro Segura, the oldest theatre in South America, and the Sala Alzedo require an investment of 60 million Soles.

Apart from that, 15 million Soles will be invested to restore the Manrique hospice (more…)

Chiclayo expects over 30,000 visitors during Expo Peru Norte 2018

Tuesday April 17, 2018
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Chiclayo expects over 30,000 visitors during Expo Peru Norte 2018

Probably over 30,000 visitors will visit the “Expo Peru Norte 2018” which will take place in Chiclayo, from the 26th to the 29th of April.

Since Lambayeque was affected by the Coastal El Niño phenomenon in 2017, the Peruvian government now aims at enhancing the reactivation of the Northern Region by presenting it as one of the top tourist destinations in Peru.

Provinces, amongst others the city of Chiclayo prepare themselves to welcome travelers (more…)

Tourist Arrivals Peru will grow between 7% and 8%

Friday April 13, 2018
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Tourist Arrivals Peru will grow between 7% and 8%

According to Carlos Canales, Chairman of the National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) in Peru, international tourist arrivals will grow between 7% and 8% this year.

Reason for that are the archaeological, gastronomic, natural and cultural attractions of Peru. Due to the political situation Peru failed to expand corporate tourism in the beginning of 2018.

After surmounting the political problems with the help of the new President Martin Vizcarra, the expectations with respect to the growing of tourist arrivals have risen. (more…)

5 Spots To Observe The Stars In Peru

Friday April 13, 2018
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5 Spots To Observe The Stars In Peru

Observing the sky and the stars has become a hobby of many people all over the world. Peru is no exception. Canal Ipe names 5 places in Peru where one can observe the stars.

The first place mentioned is Rúpac, Huaral. It is situated 8 hours from Lima at 3,580 meters above sea level. Because of its high buildings that were built in 1200 AD, Rúpac is also called the “Lima Machu Picchu”.

In Lima there is a place for campers called Marcahuasi. At 4,000 meters above sea level tourists can spend the night. (more…)

Lima Among Booking.com’s Top 10 Destinations 2018

Friday April 13, 2018
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Lima Among Booking.com’s Top 10 Destinations 2018

The capital of Peru, Lima, occupies the ninth place in a ranking by Booking.com that shows the top 10 destinations in 2018. Booking.com is an e-commerce company’s website and app that provides accommodation in 128,173 destinations in 228 countries.

Lima, also called the food capital of Latin America, is especially known for its gastronomy. According to Booking, the city is becoming more popular since 41% of the 18,509 people questioned by Booking.com are interested in destinations providing culture and history (more…)

New Nazca Lines discovered in Peruvian Desert

Friday April 13, 2018
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New Nazca Lines discovered in Peruvian Desert

Archaeologists have found new Nazca lines and geoglyphs in the Palpa province in Peru. These new monuments of the Nazca culture must date back to the area from 200 to 700 A.D. The other geoglyphs might originate from the Paracas and Topará cultures that lived between 500 B.C. and 200 A.D.

As they lay down on hillsides, lower located villages were able to see the geoglyphs from the Paracas culture. These glyphs rather picture humans than polygons, especially warriors of the culture.
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Over 20,000 tourists in Mancora during Holy Week

Wednesday April 04, 2018
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Over 20,000 tourists in Mancora during Holy Week

On the long weekend of the Holy Week more than 20,000 tourists were expected at beaches in Talara, amongst others in Mancora.

That’s why the local tourism authorities as well as the National Police met to talk about precautions for Holy Week.

In a meeting, district mayors of the region, police offers and representatives of Peruvian Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) put into action a contingency plan. This plan should guarantee the safety of visitors and the flow of traffic in the city. (more…)

First Charging Points Electric Cars in Peru

Wednesday April 04, 2018
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First Charging Points Electric Cars in Peru

Around 400 stations could be placed in Peru along the Pan-American Highway which would assure the mobility of people throughout Peru.

According to Wilson Monteiro, general manager of the automation company ABB, the installation of charging points could bring on the granting of bonds which would then possibly increase the purchase of electric cars.

Raúl García Carpio, the Peruvian vice-minister of Energy, announced on the Efficiency Technologies Fair in Lima, San Borja that by July 2018 (more…)

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