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Tuesday June 18, 2019

Wheel the World is taking over the world—in the best way possible. The Chilean company Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Their next ground to conquer: Machu Picchu in Peru.

Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. They offer a six-day tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu. (more…)

Latest Travel News

Tourists can no longer enter salt mines Cusco

Thursday June 06, 2019

From Saturday, June 15, 2019, on, it will be prohibited to enter the salt mines of Maras (Cusco) for all domestic and foreign tourists. The salt mines of Maras are situated in the province of Urubamba, in Cusco, at an hour and a half by bus from Cusco. The beautiful site is part of the tourist circuit for visitors of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and has become increasingly popular during the last five years. (more…)

Climbing world’s largest tropical ice cap in Cusco

Monday May 20, 2019

A Peruvian-French Expedition made its way to the largest tropical ice cap of the world, located in Peru. The ice cap covers 44 square kilometres and is called Quelccaya; it can be found in the southwest of the Vilcanota mountain range in the Cusco region. The reason for the expedition to the ice cap is to search for evidence of life in the glacier.

The team consist of the French photojournalist, writer and mountaineer Stephane Vallin who is the leader of the team, Mathias Virili who is also a journalist, and Emanuel Rocha and Dominique Riva (more…)

Two new passages for Machu Picchu visitors

Friday May 03, 2019

Machu Picchu District Municipality announced that soon tourists who want to visit the Inca Citadel will be able to choose between two new travel passages. These new additional corridors that will reach Machu Picchu will go through Choquellusca and Piscacucho communities or the Amazon.

The two new corridors will be created because Peru wants to improve the experience of more (more…)

Peru wants 18 Sites on The UNESCO World Heritage List

Monday April 29, 2019

The Ministry of Culture and the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (Sernanp) delivered great work together. Thanks to them, 18 Peruvian sites will be submitted by The Peruvian State for the inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List. They will submit different type of sites: cultural, natural or mixed.

When a site is on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, it is recognized internationally. This is very important and valuable for the world and its future generations. (more…)

The hot spot of Cusco: Rainbow Mountain

Monday April 29, 2019

Rainbow Mountain or Seven Color Mountain, Winikunka in Quechua, is one of the popular places to visit when you are in Cusco. The famous tourist attraction wants to attract more than 1 500 national and international visitors a day during the high season. Cusco’s Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) confirmed that this season would start in the upcoming weeks when the rainy season is over.

Since the end of last year, tour operators have been advised not to sell or operate this tour because they want to prevent unlucky events triggered by rain or snowfall. (more…)

Paracas: Biggest cruise in history

Wednesday March 20, 2019

The Peruvian peninsula of Paracas, welcomed ¨The Royal Princess¨ last Monday at San Martin Port. This cruise ship is the biggest in the metropolis’ history. This cruise ship can carry 3,900 passengers and is 330 m in length.

The arrival of the Royal Princess will have a big impact on the local tourism industry, according to the Terminal Portuario Paracas (Paracas Port Terminal – TPP). (more…)

Improved security in Machu Picchu and Inca Trail

Tuesday March 12, 2019

The local government in Cusco wants to improve the security in Machu Picchu and during the Inca Trail and will invest in security cameras. Thanks to an agreement between The Ministries of Culture and Environment, Service of Natural Protected Areas, Machu Picchu Municipality and Peru’s National Police it is possible to do this.

The first step in improving security is the installation of cameras along the Inca Trail. Several cameras will be places on critical places, and at the starting point and the end of the trail. (more…)

Trekking in Lima is possible too!

Tuesday March 12, 2019

While most Peruvian agencies sell mainly treks in the Cusco and the Huaraz area, Lima is the perfect destination for outdoor activities. When arriving in Lima, your first impression might be that Lima is a coastal city. But Lima and its neighbourhood have many hidden secrets.

The city centre of Lima has plenty of things to offer, but only some kilometres from the city’s centre you can find a lot of amazing nature with breathtaking views that many tourists miss. Those places are the perfect getaway for trekking and escaping into nature. (more…)

Increase Tourism in Paracas

Friday February 22, 2019

Paracas, the beautiful beach town of Peru, is expected to increase in tourism this year. And with good reason. Paracas hosts over seven stunning beaches, extensive biodiversity, diverse ecological systems, and historical sites.

One of the most popular destinations in Paracas is the Paracas Natural Reserve. This reserves popularity can be attributed to its rich biodiversity. (more…)

Avoid the Cusco – Santa Teresa Route for travelling to Machu Picchu

Monday February 04, 2019

Avoid the Cusco – Santa Teresa Route for travelling to Machu Picchu

The Management of Exterior Commercial and Tourism (Dircetur) put out a notice that tourists should not use the Cusco Santa Maria route by bus to get to Machu Picchu during the present rainy season. The recent accidents and situations have put the lives of those visiting Cusco in danger.

“We understand that you want to get to Machu Picchu and one of the options is through the Cusco – Santa Maria – Santa Teresa; however, in the rainy season (December – March) this route is not safe. (more…)

Peru nominated for Travel Awards

Friday June 26, 2015

Peru has been nominated by the World Travel Award 2015 for seven categories: Best Adventure Tourism Destination, Best Culinary Destination, Best Green Destination, Best Cultural Destination, and Best Beach Destination, among others in the past Peru has won awards before such as best Culinary Destination of South America and others.

The World Travel Awards 2015 has nominated Peru for 7 awards within the South America category for this year’s event. Peru’s official tourist tourism board has made a post on social media: Get to know the nominations and support with your vote”. (more…)

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