Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Juli, a town in the Puno-region situated in the southeast of Peru, is also better known as the Rome of the Americas because of its beautiful architecture and temples in colonial style, similar to the ones in Rome. The town is back on its track to recover its splendour. Juli wants to become a centre for tourists who love culture.

Juli – also called “the Jewel of Puno” – was founded in Colonial times by the Dominicans. The main goal of those Dominicans was to build religious temples. In these temples, they wanted to prepare missions for evangelism across South America. (more…)

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Most sustainable city of Peru and Latin America: Machu Picchu

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Machu Picchu Town is now the most sustainable city in Latin America and Peru. This has been achieved, thanks to the good management of the organic and inorganic waste in the district.

On Friday, the 5th of April, they opened in the Machu Picchu Town an organic waste recovery factory; the perfect proof that the town is now a sustainable city. (more…)

Cusco in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations 2019

Wednesday April 03, 2019
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The Southern-Andean city of Cusco is ranked #23 according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. Cusco is also the only South American city on the list among world’s top 25 destinations in 2019.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel and restaurant website. It has an interactive travel forum and shows reviews of other travellers about hotels, restaurants and other travel-related topics.

TripAdvisor about Cusco: “Incan majesty, and Andean baroque exist side-by-side in Cusco’s stone streets, epitomised by the Qoriacancha palace and the church of Santo Domingo flanking the Plaza de Armas. (more…)

Machu Picchu and Incas used in new ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Must of us know Dora The Explorer from Nickelodeon. Now, Dora has embarked to a new adventure! Dora The Explorer will have a movie inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. The film will be based on the Inca culture and will be released in August 2019 in the United States. This has been announced the Peruvian Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru).

A NorthAmerican actress with Peruvian roots will play Dora: Isabela Moner. (more…)

Paracas: Biggest cruise in history

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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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
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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
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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…)

Peru’s Ceviche applying for UNESCO Status

Monday March 04, 2019
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Peru is in the process of applying their famous dish ceviche to be a part of the UNESCO world cultural status, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. This list composes of cultural cuisine from all over the world. Cuisine must represent the culture and have rich significance to the nation that it originates. After years of attempts, Peru’s best shot may be now.

Ceviche is a seafood dish that some experts argue originated in Moche, along the coastline of northern Peru. Ceviche has existed since the time of the Incas. (more…)

Increase Tourism in Paracas

Friday February 22, 2019
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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…)

Wheelchairs in Machu Picchu

Thursday February 14, 2019
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Making Machu Picchu accessible to handicapped persons: that is the lastest achviement of the company “Wheel the World”! Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Customers can tour cities, take cooking classes, and even go zip lining. Their next ground to conquer: the old Inca citadel Machu Picchu, in Peru.

Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. Founders Alvaro Silberstein and Camilio Navarro (more…)

New exit route out of Machu Picchu

Tuesday September 06, 2016
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Peru´s World Heritage site Machu Picchu receives a new exit. The newly established path leading tourists out of the archaeological zone allows better access as well as safer conditions for visitors, says the Department of Culture in Cusco.

The old entry road was not stable enough, comments Fernando Astete Victoria, head of the Archaeological Park Machu Picchu, and caused crowding of tourists at the main entrance.

The new road has been built above the retaining wall on the hill (more…)

54% of the tourist that arrive to Peru come from the Asia-Pacific region

Wednesday June 01, 2016
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Peru’s foreign trade and tourism manager stated that 54% of all the foreign tourist who visit Peru come from member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Because of this high percentage of visitors coming from APEC countries, the economies of the member countries are relevant to the tourism sector in Peru. The arrival of international tourists is a main market for tourism sector.

3,500,000 foreign tourists visited Peru in 2015, 1,890,000 of these tourists came from APEC member countries. (more…)

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