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First religious tour in Cusco!

Thursday June 06, 2019
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The Imperial City of Cusco organised the first religious tourism tour, during the last two weeks of May, with more than 3000 tourists and locals participating. The tour included a visit to the amazing Cathedral Basilica and the City Hall Convention Center and furthermore certain academic and cultural events.

This special tour took place during the last two weeks in May because it is the Museum Month in Cusco. Tourists, Peruvian families and even local families wanted to learn more (more…)

Tourists can no longer enter salt mines Cusco

Thursday June 06, 2019
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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…)

More details about first Peruvian empire thanks to Wari ceramics

Monday May 20, 2019
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The archaeological complex of Wari, located in Ayacucho, consists of a set of ceramic pieces. The complex is situated 25km northeast of Andean Ayacucho City. The set reveals important information about the first imperial state of Peru, the Wari civilization. This start was the basis of the development of the Inca Empire. Furthermore, the site is believed to be the capital of the complex. (more…)

Climbing world’s largest tropical ice cap in Cusco

Monday May 20, 2019
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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…)

Soon direct flights Sao Paulo Lima with GOL

Monday May 20, 2019
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On December 12, the Brazilian airline, GOL Líneas Aéreas Inteligentes, will expand their international destinations. They will start flying the international route from Sao Paulo to the Peruvian capital, Lima. This route is going to be the fifteenth international destination outside Brazil.

The flight from Sao Paulo to Lima takes approximately 5 hours 20 minutes. Travelers can now leave at 20:55 in Sao Paulo and arrive in Lima at 0:15. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. (more…)

New Guinness Record Peruvian Pisco

Monday May 20, 2019
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Pisco, the national drink of Peru, took part in the Guinness Book of Records on Sunday 28 of April for the largest pisco tasting in the world. 899 participants tasted three types of the famous pisco in one single sip: Quebrante, Torontel and Italia.

Pisco is a brand, made by distilling fermented grape juice into a high-proof spirit. The event was named “Biggest pisco tasting in the world” and was held in the San Luis Gonzaga educational institution, in the small town of Ica, located on the Peruvian coast, south of Lima. (more…)

Gold Medal for Peruvian Vodka Made of Native Potatoes

Friday May 03, 2019
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14 Inkas, a vodka brand from Peru, won a gold medal in London during the international competition of The Vodka Masters 2018 for the best micro-distillery.

The winning vodka 14 Inkas is made with native potatoes from Peru and is the first one in the world made with potatoes. The British magazine The Spirit Business promotes the international competition of The Vodka Masters 2018. Furthermore, the business also received a gold medal at the Wines and Spirits World Contest in New York, USA. (more…)

Two new passages for Machu Picchu visitors

Friday May 03, 2019
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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 has a replica of the popular Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Monday April 29, 2019
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Peru has a cathedral similar to the Notre Dame Cathedral located in France. Last week the Cathedral was big news all over the world because of the terrible fire that ruined a big piece of the beautiful cathedral and caused material damages to the Catholic Church, its art and history. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, promised that they will rebuild the cathedral in 5 years. Furthermore, he said that they will make her more beautiful than before. (more…)

Machu Picchu in “Earth” , video clip for International Earth Day

Monday April 29, 2019
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Lil Dicky, a rapper and comedian, is one of the people committed to changing the habits of people in the future, ffto save the environment.

The artist succeeded in reuniting some of the most popular artists in the world such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, etc. Together they recorded a song in theme for saving the environment. In the video clip of the new song are appearing a lot of tourist destination from all over the world. (more…)

Peru wants 18 Sites on The UNESCO World Heritage List

Monday April 29, 2019
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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
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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…)

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