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New access routes to Peru’s Machu Picchu in 2020

Wednesday January 29, 2020

New access routes to Machu Picchu available from 2020

In 2020, the work to make Peru’s most renowned destination, Machu Picchu more reachable will begin by constructing new routes. Peru hopes that it will support the development of new tourist attractions as well.

The main path will cross the Amazon passing over the Intihuatana community in San Miguel, Inkarakay, Mandor and Puente Ruinas leading up to the Machu Picchu Town or Aguas Calientes.


Nazca Lines suffering from climate changes

Thursday October 03, 2019

CNN in español recently published an article on the Nazca lines in Peru, showcasing their enigmatic ways and zoomorphic figures. The sumptuous archaeological site is located on Panamericana Sur Highway, approximately 400 kilometers south of Lima, the Peruvian capital. CNN offered suggestions for visitors, a brief history of the lines, as well as outlining the major theories of the Nazca line purpose. One example, the Lady of Nazca, portrayed the lines as enormous solar and lunar calendars.

The Nazca Lines are mysterious symbols (more…)

Rainbow Mountain now 2nd most visited destination in Peru

Friday December 14, 2018

Rainbow Mountain now 2nd most visited destination in Peru

The Rainbow Mountains, or Montaña Winikunka as the land sight is officially called, is now the second most visited tourist attraction in the old Inca Country of Peru. The natural phenomenon, which can be found between the Quispicanchi and Canchis provinces in the region of Cusco is only beaten by the famous Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

This information has been affirmed by the governor of Cusco, Edwin Licona, right after he returned from Lima. Licona was in Lima to meet the Peruvian President (more…)

Peruvian Researchers Discover Century-Old Cemetery

Friday December 14, 2018

Peruvian Researchers Discover Century-Old Cemetery

There has been a new archeological discovery in the northern Peruvian region of Chiclayo. An antique cemetery has been found at the archaeological site of El Chorro. The special thing about this sighting is that it includes a feasting area used to celebrate death. This has been announced by Edgar Bracamonte, the responsible person for this archaeological project.

The cemetery consists of at least 32 tombs. However, it is notable that these tombs belong to two different civilizations (more…)

Peru Continues to Promote Northern Amazonas

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Peru Continues to Promote Northern Amazonas

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry of Peru (Mincetur) is planning to promote tourism activity in the Amazon Region in Northern Peru. This has been announced by the Minister of Tourism Liz Chirinos.

The Minister states that she will aid and coordinate the regional- and local governments of the region in order to improve the promotion of the tourist attraction. The northern Amazonas region has a lot to offer, but many things need to be done to create good facilities for tourists. (more…)

Third stairway discovered at Archaeological site Chan Chan

Monday March 19, 2018

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…)

Sacred Valley visited by Thousands of Tourists every year

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Sacred Valley visited by Thousands of Tourists every year

The beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas of the Incas, located in the Cusco region, attracts more and more travelers and tourists every year. The Sacred Valley is located nearby Cusco, at about an hour bus drive from the imperial city of the Incas.

In total, the small villages between Pisac and Ollantaytambo provide 350 archaeological sites that are visited by thousands of national and international tourists every year. Spending some time in the Sacred Valley (more…)

Top 10 must-visit countries 2018: Peru 3rd position

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Top 10 must-visit countries 2018: Peru 3rd position

The Travel Magazine Wanderlust awarded Peru as one of the 10 countries worldwide travelers MUST visit. Peru now occupies the third position in this ranking after Canada and New Zealand.

Two Peruvian destinations have been awarded in 2017. National Geographic awarded the archaeological site of Kuelap. The BBC also went to Kuelap to get footage for their documentaries about the Peruvian Amazonas.

Apart from Kuelap, the Choquequirao Archeological Park (more…)

Kuelap Fortress named among the top “Places to go in 2018”

Tuesday January 23, 2018

Kuelap Fortress named among the top “Places to go in 2018”

Kuelap, the ancient ruin of a fortress built by the Chachapoya culture in Northern Peru has been named among the “52 Places to go in 2018” by the New York Times.

Located near the city of Chachapoyas in the Northern rainforest of Peru, the cultural attraction has gained more and more international attention over the past years.

In the recently published travel list by the newspaper New York Times, the “fortress in the clouds” reached position 29 among other fascinating sites like the Caño Cristales river in Colombia (more…)

Oldest Mural in America in Northern Peru to be Restored

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Oldest Mural in America in Northern Peru to be Restored

The oldest mural in America, at about 4,000 years old, was damaged three weeks ago on Sunday, November 12 by a fire, but authorities say about 85% of it can be repaired back to its original state.

The specialists, in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture of Peru, have covered the paint to protect it from further damage after discovering that the mural did not completely lose its color thanks to the conservation work that had been done before the fire. (more…)

Kuelap: One of 10 Coolest Places to Visit

Thursday November 09, 2017

Kuelap: One of 10 Coolest Places to Visit

Kuélap, one of the most important attractions in Peru and in the Amazon, was listed as one of the 10 coolest places to visit next year according to the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

Not that we needed it, but there is now one more reason to explore the charms of the Amazon region. Belonging to the pre-Inca culture of Chachapoyas, Kuélap is the only South American attraction that made the ranking as it came in 3rd in the “coolest” destinations you should travel to next year. (more…)

New Archaeological Finds Made at Machu Picchu

Tuesday August 29, 2017

During the maintenance and exploration work carried out by specialists from the Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco, a number of archaeological pieces were discovered on Torrepata Hill, located inside the National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu.

According to the archaeologist Francisco Huarcaya, funerary artifacts, cave paintings, rocky shelters, and other evidences were found that correspond to the Inca period.

A rock shelter that was 8 meters wide by 12 meters long was discovered in the middle part of Torrepata Hill. (more…)

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