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Over 100.000 French Tourists Expected In Peru This Year

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Over 100.000 French Tourists Expected In Peru This Year

Say ‘Bonjour’ To The French!

According to Peru’s Trade Office in Paris over 100.000 French tourists from will visit Peru this year. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, or Mincetur in short. This would be the first time that the amount of French arrivals would pass the 100.000 milestone, as last year Peru received just a little less, with approximately 96.000 travelers from France finding their way to Peru.

However, Aldo Parodi states this milestone was expected. (more…)

Cable Car to Machu Picchu would increase numbers of tourists

Monday September 24, 2018

Cable Car to Machu Picchu would increase numbers of tourists

The plans to build a cable car to the old Inca Capital Machu Picchu would have positive effects on the number of domestic visitors to this wonder of the world. This would be beneficial for the historic consciousness of many Peruvians. Also, a new cable car system would boost the economy in the region around Machu Picchu.

The reason for this is that a cable car would lower the transportation cost to the old Inca capital. Therefore, more people will be able to visit the Inca sanctuary according to Ricardo Acosta (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…)

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…)

Cable car in Kuélap inaugurationed this January

Thursday December 22, 2016

The cable car in Kuélap will be finished in January, is reported by Mincetur (Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism in Peru). The fortress of Kuelap or Cuélap (located in Chachapoyas), is a walled city associated with the Chachapoyas culture, built in 6th century AD.

The monumental ruins of Kuelap are situated at 3000 metres above sea level. During the first trial period, the locals will not pay a cent if they want to use the cable care system.

Eduardo Ferreyros, the head of Mincetur announced that the trial period will last for around 10 days (more…)

Hidden Gems in Peru: Tourist Numbers for less visited Sites are rising

Thursday December 15, 2016

How long will Machu Picchu still be the most visited touristic site in Peru?

The ancient citadel is probably hard to push from its throne, but still, other, less visited sites in Peru are becoming more and more popular among both national and international tourists.

Particularly the Kuelap Archaeological Complex in the Amazonas might be a strong candidate for the second spot on the list of most visited touristic sights in Peru. Additionally, infrastructural works such as the Chachapoyas Airport runway expansion will even further facilitate the arrival of visitors. (more…)

Kuelap: Peru´s up and coming tourist attraction

Thursday September 22, 2016

Kuelap, a pre-Incan archaeological site that is located in the northeastern area of the Peruvian Andes, is said to be an up and coming tourist attraction in Peru.

In fact, some say that it will become one of the major sites that brings tourists to Peru. Located in the Province of Luya, the fortress is a product of the Chachapoyas civilization.

The Chachapoyas civilization prospered between 900 and 1400 AD, and they were conquered by the Incas just before the Spanish arrived to Peru. Their structure now known as Kuelap was the political center of their people. (more…)

Cable car to Kuelap archaeological site

Friday October 24, 2014

Peru’s government has decided to build a cable car system to reach the Kuelap archaeological site. Kuelap is located in the cloud forest of the northern Amazonas region.

The cable car should make it easier for tourists to visit Kuelap on the top of a mountain. The archaeological site was declared cultural heritage in 2003 but this has not caused tourists to visit the place en masse. Most tourists go directly to the south of Peru to visit Machu Picchu.

The project is expected to cost $17.9 million, and will be ready to run for tourists in 2016. (more…)

The UK Telegraph just included Machu Picchu in their recent “World’s Best Ruins”

Friday March 07, 2014

Though the list is not a formal ranking, the inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru does appear first.

“Machu Picchu is so well-known and so certain to fill travellers with high expectations that you might think it’s doomed to disappoint. No other South American archaeological site comes close when it comes to visitor numbers and broad appeal,” writes telegraph writer Chris Moss. “But with a bit of careful planning and the right approach, you will find the site as enchanting and engaging as any on the planet,” the travel writer continues.

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