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Puno expects 60,000 tourists during Candelaria festivity

Thursday January 30, 2020

The region of Puno is prepared to celebrate the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. It is one of the most fascinating celebrations in Peru.

The leading day of the Candelaria Festival is the 2nd of February, but the activities continue until the middle of the month.

In the meanwhile, the festival will feature a lot of dancers and musicians in fancy clothes.

The Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism believes that Puno will receive more than 60.000 visitors who will participate in the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity. (more…)

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…)

Interesting places to visit in Peru

Friday October 05, 2018

Interesting places to visit in Peru

Stunning natural scenes, intriguing culture, delicious gastronomy and friendly people, Peru has it all. It is not for nothing that Peru is booming in terms of tourism. The variety of the country is pulling more and more people to the old Inca country. There are dry deserts, green forests, amazing beaches and high mountains to be found here.

Here’s a short list of the most important tourist attractions in Peru that you cannot miss during your trip in this wonderful country.

Women´s Co-op Works with Denver Zoo on Lake Titicaca Conservation

Monday May 08, 2017

A local women´s co-op is working with the US-based Denver Zoo on conservation efforts on Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca faces many environmental threats due to its contamination from litter, local pollution, as well as pollution from nearby mines, threatening the habitat of many native species.

One species in particular caught the attention of the Denver Zoo: the Lake Titicaca Frog. The disappearance of this species as a result of habitat loss and poaching, spurred Denver Zoo´s initial conservation efforts.

The First Luxury Sleeper Train in South America

Friday March 03, 2017

Following the Belmond Hiram Bingham Luxury Train, the high-end hotel and leisure company Belmond Ltd. will soon launch its second luxury train: the Belmond Andean Explorer.

This year, starting on May 4th, the Belmond Andean Explorer will take its guests on an unforgettable travel adventure in Peru. The guests will be enjoying the most beautiful views of Lake Titicaca, in Souther Peru, and the Colca Canyon, on their way from Cusco to Puno, and from there to Arequipa. It is also possible to start the journey in Arequipa, to Puno and then to Cusco. (more…)

Earthquake in Puno

Tuesday December 06, 2016

An earthquake has hit the city of Puno and Lake Titicaca with a magnitude of 6. Eight repetitions with a bit lower magnitude, between 3.8 and 4.3 on the Richter scale, hit the region again on Saturday.

At 1:09 pm, 60 kilometres east of Lampa, another earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit Peru last Saturday.

In addition, a girl of five years died in a collapsed house in the damaged areas of Vila Vila, Ocuviri and Santa Lucia.

The geophysical institute of Peru (IGP) confirmed the magnitudes (more…)

Puno Celebrates its 348th Anniversary

Tuesday November 08, 2016

Puno, a city in the south of Peru, recently celebrated its 348th Anniversary with many typical rituals and festivities.

The main event was a reenactment of the Legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, an Incan couple that helped to found the Inca Empire and were the first rulers of the civilization.

The reenactment began with the couple on Uros, the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, along with some locals and enthusiastic tourists.

The participants, all dressed in typical Incan costumes, journeyed from the islands to Puno´s port on 60 rafts. (more…)

Umayo Lagoon is perfect for Nature Lovers Photographers and Tourists

Tuesday December 29, 2015

The city of Puno is situated on the shores of the famous Lake Titicaca, but just 35 kilometers from the center of the city, is located the beautiful and far less famous Umayo Lagoon. Located opposite of the archaeological complex of Sillustani this lake is surrounded by swamps and seasonally flooded grasslands.

In addition to discovering the intriguing landscape, travelers may also encounter the flora and fauna of the Atuncolla district. Here, where the lagoon is located, animals like vicunas, vizcachas, geese, mallards, tiquechos, among others, are easily spotted in those parts. (more…)

Totora from Lake Titicaca to be Marketed in Holland

Wednesday November 25, 2015

The head of the Titicaca National Reserve(RNT), Víctor Apaza, announced that next month Peru will begin exporting totora, a subspecies of the giant bulrush sedge, to the Netherlands, after the signing of the first contract of resource management. The agreement was signed by the national service of protected natural Areas by the State (Sernanp) of Peru and the inhabitants of Uros Chulluni, a set of floating islands in Lake Titicaca.

At the beginning of this year 1,800 moorings of totora, were sent to be tested, then to Holland (more…)

Peru, the adventurous honeymoon destination

Tuesday August 04, 2015

The New York Times promoted Peru as an adventurous honeymoon destination in an article published in their Travel Diary Section. In the article Julie Baumgardner recaps the 10 day honeymoon spent in Peru by a couple from the US after getting married in May.

According to the article the newlyweds tried alpaca meat, visited markets, hiked to Machu Picchu and floated on Lake Titicaca along with many other must do activities in Perú. They commented that they were looking for a contrast from their fast-paced lifestyles in the United States. (more…)

More than 50 Rangers to defend Lake Titicaca

Thursday July 09, 2015

As is well-known Lake Titicaca in the province of Puno, in Peru, faces many challenges. Threats to the environment such as the invasion of foreign species, pollution and a destructive tourists industry are all high. However local authorities are taking steps to help preserve the historic and beautiful landscape of the zone.

The Lake Titicaca National Reserve in Puno has sworn in over 50 volunteer community park rangers in a ceremony organized by Peru’s National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp). The rangers dedicated to the protection of the area (more…)

Facebook available in native Aymara language

Monday May 19, 2014

Native speakers of the indian language Aymara of Peru and Bolivia  will soon be able to use the social networking site Facebook in their own language, in Aymara.

According to Peruvian daily La Republica, an online community based in Bolivia, called Jaqi-Aru, has been working for more than 2 years now to translate over 24,000 words on Facebook into Aymara.

The translation is now  about 60% complete and it seems that Facebook programmers have confirmed they need 90% of the words to be translated  for  the Amayra language to be officially named as a language option on Facebook. (more…)

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