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National Geographic: Machu Picchu one of most important archaeological sites

Thursday February 20, 2020

The worldwide renowned magazine, National Geographic Traveler has ranked Machu Picchu as one of the must-see destinations worldwide. It also highlights the mystery about the place that stays unsolved.

The enigma of the usefulness of the stone construction has carried on, and the extraordinary location of Machu Picchu contributes to the global guesses.

Academics are still trying to reveal more evidence to the mysteries hidden in the Andes. Machu Picchu seems to lie in the middle of a network of connected sites and trails. (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…)

National Geographic Names 5 Best Places to Visit in Peru

Tuesday February 14, 2017

National Geographic magazine named the 5 best places for travelers to visit in Peru in a recent issue. The article, ¨Top 5 Places to Visit in Peru¨ presents Peru as a land of adventure for every pallet.

The article lists Lima as a must-see because of its unique connection the colonial history of Peru. Other locations include the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

The final location to make the list was the Peruvian Amazon because of the variety of activities and wildlife the region offers. (more…)

National Geographic crowns Peru among top destinations for travelling

Tuesday December 06, 2016

Just recently, Peru was featured as one of National Geographic’s Top 5 destinations for travellers next year. The “must-see destination” was ranked as number 5 in the leading travel magazine from the UK.

Likewise, the city Choquequirao in the Cusco region was recently highly ranked in the Lonely Planet’s best travel regions. This is another place you should not miss when coming to Peru.

Moreover, the airline British Airways introduced a direct flight from London to Lima last year in May. (more…)

Harvard University will analyze Peru´s Lady of Cao

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Harvard University has decided to analyze the first female ruler of pre-Colombian Peru, otherwise known as Lady of Cao.

The purpose of this research is to determine if this woman was related to the other people found in the tombs, perhaps the bodies of the priests, maidens, or guards.

There were six other people found buried with the Lady of Cao, and they will also be analyzed at Harvard University.

The samples have already been taken from El Brujo site to Harvard University to undergo tests. Their findings will be available by 2017. (more…)

National Geographic does a special on Peru

Tuesday July 12, 2016

Last Friday, July 8th, the first episode of a series about Peru aired on National Geographic Latin America.

The show plans to broadcast eight episodes in total, the theme being Peru´s up and coming gastronomy and rich culture.

Just a few months ago, National Geographic reached out to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism to see if it would be possible to do a project on Peru. The head of the department, Magali Silva, was more than thrilled for Peru to have this type of publicity.

Silva discusses this new opportunity with TV Peru (more…)

Rainbow Mountain wows tourists

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Most tourists come to Cusco with the intention to visit Machu Picchu, but another lesser-known landmark will also make for a great visit: Vinicunca. This is a mountain that has the look of a rainbow with all of its different colors.

The name Vinicunca comes from Quechua and means ´´seven color mountain.´´ The mountain is located close to Cusco and makes for the perfect day trip.

The various colors that can be seen at Rainbow Mountain are naturally made. (more…)

Using llamas as therapy

Tuesday February 02, 2016

National Geographic has initiated a movement of animal therapy by bringing animals such as chickens, llamas, dogs, and fish, to a nursing home. National Geographic hoped that the animals would aid in the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley´s therapy programs.

The animal that was the highlight was the llama known as Travis. He visits the home every few weeks and doesn´t hesitate to give kisses to the patients.

Lauren Gaffney, program director of Memory Support Unit, asserts that studies show a decrease in agitation and increase in awareness (more…)

Machu Picchu to compete for National Geographic Traveler Reader Award

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Magali Silva Minister of foreign trade and tourism gave information about the inclusion of Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in the first competition of National Geographic Traveler Reader Awards, which qualifies the top destinations for travel. The decision will be in the hands of the readers of the magazine.

The ancient Inca Citadel is run in the category Overseas Attraction or Foreign Attraction; and it will have to compete with other beautiful archaeological and historical sites of nature as the Park National Grand Canyon (more…)

National Geographic suggests huge discoveries will be made in the 21st century

Monday October 12, 2015

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert looks forward to the major discoveries to be made in the 21st century, including Peruvian archaeology, the tomb of Genghis Khan, and frozen Neanderthals, among other exciting potential archaeological finds.

References are made to Hiram Bingham and the world famous Inca citadel, Machu Picchu: “When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of technology at the time (more…)

Best dishes of Peruvian cuisine according to National Geographic

Tuesday November 11, 2014

National Geographic recently published an article of the 10 best specialties of Peruvian cuisine, which is known to be one of the worlds finest.

Included are meals which mainly consist of meat, for example cuy – baked or barbecued Andean guinea pig, which is served with head and legs – or anticuchos; grilled meat, mostly beef heart, served in restaurants or as street food. Many restaurants offer alpaca and the pollo a la brasa, meaning roasted chicken marinated with a smoky and salty dressing, which is often served with French fries. (more…)

Machu Picchu is 2015’s travel destination according to National Geographic

Friday November 07, 2014

National Geographic has chosen Machu Picchu, Peru’s most famous World Heritage Site, as the travel destination for 2015. A positive advertisement with nice words, interesting information and wonderful pictures was published in the National Geographic magazine to promote the Inca ruins to its subscribers.

The promotion of Machu Picchu will also reach thousands of people through their newsletter. This newsletter includes a slideshow with 21 beautiful pictures of the natural wonder of Peru: Machu Picchu. (more…)

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