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Interesting places to visit in Peru

Friday October 05, 2018
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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.
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Rainbow Mountain : most visited tourist attraction after Machu Picchu

Monday September 17, 2018
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Rainbow Mountain : most visited tourist attraction after Machu Picchu

The famous Vinikunka or Rainbow mountain might become the most visited tourist destination of the region of Cusco, right after Machu Picchu. There are multiple reasons for the growing popularity of this tourist attraction, one being the wonderful colors on top of this so-called ‘Rainbow Mountain’. However, it is not only the colors that should be praised for this trip. The hike towards it is also breathtaking. It takes you to over 5000 meters above sea-level and offers a stunning view over the Andean mountain (more…)

Cities most visited in Peru last weekend

Tuesday July 03, 2018
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Cities most visited In Peru last weekend

According to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR), around 760 000 Peruvian people traveled for this long weekend. Lima was the most visited city in the country.

From Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 01, the festivities of San Pedro and San Pablo are celebrated in Peru. Holidays like these make people travel, which results in economic impacts, in the case, around $70 million US dollars.

Lunahuaná, in Lima, was the most visited city, followed by La Libertad. The third most visited region was Cusco (more…)

Peru to build Sustainable Tourism Rainbow Mountain

Thursday June 14, 2018
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Peru to build Sustainable Tourism Rainbow Mountain

Vilcanota Mountain, known as Rainbow Mountain, in Peru, has become one of the most popular attractions in Peru, as you can read in Lonely Planet. The main reason why it is so popular are its stunning colorful layers made out of mineral deposits.

With all its beauty, Rainbow Mountain became an important tourist destination only a couple of years ago. And, unfortunately, the area is not prepared for the amount of visitor it receives, which counts for 1000 per day. (more…)

Colca Valley – main attraction on UGART Tourism Business Fair

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Colca Valley – main attraction on UGART Tourism Business Fair

The Colca Valley Autonomous Authority (Autocolca) represented the Colca Valley at the 33rd UGART Tourism Business Fair that took place in Porto Alegre the 2nd and 3rd of March showing the landscapes, customs and typical dances of the Valley by providing an information stand.

For the exhibition, Autocolca used audiovisual materials as well as flyers, souvenirs, maps and other information about the Colca Valley.

Being one of the main attractions in Arequipa (more…)

Peru: Tourism Vision Towards 2035

Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Peru: Tourism Vision Towards 2035

According to the president of Peru’s National Tourism Chamber, Fredy Gamarra, tourist numbers will increase from four million tourists per year to eleven million by 2035. The new airport in Chinchero (Cusco), whose construction probably will be completed until 2035, should contribute to this.

Thanks to this airport tourists will be able to travel directly to the southern parts of the country without flying to Lima first. Peru is mainly visited by backpackers that come from countries all over the world. This year, the Dakar Rally and the visit of Pope Francis (more…)

Sacred Valley visited by Thousands of Tourists every year

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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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…)

Peruvian City Grows in Popularity for Business Tourist Destination

Tuesday October 11, 2016
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Peru´s city Arequipa, known as ´´the White City,´´ is quickly growing in popularity as a business tourist destination.

Specifically, Arequipa has excellent hotels, tourist attractions, and high quality service that make it a growing destination for business conferences.

The Exports and Tourism Promotin Board has declared Lima, Cusco, Ica and Arequipa to be the best cities in Peru for business meetings.

The Foreign Trade and Tourism Director, Miguel Apaza, said of the increasing interest in Arequipa as a destination (more…)

Kuelap: Peru´s up and coming tourist attraction

Thursday September 22, 2016
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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…)

Tipon and Raqchi

Tuesday November 24, 2015
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Most know Machu Picchu is the main attraction of Cusco, but the Incan capital has much more to offer! This wonderful region is home to several cultural treasures including Tipon and Raqchi, which reflect its rich heritage. Because of this, Cusco plans to promote tourist sites in the Southeast, not only Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley which are the traditional tourist attractions.

The southern Cusco route does not take you to the South, but to the Southeast and is not as popular as the conventional tours. Its less-known status gives it a special charm (more…)

Over 1 million tourists visited Cusco between Jan and June 2015

Monday August 10, 2015
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Cusco has many things to offer tourists who come to visit, the Inca history, the beautiful streets, adventure sports and the wonderful nature. But what is it about Cusco that is attracting even more tourists each year? The number of tourists that visited Cusco in the period between January and June of 2015 was 1,338,889 that is an increase of 82,029 travelers since the same period last year.

Machu Picchu is Peru and Cusco´s main tourist attraction but other popular places include sites in the sacred valley such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray and Chinchero and also Sacsayhuamán, Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay (more…)

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