Peru: Cable car system might increase tourist arrivals in Machu Picchu


The construction of a cable car system to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is likely to increase the number of domestic visits to one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The initiative is believed to lower transportation costs to the Inca citadel, according to Peruvian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (Apavit) […]

Desafio Inca 2018: Ica’s top attractions en route


The third edition of Dakar Series: Desafio Inca takes place in Ica, whose geography, beautiful landscapes, and gastronomy attract more and more visitors. Ica is blessed with stunning dunes, beaches, valleys, a millenary cultural heritage, a vast delicious gastronomy, and welcoming locals. As is known, the Dakar Series event is an opportunity for competitors to test themselves […]

Peru: Must-visit tourist attractions in San Ramon


San Ramon, also known as the Golden Gate of the Central Jungle, offers numerous tourist attractions, such as beautiful natural landscapes full of biodiversity, delicious gastronomy, and a friendly population. Located six hours away from Lima, by car, San Ramon is one of the six districts of Chanchamayo province in Junin region. Every August 31, […]

Peru: Over 3 million tourists to visit Cusco thru end-2018


Cusco region is projected to welcome around 3.5 million tourists —foreigners and nationals— this year, according to figures so far recorded by Cusco Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur). 1.716 million sightseers have traveled to Cusco between January and July in 2018, Dircetur Head Rosendo Baca told Andina news agency on Tuesday. “I […]

Peru: Colca Valley expected to break new visitor record


A total of 28,793 tourists have —so far— visited Colca Valley during Arequipa’s anniversary month, a number close to the one recorded in August 2017, Colca Autonomous Authority Manager David Valdivia informed Thursday. According to the official, 33,421 sightseers arrived at the valley in the same period last year, a figure that will be surpassed […]

The Rainbow Mountain in Peru Looks Unreal — But You Can Actually Go Here


Ever wanted to go somewhere over the rainbow? While you’ll probably never make it to Oz, you can go to a land where you’ll be positively surrounded by color. Just take a trip down to the Rainbow Mountain in Peru. Vinicunca, also called Montaña de Siete Colores (Mountain of Seven Colors), is located in the […]

Peru: 3,800-year-old wall reliefs found in Vichama


A Caral Archaeological Zone (ZAC) team unveiled wall reliefs at the top of public ceremonial buildings in Vichama —Vegueta’s ancient agro-fishing town in Lima’s Huara province— ZAC Director Ruth Shady Solis reported Thursday. Muro hallado en Vichama tendría una antigüedad de más de 3,800 años. The nearly 3,800-year-old wall features four human heads with closed […]

Peru: Arequipa welcomed over 35,000 visitors during anniversary


Over 35,000 tourists visited Peru’s southern Arequipa City during its 478th anniversary week, Province Municipality’s Tourism Deputy Manager Carlos Sanchez informed Tuesday. According to the official, the exact figures will be known by the end of the month, but the numbers will be positive thanks to the evident tourist flow recently seen on the city’s […]

Peru: Embroidery work in Colca Valley declared National Cultural Heritage


The knowledge and know-how of the embroidery work carried out in Colca Valley —located in Arequipa region’s Caylloma province— were declared National Cultural Heritage by Peru’s Executive Power. Technical and artistic skills of Colca Valley embroiderers are rooted in the Collagua and Cabana view of the world. The declaration was made official via vice-ministerial resolution […]

Peru among top 10 destinations for group travel incentives


Peru is among the ten most popular destinations for group travel incentives, being the only Latin American country on said list, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed Monday. It is common knowledge that thousands of international companies currently motivate and reward their employees —and even clients— through incentive programs. Within this context, a […]