Peru: Virgen de la Candelaria festivity attracts visitors in Puno region

17/02/2019

Domestic and foreign tourists take part in the Virgen de la Candelaria festivity —Peru’s most important religious celebration included in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Once again, the great devotion and faith to Virgen de la Candelaria are evidenced in Puno region with crowds of tourists joining the magnificent celebrations and dances. The festivity […]

“Pisco, Spirit of Peru” brand introduced at gastronomic summit

10/02/2019

The Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) presented the “Pisco, Spirit of Peru” campaign at Madrid Fusion 2019 —one of the most important gastronomic events in Europe— in order to boost awareness and consumption of this flagship drink on international spirit markets. Not only is pisco the Inca country’s national drink, it is also one […]

Peru: Foreign tourist arrivals in Cusco up 6.3% between Jan-Oct 2018

04/02/2019

Peru’s Cusco region has welcomed 1.9 million foreign tourists between January and October 2018, thus increasing 6.3% over the same period last year, Central Reserve Bank (BCR) informed Thursday. Citizens from the following countries posted the greatest positive changes in visitor flows: the United States (493,000 sightseers), France (118,000), Spain (76,000), and China (36,000). On […]

Peru: Recent archaeological finding presented in Cusco

21/01/2019

Culture Minister Rogers Valencia presented an important discovery of a Wari ceremonial offering which consisted of 6 small idols, 24 silver figures of female warriors, 3 anthropomorphic figures, and 107 pieces representing parts of human bodies carved in spondylus shells, among other artifacts. “This is an extraordinary discovery by our researchers as it allows us […]

Rally Dakar Champions highlight Peru as major global tourist attraction

21/01/2019

French drivers Stephane Peterhansel (car) and Cyril Despres (motorbike) —champions who will participate in Dakar Rally 2019— underscored the great tourist attraction of Peru, as well as the diverse adventure destinations it offers to the world. Peterhansel —who seeks to take his 14th win this year— and his wife Andrea —who is also a racer— […]

Peru: Typical D-shaped Wari structure unveiled in Lambayeque region

07/01/2019

A D-shaped ceremonial structure of the Wari Culture, which dates back to the Middle Horizon (A.D. 600-1000), has been unearthed at Huaca Santa Rosa complex in the northern province of Chiclayo. As is known, the Wari Culture flourished in the heart of the Andes, currently known as Ayacucho region. The first report of Wari’s presence […]

Top places to visit while in Peru

06/01/2019

History, nature, cultural traditions, adventure, and other factors make Peru the ideal place for travelers who can never get enough of its astounding natural attractions and the hospitality of its warm people. The Inca country’s unique geography includes beautiful beaches, deserts, lakes, forests, snow-capped mountains, and tropical rainforest. All this —in addition to its cultural […]

International Mountain Day: 7 highest peaks in Peru

27/12/2018

Besides declaring 2002 the International Year of Mountains, the UN General Assembly designated 11 December as “International Mountain Day” in order to promote the importance of sustainable mountain development in the international community. As is known, Peru is home to breathtaking peaks all along the Andes mountain range. Below is a list of the seven […]

Peru’s Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum expects record visitor numbers

27/12/2018

The Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, located in Peru’s northern Lambayeque region, expects to attract a record crowd of 200,000 —domestic and foreign— visitors in 2018, Museum Director Walter Alva affirmed. The Lord of Sipan discoverer said November figures showed that over 180,000 visited the site until such month, noting the annual average is 160,000. […]

Peru: Archaeologists uncover cemetery with banquet area to honor the dead

18/12/2018

A cemetery with a banquet area to commemorate the dead was discovered at El Chorro archaeological site, located in Chiclayo’s Pomalca district in northern Peru, said Edgar Bracamonte, the person responsible for the Lambayeque Valley Archaeological Project. This burial ground was used between the final stage of the Mochica culture (A.D. 800-1000) and the end […]