Peru: Entry to Machu Picchu to be regulated in 2019


Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Rogers Valencia on Friday announced the Central Government currently works on regulating the entry of tourists to Cusco region’s gem Machu Picchu. According to him, this measure will be implemented in January 2019, adding the entrance to the historical sanctuary will rely on a schedule. “This will enable the improvement […]

Peru: Larco Museum again ranked among top 25 in the globe


Larco Museum in Lima was included in the latest list of top museums in the world released by TripAdvisor —the world’s largest travel site. The full list features 25 sites with Larco Museum in 20th place. The first time a Peruvian institution joined the ranking —since TripAdvisor established the Travelers’ Choice Awards in 2002— was […]

Northern Peru ranked third among world’s best regions to visit


Peru’s northern area holds the third place among the Top Regions of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 list, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) has informed. “Northern Peru is a collection of superlatives, home to some of the oldest cultures on the continent and some of the wildest landscapes in the world. This […]

Peru: Julio C. Tello Museum named best LatAm cultural destination


Peru’s Julio C. Tello Site Museum —located at the entrance to Paracas National Reserve, in Ica— won the Latin American New Culture Destinations of the Year at the Leading Culture Destinations Awards held in London. The Peruvian museum was nominated along with Mexico’s Museum of Underwater Archaeology, Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed. According […]

Peru: Top must-see attractions in Pucallpa


The vast natural heritage of Pucallpa, coupled with its rich cultural legacy and warm hospitality, makes it a suitable destination for travelers. Below is a list of must-see attractions when in this Amazon city. Pucallpa Main Square An ornamental fountain —representing mixed-race and indigenous people’s customs— can be found at the center of the Main […]

Peru: 10 must-see attractions in Arequipa


The upcoming Alpaca Fiesta 2018 —the most important event in the alpaca industry— provides an opportunity for attendees to explore Arequipa’s major attractions and plenty of things to do while in the so-called White City. In addition to its scenic beauty, amazing architecture, rich cultural heritage, and delicious gastronomy, Arequipa offers a warm and homelike […]

Peru: 25,000 visitors expected for Spring Festival in Trujillo


About 25,000 domestic and foreign visitors are expected to attend the International Spring Festival in Trujillo —capital of northern La Libertad region— this year. Remarks were made by Roberto Valdivia, president of Lions Club of Trujillo and organizer of the event’s 68th edition. Valdivia stressed the potential of the festival’s activities and side events such […]

Peru: Colca Valley retains position as Arequipa’s main tourist attraction


Colca Valley’s tourist inflow grew 20% between January and September 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, thus consolidating its position as the most-visited destination in southern Arequipa region. According to Colca Autonomous Authority (Autocolca) Manager David Valdivia, the place welcomed 221,394 tourists in 2018, a higher number over last year (165,179). The rise […]

World Tourism Day: Places worth visiting in Peru


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 […]

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) […]