Peru: Machu Picchu shines in National Geographic cover

Lima, Mar. 27. Under the headline “EPIC JOURNEYS,” Peru’s majestic Machu Picchu graces the April/May 2017 cover of renowned National Geographic Traveler magazine, the country’s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed Monday. This constitutes yet another contribution to the promotion of the Historic Sanctuary as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. …

Peruvian presence impacted at the ITB Berlin fair

Peruvian presence impacted at the ITB Berlin fair

The Peruvian delegation took part in the international tourism exhibition ITB 2017 to promote the Inca country as the best adventure and nature destination and to present the begginning of operations of the Kuelap cable car, Peru’s Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) announced. It should be said German arrivals in Peru have increased steadily over …

Cable Car system in Kuelap is now opened to the turists!

Perú President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros celebrate the launch of the first cabe car system in Perú, that will allow the access to the archaeological monument of Kuelap, located in Chachapoyas province of Amazonas región, in only 20 minutes. The cable-car system can transport up to 1,000 people …

Culturandes present at ITB Berlin!

Visit us on our booth and while we have a friendly chat, share with us amazing videos, pictures and a very entertaining presentation of an exotic, mysterious, amazing country with lots of National Parks including the rich Amazonia, representing the quintessence of biodiversity – the richest ecosystem on earth and get a present that will …

Cusco: Choquequirao tops Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2017’ list

Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guide publisher, announced the Lonely Planet´s Best in Travel 2017 Top Regions list, one of the world’s most prestigious destinations rankings, and Choquequirao in Cusco región has topped the list. It portrays Choquequirao as an Inca treasure where you can “live out your Indiana Jones fantasies,” according to travel …

BBC shows Kuelap Fortress wonders to the world

BBC’s The Travel Show aired two episodes on Peruvian Amazonas region’s tourist and cultural attractions, such as Kuelap Fortress and Gocta Waterfalls, Peru’s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) highlighted. Aired five times by BBC World in the first two weeks of October, episodes featured stunning shots of Gocta Waterfalls and Kuelap Fortress on the …

Lord of Sipan’s face reconstructed hits international headlines

International media has reacted to the recent 3D face reconstruction of the ancient Lord of Sipan, as it helped recreate the appearance of the ruler, who is believed to have died when he was 45 to 55 years old. The Daily Mail Online posted a full story about the research conducted by Brazilian scientists in …

Apu Ausangate or “Mountain of Seven Colors” viral video

The Apu Ausangate, better known as the “Mountain of Seven Colors” or “Rainbow Mountain” has become popular in social networks thanks to a video released by the Facebook page PlayGround, which has become viral and currently records more than 7.5 million views since last August when it was published. This attraction, unknown for many Peruvians, has …

Lidar technology unveils evidence of new terraces in Machu Picchu

New technology has helped researchers find evidence of Inca Trail stretch, terraces and platforms that might be hidden under the vegetation surrounding Machu Picchu —a great step-forward for archaeological research. Announcement was made by Roland Fletcher, Professor of Theoretical and World Archaeology at the University of Sydney, who used Lidar technology to discover Incan buildings …

Peru’s Mistura 2016 to host never-before-seen foreign guests

Lima. Unlike previous years, Mistura 2016 fair will dedicate a space to millenary food and international gastronomy for nationals to taste it, Peruvian Society of Gastronomy (Apega) announced. Chefs from ancient nations, Mexico and India among others, will participate in the international event taking place at Lima’s Costa Verde strip on September 2nd-11th. According …

Lima’s Central named 4th best restaurant at World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards

12:56. New York, Jun. 14. Renowned Lima restaurant Central by Peruvian Virgílio Martinez holds its position at No. 4 in the list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Described as a gastronomic exploration of altitude and Peru’s ecosystem, Central takes guests on a culinary expedition through Peru’s ecosystem, from the Amazon to Pacific coast. Chef Virgílio Martínez and …

Beyond Machu Picchu — Choquequirao, Lost City in the Clouds

By Gary Ziegle The first rays of morning sunlight illuminate the great stone altar, streaming through a square opening over my head. “Inti camac sumac,” chants the priest. Soaked in sweat, I fight the bindings holding me to the stone as the grinning, looming, scarlet-cloaked figure slowly brings down a gleaming, bloodstained bronze knife toward …

Nazca Lines Get A Boost Against Threats

The Nazca Lines, which face a number of threats because they are spread over such a wide territory, were recently given some good news. Efforts to protect them have been given an important boost, through a $150,000 grant awarded by this year’s United States’ Ambassador’s Fund, which finances cultural preservation projects in developing countries. U.S. Ambassador Brian Nichols announced with the …

Peru: 147 birds registered at 2015 Big Day contest

During the second edition of the Big Day 2015 a record was broken after 147 species, among migratory and resident birds, were watched. The number is higher compared to the 121 species identified in 2014, Arequipa’s Regional Environmental Authority informed. This activity, also known as birdwatching, consists of sighting as many species as possible over a period …

Peruvian cuisine shines at 10th Annual StarChefs International Chef Congress

Peruvian gastronomy has been putting an extraordinary performance on display at the 10th Annual StarChefs International Chef Congress currently held in Brooklyn (NY). The Peruvian delegation is composed of chefs Virgilio Martinez and Hector Solis, among others. At the same time, Peru was also granted a stand at the Brooklyn Expo Center, Foreign Trade and …

Peru nominated for World Travel Awards 2015

Once again, Peru could claim more World Travel Awards (WTA). For 2015, the country has been nominated in the following categories: World’s Leading Culinary Destination, Leading Green Destination, Leading City Break Destination (Lima), Leading Tourist Attraction, Leading Tourist Board and Leading Tourism Authority Website, among others. In this sense, Foreign Trade and …

30 new species of wild flora identified in Manu National Park, Peru

A total of 30 wild flora species were discovered at Manu National Park by a group of scientists with the support of Peruvian state-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp). This remarkable finding, published in the “Annotated list of trees and associated species, typical of montane forests in southern Peru: the importance of continuing gathering,” …

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