Tourism in Ica seen growing with Pisco Route

by Peru travel on October 18, 2012

Peru's national drink, pisco

Peru’s national drink, pisco

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) is expecting tourism in the southern region of Ica to grow up to 18 percent per year thanks to the recently launched ‘Pisco Route’.

The route was unveiled last week by Peru’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Claudia Cornejo, with the goal of increasing visitor arrivals at the Paracas-Nasca destination through the promotion of Peru’s national drink, pisco. [click to continue…]

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Inti Raymi festival in Cusco Peru

Inti Raymi Inca cultural festival in Cusco

About 850 artists will be participating in this year’s reenactment of the impressive Inti Raymi Inca cultural festival in Cusco, southeastern Peru.

This ‘Festival of the Sun’, one of the largest and most colorful festivals in Latin America, takes place every 24th of June at the Sacsayhuaman fortress, overlooking the Andean city of Cusco. [click to continue…]

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National Potato Day with food festival

May 16, 2012

Peru’s central Junin region will feature a food festival and an exhibition of potato varieties to mark celebrations for the National Potato Day on May 30. The festival, which is part of the activities promoted by authorities of Junin, will take place from May 22 to 30, the event’s main day. Junin will also provide […]

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Museums in Peru to offer free admission this weekend

May 16, 2012

Peru’s Ministry of Culture said Tuesday that more than fifty museums across the country will offer free admission from May 18 to 20, in celebration of International Museum Day. The ministry administers over 50 museums throughout the country, including the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru, the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum, […]

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Discover Lima Peru Virtual Tour 360

April 25, 2012

Lima Virtual Tour: A trip through Lima, “City of the Kings”, will allow you to discover the different faces of this cosmopolitan city…its centuries of history, its modern buildings, its cultural wealth, its food, as well as its people and pulsating energy. http://tours.peru.travel/Lima/index_ing.php

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Peru Leading Culinary Destination in South America

April 25, 2012

Peru is competing, for the first time, for the award of “Leading Culinary Destination in South America”, in the World Travel Awards 2012. Vote for us! http://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote Also, Machu Picchu and Lima are competing for the award of “Leading Destination”, Jorge Chávez for the “Leading Airport” and PromPerú for the “Leading Travel Agency”.

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Peruvian organization Inkaterra wins 2012 “Tourism For Tomorrow”

April 25, 2012

Inkaterra, Peru’s leading provider of luxury and sustainable hospitality, has won the 2012 award for Conservation at this year‟s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and the 2012 winners were announced this week at the WTTC‟s Global Summit in Tokyo. “This is […]

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Caral: The oldest civilization in the Americas

April 24, 2012

Era: Late Archaic Period (3000-1500 BC) Location: Supe Valley, 158 km north of the city of Lima Caral is one of 18 settlements identified in the valley. Covering an area of around 65 hectares, the city features a series of complexes such as the Great Pyramid, the Amphitheater Pyramid and the Residential Quarters of the […]

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Dakar Rally 2013: Peru will come alive during the Dakar Rally

April 5, 2012

Racing enthusiasts are set to flock to Peru in early 2013, with the news that Lima will host the start of the famous Dakar Rally on January 5, 2013. According to website etravelblackboard.com, adventurous travellers from Australia who want to witness the start of this adrenalin-filled event are urged to organise their travel to Peru […]

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Online booking system for tickets to Machu Picchu

June 16, 2011

Tourists can now book and pay for tickets to visit Peru’s leading attraction, Machu Picchu, from anywhere in the world thanks to an upgraded online booking system. From the end of April tourists can now simply go here, reserve tickets, pay by VISA, print out tickets and go directly to the Historic Sanctuary. Peru’s Tourism […]

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