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  • Cusco and the Inca Trail 9 days 8 nights

    LIMA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY, INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTSCusco and Machu Picchu

    Prices per person USD:
    Tourist Class Hotel 3stars US$ 1822
    based on double occupancy

    First Class Hotel 4stars US$ 2569
    based on double occupancy

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  • Cultural Peru 6 days 5 nights

    LIMA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY, MACHU PICCHUSacsayhuaman, Machu Picchu

    Prices per person in USD:
    Tourist Class Hotel 3stars US$ 1280
    based on double occupancy

    First Class Hotel 4stars US$ 1515
    based on double occupancy

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Machu Picchu and Easter Island

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National Geographic: Lima one of world's top destinations to satisfy your graving

  • National Geographic: Lima one of world?s top destinations to satisfy your graving - Travel to Peru - Peru Tours
    Photo: ANDINA/Difusion

Lima, Jan. 22. The prestigious magazine National geographic ranks Lima as the only Latin American city among top 10 culinary destinations to visit in 2016, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva informed.

"This recognition reflects the constant promotion of our gastronomy, a work we embarked on more than a decade ago and whose fruits we currently enjoy", she underlined.

The online article entitled: "Where to Travel for Food in 2016" also includes cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Antalya (Turkey), Sicily (Italy), Richmond (United States), Marrakech (Morocco), Sydney (Australia), New Orleans (United States) and Tokyo (Japan).

According to the report, many travelers visit Lima simply to explore its culinary culture. It also highlights the creativity of Peruvian cooks, who have combined innovation with different culinary traditions. In addition, it underlines that three Lima restaurants were included in the World's 50 Best Restaurants last year.

The article suggests visiting renowned restaurants in the capital city to taste dishes such as the traditional cuy, or guinea pig, ceviche and food from the Amazon region. It stresses the increasing interest in cocktail recipes using pisco - Peru's flagship drink.

The publication also notes that despite its trendy reputation, Lima still has room for its traditional "huariques".

Over a decade's work on "Peru Mucho Gusto" is part of the effort that is being carried out to place our cuisine on the world map, the government official said.

World Forum

Silva recalled Lima will host the 2nd World Forum on Food Tourism organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the Spanish Basque Culinary Center (BCC).

Scheduled for April 27-29, the event is aimed at improving quality of food tourism in the public sector, the exchange of experiences and the identification of good practices worldwide.


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights

    INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHUInca Trail to Machu Picchu

    4 days 3 nights

    Price per person US$886
    Back Packer train

    The most important Inca road was the Camino Real, as it is known in Spanish, with a length of 5,200 km (3,230 mi). It began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucumán, Argentina.

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Nazca Lines Overflight

  • Paracas and The Nazca Lines

    Nazca Lines

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    Nazca Full day from Lima (Private Service) US$ 568
    Nazca Full day by bus from Ica US$ 520
    Nazca Full day by plane from Lima (only charter)
    Ica Nazca Lima 2/1 US$ 742
    Paracas Ballestas Nazca 2/1 US$ 780

    BASED EN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

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Main Cities of Peru

  • LIMA -  "The City of Kings"
    Lima city

    The current Capital of Peru, was founded in 1535 by conqueror Francisco Pizarro who built his palace over the old buildings of a local pre-Hispanic settlement. The downtown area of Lima was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, due to the many remains of Colonial occupation under rule of Spain.

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Peru General Information

  • Peru General Information
    Peru General Information

    Peru, the largest area in the Andean countries, was the cradle of the most advanced indigenous civilizations and most powerful empire in  South America pre-Columbian cultures. Peru was also the focus of Spanish colonial domination for its first two hundred years of rule. What remained of pre-Columbian America with regard to people, culture, and settlements is perhaps better represented in Peru than in any other country.

    The country has a 2,400 kilometer (1,500 miles) long coast on the Pacific Ocean and bordes Colombia and Ecuador in the North, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, and Chile on the south. It is the only country that borders all the Andean state.

    Language: the official languages of Peru are: Spanish which is used on a 73% of the population; the Quechua or runasimi, spoken for a  24% of peruvians. Some specialists recognise to especific variations of quechua on the national territory : the huáihuash, which is quite popular on the central part of Peru and the huámpuy, spoken by the rest of the country.

    Most of the quechua-speakers are bilingual and have spanish as their second language. 

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Peru News

Remains of ancient weaver found at Lima’s oldest archaeological site

  • Remains of ancient weaver found at Lima’s oldest archaeological site
    Photo: ANDINA/Héctor Vinces

 Lima, Jan. 22. Excavators found remains of a Peruvian weaver at the oldest archaeological site (huaca) in Lima. Other findings include clay figures and food waste dating back to more than 3,500 years ago.

Archaeological works also unearthed a ceremonial facility with four holes for fire.

The discovery took place five days ago, when Lima celebrated its 481st foundation anniversary. That day, an anthropomorphic figure was found a few kilometers north of the city’s main square between the districts of San Martin de Porres and Ventanilla.

According to Cecilia Aguilar, head of the Huaca Paraiso archaeological project, the figure was dug from the ground at Huaca El Paraiso, an archeological site from the pre-ceramic period that was occupied from 4,200 years ago until the time the artifact belongs.

The technique used to create the object is pretty similar to the one developed in the early ceramic period, but still depicts the iconography from the previous period. 

In addition, Aguilar points out its similarity with the findings in the most popular site at that time: Caral.

The most interesting part of the find, however, is the tomb of a 35-year-old woman that is thought to have died after she was hit on the face. 

Different objects were found near her body, leading archaeologists to presume she was a weaver.

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  • Colca Canyon - Colca Valley

    COLCA VALLEY
    151 km / 94 miles north of Arequipa (3 hours by car)
    The extreme northeastern section of the department of Arequipa is located here. The highest point is the inactive volcano Mount Ampato (6288 masl), and the lowest at the confluence of the rivers Colca and Andamayo (970 masl). The Colca valley is 100 km in length and occupies only part of the Colca river basin, comprising the districts of Callalli and Huambo.
    There are sixteen villages in this zone made up of descendents of the Collaguas and Cabanas tribes, inheritors of rich cultural traditions. The towns of Chivay and Cabanaconde are the most visited by tourists.
    In the latter, you can watch condors soar from the Cruz de Condor (Condor Crossing) Lookout. The Colca valley forms part of the South American tectonic plate and contains the active volcano Sabancaya, located on the volcanic mountain Hualca Hualca. This valley possesses a great diversity of flora and fauna. Among the most representative species are the condor, the kestrel, the peregrine falcon, and the Andean tinamou.

    Colca Valley

    COLCA CANYON
    42 km / 26 miles west of the town of Chivay the capital of the province of Caylloma(1 hour by car)
    This is one of the deepest places on the planet, reaching a depth of 3400 meters / 11.155 feet at the lowest point in the location of Canco. On the right side, it is flanked by the Chila Cordillera (Bomboya, Serpregrina, Mismi, Queshihua) and on the other by Mount Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, and Ampato. You can see Mount Ubinas and beautiful Mount Coropuna in the distance.

    Colca Canyon, Condor

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