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Peru, a country with over 5000 years of history, one of the most diverse nations on the planet and a destination that holds infinite vacation destinations. There is a Peru for everyone and we invite you to find out.
From December 1 to 12, 2014, Lima will host the Twentieth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20)
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Customs and traditions reflecting fusions of cultures and societies that survive to this day and which you can take part in.
From beaches with different swells to whimsical mountain ranges. A varied landscape full of excitement and adrenaline.
Ecosystems that are home to countless species of flaura and fauna in spellbinding natural parks and reserves. Unique coastal, desert, Andean and Amazonian environments.
Modern and cosmopolitan, with cuisine among the richest and best-known in the world.
Unique experiences that combine our hospitality, the special selection of attractions and the comforts designed to allow you to enjoy them.
From the oldest civilization in America, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Ancient Peru conserves the architectural and artistic vestiges of fascinating cultures.
Find all the information needed to plan your next trip to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
The Qhapac Ñan, which in Quechua means "The Great Road", is made up of a complex road system (pre-Incan and Incan roads) which the Incas unified and built.
Children’s favorite Peruvian is a classic character from children's literature in the UK, created by Michael Bond in 1958.
The World Birding Rally is a great competition that brings together experts birdwatchers from all around the world.
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Delicious dish, in district of La Punta, you can eat in a lot of restaurants, friendly attention and fresh sea food.
Local women danced in parade
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50,000 people in a pilgrimage to Sinakara. See more
For one week, Piura offers the best in music, crafts, and food in a party where artistic, social, and cultural events are held daily.
The origin of devotion for the image of the Lord of Luren, patron of the city of Ica, dates back to 1570, when it was mysteriously lost in the desert to reappear in an isolated place called Luren, where a small temple and a hospital for Indians were built. On the central day, the wooden image, accompanied by the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene, leaves in procession in order to parade the entire city during all night until dawn.
Thousands of pilgrims come to Ayabaca from the north of Peru and the south of Ecuador in order to keep their promise of faith to the Captive Christ. The streets are covered with flower petals, and people witness the procession carrying the image carved in 1751. In pre-Hispanic times, homage was paid here to the Aypate and La Huaca centres of worship. Location: city of Ayabaca (2,700 masl).
Access: by land, 211 km north-east of Piura.
This image attracts the largest number of South American devotees. It dates back to colonial times when a black slave painted the image on the walls of a run-down property. In spite of earthquakes and attempts to erase it, this miraculous image has remained intact. Thousands of believers dressed in purple outfits sing and pray to accompany the image of the Saint in procession. It is an ideal time to enjoy “turrón de Doña Pepa” (nougat) and delicious “picarones” (ring-shaped fritters). In honour of Black Christ, bull fighting takes place at Plaza de Acho, which brings together the most prestigious bullfighters of Spain and the Americas.
October - November
Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a parade full of joy from the imagination of a clown. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, while some guardian angels watch in silence. Through a mixture of the great and the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness to illustrate the portion of humanity that resides within us all. 8 p.m.
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Austin, Texax, has become the top U.S place to live for t...
Austin, Texax, has become the top U.S place to live for twenty- to thirtysomethings- and it´s not hard to see why. The city´s ever growing music, art and dining scenes have made it a new cultural destination, thanks in large part to the annual South bye Southwest festival, which kicks off this year on March 11... No longer just a stoper on the way to Machu Picchu, Peru´s historic capital, Lima, is having a moment as well, and the recent expansion of the Jorge Chávez Internationa Airport is expected to double tourism in the next year.
With its contemporary galleries and boho-chic vibe, the s...
With its contemporary galleries and boho-chic vibe, the seaside Barranco district is fast emerging as the city art hub. Who better than Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino-who´s famously shot everyone from Madonna to the British royal family-to give us a tour of the area, home to his recently opened cultural center Mate. Here, Testino shares his favorite Barranco haunts.
Originally a luxury resort, the Barranco district is goin...
Originally a luxury resort, the Barranco district is going through a renaissance. Renowned galleries, stylish eateries, and killer bars have opened among the gorgeous mansions that were once home to wealthy Peruvians. Throw in Lima´s first boutique hotel, a ringside seat for spectacular summer sunsets, and a chocolate museum, and the question becomes: why did it take you so long to visit Barranco?