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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.
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From beaches with different swells to whimsical mountain ranges. A varied landscape full of excitement and adrenaline.
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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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Seductive, striking and natural, Cusco's history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. Cusco really is the birthplace of the world.
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Several carnival groups participate, each comprised of 25 or more people representing Christmas-related religious images, as well as characters typical of Ucayali myths and legends.
This fair is organized in Cusco's Plaza Mayor (Main Square) and brings together artisans from the San Blas neighbourhood and across the country, who sell a wide variety of sacred images for nativity scenes, carved from wood and clay.
Known as the famous Dance of Scissors, it is an ancient dance that is still performed as a classic dance and magical/religious ritual, whose movements demonstrate the dexterity and physical and mental agility of the "tusuq" (dancers). The dances pay tribute to Pachamama (Mother Earth), Hananpacha (Realm of the Gods), and Ucupacha (Underworld) as well as aspects of Andean daily life. In Huancavelica, it takes place at the Church of San Francisco.
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The Andean Christmas has taken on characteristics of its own by adding typical elements from each region. These elements are characterised by the extreme care observed in Nativity scenes, decorations in churches and homes, the performance of dances and plays, the cooking of typical dishes and a wide range of crafts such as Nativity scenes carved in stone, alterpieces containing Christmas-related images and pottery or carved "mates" decorated with Easter drawings. In most Andean communities, the festival continues until the arrival of the Three Wise Men, on January 6, when gifts are traditionally given.
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Paddington Bear , the well-loved fict...
Paddington Bear , the well-loved fictional character of British children's literature, landed in Peru, his native land. The adorable little bear was greeted with big displays of affection from foreign tourists and fellow citizens at Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Amid the buzz surrounding the upcoming premier of the Paddington movie, which recounts his adventures, the star landed in Lima on a flight from Great Britain. After going through immigration and collecting his luggage, he greeted the crowds of people who recognized him and asked to take pictures with him. He agreed with pleasure and showed lots of affection by hugging the children who ran to meet him.
“As part of Promperú’s publicity campaign to promote our country as one of the most fascinating destinations in South America and the world, Paddington Bear will visit and showcase our living culture, ancient history, biodiversity, gastronomy and celebrations,” explained the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) and Chair of the Promperú Board of Directors, Magali Silva Velarde-Álvarez.
The famous character appeared for the first time in 1958 in a collection of children’s stories, written by Michael Bond and entitled A Bear Called Paddington, which tells of the adventures of a polite and well-mannered Peruvian bear who arrives at the Paddington Station in London (the origin of his name) and is adopted by the Brown family.
The head of Mincetur pointed out that Promperú has trained key British tour operators that offer Peru as a destination and has also added Peruvian motifs to three of the 50 statues that form part of the Paddington Trail. This route is located in high-traffic areas in the city of London and will be visited by thousands of British citizens and visitors from all over the world until December 30th.
“We will promote our country in the context of this movie, which comes to Peruvian theaters on November 27th and British theaters on November 28th. Peru’s campaign, Empire of Hidden Treasures, will show as a trailer in British theaters”, she stated.
Regarding the British market, she pointed out that it generated 56,783 visitors to Peru in 2013 and 40,839 tourists between January and August of this year, equivalent to a 5% growth compared to the same period of the previous year. She also added that in 2013 income from tourists from the United Kingdom, which ranks fourth among European countries in visits to Peru, amounted to US$104 million dollars.
Archaeological shrines, natural areas, native tradition...
Archaeological shrines, natural areas, native traditions and good food just half an hour from Lima.
A half-hour drive from Lima, you will find a place where culture and tradition becomes the perfect alternative for a quick escape from the city.
History tells us that the most important ceremonial and religious center of the pre-Hispanic Peruvian coast is the celebration of the union of earth with the sea, because of its location; close to the river Lurín and facing the Pacific ocean. The Pachacámac sanctuary is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and during that time you can go around and see the palaces, squares, and temples. The unmissable parts of the tour are the Temple of the Sun and the Acllahuasi that was built during the Inca reign, between 1440 and 1533 and are two of the best preserved areas.
This week’s winner: condors of Peru
This week’s winner: condors of Peru
Simon Parker’s article on the Colca Canyon (“
In breathless pursuit of the condor”, October 25) reminded me of my own
trip to Peru. We had also travelled by road from Arequipa, which left us
with headaches. A cup of coca leaf tea sorted out our heads.
Our guide told us the best time to see the condors was the early morning, as they like to catch a ride on the thermal currents that rise from the mountains.
The amazing sight of those creatures soaring high in the sky took our breath away. Here and there we found small piles of stones – like miniature cairns – offerings to Pachamama, the goddess of the earth.