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While numerous countries issued travel warnings for Peru due to the excessive rainfalls and flooding, be aware that not all of the country is under water. Visiting large parts of Peru is still possible and even helps to minimize the financial losses many locals have to face right now.
Peru implements new air passenger control system
Yesterday Peruvian Minister of the Interior Carlos Basombrio and United States Ambassador to Lima Brian A. Nichols officially inaugurated the implementation of a for Peru new air passenger control system that meets the highest international standards.
For years travelers wishing to go from Iquitos to either Brazil or Colombia on the Amazon River had to make a quite boring and uncomfortable, nevertheless exciting 3 days / 2 nights journey on a slow boat or a day trip on a fast boat. Now these times seems to be over.
Inca Trail closed in February
As every year the Inca Trail leading hikers to Peru’s famous Inca citadel Machu Picchu is closed in February mainly for maintenance and conservation works, but also to ensure the safety of visitors during the peak of the rainy season.
Lima among most visited cities in the world
Yesterday, Euromonitor International, an independent market research company operating worldwide, released its annual Top City Destinations Ranking covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals – and the Peruvian capital Lima is among them.
Viva Air Peru starts operation in May 2017
After numerous announcements and delays it’s finally definite: Peru’s first low-cost airline Viva Air Peru, co-owned by Europe’s biggest budget carrier Ryanair, starts its operation in May 2017. During a press conference Viva Air CEO José Castellanos Lores announced that the availability of cheap...
Peru scored high at World Travel Awards 2016
Last Friday World Travel Awards (WTA) announced its 2016 winners at its 23nd annual awards ceremony in the Maldives. Known as the „Oscar of the Travel Industry" the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence in the tourism industry already since 1993. And while Peru could de...
Entry fees Machu Picchu 2017
Just recently the Peruvian Ministry of Culture announced new entry fees for Machu Picchu coming into effect on January 1st, 2017. As already in the previous year visitors can’t just buy one entrance ticket and have access to all parts of the Inka citadel, but have to choose between 6 different ti...