Puno, The City of Folklore

The city of Puno is the capital of the highland region department of the same name. Located at 3827m above sea level the weather is cold and dry, especially at night time. The city was founded in November 1868 by the Spanish count Lermos and for several years since then, the city has been known as the official City of Folklore of Peru.  All through the year numerous festivals filled with music and dance take place in the city, most popular of which are the “10 day celebration in honor of the patron of Puno” and the feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria in February, notorious for its devil dancers. Seguir leyendo Puno, The City of Folklore

Machu Picchu, The Other Side of the Story

A widely known story amongst Peruvian tourists and archeology interested souls is the story of how a United States citizen named Hiram Bingham III was the first person to discover Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, high up in the breathtaking scenery of the Peruvian mountains in 1911. A less known part of this story is that Hiram Bingham exported the relics he found on site to The United States where he donated them to Yale University for research purposes. Seguir leyendo Machu Picchu, The Other Side of the Story

A guide for beach lovers and surf fans

Peru might not be as famous for its beaches as say Brazil or Colombia, but that does not mean there are no excellent beaches in Peru. In fact the exact opposite seems to be the case, especially in the northern region of Peru, where there is an outstanding selection of beaches, offering great sunbathing, surfing-and watersport possibilities. More specifically the best beaches are said to be in Trujillo, Paracas, Mancora and Piura, but also Punta Hermosa close to the capital of Lima offers some excellent beaches. Seguir leyendo A guide for beach lovers and surf fans

The 5 Must See Sights in Peru

The archeological and cultural richness of Peru is unmatched by any other country in the world. Through the centuries the many amazing civilizations and empires, that have inhabited the regions of Peru, have left behind great archeological sites in the shape of cities and monuments. It is these interesting and amazing sites that together form the significant architectural legacy which is the result of todays extended knowledge of the amazing cultural history of Peru. However since the selection of monuments and sites is quite wide in Peru, we suggest the following 5 attractions as must see sights in Peru during your visit to this magnificent country. Seguir leyendo The 5 Must See Sights in Peru

Luxury Vacations in Peru

Experience the ideal quality getaway to Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu while enjoying the comfort of  luxury. With our shortest Luxury tour of Peru for 7 days and 6 nights you can sample the very highlights of all inclusive luxury services counting the finest hotels such as The Monasterio Hotel and The Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, private guides and gourmet  meals.

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