Peru: Live the Legend

Peru – the country with rich and long history with strong and resilient people – is definitely on the top 10 list of countries to visit for many globetrotters. How is the local tourism affected by the recent rains? Is the outlook positive or rather gloomy?


Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Samuel Dorsi

The Lost City of Machu Picchu is without doubt the most recognizable symbol of Inca Civilization for Peruvians as well as for the international visitor. "The Inca Trail", as it is known now, was the Royal Highway that led pilgrims and officials of the Empire to the Sacred City of the Incas. Unique EcosystemHiking the Inca Trail is a highly rewarding holiday choice! It is the best of its kind in the world, due to its exquisite natural beauty and unforgettable views offering a wide variety of eco...

What Next for Travel and Tourism in Peru?

Larry Brain

  Torrential rain in the South of Peru destroyed all routes leading to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu late in January 2010. As mudslides and flood waters washed out rail tracks and bridges across the Urubamba River, access to the little town of Aguas Calientes and the world famous Inca Trail were cut off, trapping around 2,000 tourists for days until helicopters came for rescue. Located at 2,430 meters above sea level or the equivalent of approximately 8,000 feet, Machu Picchu...

Discover the Best Coffee in Peru: Travel to the Central Jungle

Theodore Slate

Coffee in Peru's central jungle was born 137 years ago. A six-hour trip from Lima will take you to the origins of this crop. Travel on the central highway towards the Chanchamayo valley where descendants of Italian settlers arrived more than a century ago. There you will find farms with some of the best coffee beans in the world. The regional government of Junín has opened a tourist route that showcases the history of coffee in the central jungle. While Satipo and Chanchamayo are the most impor...

Arequipa: The City of the Volcanoes

Joe McClain

The Misti volcano may be dormant, but the city of Arequipa recognized by UNESCO wakens every morning amidst a flurry of activity. And although the summit of the volcano is often wreathed by small clouds of smoke, the Arequipa townsfolk proud of their land, do not fail to invite visitors to stroll through the streets of white stone and traditional squares. The lordly city of Arequipa owes the characteristic hue of its houses and other constructions to the white sillar stone. Historical City F...