Monday, October 27, 2008

3 peruvian hotels in top 15 hotels in South America

Three of the top fifteen hotels in South America can be found in Peru, said the last edition of the travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler.

32,000 of the magazines readers, which chose a hotel in Cusco as their favorite, were surveyed to put together this list of top hotels.

According to the survey, the best hotel in South America is Hotel Monasterio in Cusco, an honor this establishment has held since 2005.

Hotel Monasterio at Cusco

The JW Marriott Hotel Lima was ranked in ninth, while readers chose the Libertador Palacio del Inka Cusco Hotel as their twelfth favorite place for accommodation.

Libertador Cusco Hotel JW Marriott Lima Hotel

With over 3.1 million readers, the magazine was recently named one of the ten most important magazines in the United States by Adweek and Advertising Age and is one of only three magazines that are listed by both companies.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Cusco: Touristic circuit Valle Sur to be promoted to increase attractions

The touristic circuit Valle Sur (South Valley) of Cusco, which covers around 20 km, will be promoted in order to increase the offer of attractions to visit in this department. To this end, five touristic development plans are being prepared to promote other destinations in the department, which include touristic development in the Espinar region with the Suicutambo canyon, the Calca development plan, which is home to Pisac, the largest artisan market in the country, and the promotion of Paucartambo as a natural balcony from which the sunrise can be viewed.

The fourth plan covers the Canchis region, which houses the temple to the god Wiracocha, which is projected to be promoted along with the region’s hot springs. Finally, the fifth plan refers to the region of Quispicanchi, Ollantaytambo, Vilcabamba and the Capac Nan, or Camino Inca project, and will work with the INC

Taken from: Travel@latinamerica


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kings of Spain to visit Ruins in Trujillo Peru

The King and Queen of Spain, Juan Carlos de Borbón and Sofia de Grecia are to visit the archaeological complex Huaca de la Luna ("Shrine of the Moon") in Trujillo, the capital of La Libertad department, on October 28, stated the dean of the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Carlos Sabana Gamarra.

Wall painting at Huaca de la Luna
Moche civilisation - 200 BC-850 AD, near Trujillo, Peru

Sabana said that the royal couple accepted the invitation issued by this university to visit the tourist attractions of "The Capital of Eternal Spring", Trujillo, among which is the center of power of the millenary Mochica, a culture that developed from 100 to 900 A.C.The university authority issued the invitation to the royal couple during a visit to Madrid in March 2005, when Sabana and a delegation of distinguished people of Trujillo, received from the hands of the Queen of Spain the IV Reina Sofia International Award for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage 2005 awarded to the archaeological project of Huaca de la Luna.

Huaca de la Luna, a large adobe brick structure built mainly by the Moche people of northern Peru, together with the Huaca del Sol, is part of Huacas de Moche, the remains of an ancient Moche capital city called Cerro Blanco by modern archaeologists.

News source: ANDINA

If you are planing to travel to Peru and visit these marvelous ruins, or famous mud city of Chan Chan very near of them in Trujillo, and why not, a tour to the home of world famous Lord of Sipan, anear Chiclayo, a close city. You can book them through, as well as your air tickets, hotels and all related to yout trip to Peru.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Arequipa promotes Colca Canyon as New 7 Wonder of Nature

The Autonomous Authority of Colca (Autocolca) created a huge worldwide marketing campaign to promote Colca Canyon as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and motivate Peruvians, tourists and internet users around the world to vote for this tourist attraction located in Arequipa, Peru.

The general manager of Autocolca, Juan José Luis Talavera Suarez reported that Colca Canyon, located in the province of Caylloma, deserves the recognition of the award because it is one of the deepest and most beautiful canyons in Peru.

This campaign named “Cañon del Colca, maravilla natural del mundo” (Colca Canyon, Natural Wonder of the World) started several months ago and its main objective is to promote this tourist attraction through media, parades as well as informative and photographic exhibitions.

Talavera also said this campaign has been moved to congress and different exhibition halls.“In Arequipa, we are presenting conferences, photographic and painting exhibitions. We have also carried out contests in different districts along the Colca Valley to promote voting”, he stated.

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News source: ANDINA


510 million tourists will see "Peru, Live the Legend"

In an effort to invite the world to experience the joys and treasures Peru has to offer, the country's tourism promotion agency, PromPeru, has launched a new publicity campaign.The new campaign portrays the Andean country as not just an exquisite place to visit, but as an experience that must be lived, an experience with cultures that have stood the test of time and continue to bewilder modern man.

"Peru, Live the Legend", shows the world that the country is a place where one will come into contact with sacred archaeological ruins and hidden natural wonders that were sites where legends took place.The campaign assures Peru is a privileged place to visit because of the combination of its rich culture, diverse natural wonders and uniqueness in the world. The objective of "Peru, Live the Legend" is to present our country as the best destination for trips in markets in the United States, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, said PromPeru.

Furthermore, the tourism promotion body announced that the campaign would reach 350 million people around the world as well as an additional 160 million through a deal made with One World.After a rigorous investigation, it was decided that the previous campaign, "Pack your six senses, come to Peru", needed to be modified to fit an ever changing market, said PromPeru.

Click here to see a video from the new campaign.


KLM Airlines serves Peruvian dishes on its flights

Due to the success KLM Airlines had in April serving Peruvian dishes on all its flights leaving Lima, the airline has announced it will serve Peru's finest cuisine on its outgoing flights once again. Chefs from Huaca Pucllana Restaurant will take care of providing passengers with the finest dishes for the next three months.

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