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Ayahuasca
Gepubliceerd op: 08-08-2017

Populariteit tripthee ayahuasca groeit, experts waarschuwen voor incompetente sjamanen Door: Kaya Bouma Anneke Stoffelen ‘Types die zelf twee keer ayahuasca hebben genomen, denken dat ze zelf een ceremonie kunnen leiden’ Deskundigen maken zich zorgen over het toenemende aantal aanbieders van ceremonies met ayahuasca, een thee van hallucinogene planten uit het Amazone-regenwoud. Op tientallen plekken in […]

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Coca Museum Cusco
Gepubliceerd op: 17-07-2017

Coca Museum in Cusco By Mike Dreckschmidt The Coca Museum in Cusco is an homage to the leaf that has become one of Peru’s most important cultural symbols while examining the more sinister guise it has taken on in the modern era. The coca leaf is perhaps the most simultaneously loved and hated plant product […]

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Rainbow Mountains Peru
Gepubliceerd op: 05-07-2017

Rainbow Mountains Peru By Miguel Angel Gongora Meza  If you are an avid hiker and love far out natural scenery, then this is literally a breathtaking adventure waiting for you! In the southern mountains of the Vilcanota Mountain Range in Cusco, you will find the home of the Ausangate Mountain, (6384 m / 20,945 ft) […]

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Gids Machu Picchu
Gepubliceerd op: 20-06-2017

Machu Picchu bezoeken zonder gids: deze zomer kan het niet meer Autheur: Sara Van Poucke Wie deze zomer richting Peru trekt en de Incastad Machu Picchu wil bezoeken, zal dat alleen met een officiële gids kunnen doen. Onder druk van Unesco probeert de overheid zo de toegang tot de toeristische trekpleister in te perken. Een […]

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3000 jr oude beschaving
Gepubliceerd op: 25-05-2017

3000 jaar oude beschaving bij Lima ontdekt Peruaanse archeologen leggen restanten van 3.000 jaar oude beschaving bloot Archeologen hebben nabij de Peruaanse hoofdstad Lima polychrome muurfriezen ontdekt die mogelijk ruim 3.000 jaar oud zijn. De friezen zijn onderdeel van een U-vormige tempel op de archeologische site van Garagay, een van de bekendste opgravingsplaatsen van Peru. […]

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Mandatory guides Machu Picchu
Gepubliceerd op: 05-05-2017

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1 Author: Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES Starting July 2017, visitors to Machu Picchu will be required to hire an official guide to tour the site, a top Ministry of Culture official saidVisitors to Machu Picchu will have to hire an official guide to enter […]

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2 shifts Machu Picchu
Gepubliceerd op: 28-04-2017

Machu Picchu visitor entry in two shifts set to begin in July Author: Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES The new ticketing system for visitors to Machu Picchu to enter the Inca citadel in two shifts, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, will start July 1. Cusco’s regional Culture Directorate announced […]

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Titicacameer vervuild
Gepubliceerd op: 02-03-2017

Peruanen slaan alarm: “Titicacameer sterk vervuild” Maruja Inquilla gaat nog elke dag vissen in het Titicacameer, dat een deel van de grens tussen Peru en Bolivië beslaat en ooit door de Inca’s werd vereerd. “Maar het eten smaakt niet meer als voeger, het is zuur”, zegt ze. Alleen hebben de inwoners van de streek rond […]

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Rainbow Mountain
Gepubliceerd op: 24-01-2017

Come to Winikunka, Cusco’s Rainbow Mountain Unveiled to the world by global warming ice-melting, the unique Winikunka (Quechua for ‘Seven-color Mountain’) proves an increasingly popular destination in Andean Cusco region. A lesser-known —yet no less breathtaking— natural tourist attraction, this colorful mountain rises at over 5,000 m.a.s.l.  And it does not stand alone. The Rainbow […]

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Islands of Lake Titicaca
Gepubliceerd op: 23-01-2017

A Butterfly Across Peru: Lake Titicaca Vanessa Malandrin Homestays are one of the best ways to immerse yourself in a different culture while giving back to the local communities, as one traveler shares in her personal experience. The islands of Amantaní and Taquile, of Lake Titicaca, are just three hours by boat from Puno, and […]

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Female Mummy
Gepubliceerd op: 21-01-2017

Peruvian female mummy one of top 10 discoveries of 2016 The recent finding of a high-status woman buried at the archaeological site of Aspero is among the top 10 discoveries of 2016, according to a list issued by the prestigious Institute of Archaeology of America, Peru’s Ministry of Culture highlighted. The discovery was made in […]

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Kuelap cable-car
Gepubliceerd op: 20-01-2017

Kuelap cable-car system to begin test period soon Holidaymakers will be able to reach the majestic Kuelap Fortress (northern Amazonas region) via cable-car following a test period with free-of-charge journeys scheduled for January 31. Official opening is slated for mid-February. Once operational, tourists will be able to reach the Fortress in 20 minutes along 4 […]

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Machu Picchu Makeover
Gepubliceerd op: 03-01-2017

Machu Picchu Extreme Makeover Plans Explained By Rick Vecchio Nearly three years have passed since plans for an extreme makeover of Machu Picchu first came to light. Many travelers are wondering when this heralded “reconceptualization” of Peru’s iconic Inca sanctuary will actually happen. Dr. Elías Carreño Peralta, the Ministry of Culture’s official in charge of […]

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6 tips Inca Trail
Gepubliceerd op: 08-12-2016

6 things you should know before trekking the Inca Trail Published by Peru.com Translated and adapted by Natasha Clay 1. There are no returns Remember, if you have already booked the Inca Trail there are no refunds. Be confident with your final decision, because once it has been made there is no going back. 2. […]

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Peru’s Tourism
Gepubliceerd op: 05-12-2016

Peru’s Tourism on a Roll Peru ranks top of the world’s best culinary destinations in 2016, chosen by the World Travel Awards and announced at their annual winners event, held this year in the Maldives. This is Peru’s fifth consecutive year at the top of the WTA culinary list, over classic destinations such as France, […]

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Colca Canyon
Gepubliceerd op: 22-11-2016

A Butterfly Across Peru: Colca Canyon Vanessa Malandrin What is it like to travel alone down the world’s deepest canyon? Let this Italian adventure seeker tell you. Adding to an already long bus trip from Arequipa to the Colca valley, we had to stop halfway because the radiator broke down. It was really cold and […]

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Sarcophagi of Karajia
Gepubliceerd op: 08-11-2016

Travel to the Amazonas region: Sarcophagi of Karajia Martina Capel After having introduced you to the fortified city of Kuelap and Gocta, one of the highest waterfalls in the world, today I’d like to present the Sarcophagi of Karajia. As always, please take note that the region of Amazonas lies in the Andean mountains between […]

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Rainbow Mountain
Gepubliceerd op: 27-10-2016

Our hike to the Rainbow Mountain Lyle Walker So we again decided to take advantage of a lull in occupancy [at GringoWasi] and hike to the Rainbow Mountain. We had actually been thinking of doing this hike since reading this blog about 8 or 10 months ago. The funny thing about the Rainbow Mountain hike […]

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Sacsayhuamán
Gepubliceerd op: 21-06-2016

Sacsayhuamán: The Magnificent Inca Fortress Flor Bojorquez If you have been bit by the travel bug and are looking to explore Peru’s backyard, rest assured that it boasts numerous sights with an endless wealth of history that you won’t want to miss. The city of Cusco alone, which many say was built in the shape […]

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Choquequirao
Gepubliceerd op: 03-06-2016

New Inca Ruins Charted Near Choquequirao By Gary Ziegler Exploring  two previously undocumented Inca ruins near Choquequirao in April 2016. Incaracay – A Place of the Inca The Quispe family has lived here since it was a colonial encomienda held from rights of conquest by Hernando Pizarro in the mid-16th century. It is Adrián’s extensive knowledge […]

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El Brujo
Gepubliceerd op: 03-05-2016

El Brujo, the ancient Moche capital Arturo Alva The archaeological complex El Brujo (the warlock) is one of the most important and ancient sites of northern Peru. Basically it is formed by three major huacas: Huaca Prieta, Huaca Cao Viejo and Huaca Cortada. This ancient place was a ceremonial, political and religious center, as well […]

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Nieuwe Nazcatekening
Gepubliceerd op: 29-04-2016

Nieuwe Nascatekening ontdekt in Peru Door: Kirsten Sokol In de Nascawoestijn in Peru is een nieuwe zandtekening ontdekt vlak bij de wereldberoemde Nascalijnen. De afbeelding van een denkbeeldig dier dat zijn tong uitsteekt is ongeveer 30 meter lang en ruim 2.000 jaar oud, aldus de Japanse archeoloog die de afbeelding op het spoor kwam. Dat […]

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Mysterieuze Nascagaten
Gepubliceerd op: 15-04-2016

Mysterieuze “Nascagaten” in Peru onthullen hun functie Door: Kirsten Sokol Wetenschappers zijn erin geslaagd om via satellietbeelden te achterhalen waarvoor de vreemde spiralen nabij de Nascalijnen in Peru dienen. De diepe gaten in het landschappen zijn niet enkel van esthetisch belang. De spiraalvormige “puquios” speelden eeuwen geleden een belangrijke rol in de watervoorziening. De Nascalijnen […]

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El Niño, Rain in Peru
Gepubliceerd op: 10-02-2016

Intense rain throughout Peru By: Rafaella Poppe Did you feel the scattering of rain drops these past few days? El Niño has been bringing a lot of rain recently, in many parts of Peru. Yesterday, it rained in high zones of Lima like Santa Eulalia and Chosica. It seems that those intense rains will be […]

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Los Organos
Gepubliceerd op: 26-01-2016

Los Órganos, a breath of hot summer air By: Agnes Rivera Embrace the heat that summer has gifted the Andean nation, and take time getting to know friendly sea creatures on your next travel to northern Peru. In 1532 Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the first Spanish city in Peru when he arrived to the […]

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Museum Tucume
Gepubliceerd op: 25-01-2016

Tucume Museum is presented World’s Best Tourism Project award By: Hillary Ojeda The efforts of preservation of Peru’s archaeological sites is a growing phenomenon; especially since the Ministry of Culture has announced plans to build the National Museum of Archaeology of Peru, among other developments. Another stand-out project is the recently completed Tucume Museum. In […]

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Umayo Lagoon
Gepubliceerd op: 08-12-2015

Umayo Lagoon, a beautiful place for nature lovers Published in Peru.com Translated by Natasha Clay About 34 kms from the center of the city of Puno is located the beautiful Umayo Lagoon, opposite of the archaeological complex of Sillustani which also attracts many tourists. This lake is surrounded by swamps and seasonally flooded grasslands. When […]

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Pachacamac
Gepubliceerd op: 01-12-2015

The mystic sanctuary of Pachacamac Arturo Alva Just 40 km southeast of Peru’s capital, this archaeological site is a mystical experience. Pachacamac was the most important sanctuary in the Peruvian coast for over 1500 years during pre-Hispanic times. When visiting Pachacamac you will feel a mystic and ancient energy; a place with sophisticated urbanism, reminiscent […]

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Museums Lima
Gepubliceerd op: 10-11-2015

7 museums that you should visit in Lima Published in Peru.com Translated by Natasha Clay There are several museums in Lima for all tastes. Below are some must sees. Have time to spare while visiting Lima or just want to take the weekend to explore something new? Here are 7 museums that you should visit […]

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Tourisme gestegen in Peru
Gepubliceerd op: 02-10-2015

Meer dan 3,2 miljoen toeristen naar Peru in 2014 Paco Mens Onlangs werden in Peru de herberekeningen van het ‘Buitenlands Toerismeprofiel 2014’ gepresenteerd aan de hand van het nieuwe onderzoek ‘Het Toerisme in Cijfers’. Deze nieuwe berekeningen tonen aan dat zowel de komst van buitenlandse toeristen naar Peru als de gemiddelde uitgave per toerist in […]

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