PERU NOT ZIKA-RISK COUNTRY

Peru has not been included into the World Health Organization (WHO) Zika high-risk countries List; thus, the virus should not have a negative impact on inbound tourism, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva indicated “Thank God, Peru has not been declared one of the high-risk countries, but we continue launching prevention and collaboration campaigns… View Article

ECUADOR, THE PERFECT PLACE FOR BIKING

Passionate persons who have made adventure biking part of their lifestyle and enjoy it to the fullest, have the perfect setting to do so in Ecuador. The Ecuadorian geography offers natural settings that allow the development of the sport with different technical levels, enjoying several drastic changes in climate and vegetation. Biking circuits are integrated… View Article

PERU: 90 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES FOUND IN AREQUIPA

A total of 90 archaeological sites have been found in Arequipa’s district of Ayo, during the field inspection conducted in late 2015 to verify the cultural and tourism potential of the place. The archaeological inspection identified a terrace area that accounted for 70% of the total, a housing area that represented another 20% and funerary… View Article

ECUADOR: GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION UNRAVELS MYSTERY OF SEAMOUNTS AND FINDS NEW SHARK

The Galápagos archipelago has a unique underwater foundation that is not often studied. Using new high-resolution survey and sampling techniques, researchers led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) conducted the first scientific expedition to explore the deep-water seamounts – or underwater mountains – surrounding the remote Pacific Ocean island chain. “The well-known islands comprise only about… View Article

PERU TO LAUNCH NEW ALTERNATE ROUTE TO MACHU PICCHU

The state-run National Service of Natural Protected Areas—Sernanp stipulated the implementation of Route 5: Chachabamba-Wiñaywayna-Machupicchu, set forth in the Tourism Use Regulation of the Inca Trail Network of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu in Cusco. A resolution published in El Peruano official gazette allows access to 250 persons per day through the aforementioned route,… View Article

ECUADOR: LAND OF CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCES

Ecuador’s chocolate is renowned as being one of the best in the world. The country’s chocolate-makers have won growing recognition over the last years with their bars, prized for their amazing flavours and aromas. And, it turns out, the source of the cacao plant is not Mexico, as is commonly believed. It’s in fact the… View Article

COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK OPEN´S WITH SECURITY MEASURES FOR VISITORS

119 days after the close of the Cotopaxi National Park, government authorities announced on December 11, 2015, the reopening of the protected area for the enjoyment of visitors.   The decision is based on monitoring reports and monitoring of the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School (IGEPN) queindican that the volcano in recent weeks… View Article

PERU: SIERRA DEL DIVISOR NATIONAL PARK, A GREAT ASSET FOR DEVELOPMENT

Sierra del Divisor National Park is a great asset for Peruvian development and an important contribution to national efforts in favor of carbon emissions reduction and climate, Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal stressed. Protecting Sierra del Divisor is an important task given its vast territory of 1.3 million hectares — equivalent to 1.5 times the… View Article

WELCOME TO CASA NATURA GALAPAGOS LODGE

CASA NATURA GALAPAGOS LODGE is a small family run lodge on the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, 20 minutes away from Puerto Ayora. It has 14 rooms, a dining area, and several social areas for passengers to experience. All rooms have a balcony that enables guests to enjoy from the lush scenery of the highlands… View Article

RAFTING IN NAPO: ADRENALINE, EMOTION AND ADVENTURE

A rushing river with cold waters that descends from the Andes through an unbelievable array of green and foggy mountains in the higher zone, huge trees on the riversides, mammals, birds and insects that emit their characteristic sounds, a slight drizzle that gently falls on the Amazon jungles and a set of sensorial experiences all… View Article