viernes, 28 de noviembre de 2014


The city of Ica is located on the south coast of Lima.
It is an oasis amidst the desert plains of Peru, is an area with a great story first inhabitants date back 10,000 years.

In Ica deserts are extensive, as the Pampas cruiser, Villacurí Pampas, where the heat is intense.

Ica is located in the Paracas National Reserve; her living colonies of various animals, such as seals and shore birds of various kinds.

Geography and climate

Nestled between the beauty of a wonderful sea, spectacular arid desert and fertile valleys, Ica has managed to define a personality based on its history, culture, natural scenery and the variety of its traditional products, recognized in the world.

With a population of nearly 700,000 inhabitants and an area of 21,305 km2, Ica is one of the provinces with the highest proportion of land below 500 meters.

Its boundaries are:

North Lima; northwest, Huancavelica; east, Ayacucho, and south, Arequipa.

Ica is the place where the landscape subdues, not by snow-capped mountains, as in other regions, but the vastness and ruggedness of an area swept by the wind and sand.

Its surface is mainly composed of vast plains or shoals of flat or slightly undulating terrain, cut by a set of small agricultural valleys.

The department of Ica due to its location in the desert, enjoys a dry, sunny climate all year.

Tourist review

The city of Ica is as said, a stout flavored desert coast, dunes and large shoals, bathed in the harsh sun burning pampas saltpeter.
Ica serves on countless beaches and peñeríos of extraordinary beauty, it is a lonely land, where reign the most powerful winds of the Peruvian coast.

This desert region, has a strange feeling to anyone who stops to admire the hills of broken stone by the sun, his dreams sunsets or just enjoy their pecans, butter beans, oranges and plums.

Chincha, the birthplace of the black art of Peru, is the gateway to the department of Ica which begins with the sound of drums and stomping


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miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2014

Paracas National Reserve

It is a protected area in Peru located in the province of Pisco, Ica.

The Paracas National Reserve was declared as such on September 25, 1975 It was created in order to preserve a portion of the sea and the desert of Peru, giving protection to various species of wild flora and fauna.


It is located in one of the most desert in coastal Peru, Ica, with an area of ​​335,000 hectares and 200,000 in the Pacific Ocean.

The Paracas Peninsula is located in an incredibly rich marine area, where outcrops of water is very cold, producing an abundance of plankton that feeds on fish, crustaceans and molluscs.


Part of the area of the reserve is made up (for many richest sea in the world) aquatic environments.

Because of its importance as a resting and feeding place for migratory species in 1991 was elevated to the category of Regional Reserve Hemispheric Shorebird Network.


The climate is typical of the formation of subtropical desert. In February and August, respectively, is 22 ° C and 15.5 ° C, with an annual average 18.7 ° C. Precipitation is very poor, with the total average of 1.83 mm., The relative humidity is around 82%, with 83% in winter.

The prevailing winds are south and southwest, reaching an average speed of 14.9 km / h; however, they can reach 32 km / h, being the strongest of the coast, known as the “Paracas”.

With a mild climate and an average of 22 degrees Celsius and the sun almost constantly, with low humidity, the room is nice.

The Reserve

The book has great volunteers on the coast for conservation and quiet playback of numerous species of resident and migratory birds.

Among the most commonly found are the pelicans, gray gull, Condor, Humboldt penguins and flamingos or flamingoes and other species.The fish found in this sea area are: sole, white toyo, bonito, tramboyo, stripe, cheetah, sardine, anchovy, sea bass, and other species lorna.

Mammals are mainly represented by the comical sea lions, fur seals, porpoise and sea cat, it, in danger of extinction.

It is also populated leatherback and green turtles, reptiles such as lizards, octopus, squid and crustaceans.

The Chandelier

The Chandelier, located northwest of Paracas Bay, is a geoglifo having a length of 120 m, which is also called Tres Cruces or Trident.

The candle is engraved in stone cream color, it is almost always covered by sand, the sand is never completely clear chandelier because the winds are always removing excess sand from the channels.The Chandelier is located at the edge of Paracas in the top of the hill.

The Cathedral

The Cathedral was a rock formation caused by sea erosion and wind throughout the centuries. Its shape was reminiscent undermined the domes of the cathedrals, and inside some chingungos lived and seabirds.

Considered Heritage Site, was one of the most widely used natural images of Peru. Its structure collapsed during the violent earthquake of 8 degrees on the Richter scale of 15 August 2007 that was centered city of Pisco.

The remains of this figure are among the Supay Yumaque and beaches.


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viernes, 7 de noviembre de 2014


Paracas, covers an area of ​​335,000 hectares, of which 117,406 are land and 217,594 marine waters.

Visitors to Paracas, enjoy the observed ecosystems, archaeological remains of the Paracas culture, where San Martin disembarked and the great diversity of marine life found in the area. It is located on the East coast of the Paracas Bay, north of the peninsula of the same name. It is located 22 km south of Pisco, 75 km and 261 km from Lima.

Its climate has an average annual temperature of 22 ° C, the weather is almost always sunny. It is a very windy area whose very strong air currents carrying sand with an average speed of 25 km / h with a maximum of 60 km / h.

The main attractions of this resort are its mild climate, its beach, their residences to the sea, the hotel and its restaurants with traditional local and sea food based on fish and seafood.

Since its fishing port, excursions start to visit the Ballestas islands and Chincha Islands.

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viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014

Five things you can't do when to travel to Peru

People around the world want to travel to Peru, you can find many reasons to travel to Peru and fully enjoy their regions.
However, we must consider some necessary advice.

1.- Does not plan to travel to many places quickly.

Many visitors must make several tours and travels very quickly, trying to fit many walks in just a few days of vacation. Arriving in Peru should consider biodiversity, geographical extent, the diversity of regional weather, transportation and time. Also, if you consider hiring an extreme sport, you have to have insurance before proceeding.
You must connect to your travel agent for a package of excellent books; If you want to travel on your own, do not forget to buy a good book to tell defined map or contact a trusted guide distances. Considering the transport area and attractions of each and every place. Therefore, it is best to choose four destinations for a fortnight, quite enjoy the trip. If your list is Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it takes at least 72 hours. Most importantly, enjoy it, take it easy and prepare.

2.- Do not carry a lot of luggage, or illegal things.

They spent many visits to various regions and carry your luggage. Do your best to make it as light as possible. In most hotels provide shampoo, soap and conditioner. If you prefer one in particular, the best known brands include pharmacies and shops. As for clothes, keep in mind that Peru is one of the largest producers of cotton, gold, silver, pisco, alpaca; Therefore excelentesproductos, easy to get and cheap.
You can not go to Peru with animals or plants, if allowed pets must seek advice from the Peruvian consulate. It is also forbidden to enter with drugs (including marijuana), with sentences ranging from 15 to 25 years or less in prison.
Otherwise if you subtracted valuable things, hire a security service or use safes.

3.- Be forewarned with climate change.

Particularly the southern regions and jungle. Bring each of the elements to defend against weather and insects.
If you enjoy adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, eco-tourism, which should be ready to take action, preferably in groups or perhaps in the company and another person.
Remember that you should not drink tap water.

4.-No one can take authentic pre-Hispanic objects or animals in danger of extinction.

In most regions there Peruvian archaeological sites and nature reserves, some of them, who have access to enter the territory freely or walk over the area. You relax, enjoy and benefit from the whole atmosphere. Moreover, it does not really delete, fossils, ceramics, metal or textile value prehispanic archaeological or historical objects.
To go from a real object must have a “Certificate of ownership, not of Cultural Heritage and the Nation”, issued by the Ministry of Culture of Peru. If the object is “original and authentic” is not enough for the receipt or invoice on the seller. Otherwise, if a copy, no problem.

5.-Do not go places or just lending money to strangers.

Try to be careful when your money, or camcorders, ipad, iphone, tablet to prevent loss or theft. Therefore, it is better to have holiday insurance that covers lost baggage and flight at least.

Finally, most important of all, experience the travel insurance will probably be wonderful.

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lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014

Arequipa - Tourist Attractions

Colca Canyon

It is just about the main holiday destinations in Peru, traditional celebrations, where crafts and textiles from the place are executed, one will discover hot springs. This canyon is brought on by the failure in the Andes and also the Colca River which has a depth of nearly 3400 meters. It is considered the deepest canyon on earth.

Church in the Company

This church was internal 1698, is often a tourist attraction well visited, you will find ashlar structures crafted from volcanoes.
Within this great site you is able to see Cuzco paintings. His style is baroque kind of Arequipa. It may be visited from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm.

Mirador Yanahuara

It is situated in a district with the exact same name because the lookout, with this place you will see beautiful landscapes of Arequipa including his 3 most popular volcanoes. Yanahuara this far away of 2 km from Arequipa, with traditional neighborhood of cobblestone streets and old houses made from ashlar.
This tower was internal the nineteenth century and is made from ashlar arches in which it has recordings of celebrities from Arequipa.

Monastery of St. Catherine of Siena

It was founded in 1579, was suffering from earthquakes and rebuilt to hold the original appearance, is extremely close to the main square.

It is recognized as the most critical religious buildings in Peru.

Plaza de Armas

As in a city would be the central attraction, where we are able to find the cathedral, you can also discover the Church with the Company, the famous portals Arequipa which are the city council rolling around in its colonial era before .
Contains beautiful pools through the resort plus some small ornaments making it a great location for tourism or even take a break

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miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

6 Safety tips for traveling to Peru

1. Current exchange: we advise our clients to exchange money before depature from their countries. American dollars and Euros can be exchanged into Soles in banks, authorised places such in Miraflores and also Lima town (Centro de Lima). When Traveling in Peru,There also are money exchange people who work casually in some avenues of the capital, there is a minimal fee difference; however, for security reasons,we would strongly recommend you doing in authorized places.

2. Transport: we would suggest our travellers to commute by authorised taxis. Hotels normally provide this service. If not, make sure the cabs have the signs on the side of the car (black and yellow). There is not taximetres in our taxis; therefore, payment is in cash. Fees from Miraflores to Lima town usually are US $5-7 or 15-20 Soles.

3. Water: avoid drinking water from the tap.  The water is purified at the source but the distribution system may allow the water to be contaminated en route to the tap.  Water bottles are sold in shops, petrol stations and supermarkets.

4. Restaurants: Lima is the gastronomic capital of America; therefore, there is a  wide range of prestigious restaurants which combine  our Peruvian ingredients with international dishes such: Chinese, Italian, Japanese, etc. However; you can not miss our famous Cevicherias (seafood). The most popular restaurants are located in Miraflores, San Isidro and Lima town.

5. Passport: at the airport you will receive our “Andina card”, which we recommend presenting with your passport at the hotels you stay in.while visiting Peru. Please, mind carefully the “Andina card” since it’s relevant and could easily gotten lost.

6. Tips: It’s up to the visitors giving tips at restaurants and places they visit. Usually, the tips are not included in the bill but if you wish giving a tip, it normally is 10% of the total bill

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lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Machu Picchu

If you are thinking of trying the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but can not determine the time of the season to attend, then you will have to team up with the ancient Incan festival of Inti Raymi.

Machu Picchu was essential to the worship of the sun along the Inca was place so that when a civilization that held sunlight in such high esteem, I guess for the Incas, winter had not been a pleasant time of season.

The trips are incredibly popular area for testing, but there are plenty of large and small ways more "conventional" fun with beautiful interior landscape of the region.

The bike is a great way to get the region, the Sacred Valley of Cusco, and there are many great opportunities for cycling. For travelers who want to create an assortment of cycling, as well as a base for venturing to Cusco, where access to a selection of destinations is offered. Make your way to the hallway near Málaga down the mountain for just a breathtaking view from the summit Wakaywilca and Veronica Glacier and savor the forest changes from the Andes. Last trip turned into a great half day through Sacsayhuaman, allowing you to explore this ancient garden within a nontraditional. Highly recommended tour takes you through the valley of Santa Maras city, you could go out for the salt mines of Maras Murray.

Horseback riding is a great way for families to spend more of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. And riding on the Sacred Valley takes you to the Urubamba River and the Andes or before heading to the salt mines of Maras. This horse with the stillness of the valley could be the perfect solution for a day and enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley. Perhaps the best place to look for horses in Cusco. He will be riding in the region of Cusco passing through traditional villages, clubs plus some Inca ruins.

This visit allows brokers to determine areas in the scene, as well as learn more about the region surrounding the city.

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