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Chachapoyas, Peru’s hidden wonder

3 Mar, 2017 | Category: Destinations

Massive exterior stonewall at the fortress of Kuelap.

Chachapoyas is a destination on the rise, which is home to the fortress of Kuelap, one of the most impressive archaeological sites of Peru. Located in the region of Amazonas, in the northern part of the country, it combines history, culture and adventure, all surrounded by beautiful landscapes and an interesting diversity of microclimates, flora and fauna… with its cloud forests filled with bromeliads and orchids, where Andean bears and cocks-of-the-rock inhabit, along with other native species.

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British Airways temporarily suspends flights to Lima

8 Apr, 2017

Because of low demand for flights in the northern hemisphere winter, British Airways has decided to suspend its service to Lima between October 2017 and March 2018.

The airline has been serving Peru's capital since May 2016, with three flights a week in summer and two flights a week in winter. The flights -using Boeing 777 aircraft and starting from Gatwick Airport in London- will no longer come here during the Peruvian summer (winter in the United Kingdom).

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Rio de Janeiro’s Windsor Atlantica hotel will become a part of the Hilton family

6 Apr, 2017

The emblematic hotel -located at Copacabana beach- has been acquired by the Blackstone real estate group, which has the intention to fully maximize the property’s potential.

As an important part of this transaction, Blackstone has signed an agreement with the Hilton company so that -after a transition period- the hotel can become the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. With this, the company hopes to expand its presence in the hotel business branch.

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Condor Travel and Nuevo Mundo volunteers help disaster victims in Huarochirí

4 Apr, 2017

The heavy rain and landslides that have affected various parts of Peru -the result of an El Niño phenomenon- have left a large number of victims. Many Peruvian families are suffering and lack even the most basic necessities.

To help such families, on the 25th of March 23 representatives from Condor Travel and Nuevo Mundo carried out voluntary work in the village of Nieve Nieve in Huarochirí. The volunteers took food, clothes, personal hygiene products and other items to victims in this small settlement two hours from Lima.

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Machu Picchu on the cover of the latest issue of National Geographic Traveller

4 Apr, 2017

The magazine National Geographic Traveller -the go-to guide for travel and tourism- has put Machu Picchu on the cover of its latest edition. The Inca city appears in an article in the magazine on the fifteen sites throughout the world that should be toured on foot.

Apart from the article, travellers are encouraged to appreciate the Inca citadel from a place not everyone can get to: the summit of Huayna Picchu. An emotional experience that is difficult to forget.

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Mendoza: One of the most popular destinations in South America according to TripAdvisor

4 Apr, 2017

The city of Mendoza in Argentina, is as beautiful as it is interesting. Its natural beauty, cultural activities and adventurous experiences place it among the 25 most popular destinations in South America, according to the TripAdvisor website. Many travellers -users of this site- praise this Argentinian city in the comments and give it a high score based on their own experiences.

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The impressive Explora opens new spa in the Sacred Valley

4 Apr, 2017

A walk around the four Inca terraces belonging to the Explora hotel takes you to the Casa de Baños Pumacahua, which houses the hotel's recently inaugurated spa.

Travellers can now restore their energy with a massage, spend time in the sauna or swim in the heated pool of this beautiful colonial mansion that once belonged to Inca ruler Pumacahua, one of the forerunners of Peruvian independence.

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Tour Leader visits important account in England

4 Apr, 2017

Last month one of our Tour Leaders crossed the ocean to visit one of our most important clients in the United Kingdom. This member of the Cusco team -who is a member of our client's staff- was in England for a week, training and getting to know this important account in greater detail.

The journey was a complete success and the perfect opportunity to cement friendships and working relationships!

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2016 Dakar Rally will show off important destinations in Argentina and Bolivia

3 Apr, 2017

After Peru decided to withdraw from the 2016 Dakar, ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation), the event organizer, had to redesign the course of the world’s toughest rally raid through Argentina and Bolivia.

The Dakar start podium is scheduled for January 2, 2016, in Buenos Aires, and the race will officially start the next day. Destinations along the route include Jujuy, Salta, and Rosario in Argentina, as well as Uyuni in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flat.

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3-D image of the Lord of Sipan’s face to be displayed

3 Apr, 2017

The true face of the Lord of Sipan will finally be revealed in Peru after three months of intense research. This famous Mochican monarch, whose burial site was discovered in 1987, has been compared to King Tut in terms of splendor and cultural significance.

Brazilian forensic investigators Cícero Moraes and Dr. Paulo Miamoto led the team of researchers that completed the work of reconstructing the face of the Lord of Sipan, using bone fragments and information on file at the Royal Tombs of Sipan Museum in Lambayeque.

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