The city of Arequipa was founded in 1540 by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, who in the nearby fertile lands of Huasacache built his mansion. Huasacache, in the valley of the river Socabaya only a short distance from the city, passed through various hands over the years until it was bought by Jesuit missionaries.
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Tom Filipowicz shows us that food is never far away in Peru. Fancy a quick snack while exploring the streets of Chiclayo? These are your options… Much has been written over the past few years about Peruvian cuisine. With the increase in tourism and the…
The Lima region has a huge collection of great hiking and nature walks on offer, many of which are easily accessible from the traveller-friendly downtown districts of Miraflores and Barranco, like the Lomas de Lúcumo.
Matthew Barker is kind enough to allow us to accompany him on his trip through the region of Ucayali.
Andrew Kolasinski introduces us to Tacu Tacu, a delicious dish with humble origins.
If you’re going to Ollantaytambo during the Carnival in late January and early February beware of youngsters.
Jo Self invites us on a tour of the Ica region, from sand dunes to mummies.
Watch as the small town of Peru, in Nebraska in the United States, is turned Peruvian as part of the campaign to launch the new Peru brand.
Traveling south from Lima into Peru’s southern coastal desert along the Pan-American Highway, the road soon leads to one of the country’s most interesting and culturally diverse regions; Chincha and the Afro-Peruvian heartlands.
Cajamarca, now a small colonial city in the northern highlands of Peru, was once a major city along the Inca highway between Quito and Cusco.
The 2012 Dakar Rally is heading to Peru as South America was chosen to host the event for the fourth consecutive time. Peru will play host to the final four stages of the off-road rally race after the drivers have completed the first stages in Argentina and Chile.
After two centuries, La Punta is still a destination for those in search of a tranquil respite from the rest of the Lima-Callao conurbation. The peacefulness here is more like that of a small town than the district of an enormous major metropolitan area.