Transoceanic Highway to bring thousands of tourists to Peru Amazon

The Transoceanic Highway is expected to bring thousands of Brazilian tourists to Peru’s southern Madre de Dios department during the next three years. The regional director of foreign commerce and tourism in Madre de Dios, Jorge Pineda, told Agencia Andina that the roadway cutting through the jungle shroud could usher […]

by · December 17, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism

Law to remove deadly buses from Peru highways

Peru’s Congress has passed a law prohibiting the use of the country’s infamous ¨bus-trucks.¨ In a 77–10 vote, lawmakers also outlawed the future manufacture of the makeshift buses, which are grafted onto the chassis of flatbed trucks. Violators of the law could face up to 20 years in prison for […]

by · December 14, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Law & Justice, Travel/Tourism

Peru waterfall third highest in the world

Peru’s Yumbilla waterfall is over 895-meters-tall and the third highest in the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (MINCETUR). ¨This finding helps us to continue promoting nature tourism and bird, fauna, and flora watching¨ says Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, Mercedes Araoz. The waterfall is […]

by · December 3, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism

Meteorite crater declared natural and cultural heritage site

The crater left by the meteorite that smashed into southern Peru last September has been declared a natural and cultural heritage site, according to Agencia Andina. Hernán Fuentes, president of Puno’s Regional Government, said the decision was made in order to protect the crater from profit-seeking locals and foreigners and […]

by · December 3, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism