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30 JUL 2013

Arequipa's regional government has announced a 10 million sol investment in a new touristic circuit through the city center, which aims to promote occasionally overlooked sights such as the Fundo el Fierro, La Recoleta Convent, and Puente Grau. The project will involve underground cabling, signage, a new visitor's center, and newly pedestrian-only streets.

23 JUL 2013

Officials have allocated 15% of the funds raised by Machu Picchu's entrance fees for a new museum and cultural park to be constructed near Sacsayhuaman Fortress. The museum will house relics found in Machu Picchu, colonial paintings, and other artifacts and is hoped to rival some of the world's best. A contest will be held for its design. "We're going to create a museum that's parallel with...

18 JUL 2013

Budget airlines will be knocking more than 50% off the price of flights from the US to Peru- can they also reduce the inflated domestic flight prices that airlines in Peru currently charge? Industry insiders think domestic flight prices may drop as low as US$30 by 2015! Currently, a 1hr 15min flight from Lima to Cusco can cost foreignors upwards of US$500, so this would be a much-needed...

12 JUL 2013

The Ministry of Culture has approved a plan for a cable car project this September to unite Parque de la Muralla in the city's historical center with San Cristobal Hill. The cable car system is expected to be a boon to the area, moving up to 700 people at one time, at a fare of S/3.50 (soles). In both areas, footpaths have been replacing roads, and the cable car project will build on this.

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