Cusco expects to receive 25 thousand tourists during this year's Holy Week (Semana Santa) festivities. This is the time of year when the Imperial City of the Incas celebrates its patron saint, the Lord of Tremors (Señor de los Temblores), also known as the Black Christ, with feasting, dancing, and processions in his honor.
The Palomino Islands, located just six nautical miles off the coast of Lima, are frequently overlooked because the Ballestas boast higher numbers of the same wildlife. However, if you're looking to commune with nature in a more adventurous way, the Palomino Islands might actually be the best choice for you as you can actually enter the water and swim with the sea lions...
Soon, thousands, of visitors will arrive in the Bolivian mining town of Oruro, either renting rooms or being bused in on day trips from La Paz, to enjoy the famous Oruro Carnaval. This year, the main dates fall from February 12th through 15th, and we've got the program for you to make sure you don't miss a thing!
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will close for the entirety of February this year to allow sixty specialists & technicians to reforest affected areas, undertake conservation work on the route's 18 archeological monuments and sites, cut overgrown vegetation, tamp down the route, attend to the drainage system, and renovate the campsites and hygienic services.
A new app providing maps, photos, and information about archeological sites and local flora and fauna promises to put Cusco "in the palm of your hand". It's free for use on iOS and Android, doesn't require an internet connection once downloaded, and covers the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as well as the alternative Salkantay and Choquequirao routes.