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Winter holiday escape
Peru is a stunning destination during January through to April. Lower prices and reduced international airfares make this an idea time to SAVE MONEY and still have a fantastic experience.
BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY NOW and see how much you can save.
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Low cost international flights
KLM have low introductory prices from under £600 return during January through to March, these price will only go up.
From April they are £850 so a big saving can be made by taking your holiday during the worst of a UK winter.
Golf in Peru
Set dates in January & March
Enjoy Golf? Then you will be treated to some of the most unusual courses in the world. Play on one of the most exclusive club courses in Lima, Have your first taste of altitude golf in Arequipa, play a fun round in the world’s highest golf course next to a glacier and to finish a round in the Amazon only watch out for the water hazards! Contact us now for more information »
Galapagos Winter Special
We have some amazing special offers direct from the Vessel owners giving you the very lowest prices for a quality cruise. Discover the remarkable Galapagos Islands NOW as price rises for 2013 are set for a big increase. Either taken with other destinations in Ecuador or with a combine tour to Peru you can escape the worst of winter and head for the sun. Contact us now to get the latest discounts »
Christmas in Peru?
We have been providing holidays to Peru over the Christmas period for many years with this special day celebrated in some wonderful destinations. Imagine spending your Christmas Day in Machu Picchu or overlooking the beautiful Lake Titicaca from your luxury hotel. We have a range of stunning destinations waiting for you to enjoy Christmas or the New Year celebrations. An early booking is highly recommended to secure your international flights and the best hotels for you to full enjoy your time in Peru. Our expert travel adviser will work with you to plan a perfect Christmas break, remember its summer in Peru and full of the festive season. Discounts or free up-grades available on all bookings made during August. Contact us now to learn more »
Westin Libertador opens tallest hotel in Lima
With 300 rooms and suites it is everything you would expect from a top class hotel Located in the heart of the cities financial and shopping district, San Isidro. Peruvian Secrets has secured excellent rates for our clients so an up-grade to this hotel will not break the budget. The hotel is ideal for those who wish to spend more time in the city or just relax before returning from an adventurous holiday.
New airlines to operate in Peru
Talks at taking place to introduce more competition in domestic flights which is currently dominated by a subsidiary of LAN Chile, The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, José Luis Silva did not mention the names of the groups, but confirmed that they were already "renting or buying aircraft" to start operating in the country. We have seen a big increase in the cost of visiting Peru specially as LANprices are much higher for foreign visitors, with an increase of 17.5% in the number of people taking domestic flights in August over 2011 clearly any additional services would be welcome.
Director Paul Goddard reports
On my recent visit to Peru I was very fortunate to travel with my team from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado by road. The incredible Interoceanic Highway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean is now open for this 400+ kilometre stretch, with the bridge crossing the Madre de Dios River in Puerto Maldonado now open.
As you leave Cuzco behind you continue to climb to the roof of the world on what seems a perfect black line snaking its way through the Andes far into the distance. Arriving to Quince Mil you enter a protected area of outstanding natural beauty and stunning Rain Forest. The second part is most disturbing and reveals a far less pleasant side to Peru than those would wish you to see. As we drove into the night the lights of the heavy plant machinery could clearly be seen destroying everything in their path, all in the illegal extraction of gold and silver. Shanty towns have grown as first migrant workers arrive to work constructing the Highway, but now completed mine owners are capitalising on the abundance of cheap labour. The story gets worse when I asked why so many houses had blue lights outside and children sitting waiting in the chilly night air, I was told “they are children who work in the under age sex industry”. Every village and small town we passed through for the next two hours was with many of these so called night clubs which shocked me at how quickly and widespread it had become. I am sure you are asking the same questions as me “Why do they allow this to go on” and “Why are the police not here”. The answer is simply, corruption at a level that makes it impossible to stop the tide of destruction.
Thankfully there is a solution to halt the progress and help the local communities find more sustainable work. The Government has put in place a restricted area on a massive scale which protects vast areas of natural forest and habitat.Here they are encouraging tourism and sustainable farming which it is hoped will help protect this unique environment.
Peruvian Secrets through our partners in Peru are working on constructing a lodge and centre for alternative technology to allow people to discover and help protect the many animals and plant life to be found. This will offer a very real alternative Amazon experience with easy accessibility by road from Cuzco, just not requiring a flight to get there will help the environment. Further news on the lodge will be announced as progress is made.