While it may not be for the faint of heart, Peruvian guinea pig on a stick (also known as cuy al palo) has captured the attention of many. And understandably so — to Westerners, the delicacy is exotic, and something you would never find in the U.S. or Europe.
Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur, by its Spanish acronym) has announced that it is working on designing a program that would exempt foreign travelers from paying sales tax in Peru.
New data from Jaguar Connection, a corporate responsibility initiative of the Latin American energy company ISA, indicates that the number of jaguars living in Peru has dwindled down to 22,000 — only half of what the number would be in the absence of illegal poaching of the rare animal.
Boasting two world surfing champions — Felipe Pomar in 1965 and Sofía Mulánovich in 2003 — it’s no secret that Peru is a surfing haven. But the history of surfing in Peru dates back much, much farther than 1965, and it may even be the birthplace of the sport.
Although the practice of yoga finds its origins an ocean away from the verdant rainforests of western Peru, in our humble opinion, a lodge on the edge of the Tambopata jungle reserve is the best yoga retreat in Peru.