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If you are happy and you know... say Peru! By Valencia Travel

We are excited to inform you that the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP), through its Headquarters of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, and the Ministry of Culture have agreed on the following:

As of June 25th, 2021, authorized travel agencies will be able to access the reservation system of the electronic ticket, to start bookings for routes 1, 2, 3 of the Network of Inca Roads of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu.

· Visits to these routes will resume from July 15, 2021.

The reactivation of tourist activities on the routes of the Inca Road Network is the result of the work articulated in the technical sessions and health and safety inspection trips made by the specialist government entities as well as private tourism guilds.

The Valencia Travel team is ready to receive all your bookings to begin this process on June 25th, and we will keep you informed about all future updates regarding this topic.

If you would like to start the booking process or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: info@valenciatravelcusco.com


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Most of our packages now have full flexibility, with a booking window for June 2021, and a travel window from June 2021 until December 15th 2022, excluding Blackout dates. Zero cancellation fees up to 15 days prior to your departure date.

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What’s New?

The Festival of the Sun

Peru is famous not only for its iconic scenery, world-class surfling beaches, and Machu Picchu but also its array of cultural festivals that attract millions of travellers every year. One of these, possibly the most famous of them all, is called Inti Raymi also known as the Festival of the Sun.


Peru's Festival of the Sun, also known as Inti Raymi, takes place every year on June 24 and is a celebration of the Winter Solstice in tribute to the Peruvian Sun God known as Inti. It's a big cultural event for Peru, as it was banned by the Catholic Church and the Spanish colonisers in 1535 and its modern form of celebration wasn't rekindled until 1944. Ever since, the country has come together to celebrate the Festival of the Sun, which starts off in front of the Inca Temple of the Sun (known as Korikancha), before making its way to Plaza de Armas in Cusco, and finishing up in Sacsayhuaman.


According to historical records, the first Inti Raymi took place in the year 1412 when the Inca's prayed for the Sun God's return to earth. Dancing, singing, cultural plays, and delicious feasts occur amongst a glorious crowd of thousands and a seriously organised assortment of actors to the tune of 500! The event is so big, in fact, that there are grandstand seats going for up to $140 USD a pop during the final celebration, but given that this is an all-day event, it's worth getting a ticket to experience the entire spectacle from start to finish. We recommend getting to Sacsayhuaman around 8 am to find the best viewing spot in the stands with a stunning vista of the surrounding mountains.


Leading up to June 24, there is a week's worth of daily celebrations which include everything from musical concerts to traditional plays and street fairs; all in all, Inti Raymi is a proud celebration of Peru's past and is a beacon for those wishing to explore the beauty of the country's culture. Make sure it’s at the top of your wish list on your next visit to Peru!


A second chance to get back into nature

If there's one thing the pandemic taught any of us during the lockdown, it's the importance of getting out of the confines of our homes and workplaces, and into the fresh air and vista of nature. There's only so many times one can walk around the block or jog along the same track, circle around the same city blocks and walk the same streets, before something intrinsic yells out to us "It's time to get out of here!"


The frustration of being stuck in lockdown has many of us daydreaming about adventures in the great outdoors; from the mountains to the sea, the deserts to the wild jungles, after the pandemic when travel opens back up, all of us will, at last, have a second chance to get back into nature and kick-start our new adventure.

Valencia Travel Cusco offers a range of adventure and nature tours that will cure your need to break free of the mundane routine and to do something different. Whether it's hiking Machu Picchu, trekking the Colca Canyon, or exploring the Amazon jungle, there are so many tours to choose from the only problem you'll face is which one to do first! We have a few ways in which you can prepare yourself for your next trip to Peru, and since it's something you can start working on while the world still figures itself out, the best part is that once we are all out of the pandemic, you'll be more than ready to get back into nature on one of these incredible tours.


If we have learned anything during the pandemic, it's that our mental and physical health is something sanctimonious that needs to be prioritised. Psychologists have long-revered nature as one of the best healers of mental health when it comes to stress, anxiety, depression, and the need to unwind and reconfigure ourselves for a more healthy and fulfilling future.


Peru, as it is, has built a reputation for being the place to go to for an outdoor adventure that offers its guests, its seekers, the perfect haven for self-discovery and an experience in nature like no other place on the planet.


Coming out of the pandemic, expect Peru to be more popular than ever for those seeking a second chance to get out in nature as the world remembers just how powerful it can be for our health. Check out Valencia Travel Cusco's amazing tours here and start planning your post-pandemic adventure today.


Coronavirus update

The Government of Peru is looking to ease the current restrictions in place in an effort to stimulate tourism in the country.


Regardless, certain restrictions will still remain in place in an effort to protect both locals and international visitors. A PCR test and signed affidavit are still required before boarding your flight to Peru, but the two-week quarantine requirement has been lifted meaning that so long as you are free from COVID-19, you are free to explore the country including engaging in tours as you please.


Additionally, there are several key requirements you should be aware of:

  • Travellers from South Africa, Brazil, and India are not allowed to enter Peru at this point in time. Any Peruvians who are coming back to Peru having visited any of these three countries must immediately quarantine upon their return for a period of two weeks.

  • A mask is required at all times in public places, including public squares, bars, and restaurants, and in some establishments, double masks are required.

  • Evening curfews still apply in Lima, Cusco, and Arequipa from 9 pm until 4 pm, 7 days per week; these restrictions extend to car movements and businesses cannot open on Sundays.

  • Cusco's archaeological sites are now operating at 40% capacity.

  • Multi-day tours to the Inca Trail remain closed for now, however, the KM 104 one-day Inca Trail route remains open. If you are unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-1 9, you must not arrange or book any travel or accommodation in Peru.

If you do decide to travel to Peru, then like any other country, we strongly advise you to take out travel/health insurance and to be cognizant of any clauses pertaining to COVID-1 9

Valencia Travel Cusco will continue to provide updates from the Peruvian Government to keep our customers informed of the latest policies and procedures surrounding travel within the country. We look forward to welcoming you back to our country soon.


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Best.

Daniel





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