Peru has been featured a lot of times in various articles, videos, images and other materials. Most of these materials were produced by Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) and tourism sites. Although majority of the reasons behind making Peru more popular to the worldwide audience are related to making profit, Peru is really a country that can “sell” itself.
Thanks to the easy to use do-it-yourself online travel sites, it is now easy to find cheap flights to Peru and purchase the airfare within minutes without having to leave the comforts of your own home. In addition to this, the increasing number of competition in Peru tourism has resulted to Travel Blog competitive prices. The once expensive Peruvian trip has become more affordable, especially since the country’s tourism is booming rapidly. Airline have been competing for the attention of Peru visitors resulting to amazingly low prices on airfares. Hotels and activity providers are going through this tough competition as well. To the delight of many visitors, professional travel agents can help them find the lowest rates online. Large travel agencies can even work their wonders in cutting the prices of the fares for as much as 40% to 50% due to their special business arrangement with the travel suppliers such as airlines and hotels. Promotional travel deals to Peru keep on appearing everywhere online, secret discount coupon codes are sent to email subscribers, travel rewards are given to loyal customers – the list of exciting perks goes on.
The locals in Peru have opened their cities, communities and hearts to the tourists who want to discover more about their rich culture and gifted land. Generally, visitors to Peru claim that they feel safe when walking along the streets of Lima, Cusco and other cities even without a guide. Artisans from different parts of Lima, Cusco, Andean Mountain ranges, and Arequipa are now showing the world their craft. Stalls, stores and shopping malls have been erected to provide a shopping spree experience for anyone who wants to take advantage of the very affordable pots, pans, and alpaca products.
Interesting hotels, inns and lodges are now open for business. By visiting Peru, you’ll realize how different their hotels are compared to the facilities of the large hotel chains we are used to. Most hotels are designed to reflect the look of the Colonial times merged with the rich Peruvian culture. Although there are five-star hotels in Miraflores Lima and in Cusco, most travelers prefer the more affordable hotels, hostels and inns because those types of lodging help them experience the culture of Peruvians – a simple yet passionate and colorful way of life.
Numerous travel blogs and forums also reflect on how travelers enjoyed their visit to the popular destinations and tourist spots in Peru. The infamous Inca Trail which is about a 5-day trek to the popular Machu Picchu is just one of the things that get travelers excited about their visit. Unknown to many people, there are a lot more things about the country that will certainly steal the hearts of many, stir the scientific minds of some, and excite the imagination of others. From the archeological discoveries, ancient temples and intriguing mummies that can make any ordinary person feel like they are either Lara Croft or Indiana Jones, to the mysterious giant lines that form the geoglyphs in Nazca which have caused experts and theorists alike to wonder if extra-terrestrial beings have visited and made friends with the ancient people of Peru, the country boasts a wide range of odds, adventures, wildlife, weirdness, mysteriousness and exciting adventures enough to entertain any type of traveler.
J. Mariano is a marketing manager and a trained travel specialist writing for established and reputa