PROMPERÚ – Peru’s tourist board – has just launched a new stay home tourism campaign: ‘Dream, then travel’.

The new campaign has been kicked off with this inspirational video:

Peru’s official travel social accounts will post the video to reactivate tourism, one of the sectors most affected in the country by this pandemic. The video seeks to inspire travellers, once the coronavirus crisis is over, to choose Peru for their next vacation. The video shows Peru’s tourist attractions, gastronomy, culture and nature of the coast, mountains and rainforest.

As part of the campaign, PROMPERÚ presents a series of ways to explore Peru during lockdown:

Chachapoyas, Amazonas – Gocta Waterfall

Live webcam of the majestic Gocta waterfall is one of the world’s tallest at 2,531 feet. It wasn’t revealed to the world at large until 2006, although the residents of Coachimba had known about it since the 1950s and it had been known as ‘Gocta’ due to the sound.

Cusco: View of the beautiful colonial Plaza Mayor

Live webcam of the view over the Catedral Basilica de la Virgen d la Asuncion

Machu Picchu – take a virtual 360-degree tour of the 15th century Incan citadel

Mario Testino Alta Moda exhibition, Lima – take a virtual tour

The exhibition showcases Testino’s portraits of Peruvians local to the mountainous region of Cusco, wearing festive attire. Peru’s traditional costumes appear to be as personal, handmade, exquisitely embroidered, conceived and dyed as the creations of the finest Haute Couture ateliers.

The Museo de Sitio de Chan Chan in Huanchaco, Peru

The Chan Chan site museum near the Palacio Nik An contains exhibits explaining Chan Chan and the Chimú culture. Enjoy a virtual tour of the museum.

Enjoy a 360-degree tour of Kuélap – a great alternative to Machu Picchu

This 6th century Chachapoyas-built walled settlement is 3,000m high in the mountains near Maria in the southern part of the Amazonas region, and was home to more than 5,000 people some 1,500 years ago.

Learn about the hidden parts of Peru with this Netflix documentary: Hidden Treasure (Tesoro Escondido)

This documentary film dives into the history and culture of its ancestors, the beautiful landscapes, cuisine, beaches and places undiscovered by tourism.

Solterito de Quinoa

A traditional dish featuring Peruvian superfood quinoa, as well as fava beans and queso fresca:

Lomo Saltado

Lomo saltado is a popular, traditional Peruvian dish, a stir fry that typically combines marinated strips of sirloin with onions, tomatoes, french fries, and other ingredients; and is typically served with rice.

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