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Review of the Third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism

The third National Congress of Professionals in Tourism has demonstrated that tourism in Huaraz´ (or lack thereof) is at crisis point. This all became clear during the three day event held at the Cultural Centre in Huaraz.  The congress was organised by COLITUR (The College of Tourism Graduates) and expectations were high as it was […]

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South African suffering HIV to be released on Valentine´s Day 2017

We recently visited the Víctor Pérez Liendo Penitentiary to deliver some handy stuff like soap and shampoo, but it was the English books that were most gratefully accepted by the only foreign inmate of the prison Lewis Charles Cornelious. Lewis is a 53-year-old ex-drugs mule suffering from HIV. As a foreigner Lewis is often victimized […]

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Important indicators for a sustainable development of tourism in Huaraz

Last year, the dean of the College of Graduates in Tourism in Ancash, Alejandro Solis Neyra gave an insight into the public investment and profitability of tourist destinations in Áncash such as: Caraz, Carhuaz, Yungay, Casma (coastal) and Chimbote (coastal) and Huaraz, as well as a profile of the typical tourist who visits Áncash. The […]

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Tour Agency in Trujillo shut down because of using captadores

According to RPP Noticias, a travel agency called Arco Iris Travell (yes, with double L!) which operated on Jirón Pizarro 575, right in the historical centre of Trujillo was closed down today for using ¨jaladores¨ or ¨captadores¨. The agency was also fined S/. 3,800 as the touts were searching for possible clients in public and […]

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First ever Great Organic Potato Festival in Chaná

Great expectations are generated in the Conchucos area as the first Organic Potato Festival launch ceremony was held on Friday May 17th. This great festival will be held on June 10th this year, in the district itself, as part of the festivities in honor of San Pedro. The objective is to rescue, value and preserve […]

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Huaraz hostels win first battle against captadores (touts) at Cruz del Sur in Huaraz

The plight of disturbing touts hanging around bus stops and terminals is known among most travellers. They exist in Asian, African and even European countries and logically also in South America. In Italy, touts are known as bagarinaggios. In English, a tout is any person who solicits business or employment in a persistent and annoying […]

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THT doubts Huaraz got 40% more tourists during Semana Santa 2013

A brief investigation by The Huaraz Telegraph has called into question the veracity of the claim that there were more tourists in 2013, compared to last year during Easter. Not one single owner of a hostel where The Huaraz Telegraph is freely available confirmed the story. According to HuarazInforma, the Regional Director of Foreign Trade […]

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Peruvian Sports Institute not cooperating at climbing event

This year, the Federación Deportiva Peruana de Andinismo y Deportes de Invierno decided for the first time to include the town of Huaraz as a venue for the national climbing championships. This tournament is crucial to the competitors as it’s a means of selecting the best climbers to represent Peru in the XVII Bolivarian Games […]

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Tourist escaped Peru after being lost in the system

A 27-year-old American tourist, Tara Irwin, was visiting Trujillo on a long-term visa. She was initially given a three month visa, and after talking to the embassy was advised that the only way she could renew her tourist visa was through the border customs, which meant that she had to leave the country. Due to […]

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Municipality not doing enough to protect the treasures of Huanchaco

It is a well-known fact that wherever you dig a hole in Peru chances are you will find something ancient, and of value. Unfortunately there is not enough money to finance all the excavations that archaeologists would want to do. One of the biggest excavations in Trujillo is Chan Chan, an ancient Moche community 20 minutes […]

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Archeological monuments suffering water filtrations due to rain

According to declarations made by staff of the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Ancash (DDC), most archeological monuments in the […]

Noise pollution in Huaraz for 99% caused by claxons

A group of teachers and students of the Chao Virú University in Trujillo were to be seen on the main […]

After estimating 8,000 dogs, Huaraz Municipality agrees to tackle stray dog problem

Some tourists ironically call Huaraz the city of dogs and you can´t blame them for that. It´s actually very sad […]

Laguna Palcacocha still without its early warning system

A visit to Lake Palcacocha learned that the lake which caused the 1941 flood in Huaraz and killed approximately 2,000 […]

Heavy rain causes many roads to collapse in Huaraz and Ancash area

The torrential rains that affected the Callejon de Huaylas for the past month have left houses, schools and roads in […]

Certified osteopathy course offered in Huaraz by an Amercian psychotherapist

The Huaraz Telegraph was informed by Danaan Lahey that the International Society of Orthobionomy Peru will be organising a 22-month […]

Meteorologist predicts waterlogging and heavy rainfall in Huaraz

Rafael Figueroa Tauquino predicts more heavy rain for the urban area of Huaraz. Not the news many tourists would like […]

Psychologist: Anxiety is a problem for people in Huaraz’

Psychologist Yalu Palomino Zárate shared her professional point of view on a part of Huaraz society. Having analysed and studied […]

Locals question Huanchaco’s 25th spot in South American beach ranking

In a beach ranking which was created by the FlightNetwork team who talked to over 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

BREAKING: Three Spanish mountaineers and Peruvian guide die on Mateo

An expedition counting four Spanish climbers and their mountain guide from Huaraz (Rubén Dario Alva) was hit by surprise and […]

Early seismic movement awakens citizens Ancash coast

A perceptible tremor of 4.6 on the Richter scale awoke many people on the Ancash shore living in Huarmey, Casma, […]

Baby with 12 fingers and 12 toes born in Chimbote hospital

A beautiful baby was born in the Hospital La Caleta in Chimbote on the eve of New Year. However, when […]

Huanchaco Beach in top 50 best beaches of South America

Earlier this week, the Chamber of Tourism of Huanchaco announced to be proud that Huanchaco Beach was chosen among South […]

Visitors are prohibited to take plastic into Huascaran National Park

William Martínez Shiñquin, head of the Huascarán National Park, announced that they have issued a provision that prohibits the entry […]

Local guide shares search details and reveals that Jesse Galganov was last seen in Taullipampa

Earlier this week, the editor of The Huaraz Telegraph spoke with Beto Pinto Toledo, manager and founder of local tourism […]

Meet cebiche de chocho, Huaraz’s hearty food icon

Perhaps one of the most popular local dishes of Huaraz, yet one which is often overlooked by travellers, is cebiche […]

Local newspaper spreads painful fake news on Jesse Galganov

What was announced as a huge scoop on the front page of the Friday morning edition of local newspaper Prensa […]

No visits to Pastoruri Glacier; access road closed until the 29th of December

Jesús López Gómez, head of the Huascarán National Park (SERNANP – Huaraz) informed the press and agencies in Huaraz and […]