Este 16 de julio se realizará por cuarta vez consecutiva la competencia internacional “Perú 8mil Desert Challenge 2016”, que tendrá como escenario la Reserva Nacional de Paracas, área natural protegida administrada por el Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado (Sernanp).
A total of 87,110 tourists went trekking in Cusco, Puno and Arequipa regions, home to the most popular areas for this activity in Peru.
Such visits make up 7.96% of total vacationers to the country.
According to Peru's Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) 2015 Foreign Visitor Profile study, most visitors made their first stop in Lima, but tourists’ multiple answers show that 94% of them landed in Cusco.
Figures reveal that 61% headed to Puno, 40% to Arequipa, 23% to Ica, whereas 34% reached other regions.
When asked about other activities that encouraged them to visit the Andean nation, tourists affired they also came for Machu Picchu (88%), Cusco (69%), the archaeological remains (40%), the natural reserves (37%), Lima (36%), the Peruvian food (28%) and the famous Inca Trail (26%).
Vacationers came mainly from English-Speaking countries (41%), Europe (38%), Latin America (10%) and other regions around the world (11%).
Likewise, the study showed that 53% of holidaymakers were men and 47% women.
Furthermore, 93% of them visited Peru for the first time, while 7% had been to the country more than once.