Peruvian tourism agency Lima Travel said it would open its doors to tourists for the first time in five years to help people navigate the frigid winter in Peru.
“We have never seen so many people travel as we are seeing now,” said Luis Enrique Galindo, Lima Travel’s president.
“Now, we are taking the initiative to bring the Peruvian people to our country, and this is the first of its kind.”
Lima Travel is one of the biggest travel agencies in Peru, and it is known for its international trips, including trips to Europe and Australia.
The Peruvian government says it is now in a position to help foreigners navigate the snowy winter.
The government said it is offering free travel for Peruvians on January 31 through the Lima Travel agency.
“In January we are opening our doors to help tourists,” said Galindos wife, Cristina Galindoc, adding that she hopes it will help more Peruvian families travel.
“We are all very happy to be opening our eyes.”LIMA TIMES “We’re really glad to be here,” Galindós said.
“The snow has come down very quickly and it has become a very warm and inviting country.”
It has become an easy destination for people who want to explore and enjoy.
“The weather has been especially brutal in Peru in the past week, with heavy snowfall that left at least 1,400 people dead in Peru and a record number of people missing in a few days.
The last major storm to hit Peru was Hurricane Valor in August 2016.