Peru region to develop mystic tourism

Isabel Guerra

Peruvian region of Ucayali will boost mystic tourism in order to attract more domestic and foreign visitors, especially tourists from Europe.

Regional tourism authorities are currently launching a project to start next July.

Local tourism official Freddy Rios Flores said they are waiting for the first financial support (29,000 soles) from the regional government.

He said that “we have registered over 50 shamans who practice folk medicine, in the indigenous and mixed race specialty.”

Local authorities recognize Santa Clara, Nueva Betania and Rao Netes, located in the community of San Francisco (Pucallpa), as three places where shamanic activity is highly developed.

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