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Peru: U2's Bono travels to Tambopata

By Manuel Vigo

U2 front man Bono traveled to the Tambopata National Reserve on Tuesday, after visiting Machu Picchu this weekend.

Peru: U2's Bono travels to Tambopata

Bono in Machu Picchu (Photo: Andina)

U2 front man Bono traveled to the Tambopata National Reserve on Tuesday, after visiting Machu Picchu this weekend.


The regional director of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Juan Arzola said Bono had arrived at the Puerto Maldonado airport on Tuesday morning, and had traveled directly to a lodge.


Arzola said the Irish singer’s visit was similar to Mick Jagger’s trip in October 2011.


"When Mick Jagger was here he said he would work on an environmental crusade in the Amazon, that is why Bono is here, and therefore why we also expect other international singers," Arzola said to Andina.


The U2 front man visited the citadel of Machu Picchu this weekend, alongside his family.


After his visit to Machu Picchu, Bono said he had not expected what he saw, and said he would love to come back to visit.


The Irish singer had lunch at a hotel in Machu Picchu on Monday, where he ate alpaca tenderloin with elderberry sauce, according to Andina.