Peru is the archaeological, cultural and ecological jewel of Latin America. From the Inca splendor of Machu Picchu, to the verdant jungle waterways of the majestic Amazon River, to the rich artistic expressions of its people – Peru has something for everyone. In the Andes, Quechua natives dressed in bright, hand-woven garb still walk their herds of llamas to graze on the mountainsides as they have done for thousands of years. History buffs can explore the pre-Columbian ruins and colonial Spanish architecture that cover the country. Nature lovers find on abundance of flora and fauna in the depths of the virgin rainforest, on board of luxury cruises if so desired.
Peru counts with 11 Unesco World Heritage Sites, but it is also known for its internationally celebrated cuisine.
Located on the Pacific coast of South America, Peru offers visitors a unique mix of historical and natural wonders, with modern infrastructure and facilities, in a safe and prosperous environment.
From the mysterious Inca remains of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, to the spectacular gold, silver and jewel encrusted artifacts uncovered in the tombs of the Lords of Sipan, to ongoing digs along the Northern coast and highlands, Peru is an ever-expanding open-air museum of archaeologies. Peruvian celebrate various cultural festivities, heritage expressions of its inhabitants, all colorful living theaters for the visitors.
Peru is a natural paradise with its Amazon basin, home many animals, birds and insects as well as the Andes and its soaring condors, native llamas, alpacas and vicuñas amid an endless variety of wild orchids and Peruvian lilies. In the icy Pacific waters find southern fur seals, sea lions, Humboldt penguins and Peruvian boobies.
It is perfect for adventure and special interest travelers, as it offers all kind of activities oriented to these subjects.