With its colonial charm, the history of Inca Empire, and some of the greatest biodiversity in the world, Peru is a country you don’t want to miss.
There are three regions that comprise Peruvian territory: the majestic coast, the ancient andes and the Amazon jungle that allows the planet to breathe.
Known as one of the principle gastronomic destinations in Latin America, Peru is recognized as a country to produce some of the most delicious dishes. Ceviche, a seafood dish made of fresh raw fish marinated in lemon juice, has been declared as part of the country’s “national heritage” and can be found in restaurants and “cevicherias” all around the coast of Peru.
“What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it.”
– Juliette Binoche
Stroll through the fabulous beaches in the north and dare to ride the “Caballitos de torora,” typical boats made from stems and leaves that the ancient Peruvians used 3000 years ago, whose legacy still remains.
Explore the booming capital of Lima, a metropolis of nearly 9 million people with a rich history and an emerging gastronomic scene. Enjoy surfing or paragliding along “La Costa Verde” in Lima’s premier district, Miraflores. About 450 km south of Lima exists the famous Nazca Lines, the ancient geoglyphs that are thought to be created around 1500 years ago. View the lines from the air in a helicopter or from an observation tower near the city of Nazca.
Then explore the jungle whose surface is cut through by the Amazon River, the second largest river in the world. Embark on a hearty adventure through the Peruvian Amazon by kayaking, mountain biking or canopy climbing. Marked by a large degree of biodiversity, the Amazon jungle is where 54% of all tropical species of the planet live. It harbors the largest number of bird species in the world, and the third largest number of mammals.
With cultural influences from all around the world, Peru offers variety and multiculturalism. From the desert oasis of Huacachina to the white city of Arequipa made of volcano lava, Peru awaits you.
Where the jungle turns into the high mountains sits the scenic city of Cusco. Named as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city features a blend of colonial and Incan architecture and culture. Cusco opens its doors for everyone to visit Machu Picchu, the imperial city of the Incas known to be one of the seven wonders of the world. You can travel there comfortably by train or hike the Inca trail, a 26-mile trek that leads to Machu Picchu. Aside from Machu Picchu, smaller ruins can be found throughout the Sacred Valley region and even throughout the entire country of Peru.