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Peru Tourism, Vacations Guide and Travel Information

Guía Turística de Perú - Turismo en Perú
  • Perú
  • Lima
  • 1.285.216 km²
  • 6 ºC → 24 ºC
  • 30.814.175 hab
  • + 51
  • PET (UTC−5)
  • Spanish
  • Quechua-Aimara
  • Nuevo sol (PEN)
  • Machu Picchu is called the “lost city” because the jungle had literally swallowed it when Yale explorer Hiram Bingham III “rediscovered” it in 1911. When the overgrown vegetation was removed, the complex of ruins was revealed.

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    Machu Picchu - Perú
  • Nazca offers like destination a unique place in the world, full of mystery and mysticism, wonderful lines of immense figures and lines, of spectacular perfection, works of a very old Peruvian civilization, the Lines of Nazca.

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    Nazca Lines - Perú
  • Part of the 23,000 kilometers (approximately 14,000 miles) of roads built by the Incas (Qhapaq Ñan) in South America, this is Peru's most famous trekking route and possibly one of the most spectacular in the Americas.

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    Inca Trail - Perú
  • A great favourite with Peruvian tourists, Pastoruri is one of the most accessible glaciers south of Huaraz and is popular all year round for skiing, snowboarding or just playing in the snow.

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    Snow in Peru - Huaraz

Peru Travel Information and Vacations Guide

Discovering a country

P Peru, a country of millenary history, offers foreign tourists infinite alternatives and the possibility of living a unique experience: history, culture, nature, adventure, and in just one destination.

The amazing archaeological heritage transmitted form prehispanic civilizations is a token of its art. customs, ande development.

But this Andean nation es not only past an historical legacy. Because of its spectacular diversity of climates and ecological sytems. Peru forms part of an exclusive group of eight mega-diverse countries, which turns it into a provileged destination for those who love nature and ecological tourism.

Tourism in Peru

Tourism in Peru makes up the nation's third largest industry, behind fishing and mining. Tourism is directed towards archeological monuments, ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon, cultural tourism in colonial cities, gastronomic tourism, adventure tourism, and beach tourism. According to a Peruvian government study, the satisfaction rate for tourists after visiting Peru is 94%. Tourism is the most rapidly growing industry in Peru, growing annually at a rate of 25% over the past five years. Tourism is growing in Peru faster than any other country in South America. The most popular countries of origin for tourists are the United States, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and Italy. Iperú is the Peruvian national tourist office...

Interesting Information about Lima

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Weather in Lima Peru

Country: Peru - South America

Lima's weather is warm but very humid (up to 90%). summer ranges from 23 to 30 Celsious degrees and winter from 14 to 18 Celsius degrees.

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Tourist activities in Peru

Festivals and Events in Peru

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Peru is an incredibly vibrant country to live in. It is a country rich in traditional festivals and colourful events, treating the visitor to a visual symphony of colour, energetic traditional dancing in the streets, delicious morsels of native cuisine and humbling displays of religious fervour...

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Living Culture of Peru

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In ancient peru, several majestic cultures existe, characterized by their great power and richness, but also by achieving an amazing harmony with nature and by their domination...

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Peru Adventure Guide

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If you are willing to experience powerful emotions, you have come to the right place. Peru is not olly an archaeological destination buet a perfect place...

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Peru: Travel Guide Nature

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Peru has 84 natural life zones (ecological floors) of the 102 zones identified worldwide...

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Amazing places to visit in Peru

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Wherever you go, Peru's vibrant Andean culture, one of the most exciting in the Americas...

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Tourist Attractions in Peru

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Museum, zoo, Historical Centre, protected natural areas, Parks, Art museum, Astronomical Observatory, List of cathedrals, Churches, thermal baths, and more...

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Ancient Peru

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From the oldest civilization in America, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Ancient Peru conserves the architectural and artistic vestiges...

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Make Mistura 2015 the starting point for your Peru adventure!

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The international festival of cuisine in Lima, Mistura 2014 will open its doors from the 4th to the 13th of September. Come and experience the largest culinary fair in Latin America and travel with us to discover the delights of Peru: the cities of Lima, Arequipa and Cuzco, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Discover why Peru was named the world’s top culinary destination in 2012.

Festival of the Reyna del Cañaveral (Sugar Cane Queen)

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The yearly event sees locals heading to the banks of the Rio Pampas near the small town of Callebamba. Along with the election of the Queen, or Miss Cañaveral, the festival serves to highlight the region’s products and tourist attractions. Water sports such as swimming and rafting provide plenty of entertainment, while gastronomic fairs offer typical regional cuisine.

Adventure Tourism - Inca Peru Travel & Adventure

Adventure Tourism

I If you are willing to experince powerful emotions, you have come to the right place. Peru is not only an archaeological destination but a perfect place to enjoy adventure tourism. Thanks to its different climates and soils, it allows you knowing from the highest snowcappded mountain to the largest river in the world by volume, to the most exuberant forest landscape; perfect scenarios for doing extreme sports preferred by tourists willing to unleash adrenaline to its fullest.

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From north to south, form the coast to the forest, this country offers a wide range of options to do such activities as canoeing in the most torrential and beautiful rivers; trekking, enjoying a varied flora and fauna, surfing in the coast beaches, climbing spectacular snowcapped mountains, hang gliding, boungee jumping and many other sports that will be for sure an unforgettable experience.

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Trekking in Peru

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Country: Peru - South America

Places: Classic Inca Trail, Short Inca Trail, Salkantay to machupicchu, Ausangate, Lares, Choquequirao, Vilcabamba, Huaraz, Cusco y Arequipa.

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Zipline in Peru

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Country: Peru - South America

Places: Machu picchu (Sacsara Valley), Lunahuana, Huarochiri, Tambopata, Huaraz, Lima(Canyon Autisha), Manu National Park.

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Surfing in Peru

Tags: Surfline, Surfing peru, Peru, Surf in Peru, A Guide with Surf Spots and Photos, things to do peru, Peru Surf Season, Surfing in Lima, Surfing North Peru.

Country: Peru - South America

Places: Mancora, Cabo Blanco, Lobitos, Huanchaco, Puerto Chicama or Malabrigo, Pacasmayo, Lima Beaches.

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Kayaking in Peru

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Country: Peru - South America

Places: Paracas, Lake Titicaca, Saldoval Lake, Blue Lagoon, Lima Beaches, Puno, Arequipa, Half World Lagoon.

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Rafting in Peru

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Country: Peru - South America

Places: Paracas, Lake Titicaca, Saldoval Lake, Blue Lagoon, Lima Beaches, Puno, Arequipa, Half World Lagoon.

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Biking and Mountain Biking in Peru

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Country: Peru - South America

Places: Cuzco, Maras, Lima, Moray, Lunahuana, Urubamba, Olleros, Caral, Colca.

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Biking and Mountain Biking in Peru

Tags: Peru Biking, Mountain biking, Inca Trail All-Mountain, mountain bike destination, Biking Peru Trek, Bike Tours, Peru Mountain Bike Tours in Lima.

Country: Peru - South America

Places: Cuzco, Maras, Lima, Moray, Lunahuana, Urubamba, Olleros, Caral, Colca.

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Enigmatic culture that lasts over time

Visited by thousands of tourists, this city of offers th most significant archaeological sites of the Inca Empire.

Its streets still preserve the Inca walls and in the surroundings majestitic monuments can be seen. One of them is the Sacsayhuaman fortress, made of stones strategically placed. Where the Inti Raymi is celebrated in the presence of many visitors. Outside Cusco you will find the Inca's Sacred Valley, a ravine deeply appreciated by old villagers due dto its geographic and climatic quialities. This Valley integrates several archaeological centers such as Pisaq, Moray and Ollantaytambo.

The Inca Empire

Peru is best known as the heart of the Inca empire, but it was home to many diverse indigenous cultures long before the Incas arrived. Although there is evidence of human habitation in Peru as long ago as the eighth millennium BC , there is little evidence of organized village life until about 2500 BC. It was at about this time that climatic changes in the coastal regions prompted Peru's early inhabitants to move toward the more fertile interior river valleys. For the next 1500 years, Peruvian civilization developed into a number of organized cultures, including the Chavìn and the Sechìn. The Chavìn are best known for their stylized religious iconography, which included striking figurative depictions of various animals (the jaguar in particular) and which exercised considerable influence over the entire coastal region. The Sechìn are remembered more for their military hegemony than for their cultural achievement.

A magical and mysterious history, a paradisiacal nature, adventure, excellent gastronomy, a fascinating culture and tradition.

A magical and mysterious history, a paradisiacal nature, adventure, excellent gastronomy, a fascinating culture and tradition.

The decline of the Chavìn and Sechìn cultures around the 5th century BC gave rise to a number of distinctive regional cultures. Some of these, including the Saliner and the Paracas, are celebrated for artistic and technological advances such as kiln-fired ceramics and sophisticated weaving techniques. From the Paracas arose the Nazca, whose legacy includes the immense and cryptic Nazca Lines. However, the accomplish- ments of these and other early Peruvian civilizations seem today to pale in comparison to the robust pre-Columbian civilization of the Inca.

The most startling feature of the great Inca empire was its brevity. In 1430, the realm of the Inca consisted of little more than the river valley around Cuzco. Less than a century later, through conquest and a canny policy of incorporating the best features of the societies they subjugated, the Incas controlled a vast territory of almost 1 million square kilometers--a dominion that extended from northwest Argentina to southern Colombia. The Incan capital, at Qosqo, was undoubtedly the richest city in all of the Americas, with temples literally sheathed in heavy gold plate. Although Qosqo's architecture remains only in fragments and foundations, the architectural accomplishment of the Inca's has survived intact at the astounding ceremonial centre of Machu Picchu.

Sacred Valley & Incan Ruins

Sacred Valley & Incan Ruins

In 1532, at the height of its power, the Inca empire was driven by a war of succession. In one of the great tragedies of history, it was at precisely this moment that Francisco Pizarro and his band of Spanish conquis- tadors arrived on the scene. Showing an uncanny ability to turn circumstances to his own advantage, Pizarro used deception and guile to gain a personal meeting with Atahualpa, the Inca ruler, whom he coolly assassinated. In the face of fierce resistance, Pizarro and his men seized Cuzco and sacked the city. Although the Incas continued to fight for the next several years, their empire had ended and Spanish rule had begun.Peru's population of about 23 million is divided almost equally between the highlands and the population centres of the coast, and the division marks a sharp cultural as well as geographic divide. The inland regions are marked by extreme poverty and subsistence agriculture, while the fertile river valleys of the lowlands have produced a wealthier, more cosmo- politan culture. Almost half of Peru's people are Indian, while another one third or so are mestizo. About ten percent are of European descent, and there are significant African and Asian minorities. Although Spanish is Peru's official language, a multitude of indigenous languages continue to hold sway in the highlands.

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Nightlife in Peru

An extensive facts about Peru entertainment, bars, dancing clubs, dining establishments and theaters in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and Trujillo.

Peru is loaded with exciting places, in which you can easily spend many hours enjoying the entertainment that can be found in major cities of Peru.

There are an array of bars, cafes and clubs all over Peru. Lima and tourist spots in Peru hava an array of popular clubs in the country. Just about any type of bar or club you are looking for, you will find it in Peru.

Popular Bars in Peru

El Dragon de Barranco

Avenida Nicolás de Piérola 168. Barranco. Lima Peru

Tel. : +51 1 477 5420, +51 1 7155043

The Cross Keys Pub

2nd floor, Triunfo 350, Cusco, Perú

Tel. : +51 84 229227

Cafe Bar de la Casa del corregidor

Jr. Deustua 576, Puno, Perú

Tel. : +51 51 351921

Cafe Bar Señor Misti

General Móran, Arequipa, Perú

Tel. : +51 54 214441

Famous Clubs in Peru

Tequila Rock

Diez Canseco 146 Lima, 18

Tel. : 51 1 4454116

Latino Club Dance

Arequipa Peru

Tel. : +51 987 332 110

Mama Africa Disco

Portal de Panes 109 3th Floor, Portal de Panes 109, Cusco, Perú

Tel. : +51 84 246544

Arenas Bar & Lounge

Av. Angela de Perotti S/N Balneario de Huacachina, Ica, Perú

Tel. : +51 56 215274