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Discovering Peru

Discover Peru is to wake up pending dreams, is to connect with oneself, is to enter 5 thousand years of living history. Get ready to master waves on totora horses, surfboards and enjoy sunsets in oases with protective dunes. In the mountains, with the sound of quenas in the wind, you will breathe the pure air of the Andes and contemplate with devotion the harmony of man with nature in Machu Picchu. In the jungle, the Amazon River will welcome you with pink dolphins and will invite you to dance, to be free. To cross the regions of Peru is to enjoy a mestizo gastronomy, unique and recognized in the world. If the heart says yes, dare to visit it.

The pre-Hispanic cultures and the Incas managed to coexist in harmony with the rugged Peruvian geography. They dominated with wisdom a sea rich in fish and on the sands of the desert they raised pyramids that challenge time. In the Andes they made roads and bridges that are still used and built with their advanced engineering stone cities. In the jungle they adapted to nature and developed civilizations thanks to the protection of the Pachamama.

Part of these millenarian cultures live today in each town and are discovered in the customs of the people. Discover Peru is traveling through time and rediscovering the ancestral traces of the Incas, the Chancas, the Chachapoyas, the Mochicas and the Wari; as well as his great architectural works, his art, his parties, the roots of his social strength and the energy of his men.

 

Lima

The bustling coastal capital in Peru's main entry point their impressive Plaza de Armas,The Catedral, San Pedro, San Francisco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco; are full of bars, restaurants, and art gallerires. Miraflores is also home to the ancient adobe pyramid, Huaca Pucllana.

  • Top-notch museums
  • San Francisco
  • Gatronomic capital
  • Handicraft markets

The Southern Coast

Birds and marine life found on the beaches and Rocky out crops of the Isalas Ballestas are a magnet for nature-lovers while the Nazca Lines and Cahuachi pyramids draw those in search of history. Dunes at Huacachina are very popular with sand boarders. Chincha Alta and el Carmen are centres of afro Peruvian music and culture.
  • Nazca lines
  • Abundant marine life
  • Afro- peruvian culture
  • Sand-boarding adventures

Canyon Country

The present of deep gorges and volcanoes makes the region a haven for adventure lovers. The Rios Cotahuasi and Colca are amog the world's best canoeing circuits. The white city of Arequipa is home to Santa Catalina, the city's grand Colonoal mansions, and Juanita, the ice mummy. The islands in the serene Lake Titicaca are a must see along with the Sillustani burial Towers.
  • Santa Catalina Monastery
  • While-water rafting
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Andean condors in flight

The Inca Heartland

No trip to Peru is complete without visiting the mesmerizing ruins of Machu Picchu. Cusco is home to Baroque buildings, Cusco School artworks, and Inca walls. More remarkable architecture of the Incas can be found at Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, and the ruins of Sayacmarka and Wiñayhuayna which are accesible only via the pathway known as the Inca Trail, The Sacred Valley boasts lush green crop terraces, snowcapped mountains, and Class III rapids on the Urubamba.

Central Sierra

One of the world's gratest train journeys ruins from Lima to Huancayo Splendid Ayacucho is known for its Colonial Churches and lively workshops, especially along the ancient cobblestone streets of Barrio Santa Ana. during Semana Santa huge numbers of people visit the streets carpeted with flowers, procession, music, folk dancing, and intense partying are intregral to the Easter celebrations in the area. The Mantaro Valley is a must for lovers of handicrafts and history. Entire villages specialize in one type of craft, from weaving to silverwork.
  • Train ride from Lima to Huancayo
  • Mantaro Valley Villages
  • Barrio Santa ana
  • Ayacucho's Semana Santa processions

Cordillera Blanca

With the second highest mountain range in the world, this region has great appeal for climbers, hikers, and adventure lovers, It has a collection of glaciers, ice caves, jaged summits, and the cerulean Lagunas Llanganuco, the starting point for the famed Santa Cruz Trek villages, rare Andean flora and fauna, and pre-Inca ruins, including Chavin de Huantar.
  • Lagunas Llanganuco
  • The Santa Cruz Trek
  • Scaling Peru's highest peaks
  • Ruins at Chavin de Huantar

The Northern Desert

The area is packed with archaeological sites, beaches, and wildlife, beautifully preservered Trujillo boasts colonial homes, churces, and museums. The Moche pyramid Huaca del sol, is the highest pre-Columbian adobe structure in the Americas. Museo tumbas Reales de Sipán displays the treasures of the Lord of Sipán, Peru's northern most tip is a beacon for surfers, with some of the most outstanding beaches. There is also a wildlife corridor hailed as one of the most diverse in the Equatorial Dry Forest.
  • Trujillo's historic down town
  • Huaca del Sol
  • Museo Tumbas reales de sipan
  • Incredible surfing

The Northern Highlands

The Spanish influence is evident in the Colonial cathedral, churches, and mansions but  pre-hispanish remnants survive in the lush country side beyond the city, in Ventanillas de Otuzco in Cumbemayo, at Los Baños del Inca, and in the Kuelap fortress, hailed as the Machu Picchu of the North. In February, March Cajamarca is crowded with locals taking part in parades.
  • The stone sitadel of Kuélap
  • cumbemayo stone canals
  • Mysterious cloud forests
  • Cajamarca carnival

The Amazon Basin

The amazon offers superb opportunities for jungletrekking, fishing, and rafting on the Río Tambopata. Reserva Nacional pacaya Samiria are home to sea cows, anacondas, and elusive pink dolphins. Iquitos harkens back to the 19th century rubber fever Parque Nacional Manu is Peru's largest protected area.
  • Watching  wildlife
  • Voyaging on a riverboat
  • Climbing onto the Canopy
  • Iquitos

Discover Peru is to travel through worlds with landscapes, sounds, colors and flavors of their own. Travel through time by millenarian civilizations and share with Peruvians its great cultural heritage. Search for information and enjoy countless destinations with emotions that are hard to forget. Experiences and memories that you will always carry with you.

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