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What springs to mind when you think of Peru? Probably the breathtaking Machu Picchu, peasants in brightly coloured weaves, and alpacas... But Peru is so much more than that! Bordered by Ecuador and Colombia on the north, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, Chile on the south and the Pacific on the west, Peru is a very bio-diverse country. Its habitats range from arid plains to towering peaks and tropical rainforest. The impressively deep Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and its floating islands, the mysterious lined drawings in the Nazca Desert, butterfly farms along the Amazon River, trendy surfer beaches… Peru’s kaleidoscope of natural wonders makes it an outdoor lover’s paradise!

Steeped in history, it’s easy to see why Peru attracts thousands of tourists each year. The Peruvian highlands were the birthplace of one of the oldest cultures in the world: the Inca Empire. The lost city of the Incas – otherwise known as Machu Picchu – has turned into a real tourist trap in recent years, receiving over 2,000 visitors every day. The Inca’s capital city of Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas are also popular tourist hotspots. As well as the country’s spectacular natural beauty and impressive archeological remains, Peru is also packed with colonial culture dating from the 16th century when it was conquered and colonized by the Spanish. Founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima, Peru’s bustling capital, blends pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern architecture. What’s more, food buffs won’t be disappointed by Peru’s eclectic dishes, such as flavorful Lomo Saltado and zesty seafood ceviche (the word actually comes from the Indigenous Quechua word ‘siwichi’ meaning fresh fish). With its wide range of activities and experiences, colourful Peru can offer something special to everyone!
Feb 8, 2016
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