Located on the west coast of South America, Peru is bordered by Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. It offers a large variety of landscapes stretching from arid plains of Nazca to the high peaks of the Andes.
The rich legacy of the Incas preserved in Peru makes from this destination a real marvel. The land of the Incas, it’s how the country is more often called is famous mostly by the lost city if the Incas, the well-known Machu Picchu, as well as the magnificent capital of the Incas, Cusco with its archeological sites dating back to the Inca Era.
Peru offers to its visitors a multitude of activities, boat tours, trekkings, train tours and much more. The famous Inca trail is perhaps the most well-known of all trekking routes culminating in an ascent to Machu Picchu.
Peru with its huge tourist industry has become increasingly popular in recent years. The tours including some cruises in Peruvian Amazon are between the most demanding options.
Nature in Peru
Peru is megadiverse country and the sanctuary with many species of animals and plants, including a large number of endemic species.
The Amazon Rainforest in Peru with its heavy rainfall and tropical climate is home to animal species such as the pink river dolphin, giant otters and primates, crocodiles, toucans and beautiful colorful butterflies.
The mighty Andean condor is the highlight of Peru’s Colca canyon. Here, the famous viewpoint of Cruz del Condor allows to its visitors to admire the majestic condors hovering over the canyon, the largest flying bird of the world.
A large populations of sea lions, pelicans, Humboldt penguins can be found on the uninhabited Ballestas Islands. Half day boat tours are organized to discover the picturesque Ballestas Islands.
Another incredible natural attraction of Peru is certainly the mystical Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake with its authentic islands of Uros and Taquile.
History of Peru
The most famous period of Peruvian history dates back to the 15th century with the enigmatic Inca civilization. Started as small ethnic group of Quechuas, it became a powerful Empire which controlled most of the Andean region. Unfortunately this mysterious civilization disappeared after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Many monuments have been destroyed and the colonial buildings were built on the Inca foundations. Spanish language, culture and Catholicism replaced the indigenous beliefs. However, even today populations continue to speak in their native language such as the Quechua.
Culture of Peru
Once you are in Peru, you will have the opportunity not only to walk of the footsteps of the Incas but also to discover the colonial heritage of Spanish conquistadors as well as to get up close to its unique wildlife.
Peru Exclsuive will offer you an incredible luxury trip to Peru to discover all the above mentioned marvels according to your preferences. We will be glad to prepare for you a customized trip to make you discover the rich cultural heritage and the magnificent natural landscapes of the land of the Incas.