Peru: A Privileged Destination. Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Peru is a magical spot which involves one of the richest biodiversities of Earth, and is a melting pot of different cultures who together are forging the promise of a better future.

 

Archaeological heritage

catedral-limaTen thousand years of history are lived through 180 museums and historical places. While Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Inca empire, the country is also riddled with archaeological sites which are a legacy of even more ancient times, when great civilizations bequeathed a legacy of their art, customs and rituals, their wisdom and skills.

 

 

Machu Picchu

machupichu-400x250Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel situated on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru, above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows.

 

 

 

 

 

Titicaca Lake

lago-titicaca-400x250Natural Tours: The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Manu National Park, the last natural heaven, Titicaca Lake, the world’s highest navigable lake.

 

 

 

 

 

Amazonas River

rioamazonas-400x250The Amazon River in South America, is the largest river by discharge of water in the world, and the longest in length.

 

 

 

 

 

Lord of Sipán

senor-sipan-original-400x250The Lord of Sipán is the name given to the first of several Moche mummies found at Huaca Rajada, Sipán, Peru by archaeologist Walter Alva. The site was discovered in 1987.

Some archaeologists consider this find to be one of the most important archaeological discoveries in South America in the last 30 years, as the main tomb was found intact and untouched by thieves.

 

 

 

 

 

Peruvian Food and Folklore

folklore-400x250Over 40,000 restaurants across the country reflect the diversity of a nation that has mixed its native traditions with the cuisines of Europe, Arabia, China, Africa and Japan. The result: unique flavours that make Peruvian cuisine one of the best and most varied in the world.