Destination Overview PERU…
Peru is a destination with many different destinations, you have to see it to believe it. One day, you may wake up at the foot of Machupicchu, an eternal city declared one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. With 10.000 years of history, the country was the seat of the fabulous Inca empire, but, long before that, millennial civilizations bequeathed to the world superb samples of a glorious past like Caral; the Royal Tombs of Sipán, the most lavish burial in America; the enigmatic Nasca lines and the marvellous Kuélap, among others.
Peru is one of the most diverse nations on the planet, featuring 84 of the 117 worlds biodiversity zones. Where one can go from a vast desert to dizzying mountains and lush jungles in a simple breath. An outstanding country with a cuisine that made the great leap to haute cuisine. Thousands of dances and ancestral music instruments that can be seen and heard in the great festivals and processions.
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Its cultural diversity is manifested through beliefs, traditions and artistic expressions that bear witness to a permanent miscegenation. But there is also a Peru of adventure and extreme experiences; one can go hiking in the Andes mountain range, sandboard in the coastal dunes, rafting in the rivers or trekking on the Inca trail. The nature in Peru is one of the most biodiverse in which the coastal desert, the Andes mountain range and the exuberant Amazon jungle extend, one next to the other, housing an abundant flora and fauna. This makes the country the first place in the world when it comes to species of birds and orchids.
The country is fascinating, it offers dream beaches along its extensive coastline, an unexpected charm of still virgin natural reserves and the magic of the Andean world with mythical landscapes such as the Lake Titicaca; all with a modern and exclusive offer of design hotels. Peru is a captivating country, there is always more to discover than one can bargained for. Explore a country full of creative and thriving people and find out that there are still authentic and transformative experiences to experience and enjoy.
Arequipa and Colca Canyon – Known for its excellent gastronomy and for being the point where you can look from above how condors fly, Arequipa, also known as the white city, sits at the foot of the Misti volcano and on the banks of the Chili River. This vibrant city’s colonial churches and mansions were built in ashlar, a white volcanic stone.
Lima – Peru’s capital used to be a walled city with narrow streets and long balconies, occupied by Limeños enjoying food, life, and an evening filled with board games. Nowadays, only a small part of the City of Kings retains some of these old days, such as the historic centre, the stately palace of Torre Tagle, and the 1610 stone bridge.
Caral – The origin of Andean culture. Located around 200 km north of Lima, this is the oldest known urban settlement and civilization in the Americas. Caral is situated in the middle of the Supe Valley and was developed at the same time as other great cultures in Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia. The farming techniques and sustainable practices of this sacred city still remain a reference point to this day.
Chiclayo and Trujillo – Northern cities well-known for their excellent gastronomy and for being one of the best spots for archaeology hunters. They share the legacy of the Moche and Chimu cultures, builders of the great Chan Chan citadel as well as the Tomb of the Lord of Sipan. This tomb, once created for this very important Mochica warrior priest, reveals incredibly valuable gold and silver objects …
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