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Peru tourism, that is, vacationing
in Peru, a country situated on the Pacific Coast of South America, is
one of the most exciting experiences that you can have!
Tourism in Peru
don't know much about Peru, you may be surprised that tourism
is one of
the country's largest industries, with people traveling to explore the:
of this beautiful and compelling South American country.
Tourism in Peru - On this Page:
Culture and Archeology
has a number of distinct cultural
that attract people from
around the world.
The pre-Columbian people who inhabited Peru
have left a significant cultural stamp on the country.
the most well known example is the ruins of Machu
, left by the
Other important ruins include:
Spanish Colonial Era
The influence of Spanish
throughout Peru, and
outstanding examples of architecture built during
the Spanish Viceroyalty exist in Lima
Lima houses several museums
show the history
Peru Tourist Attractions -
Eco-Tourism in Peru
Animals and Ecological Reserves
Peru is the native home of the jaguar and nearly
half of its geographical area lies
in the Amazon Basin.
the land in Peru is protected by national parks, which draw visitors
from around the world.
The country is continually expanding
, and gives visitors the chance to access some of
the most beautiful rainforests
Visitors to the High
Jungle area of the Amazon will find that they are able to easily enjoy
the rainforest, while adventurers will want to experience the true
wilderness of the low-lying jungle
in the vast tropical rainforest of Northeastern Peru
including the Manu
National Park, Abiseo National Park and the Tambopata-Candamo
Area, is designed to protect the environment for generations to enjoy.
Some ecologically-oriented parks are fairly easy to get to; others not
quite so easy.
Describing Tambopata, the informative site wingwise.com/about.htm says, "Getting to Tambopata is part of the adventure. An
early morning flight from Lima takes you over the Andes to Puerto
"It is an eight hour ride up the Madre de Dios River in this
boat to camp at the Tambopata Research Center. The scenery is
spectacular and wild life and wild life abundant."
It sounds like an exciting trip and, believe me, Lin and I are ready to
go! How about you?
in Peru Spells Adventure
you are looking for adventure
Peru tourism is uniquely suited for
Thanks to the country's natural geographic diversity,
can experience everything from rafting to rock climbing to hiking and
Surfing Peru - Exciting Peru Tourist Attractions
The country is particularly well known for
and hosts international surfing competitions that draw
- Exciting Peru Tourist Attractions
Experienced hikers will find the Inca
from Cusco to Machu Picchu
an unmatched experience. The trail takes three to four days
hike, and takes adventurers through some of the most scenic and
historic portions of the Peruvian country side.
- Exciting Peru Tourist Attractions
is widely available through bookings in Cusco
and provides an experience for all abilities from novice to expert.
For those who
prefer a more relaxed vacation, the beaches
compete with any
other vacation destination in the world.
Amazing Geographical Variety
is more than 2414 kilometers, and is dotted with beach resorts and
small towns where the year round sunny weather attracts tourists year
The northern beaches at Mancora
or nearby Los
have white sand beaches and are
so well known that it inspired a movie. The night life at
makes it ideal for those who want to cut lose, while nearby Punta Sal
is perfect for families and those seeking a more laid back vacation.
Cuisine - An Added Feature of Tourism in Peru
is a tasty mix of Spanish and traditional Peruvian
influence from Japan and China, West Africa, and Italy.
Foods from these countries have been adapted to locally available produce, creating a unique blend of flavors that makes an exciting dining experience.
- Restaurants in Cusco are known for such specialty cuisine as
Chifa, which is a mix of Chinese and Peruvian cooking which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
- Ceviche is a well known dish which originated in Peru and can still be found in a variety of versions throughout Peru.
- The region is undergoing a cultural revival, with traditional ingredients such as quinoa, kiwicha, peppers, and native roots and tubers finding their way into traditional dishes.
All the Best Reasons for a Peru Vacation
Peru tourism is growing rapidly, and thanks to the
thousands of visitors to the country each year, Peru has developed an
infrastructure to support the growing demand.
Whether you are looking
exciting activities, serene beaches, gourmet dining, or just a relaxed
beach vacation in an exotic locale, come to Peru for an experience
will never forget!
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