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About Peru
Peru diverse, ancient and natural
Peru is a sum of traditions, cultures, languages. Peru is like the Amazon River, which was born from the union of several tributaries until reaching its immensity. Peru was born like this, Peruvian blood flowing indigenous, European, African and Eastern. This mestizaje is your strength and pride.
The pre-Hispanic cultures and the Incas managed to coexist in harmony with the rugged Peruvian geography. They dominated with wisdom a sea rich in fish and on the sands of the desert they raised pyramids that they defied in time. In the Andes they made roads and bridges that are still used and built with their advanced engineering cities of stones. In the jungle they adapted to nature and developed civilizations thanks to the protection of the Pachamama.
Part of these ancient cultures live today in each village and are discovered in the customs of the people. To arrive to Peru is to travel through time and to find the ancestral traces of the Incas, the Chancas, the Chachapoyas, the Mochicas and the Wari; as well as his great architectural works, his art, his festivals, the roots of his social strength and the energy of his men.

To visit Peru is to discover worlds with their own landscapes, sounds, colors and flavors. He travels through time through ancient civilizations and shares with Peruvians his great cultural culture. Find information and enjoy innumerable destinations with emotions difficult to forget. Experiences and memories that always carry with you.
Caral, the first civilization of America, pre-Hispanic cultures, the Inca Empire, the Inca fusion with the Hispanic world. Peru and its deserts, mountains, jungles and sea. Unforgettable landscapes. Flora, fauna and variety of cultural manifestations.
Peru is recognized in the world for its haute cuisine. The abundance of natural products, the fusion of techniques and cultures, and in centuries a gastronomy with mestizo identity. Regional cuisines maintain their identity, quality and variety of flavors. For the excellent quality and passion of the Peruvian cooks, Lima has been named Gastronomic Capital of Latin America.
Peru, a country of adventure, history and hospitality. Peru, a world of sensations.

  • Peruvian identity, Inca roots
    The country of all blood. Its Andean origin and the Inca look of the Four Suyos, was faced with the conquering spirit and Spanish colonizer; and even when subjugation was the first result, this inevitable fusion led to a new identity of Peru, complex, full of contradictions that are the result of different principles and values ​​of life. The circumstances added to this merger other elements with new complexities. Eastern spirit and values, African joy and industriousness, life and customs Italian, French, Japanese, German. All formed what today is the Peruvian identity, rich, diverse, Andean roots with strong foreign influence.
  • Location, Geography and Climate of Peru
    Peru is located in the western part of South America. Its territory borders Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. It is settled with sovereignty over 1’285.215 km2 of land and 200 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean, as well as 60 million hectares in Antarctica.
  • Extension1 285 215.6 km2

It is the third largest country in South America and one of the 20 largest in the world. holds sovereignty over 200 nautical miles. Being an advisory party to the Antarctic Treaty, it has a Science Station called Machu Picchu in this continent.

 

  • Geography and climate
    Peru is a megadiverse country, has 11 ecoregions and 84 living areas of the 117 that exist in the world. It has an enormous multiplicity of landscapes due to its geographical conditions, which in turn gives it a great diversity of natural resources. In its territory can be identified three great regions, which has been the traditional way of dividing it according to its altitudes: Coast, Sierra and Selva.
  • Coast:
    A narrow strip of deserts and fertile valleys bathed by the Pacific Ocean characterize the Peruvian coast. The fertile valleys arise from the rivers that descend from the Cordillera de los Andes, the geographic division with the sierra, and are lost in the sea.
    The coast has a warm temperate climate, without extreme cold or suffocating heat, but with a high humidity, dense fogs that produce an intense sensation of cold in winter. In summer, there is very little fog and the temperature reaches 30 ° C.
    In its northern part, the coast has warm temperatures almost all the year, with a short period of rains between November and December. The central and southern coast are temperate, with little rainfall, humid and with high cloudiness.
  • Mountain range:
    It is the mountainous region of Peru, the Cordillera de los Andes dominates its landscape and has in turn several ecoregions in its different levels of altitude. The Andes of the north are lower and wetter than the average, the Andes of the center are the highest and steep, and it is here where the highest peak of the country, the snowy Huascarán, with 6,768 msnm. The southern Andes are thicker, it is also known as the high plateau.
    The Sierra has two seasons: summer (April to October) with sunny days, cold nights and little rain, the ideal time to visit it; and winter (November to March) with abundant rainfall. During the day, the sun can warm up to 24 ° C and in the evenings the temperature can drop to -3 ° C.
  • Jungle:
    Located to the east, it is a vast flat region covered by vegetation in the basin of the Amazon river, that is born of the union of the rivers Marañón and Ucayali. It is the most extensive region of Peru. It is formed by the high forest or mountain brow (above 700 masl) characterized by its cloud forests and low forest (below 700 masl).
    Like the sierra, the jungle has two well-marked seasons. The months of November to March, are of abundant rains; and between April and October there are few rains, an ideal time to travel as the rivers decrease their flow and the roads are easily passable. The humidity is very high throughout the year.
    Eventually, between May and August, occasional “friajes” or “surazos”, cold from the southern end of the continent, in which the temperature usually drops to 8 ° -12 ° C.
  • Coast:
    A narrow strip of deserts and fertile valleys bathed by the Pacific Ocean characterize the Peruvian coast. The fertile valleys arise from the rivers that descend from the Cordillera de los Andes, the geographic division with the sierra, and are lost in the sea.
    The coast has a warm temperate climate, without extreme cold or suffocating heat, but with a high humidity, dense fogs that produce an intense sensation of cold in winter. In summer, there is very little fog and the temperature reaches 30 ° C.
    In its northern part, the coast has warm temperatures almost all the year, with a short period of rains between November and December. The central and southern coast are temperate, with little rainfall, humid and with high cloudiness.
  • Mountain range:
    It is the mountainous region of Peru, the Cordillera de los Andes dominates its landscape and has in turn several ecoregions in its different levels of altitude. The Andes of the north are lower and wetter than the average, the Andes of the center are the highest and steep, and it is here where the highest peak of the country, the snowy Huascarán, with 6,768 msnm. The southern Andes are thicker, it is also known as the high plateau.
    The Sierra has two seasons: summer (April to October) with sunny days, cold nights and little rain, the ideal time to visit it; and winter (November to March) with abundant rainfall. During the day, the sun can warm up to 24 ° C and in the evenings the temperature can drop to -3 ° C.
  • Jungle:
    Located to the east, it is a vast flat region covered by vegetation in the basin of the Amazon river, that is born of the union of the rivers Marañón and Ucayali. It is the most extensive region of Peru. It is formed by the high forest or mountain brow (above 700 masl) characterized by its cloud forests and low forest (below 700 masl).
    Like the sierra, the jungle has two well-marked seasons. The months of November to March, are of abundant rains; and between April and October there are few rains, an ideal time to travel as the rivers decrease their flow and the roads are easily passable. The humidity is very high throughout the year.
    Eventually, between May and August, occasional “friajes” or “surazos”, cold from the southern end of the continent, in which the temperature usually drops to 8 ° -12 ° C.

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