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Peru in Bullet points

  • Visa requirements – Citizens of most American and Western European countries do not require a visa. For more information, check with the Peruvian diplomatic mission in your country.
  • Accommodation – From luxurious & exotic hotels to small & intimate family-run establishments.
  • Weather – Ideal year round temperatures. One of the great advantages of visiting Peru is its year-round sunshine. Although most of the world’s climates can be found somewhere in Peru, the weather is generally mild and does not present difficulties for travelers.
  • Activities – Archeological trips, eco-tourism , birdwatching, experiential tourism, climbing, trekking, rafting… Peru offers something for everyone.
  • Biodiversity – Peru is ranked fourth in countries with the biggest mega biodiversity on the planet . As home to 84 of the 117 life zones that exist on our plant makes Peru a privileged destination for nature lovers.
  • Birdwatching – Close to 20% of the worlds birds (1816 species) and 10% of the world’s reptiles nest here.
  • Festivities – Peru is a country that sings and dances in joy and sadness with color and a great deal of paraphernalia. Peruvians celebrate over 1000 festivals all over the country.
  • One of the best and most varied cuisines in the world. – In Peru one can try a different dish every day of the year. The encounter of European and Andean foods, and African and Asian as well, has created a unique blend that is the essence of Peruvian cooking and a part of its folklore.
  • As a result of its rich heritage, Peru is today is one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries. There are 14 linguistic groups and at least 44 different ethnic groups, each with clearly defined traditions and cultural traits
  • The largest river in the world, the Amazon, begins in Peru and much of the world’s highest navigable lake, Titicaca, is within Peruvian territory.
  • The Colca and Cotahuasi canyons, in Arequipa, vie for first place as the deepest on earth.
  • Adventure-lovers will find the Andes to be ideal for trekking, camping and mountain-climbing. The highlands are riddled with more than 12,000 lakes and lagoons, 1.769 glaciers, snow-capped peaks, bucolic valleys and picturesque villages. The entire Andean chain offers unparalleled opportunities for whitewater rafting, superb trails for mountain biking and gusting winds for fans of hang-gliding and parapente.
  • Peru´s White Mountain Range, the highest mountain range in the tropics, rises impressively like a challenge to its almost 50 snow covered peaks of more than 6.000 m in altitude.
  • Ten thousand years of history are lived through 180 museums and hundreds of 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.
  • 10 sites in Peru have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (Natural and Cultural).
  • The Peruvian sea is one of the world`s richest fishing grounds, with more than 700 species of fish, 33 mammals and 400 shellfish.
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