Peru Travel and Tourism

Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest and fiscal crisis as well as periods of stability and economic upswing.
Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country with a medium Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 40%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, and manufacturing of products such as textiles.
The Peruvian population, estimated at 28 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.

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  • Choquequirao sits in the saddle of a high Andean ridge, 3000m./10,000 ft. above sea level...

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  • Located 120 km northwest of Cusco, the Inca city of Machu Picchu lay hidden from the world...

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  • Ausangate is the mountain most representative for the Cusqueno Andeans. It is situated at t...

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  • It is one of the most famous cities in South America, because of being the oldest continuously i...

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  • Tambopata, Candamo Natural Reserve; it is another Park in the jungle between Madre d...

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  • The city of Chan Chan, capital of the Kingdom of Chimor, also known as the Chimu Empire, rep...

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  • Iquitos is the biggest Peruvian City in the Amazonian Jungle; it is located on the banks of th...

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  • Manu Biosphere Reserve, it is a broad territory between Cusco and Madre de Dios...

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  • Chiclayo is an important town on the northern coast, founded in the 1560-ies by a Spanish pri...

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