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The Republic of Peru lies in the western region of South America. This country is known for its biodiversity with habitats that include the Amazon tropical rainforest, the Amazon River, the coastal areas bordering the Pacific Ocean and the glorious peaks of the Andes mountain range.
Peru also happens to be the home of famous archaeological sites like Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail and the Sacred Valley. In addition, the capital city of Lima is famous for its art collections from the pre-Columbian era.
With so much to see, what are the absolute must dos on your next trip to Peru? We’ll give you a few of ours!
An Adventurous Journey Through the Amazon
The Amazon rainforest covers more than half of the landscape in Peru. It originates in the Andes mountain range before winding down to the Amazon basin halfway across the country.
This rainforest is home to around a thousand different varieties of birds, unique species of colorful butterflies, pink-nosed river dolphins and more than 200 species of mammals. The Amazon is also home to many people and spending time with the those who live in the Amazon will give you a deeper understanding of the jungle.
If the Amazon is your destination, the best way to experience and explore this beautiful rainforest is to hire a riverboat.
Explore the Ancient Trails in Machu Picchu
The Inca trails in Machu Picchu still continues to be the most sought after tourist destination in Peru. You can check out inca trail guided tours for an adventurous trip between the mountains to the ancient city.
A four-day hike using the Inca stone stairways is considered one of the greatest adventures in the world. For your Peruvian adventure to be complete, you need to complete this walk, which crosses a tundra, goes along beautiful forests, passes by clear waters, through Incan villages, and finally reaches the stairs towards the Machu Picchu. There are also All-Inclusive Peru Machu Picchu tour packages for those who want to explore Cusco and Machu Picchu.
Beautiful Beaches Along the Coastline
The entire western side of Peru borders the Pacific Ocean. The desert coastal line extends to more than 1500 miles with a temperature that stays around 30 Degrees Celsius. Peru is the perfect place to spend some time in the sun and to cool yourself in the ocean.
You can opt for one of the beaches in Lima if you like spending time with people as these beaches tend to be really crowded. However, if you are looking for a beach that is peaceful and quiet, you can head to the Paracas Natural Reserve where there are only birds to keep you company. The beaches in Peru also happen to be quite popular among surfers.
Peru has tourists from all around the globe throughout the year. This nation has much to offer any lover of history and adventure. Plan an amazing holiday to Peru to make a journey of a lifetime.