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Peru, a country with over 5000 years of history, one of the most diverse nations on the planet and a destination that holds infinite vacation destinations. There is a Peru for everyone and we invite you to find out.
From December 1 to 12, 2014, Lima will host the Twentieth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20)
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Customs and traditions reflecting fusions of cultures and societies that survive to this day and which you can take part in.
From beaches with different swells to whimsical mountain ranges. A varied landscape full of excitement and adrenaline.
Ecosystems that are home to countless species of flaura and fauna in spellbinding natural parks and reserves. Unique coastal, desert, Andean and Amazonian environments.
Modern and cosmopolitan, with cuisine among the richest and best-known in the world.
Unique experiences that combine our hospitality, the special selection of attractions and the comforts designed to allow you to enjoy them.
From the oldest civilization in America, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Ancient Peru conserves the architectural and artistic vestiges of fascinating cultures.
Find all the information needed to plan your next trip to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
The Qhapac Ñan, which in Quechua means "The Great Road", is made up of a complex road system (pre-Incan and Incan roads) which the Incas unified and built.
Children’s favorite Peruvian is a classic character from children's literature in the UK, created by Michael Bond in 1958.
The World Birding Rally is a great competition that brings together experts birdwatchers from all around the world.
Delicious dish, in district of La Punta, you can eat in a lot of restaurants, friendly attention and fresh sea food.
Local women danced in parade
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Madre De Dios
This fesitval reinforces Amazonian cultural identity through dance competitions, folk music, traditional food and mystic ceremonies (payments to the land and ayahuasca sessions) as well as a conference for Ayahuasca researchers.
Trujillo's colonial city streets and houses are decorated for the parade of allegorical floats led by the Spring Queen, followed by national and international beauty queens. Skilful foreign cheerleaders also catch visitors' attention.
It features Peruvian Paso horse shows, cock fights, wine contests, pisco tasting, walking tours to different wineries, and the International Sandboarding Competition.
Tourist festival held at the beginning of Spring. The Queen of Cañaveral is elected at Pampas river beaches, near Callebamba. Agro-industrial products of the area are promoted during the festival, and rafting and swimming competitions are held. Typical food is also on offer.
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You already know Mario Testino’s high-fashion celeb...
You already know Mario Testino’s high-fashion celebrity portraits: the A-list roll call of Princess Diana, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Gisele Bündchen, Madonna, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more, gracing the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue and V. But this month, Dallas Contemporary presents a seldom-seen other side of Testino whan Alta Moda opens on Sept.21, running through Dec. 22.
THE Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South Am...
THE Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in “the Top 5 treks in the world,” according to adventure travel www.impresario IncaTrailPeru.com. “In just 26 miles [43 kilometers], it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious ‘Lost City of the Incas.’”
To get to Machu Picchu, one should first arrive in Cusco, Peru, and find the right guided tour, which may be provided by as many as 183 licensed tour operators. A medium priced tour will not set one back more than $660 per head, while an expensive one goes above that price threshold. Though there are many types of treks, one is encouraged to try the classic four-day trail which goes at a leisurely pace, allows for numerous stops for picture-taking and camping, and is not as hurried as the fast-paced two-day variant.
Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empir...
Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and achievement—a citadel of cut stone fit together without mortar so tightly that its cracks still can’t be penetrated by a knife blade.
The complex of palaces and plazas, temples and homes may have been built as a ceremonial site, a military stronghold, or a retreat for ruling elites—its dramatic location is certainly well suited for any of those purposes. The ruins lie on a high ridge, surrounded on three sides by the windy, turbulent Urubamba River some 2,000 feet (610 meters) below.
Scholars are still striving to uncover clues to the mysteries hidden here high in the eastern slopes of the Andes, covered with tropical forests of the upper Amazon Basin. Machu Picchu appears to lie at the center of a network of related sites and trails—and many landmarks both man-made and mountainous appear to align with astronomical events like the solstice sunset. The Inca had no written language, so they left no record of why they built the site or how they used it before it was abandoned in the early 16th century.
Landscape engineering skills are in strong evidence at Machu Picchu. The site’s buildings, walls, terraces, and ramps reclaim the steep mountainous terrain and make the city blend naturally into the rock escarpments on which it is situated. The 700-plus terraces preserved soil, promoted agriculture, and served as part of an extensive water-distribution system that conserved water and limited erosion on the steep slopes.
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