- Peru offers sights for every
traveller – landscapes ranging from its vast tracts of Amazon rainforest
to its 2,414 km-long Pacific coastline, and from its Andean peaks to its
- Peru’s fascinating ancient
history, with sites still being discovered by archaeologists, plus huge
cultural diversity from its many indigenous, Spanish and African
influences, is brought to life by its people and their vibrant cities,
with both modern era and colonial treasures for visitors to explore.
- Located in western South
America, Peru is bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile;
it shares world-famous Lake Titicaca and its floating rush islands (home
to the Uros indigenous community) with Bolivia.
- Featuring 28 of the 32 climate
types found across the world, Peru is one of the top 10 megadiverse
countries in the world.
- Peru is home to endless flora
and fauna (many species are endemic), with over 3,000 orchid species, over
1,800 bird species, and hundreds of mammal and reptile species; Peru’s
natural world is bountiful.
- With over 5,000 archaeological
sites to explore in Peru – the best-known being Machu Picchu, the Sacred
Valley and the Nazca Lines – there are myriad little-known places to
savour without the crowds all over the country, from the mysterious
Moche-civilisation Huaca del Sol and Huaca de la Luna brick temples in
northern Peru, to the Kuélap pre-Incan settlement in the Amazonas region,
comprising hundreds of stone house ruins surrounded by a huge perimeter
wall, which 1,500 years ago was home to the Chachapoyas people (known as
the ‘Cloud Warriors’).
- Peru is home to 12 UNESCO World
Heritage Sites, with both Natural and Cultural designations.
- A top foodie hotspot, Peru was
named the World’s Leading Culinary Destination for the 8th
consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2019; two of Lima’s
renowned restaurants (Central and Maido) also ranked in the
top 10 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2019. Its famed national
drink is the refreshing Pisco Sour and its delicious national dish
is ceviche (lime-marinated fish).