Peru is an amazing land full of ancestral history, from where did born one the greatest civilizations in the history of mankind, called sons of the sun. This is a nation with a past of 5,000 years of history, that continues amazing any traveller meanwhile visiting all the vestiges prior the Inca time.
Peru aside of it ancient history, has also gained a reputable gastronomy in South America as well as worldwide. There is a variety of dishes that you try according to the region in which you are located. Peru has one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, as well as the source of the beginning of the Amazon river, magnificent mud cities, enigmatic figures drawn in the desert, and much more to see. In other words, Peru is a country waiting for you to life your adventure without limits.
Peru is a Democratic Republic located in the South American continent, has an area of 1 250 000 square kilometers. This country is divided by its natural geography into three different regions the coast, the mountains and the jungle. Due to its very complex geography Peru has 28 microclimates out of the 32 that exist. It’s great biodiversity is the result of the presence of the Andes and Amazonia, a biodiversity that is reflected in the large number of exotic species of flora and unique fauna in Peru.
Tourism has become the third economic trade that produces a good flow of currency in Peru, secondly mining and followed by fishing. Peru still depends on ancestral economic activities, such as the agriculture especially in rural areas.
5,000 years ago, the first cities and metropolises began in Caral, located north of Lima. At the north of Peru, the Mochicas, Chimú and Chincha cultures at south of Peru like Tiawanacu or Wari left immortal legacies as well as the Nazca and Sillustani, among others.
The Incas received many techniques and traditions from previous cultures, dominating them to extend their territory as far as to Ecuador, northern Argentina, northern Chile and Bolivia.
Machu Picchu, was built during the height of the Inca culture, made by the workers of one of the most ambitious and largest emperors in Peruvian history.
With the arrival of the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, European traditions were mixed with local traditions, a mixture of traditions that can be seen today. The Spaniards dominated the Peruvian territory until 1821 when, the liberator José de San Martín declared the Independence of Peru.
Today, the Peruvian Nation is one of the countries where tourism is best lived, through the special region of Cuzco declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.