GEOGRAPHY

Peru is divided into three regions. Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru's geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats ...

CLIMATE

Peru’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. There isn’t a bad time to visit Peru, however as a very general recommendation, the best period for the coast is during the summer (Dec-Feb) and the best time to visit the mountains is in the winter (May-Jul). The jungle is hot and steamy all year round with rains in December and January ...

HISTORY

Over the course of 1400 years, pre-Inca cultures settled along the Peruvian coast and highlands. The power and influence of some civilizations was to hold sway over large swaths of territory, which during their decline, gave way to minor regional centers. Many of them stood out for their ritual pottery, their ability to adapt and superb management ...

WORLD HERITAGE

Cusco was developed by the Inca king Pachacutec, who ruled the Kingdom of Cusco as it expanded to become the Inca Empire in the 15th century. It became the most important city of the Inca World, divided into distinct areas for religious and administrative use and surrounded by an organized system of agriculture, artisan, and industrial areas ...

GASTRONOMY

Anyone that has been to Peru can vouch for its wonderful cuisine. Sophisticated restaurants reflect the diversity of a nation that has blended its native traditions with the cuisines of Europe, the Middle East, China, Africa and Japan. The result: unique flavors that make Peruvian cuisine one of the finest and most varied in the world ...

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