The land of Peru clings to the Andes between the
parched coastal desert and the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest. Peru
offers such a wide range of experiences that it can be difficult to choose
between them. Solemn pilgrimages honor gods both Christian and indigenous.
Neon-lit discos get jam-packed with reveling youth. Ancient ruins divulge
prehistoric secrets. There are museums to visit,lakesto
ogle, waves tosurf,
is a country where practices run deep – 5000 years, to be exact. Yet it is a
place continuously energized by fresh influences. In Peru, you can groove toAfrican
beats, admire impressive Catholicchurchesand
examine indigenous textiles inspired by pre-Columbian tradition.
Meanwhile, prepare to send your vision (and camera) into overdrive. Peru is
home to snow-cappedmountains,
dunes, flocks of brightly hued tropical birds, postcard-perfect
volcanoes and rocky Pacific outcroppings inhabited by argumentative sea
And let's not forget thefood–
a bounty of sublime concoctions made from ingredients native and
contemporary. You'll need weeks to savor the vast selection of delicacies:
from rare strains of potato to guinea pig to succulent ocean mollusks.
The third largest country in South America Peru covers an
expanse of 1,285,215 sq. km., and can be divided into three distinct
geographic regions. The best known of these is the central high sierra of
the Andes, with its massive peaks, steep canyons, and extraordinary pre
Columbian archaeological sites...........
The variable climate of Peru depends quite a bit
on the region and on the time of year. Humidity on the coast produces a
sensation of cold, although temperatures rarely dip below 12°C. During the
summer the sun beats down and temperatures often top 30°C...........
very rich and shows theinfluenceof
several other cultures on it. Like other South America countries,Peru
come across several other European and Asianculturesand
have included a number of other culturalaspect
into the web of its own colorfulculture............. Read More
Peru's territory was the
nucleus of the highly developed Inca civilization when the Spanish landed in
1531Centered at Cuzco. The Inca Empire extended over a vast region from
northern Ecuador to central Chile. In search of Inca wealth, the Spanish
explorer Francisco Pizarro,...........