The amount of tourists visiting Peru in the past several years has increased to the point to where it is now the most visited country in South America. There’s a good reason for this: Peru has a diverse cultural history, a widely varied topography, and the Pacific Ocean, Andes Mountains, and Amazon jungle among its many peculiarities. Tourists can come to see the ruins of ancient civilizations, tour the modern ... (Read More)
A vacation to Peru can be expensive and not something everybody can afford to do. But if you ever get the opportunity and can save up the money, the trip is worth every penny. Peru is a land unlike many others, with a wide variety of terrain, fascinating ecosystems, and an richness of artifacts and ruins from civilizations centuries old. Whether your interest is outdoor adventure, ancient history, or the ... (Read More)
The springtime in Peru (fall season in the northern hemisphere) brings many celebrations and events that add additional flair for the lucky visitor. The cultural influences within Peru – Andean, Hispanic, African, and European among others – all come together in the spring to celebrate a diversification of events. Those of African heritage are particularly lively.
The Day of the Creole Song (la Dia de la Cancion Criolla), held at the ... (Read More)
Vacations always seem to take on a higher level of fun when groups of family or friends are involved. This same axiom holds true for a trip to Peru. Not only will your vacation be more exceptional as you share it with others you know, but it also increases everyone’s safety and reduces expenses.
Before deciding to vacation with a group, no matter who it is, make sure that all participants ... (Read More)
Peru’s infamous Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake, is home to a very unique group of islands – the Uros. What makes them unique is that they are not natural islands, they are large man-made islands constructed of reeds woven together into huge mats that house up to a dozen families each. These rafts are constructed on top of the stalks of the reeds they have just cut down, ... (Read More)
The country of Peru sits along the western coast of South America. It is a diverse country culturally, geographically, and topographically. Here are some engaging facts about this increasingly popular tourist destination:
• There are three distinguishing geographic regions that divide the country – coastal, eastern hills, and the highlands.
• The country has free public education, and all children are expected to attend. The country has a 90% literacy rate.
• The average life expectancy ... (Read More)