The country of Peru is known for many of its opportunities, from the Andes Mountains to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, but did you also know that it is now become a destination spot for kitesurfers? The city of Mancora, just north of Lima, is becoming a haven for kiteboarding enthusiasts. Located on the Pacific Ocean, Peru offers a fantastic respite from the heat and provides the temperature changes needed ... (Read More)
The country of Peru is located along the western coast of South America. It is a different 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 ... (Read More)
Machu Picchu, the ancient lost city of the Incas, was built over six hundred years ago. To this day, archeologists and historians do not know what purpose the area served. Some think it was a prison, while others believe it was an agricultural experimental center for growing a variety of crops. Regardless of what its use may have been, the area is incredible. Stone blocks intricately carved to fit firmly ... (Read More)
Peru offers visitors a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy their vacation almost any way they would choose. From the Pacific Ocean surfing, to Andes Mountains hikes, to the pre-Columbian ruins, tourists can do one thing or several things. Peru offers so many choices of activities, that travelers often overlook one of the most captivating places in the country – the capitol city of Lima.
Lima is considered the central hub ... (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 distinctly lively.
The Day of the Creole Song (la Dia de la Cancion Criolla), held at the ... (Read More)
If you’re voyaging to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, why not do it in style? Many different travel tours are available for this tour, but if you can afford it, sign up for a small group luxury tour. These tours will include a dozen or so people to minimize the total cost, but will be intimate enough for you to like the scenery and ancient ruins ... (Read More)