Peru
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Peru is the most diverse country on Earth. At peruvian territory you can find almost every climate of the globe, as well as global brands in numbers of butterflies, orchids, birds, whales and other biological groups. Deserts, endless beaches, snowy mountains, enchanted lagoons, valleys, cloud forests and endless forests traversed by the largest river the world: the Amazon. If it is to make a list, start by Machu Picchu, recently named one of the 7 wonders of the world, we continue with the Nazca lines, the temples of mud Moche and the wonderful world of the Colca valley terraces, special testimonies peoples who inhabited this land long. 


 

10  reasons to visit  Peru

 

1. Geography privileged.

2. World Class Cuisine.

3. Ancient history.

4. The most biodiverse country.

5. Safety and hospitality.

6. Diversity of living cultures.

7. Paradise Adventur.

8. Excellent regional connectivity.

9. Adequate infrastructure.

10. Affordable.

 

 

 

Capital

Lima

 

Surface

1´285,215 Km2

 

Parts

Coast, Highland y Jungle

 

Population

30 millions.

 

Languages

Spanish, Quechua, Aymara.

 

Religion

Predominantly Catholic.

 

Government

Democratic Republic.

 

Currency

Nuevo Sol (NSE - S/.)

 

Current weather

www.weather.com

 

News

www.elcomercioperu.pe

 

Tourism

www.peru.info

 

Timezone

-5 GMT

 

Electric power

220 v. Most 4 and 5 * hotels offer 110v current.

Vaccines

We recommend yellow fever vaccine if they visit forest areas.

Regions Major

Peru, synonymous of  diversity

In general terms, Peru can be divided into three large geographic regions: the coast, the highlands (Andes), and the jungle (Amazon Rainforest), but if we study the country’s ecology a little closer, we see there are at least 11 different eco-regions with their own climate, ecosystems, wildlife and, not to mention, unique marvels and surprises. 



Coast

The coast occupies a narrow strip of desert washed by the Pacific Ocean. It is crossed by about 50 fertile valleys where settled major cities.

Weather

Little presence of rain.

There are two distinct seasons: on summer (December to March) with temperatures reaching 27 º C and winter (April to November) very wet and cold, with temperatures up to 12 º C. The rains are almost nonexistent, although there is usually winter mist and drizzle or light drizzle. The northern end of the coast has year-round sunshine and summer temperatures reach 35 ° C.

Areas

Lima, Ica, Paracas, Nasca, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Mancora, Punta Sal.

 

Highland

Marked by the presence of the great Andes mountains traversing the country from north to south and reaches heights of over 6.000 meters. (19.685 feet). In the mountains there are numerous valleys and deep canyons, hundreds of lakes and massive glaciers of extraordinary beauty.

Weather

Dry and mild, sunny during the day.

Dry and mild climate, with well-defined seasons: the dry season (April to October) with sunny days, cool nights and low rainfall (is the ideal time to visit) and a rainy season (November to March) In the mountains there is a sensitive temperature difference between the sun and is often sudden temperature changes occur on the same day, varying from 20 ° C to 2 ° C.

Areas

Cusco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, Colca, Puno, Lago Titicaca, Ayacucho.

 

Forest

The eastern section of the country almost two thirds of it is occupied by the Amazon jungle with two major variants: the cloud forest, located in the foothills of the eastern flank of the mountain, and the vast Amazon basin, covered by a myriad ada rivers that wind through lush forests full of wildlife.

Weather

Humid and tropical.

Tropical humid climate. It has two distinct seasons: a style summer or dry season (April to October) with sunny days and temperatures over 30 ° C and a rainy season (November to March) with frequent showers and increased river flow

Areas

Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado, Tambopata, Manú, Tarapoto.