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Top 10 reasons to visit Peru
Peru is one of the most diverse and dramatic countries in South America, providing a real snapshot of all the delights this buzzing continent has to offer. Our Peru specialists have put together their top ten reasons to visit this stunning country…
1. Spectacular landscapes
Varied and diverse, Peru has it all. From the humid and sticky jungle and the source of the Amazon, to the spectacular Andes Mountains, arid desert coastlines and magical beaches which can be enjoyed on sunny days all year round.
2. Rich biodiversity
Peru has some of the greatest biodiversity in the world, due to its spectacular range of habitats. Go and observe brightly coloured birds, mammals, primates and butterflies as well as native species with unique characteristics.
If you’re looking for pure adventure, Peru is your ideal destination. Hiking, paragliding, rafting and surfing are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed here, and what’s more they’re all set in some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. One of the world's thrilling adventure playgrounds; a Peruvian holiday can quench the thirst of even the most daring thrill-seekers.
4. Ancient history
Lose yourself in legendary lost cities and cultures that can be traced back to the glittering Inca civilization. Peru is unrivalled in South America for its archaeological wealth, endlessly fascinating ancient sites and cultures and world-class museums that display prehistoric treasures.
5. Living culture
In Peru, the past, present and future live in harmony. Ancestral civilizations go hand-in-hand with vibrant and cosmopolitan modern cities. The pulse of the present is evident in the mixture of races and traditions that coexist, creating a culturally rich country that has so much to offer its visitors.
Peruvians are world renowned for being friendly and welcoming people – generosity and hospitality are second nature to them. With our exceptional local guides and the country’s friendly, open people on hand to help you throughout your travels, the main danger is that you might never want to leave!
7. Delicious food
Peru is famous throughout South America (and now the world) for its food, which is arguably the best and most varied on the continent. From seafood on the coast, to regional specialties such as roasted pork and the famous guinea pig in the highlands… there is something to tickle the taste buds of everyone, from the adventurous to the traditional. Throughout the country the key to their exquisite cuisine is first class ingredients, making the food fresh, exotic and simply delicious.
8. Excellent infrastructure and hotels
With growth in almost every aspect of life, Peru is faring well in the realm of infrastructure. From the most exclusive and luxurious to the most rustic, there is a wide range of accommodation to be enjoyed, and everywhere you go expect a warm Peruvian welcome.
9. Affordable luxury
The variety of Peru’s products and activities is as diverse as its culture. There is something on offer for every taste and budget. Shop at local markets, go in search of adventure and learn something new, or relax in beautiful accommodation and take advantage of five star luxury. Don’t miss out on all that this incredible country has to offer!
10. Well connected
Peru is well connected with the rest of the world and the rest of South America. Lima is a hub for many major airlines and is a gateway to explore both the country and the continent. What’s more, British Airways are introducing direct flights from London from May 2016, meaning there really is no excuse not to visit!