There are many reasons to visit Peru, that’s why we leave you the 7 Reasons to visit Peru in 2019.
1. Rich in Natural Biodiversity
Peru is one of the countries with the most diversity of natural resources in the world. The Peruvian flora has given the world the largest variety of plants. The country conserves many Nature Reserves such as the Ballestas Islands in Ica and the Manu National Park in the Peruvian jungle.
In addition, in its territory it contains almost 10% of the world species of flora, 2,000 species of fish, 1,736 species of birds (the second place in the world in biodiversity), 332 species of amphibians (it ranked third in the world) , 460 species of mammals (third in the classification), and 365 species of reptiles (fifth in the classification).
2. Famous Gastronomy
Peruvian cuisine is one of the most famous and varied in the world, its recognition has taken it to the top of the gastronomic cradle.
Lots of techniques and ingredients are combined in many preparations; this has allowed it to be known internationally.
Feeling aromas, enjoying flavors and discovering fabulous and exotic products makes it a unique experience to taste a Peruvian dish.
3. Wonderful Geography
Peru has a great variety of landscapes and different regions with a lot of diversity in each place.
The coast has sun and extensive beaches. The mountain range is impressive with an extensive territory and the jungle has a wonderful vegetation, exotic and wild.
In the Andes of Peru, the Amazon River is born; the longest and mightiest in the world, its basin is covered with dense vegetation, which comprises more than half of the territory of Peru.
Peru has wonderful natural scenarios declared World Natural Heritage by UNESCO as well as areas declared as biosphere reserves, such as the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the Huascarán National Park and the Manu National Park and the Abiseo River National Park.
4. Ancient Culture and History
With more than 10 thousand years, the history of Peru is reflected in its cultural and millenarian diversity.
It has many archaeological sites to visit, ancestral and pre-Columbian ruins such as viceroyalty churches, valleys and paradisiacal landscapes, thermal baths, historical sites, pre-Inca and Inca sites, the floating city of the Uros, aboriginal and native communities.
Other pre-Inca cultures have been the basis of what is now the country with a great presence of places of interest.
It should be noted the impressive natural attractions of Peru that surprise not only for its beauty, but also for its history that exists in each one; museums have become an obligatory reference for those who want to know in depth the rich culture of the country.
5. Customs and Traditions
Peru is a country with a lot of culture, customs and ancestral traditions, some remain intact and others showing changes over the years.
These have survived thanks to the importance they had for the ancient Peruvians, who instilled them and allowed them to be transmitted from generation to generation.
Festivities such as the Virgen de la Candelaria, Procession of Señor de los Milagros, Celebration of the Virgen de la Puerta, The Sun Festival known as the Inti Raymi.
Traditional Carnivals and Dances such as the Marinera, the Scissors dances, Dianeda Puneña, El Huayno, Rituals to the payment of the Earth and artistic manifestations Ceramics or textiles.
6. Adventures and Sports
Peru is a true paradise for outdoor hiking and adventure.
In Peru, Adventure tourism is an endless activity, thanks to its rugged geography, forming the most interesting and extreme geological landscapes to develop the so-called adventure sports.
To practice trekking in Peru is to move through beautiful Andean territories with fantastic views of snow-capped mountains and lagoons. It is to cross the Qhapaq Ñan; know the culture of the communities; cross the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Ancash or find more than one route to Machu Picchu in Cuzco.
7. International Recognition
Each year Peru is recognized for being one of the best tourist destinations for its natural beauty, culture and cuisine.
This year 2018 in the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards, Peru won the award for “BEST CULINARY DESTINY” for Seventh consecutive years and Machu Picchu was also chosen as the Best Cultural Destination.
Other International awards:
*Peru: Machu Picchu wins award for the best green destination in the world
*Peruvian Museum is awarded in the United Kingdom: The Julio C. Tello Site Museum, located in Paracas
*”China chooses Peru as “BEST TOURIST DESTINATION OF THE AMERICAS” for the second consecutive year.
*Peru is named in China as the best destination in the world for bird watching, and many more prizes.
*Recognition: Peru in the Top 30 of the most beautiful landscapes in South America.
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