Located in western south America, Peru is a neighbouring country of Bolivia, Brazil and Chile. It is the continent’s third biggest country, with a population of 29 million inhabitants.
Peru is as complex as its most intricate and exquisite weavings. Festivals mark ancient rites, the urban vanguard beams innovation and nature brims with splendid diversity.
Giant sand dunes, chiseled peaks and Pacific breaks a few heartbeats away from the capital’s rush-hour traffic.
From downtown Lima to smack-dab nowhere, this vast country translates to paradise for the active traveler. You can go rafting, paragliding and cycling, you can spot macaws or catch the sunset over the remnants of an ancient civilization. In Peru, the adventure usually lies in getting there.
Visitors pilgrimage to the glorious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, yet this feted site is just a flash in the rich history of the country. Explore the remnants of Chan Chan, the largest pre-Columbian ruins in all the Americas. Fly over the puzzling geoglyphs etched into the arid earth at Nazca or venture into the rugged wilds that hem the stalwart fortress of Kuelap. Lima’s great museums reveal in full detail the sophistication, skill and passion of these lost civilizations.