Explore the best of Peru with confidence and security with Latin Trails. We have been leading trips to Peru for about two decades and know the country inside and out. Visiting Machu Picchu is a must, but many aren’t aware that nearby are the Inca capital city of Cuzco and the agricultural capital of the Incas, the beautiful Sacred Valley. Don’t miss the mysterious Nazca Lines where one flies over massive drawings in the sand created by ancient peoples for unknown reasons. Don’t miss one of the best reasons to visit Peru – it’s food – on our Gastronomical Tour. Visit two wonders of the world in one trip by combining Machu Picchu with the Amazon Rainforest or Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands for the ultimate South America adventure. If you would like to personalize any of our standard packages below, please contact us and we will be happy to send you a custom itinerary that fulfills you precise interests, budget, and timeline.
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Peru, the mystic country
Information about Peru
We know how important is having good information about Peru, that’s why we have created this area. Macchu Picchu is one of the 7 world wonders; for that reason, many people around the world are waiting for visiting it. When you think about Peru, inevitably evoke images of the Inca Empire, however, the country is also riddled with archaeological sites which are a legacy of even more ancient times. Located on the central West coast of South America, Peru is divided into three main regions: a narrow desert belt on the coast to the West, the wide Andean mountain range in the center and the Amazon River basin to the East. With this in mind, it’s important to organize your trip with time due to the Peru tourism has a great demand. A valid passport is usually all that is required to enter the country.
In addition, entertainment and live music are easy to find everywhere, that’s why Peru tourism is very dynamic and highly requested. Clubs with contemporary Latin or Coastal Criolla-style music are popular in Lima. Additionally, Restaurants and hotels in Cuzco and other cities offer floor shows with folk music and dancers. You can also visit a “Peña”, it is a lively club with colorful performances and audience participation!
Peru tours aim for nature and ecology as major priorities. Indeed, Peru offers as well the Amazon, after all, it has been named one of the world’s ten “biodiversity hot spots” with an unusually high number of flora and fauna species. There are nine national parks, seven national reserves, three national and historical sanctuaries, two reserve zones and an increasing number of forest reserves, preserving the precious natural environment for future generations.
The Peru tours allow you to learn about the first Pan-Andean civilization, Chavin (1500-400 BC), which featured stone temples riddled with labyrinthine galleries at altitudes over 3,100 meters above sea level. Discover the mystery of mud-brick/adobe citadels and pyramids built near the sea by the Mochica dynasty (200 BC-700 AD) as well as their royal tombs such as that of the Lord of Sipan, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.
Follow in the footsteps of the fierce Chachapoya warriors (1000-1400 AD) along 25-meter-high ramparts in the Kuelap fortress or peer into the imposing tombs of their ancestors that lie near where the mountains plunge down to the forest. Stroll around Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire (1300-1500 AD), the greatest pre-Colombian civilization in South America. Cuzco and its environs features colossal constructions such as the Machu Picchu citadel, hailed as the eighth wonder of the world.
ith rich coastal waters and one of the largest fisheries in the world, seafood is typical. Pisco Sour is the national drink (made with white grape brandy that is a “must” for visitors to try) and Peruvian beer is excellent!
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