PERU: a destination you can no miss

Maybe you have ever heard about the Incas (1200 AD-1532 AD)…  They lived in PERU and, if you dare to visit this land, you will discover that existed even older, richer and more fascinating cultures, such as Caral (2900 BC), considered today the “oldest pre-Hispanic citadel of America”; Nazca (100-800 AD) and its “enigmatic traces in the desert”;  Mochica (100-800 AD ) “truly masters of portraiture and ceramics”; Chancay (1100-1450 AD) “skillful weavers and exponents of textile art” or Chimú, (1200-1500 AD) “great goldsmiths of the time”, just to mention a few.

  • Did you know…?The driest desert in the world is located on the south coast of Peru and extends over a large part of Chile?
  • The highest navigable lake in the world (Titicaca) is located in Peru and also bathes Bolivian territory?
  • The longest, widest, deepest and most abundant river in the world (Amazonas) is born and travels a great part of Peru, before heading to Brazil, on its way to the Atlantic?
  • The deepest canyons in the world (Colca and Cotahuasi) are in the southern highlands of Peru?
  • One of the seven new wonders of the world (Machu Picchu) is located in Peru?

Location: Peru is located in the central western zone of South America, between the equatorial line and the Tropic of Capricorn (Latitude 0º-18º and Longitude 81º -68º).

Regions:  The territory is divided into three main regions: Coast, Andes and Jungle. Although Peru is known worldwide as an Andean nation, in fact it is Amazonian than Andean. (60% of the country is part of the Amazon jungle).

Weather: We could say that there are not four stations in Peru. The climate tends to be mild, without heavy rains in the winter or excessive heat in the summer, which favors tourism at any time of the year.

We have three climatic areas in Peru that correspond to the three geographical regions of the Peruvian territory.

Se pueden distinguir tres áreas climáticas que se corresponden con las tres regiones geográficas del territorio peruano

  • In the subtropical coast of Peru, summer exceeds 29ºC, winter is from June to September, and it is humid with little rainfall, with temperatures around 14ºC.
  • In the Andes, the climate is cold and dry and the temperature ranges between 9ºC and 20ºC, depending on the time of day. The sun usually shines every morning of the year, but when the night comes the thermometers reach only 5ºC.
  • In the jungle, the climate is tropical, hot and humid and the average temperature is from 25ºC to 28ºC degrees centigrade. In the mountains and in the jungle, the rains usually starts in December and ends in April.

En la sierra y en la selva las lluvias suelen empezar en diciembre y acabar en abril

Peru awaits you and so do we!!

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