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Travel to Peru: Imagine listening to the Andean flute music serenade you as you sip a Pisco Sour amid the bustling streets of Cusco. Sit back and relax, this is Peru. Experience the best of Peru with a personalized travel package that includes comfortable hotels, guides, transportation, and friendly, professional service from start to finish. Our expert Travel Advisors will work with you to create a tour itinerary that fits your needs and your travel style. Founded in 2012, we have served over 10,000 highly satisfied travelers. We sell virtually all services available in Peru.

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Amazon Rainforest

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

The world's greatest river starts in one of the world's greatest countries: Peru.

Iquitos is one of the most unique cities in the world, encircled by rivers and rainforest. It is the largest city in the world inaccessible by land. 

The true treasures of this area lie in the surrounding Amazonian rainforest. As you explore the area via boat, and typically through staying at a jungle lodge, you get to experience the most biologically diverse area on the planet.

Whether you're fishing for piranhas, viewing river dolphins, spotting monkeys and sloths, or hiking through the jungle at night, the Iquitos area is always a favorite.

 

 

HISTORY

Iquitos was inhabited for thousands of years by Amerindians who were mostly nomadic hunter-gatherers. The river was (and is) life. 

Later, following independence, in the early 19th century, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and Colombia had overlapping claims to the North Western Amazon Basin. In 1851, Peru planned colonization project and peacefully settled its disputes with Brazil. Both countries agreed to this bilateral free navigation and friendly trade along the Amazon River.

 

 

 

CULTURE

Iquitos is known by the name, “City of love” throughout Peru. The charming and mysterious ambience of Iquitos makes a popular destination for locals and foreigners alike. The Plaza de Armas is the central hub of Iquitos. Many religious, cultural and holiday celebrations takes place in the plaza throughout the year. 

Nearby, at the riverwalk, you can enjoy a nice selection of restaurants, bars, artisan markets, and assorted street vendors.

Food in the Amazon is plentiful and diverse. Whether you want a rotisserie chicken accompanied by friend plantains, or a piece of friend paiche, Iquitos has a lot of options. In addition, you will rarely ever find a more diverse selection of fruits.

 

 

GEOGRAPHY

Located in the north-eastern part of Peru, it is the heart of the Amazon rainforest and the most biologically diverse area on planet Earth. Iquitos is surrounded by Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers. As it is situated on the left bank of Amazon River, it a major hub for trade and transport. 

The average rainfall at Iquitos port is 103 inches per year. March and April have slightly more rain, and in the month of July and August the rainfall is slightly less than average. The fluctuation of water level in the river is as must as 40 feet per year and is dependent on rainfall and snow melt on the east slopes of the Andes.

 

Cusco + Sacred Valley

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

Welcome to Cusco, the ancient Incan capital and UNESCO World Heritage site. And, welcome to the world famous Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Cusco is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. At Destination Peru we make sure that you get at least a day or two in this city because it is breathtaking (symbolically and literally). 

In this city you will see the famous Plaza de Armas, with the famous Cusco cathedral, spanish archways, and views of the surrounding mountain range. The cobblestone streets make for beautiful photo opportunities and the mixture of cultures between Spanish and Inca will make this one of the most memorable cities of your experience in Peru.

Beyond Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, you will see some of the most incredible scenery and historical sites available in all of South America. From high-Andean villages like Chinchero, to the Awanakancha llama reserve, to Ollantaytambo city, where Incan canals are still in use today, the Sacred Valley is always a key part of Destination Peru's itineraries.

 

HISTORY

 

Cusco is one of the oldest cities in South America with a rich history that dates back to 13th century. Over 3000 years ago, Inca builders laid out the city in the form of a puma. They constructed the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which you can still view today, and the Temple of the Sun which is included on most tours of Cusco city. Later in 15th and 16th century, the empire was expanded to include much of western South America.

The ancient plaza is believed to be the core of four regions of the Inca Empire – stretching from Quito in Ecuador to northern Chile. Describing the beauty of the constructions in Cusco, the Spanish conquistadores wrote to King Charles V to say that the city would look “remarkable, even in Spain”.

Today, you can view the unique mixture of architecture between ancient Inca and colonial Spanish, which will be a trip highlight.

 

CULTURE

Cusco is not only known for scenic beauty and the archaeological sites, but the region is also known for its never-ending display of colors, kindness, parades, celebrations, clothing, llamas, and so much more. 

The art and architecture is unique to this part of the world. The styles that you will see here were enriched by Spaniards, who upon their arrival brought in new ideas with a different perspective. 

The artisan markets that dot Cusco and the Sacred Valley will stand out. You will get the chance to practice your bartering skills are you purchase jewelry made of natural rocks, baby alpaca (or sheep wool) textiles, and all kinds of other creative and artistic trinkets.

The food scene in Cusco provides thousands of options. Whether you want to try the famous "cuy" (guinea pig) that dates back to Inca times, or some modern fusion between Peruvian and French food, Cusco will leave your palate satisfied.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Cusco is located approximately 12,000 feet above the sea level in the heart of the Andes. Nestled down into a small valley, Cusco is the perfect gateway to explore the entire surrounding area.

Every day of the year, all four seasons are fair game. Nights will often creep below 30 degrees and then that same day temperatures can get up to 80 degrees that afternoon. Because of the high altitude you should always be prepared for quick temperature shifts, rain, and chilly evenings.

The Sacred Valley drops down to about 9,000 feet above sea level and winds through massive mountain peaks. On the right day you can see glacier-covered peaks that are well above 20,000 feet.

Madre de Dios Rainforest

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

 Madre de Dios, capital city of Puerto Maldonado, is home to never-ending rainforests, abundant wildlife and winding rivers. This place is a shelter for endangered species like maned wolf and marsh deer in addition to being a secure place for indigenous communities. Madre de Dios promotes eco-tourism and is considered to be accommodating the richest biodiversity in the world with Lake Sandoval, Lake Valencia, Tambopata National Reserve, and Manu National Park.

The pristine nature with unique flora and fauna is the major attraction in Madre de Dios. Reserves are attracting large number of tourists, from around the world, who are interested in nature and wildlife photography.

 

HISTORY

The name Madre de Dios is derived from Madre de Dios River, a tributary of Amazon River. This name which was given by Spanish colonists who dedicated the words to Virgin Mary, which literally means Mother of God.

During the colonial era of Peru, it was impossible for Spanish to expand their empire to south and east towards Madre de Dios. However, in the seventeenth century, ancient Indian routes were used by friars to establish mission routes to colonize the region between Rio Marnon in the north and Rio Madre de Dios in the south. 

This region then remained disconnected from the rest of the globe till the dawn of the twentieth century.

 

CULTURE

Today, seventeen groups of indigenous people are believed to be living in the rainforests of Madre de Dios. Many of these people have little or no-contact with non-Amazonians. They continue to live just like their ancestors did for thousands of years in these rainforests. It is believed that several hundred ‘uncontacted persons’ live in Madre de Dios.

Festivals and celebrations here reflect Amazonian cultural identity through dance, traditional food, folk music and mystic ceremonies.

As you taste the food, you will recognize that there is definite Brazilian influence on the cuisines available here. Typical food available in this region is combination of produce from farmers’ fields (peanut, banana, cassava and other crops), and resources given by nature (fresh water fish, meat, palm tree heart and more).

 

GEOGRAPHY

The region is located almost entirely in low-lying Amazon rainforest. The average temperature here is around 80+ degrees (F) with humidity almost always 90%+. The onset of monsoon is mostly in December and rainy season continues till March. The torrential rainfall causes rivers to swell and often overflow their banks.

Notable rivers in the Madre de Dios River watershed include Manu, Health, Acre, Tahuamanu, Tambopata, Inambari, Las Piedras (which is also known as Tacuatimanu), and Los Amigos.

The rivers offers the best way of getting from one town to another because of its vast size of the area and its low population density. 

 

 

Lima

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

Founded in 1535, Lima is a fascinating city with a rich history, elegant architecture, and delicious food. Known as the gastronomical capital of South America, your time here would be well spent if you planned your days around meals.

In addition to incredible ceviche, Lima is home to a host of sites that are worth your time.

In the Miraflores area, there are never-ending boardwalks and parks that overlook the Pacific Ocean. After a nice lunch, one of the best things you can do is walk along the Costa Verde, admiring the coastal views, until you arrive at the Park of Love. You can also wander around Parque Kennedy and peruse the street vendors, cafes, and artisan markets that make it famous.

Downtown Lima is for government, business, and religion. The city gets distinctly more colonial as you get closer to the main plaza. The Governor's Palace is home to Peru's president and features a changing of the guard each day. The National Cathedral houses the remains of Francisco Pizarro, the famous conquistador who overtook the Incas. The San Francisco Monastery features one of the oldest libraries in South America, paintings from the Rubbens school, and intricate catacombs that make you feel like you're in a movie.

Usually just a stopover for your time in Cusco or the Amazon, you may want to consider giving Lima a day or two for some incredible meals and a healthy dose of Peruvian culture

 

HISTORY

Lima is a treasure trove of history. The first inhabitants who settled in this regions were gatherers, fishermen, and hunters who gradually began to discover and develop agriculture. 

It is often said that Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535. However, there were a variety of pre-Inca civilizations that lived in the Lima area many thousands of years before Spanish colonization.

The most prominent Pre-Inca site in Lima is Huaca Pucllana, a pyramid structure that now has a restaurant on property. Impressive huacas and beautiful ceramics serve as an evidence for beautiful culture and heritage they carried.

Lima was the most important South American city, and the center of Spanish viceroyalty, until the 19th century. Later, in 1821, Lima was the core of Peru's fight for independence from Spain.

 

CULTURE

Lima is all about culture. The best way to understand Lima is by taking a walk through one of it's many parks or boardwalks. You'll observe locals, enjoying an espresso at a local cafe, or grabbing a quick ceviche on lunch break at a seafood joint.

Or, if you take a quick visit to the Barranco neighborhood, you will see Limeños working on their latest piece of art, or thinking deeply  about their next great novel. 

One of the best ways to experience Lima's culture and history is by attending a Peña, which is a dinner/show that highlights all of Peru's famous folk dances, while serving some of the most known dishes. 

 

GEOGRAPHY

If you were to divide Peru into thirds, vertically, you could visualize the three main areas: coastal desert, high-Andes, and Amazon rainforest. Lima, located at tropical latitudes, is a part of the desert. 

The temperature fluctuates between 60 - 75 degrees (F) depending on the season and on the fog. In Lima it never, ever..... ever rains. Ok, maybe a little bit. Literally less than 2 inches per year.

Population in Lima accounts to one-fourth of the total population of Peru. 

Nazca

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

The deserts of Ica and Nazca are home to the mysterious Nazca Lines, the huacachina sand dunes, and the Paracas Wildlife Reserve.

The Nazca Lines are huge images on the desert floor. In the 1920s, these images were spotted by pilots flying over the area. These huge drawings on the flat desert floor are so large that it requires an aerial view to be fully appreciated.

Over 70 different varieties of plant and animal drawings – including hummingbird, killer whale, spider and monkey – in addition to hundreds of lines and other geometrical shapes can be found here. It is not exactly known who created the lines, how and why it was created. However, most historians attribute the creation to Paracas and Nazca culture that dates back to 900 BC to AD 600.

 

HISTORY

Ica has a rich historical background and its first inhabitants date back to 10,000 years old and cultures of Wari, Nazca, Ica and Paracas were developed from this. The region was mostly inhabited by people belonging to the Paracas and Nazca. These groups had great expertise in textiles, metalwork, and pottery.

Further on, in 1563, with the arrival of the Spanish, Jeronimo Luise de Cabrera founded the Villa de Valverde Del Valle de Ica. This region is know today for it's vineyards and cotton crops.

 

CULTURE

This area is home to the world famous Pisco and Pisco Sour drinks.

La Vendimia, a grape harvest festival is celebrated during the month of March in the Ica region. This festival is celebrated in local vineyards to spread greenery across vast tracts of once a dry desert. During the celebration local sweets known as tejas, prepared from candied fruits or pecans will be served. These sweets are filled with caramel and covered with sugar icing. If you are a part of festival, you must try the typical drink called Cachaina, a liquor made from fermented grapes.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Ica is the capital of the Ica region is southern Peru. This entire region is coastal desert, which means dry and hot. 

Between December and March, Peru's summer months, the temperature is usually in the 80s and 90s (F) and in the winter months those temperatures drop into the 60s and 70s. 

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