Peru is best known as the heart of the Inca Empire, albeit that it was home to many diverse indigenous cultures long before the Incas arrived. Located on the central part of western South America Peru is hemmed in by the Pacific Ocean. With a population of over 27 million people, it covers an area of 1,285,215 km2 (about the combined size of Spain, France and Italy ) making it one of the 20 largest countries on Earth.
Also because of their geographical location, Peru's
coasts have traditionally served as a vital point in maritime and trade
routes on the subcontinent.
As a country,
Peru offers visitors 3 distinct geographical zones, from the dry arid
coastline which is home to the incredible Ballestas Islands and just
inland, the Nazca Lines, to the high Andes range and also to the Amazon.
There is so much to see in this diverse region, that one is spoilt for
Peru is home to more than 5000 archaeological sites. Many of these remain shrouded in mystery.
Peru is synonymous with natural beauty and it is one of the world’s ten
most biologically diverse countries. With more than 200 protected
natural areas, it possesses 84 of the planet’s 117 life zones..\ It is also a paradise for
adventure lovers offering incredible hikes and treks to ancient ruins through incredible country scenes.
Below are a few examples of the types of tours you can do in Peru. All of our tours are customizable according to what you are looking for.
What is so special about the Ancient Ruins of Machu Picchu? Machu Picchu is recognisable to people all over the world. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas.learn more
Why do the Inca trail you may ask? Because it is the most famous hike in South America and a must-do experience. It combines the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with a stunning combination of ancient architecture, a cloud forest, plant life and Machu Picchu.learn more