PERU

Peru is one of the world’s 12 mega-diverse countries, and this status is largely due to the biodiversity of its Amazon region. The geographical and climatic conditions of Peru mean that its possesses 84% of the world’s life zones, with the Amazon region alone containing 13% of those life zones and offering perfect conditions for a huge variety of flora and fauna.

Journeying from the coast to the highlands and the rainforest, one experiences the unparalleled geographical diversity of Peru, the vestiges of the civilization of the Incas and the Spanish colonial art and architecture legacy, as well as incomparable biological diversity.

Peru is a country with more than five thousand years of history. It is the Land of the Inca Empire. Although long before the Incas, many great civilizations where established in coastal highlands and the jungle. These civilizations left great legacies to future cultures and superb archaeological sites of a glorious past life to us. These include the Caral archaeological site in the north of Lima, The Royal Tombs of the Lord of Sipán in Lambayeque (known as the most magnificent burial found of America), the enigmatic Nazca Lines in Nazca Pampa, the marvelous fortress of Kuélap in Chachapoyas, and of course Machu Picchu in Cusco. It is one of the most mega diverse nations on the planet with 85% of 104 life zones meaning you can travel from desert to high mountains to   jungle.

The country's exquisite cuisine has given Peru a big jump into the world’s finest gastronomy including a rainbow of flavors and colors shown in different delicious dishes. Dozens of former languages are still spoken by different peoples and tribes throughout the country. Thousands of folk dances are performed in special local festivals and Catholic celebrations and processions. Ancient, colonial and republican music is played by relatives of ancient civilizations and social groups throughout Peru. In summary, Peru is a myriad of destinations all in one country.