Within recent years more and more people have come to realize that Peru is a country with a lot to offer, so much in fact that it has grown to become one of the most popular travel destinations within Latin America. This is however, not surprising, considering that Peru is home to some of the richest bio diverse zones in the world.
The most known of these sites is Machu Picchu, which since its re-discovery in 1911 has been the number one reason to visit Peru. Why you should Travel to Peru?
One of the 7 New Wonders of the World, hidden away in the beautiful Peruvian mountains this extraordinary sight indeed deserves a spot on the list.Anybody who plans a Peru Vacation must include a visit to this magical and wonderful place.
Hearty and Innovative Cuisine
Peruvian cuisine is on the rise and within the last couple of years it has gained the international recognition it deserves, especially when awarded this year’s World Travel Award for Best Culinary Destination, thus beating renowned culinary nations such as France, China, Italy and Spain. This prominent title was awarded to Peruvian gastronomy for its interesting use of local exotic ingredients and great diversity. However, what really sets Peruvian cuisine apart are the unique flavorful culinary fusions that it possesses, largely accredited to the centuries of gastronomic impact from several nations including Spain, Africa and Asia. These interesting food combinations have given life to most of the beloved Peruvian national dishes, such as Lomo Saltado, Tacu Tacu, anticuchos and aji de gallina, to name a few.
Rich cultural heritage
Peru houses 9 incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites and plenty more which are not declared by UNESCO, but are just as extraordinary. All of these sites have been left behind by ancient civilizations that once inhabited Peru, several of which stretches back to before the Inca Empire. Included in this amazing cultural and archeological treasure is the ”second” Machu Picchu called Choquequirao, which served as a religious center of the region; the first pre-ceramic city of Caral just outside of Lima; the largest pre-Colombian adobe city of Chan Chan in Trujillo; the hidden fortress of Kuèlap and many other astonishing sites.
High quality luxury hotels and resorts
While visiting and absorbing the many cultural and historic sites that Peru is bursting with, you have the oportunity to enjoy the luxuries of many high quality hotels throughout the country. The most notable of which include The Orient Express Palacio Nazarenas, The Monasterio, The Machu Picchu Sanctuary lodge and Miraflores Park Hotel. Nevertheless, there are several other equally satisfying options, including different price classes.
Peru has been declared one of the top 10 “megadiverse” countries in the world, meaning that it is a particularly rich country when it comes to Mother Nature. Furthermore, Peru is home to the second largest area of forested land, which means that 50% of the country is made up by forests and the fact that 10 % of the world’s flora and fauna can be found in the Peruvian forests. Included in this wide biodiversity are several hundred bird and plant-species that can only be observed in Peru.
The luxurious Hiram Bingham Train
The famous Hiram Bingham train that takes tourist to the mountain citadel of Machu Picchu is a unique travel experience that can only be experienced in Peru. A trip on this luxury train named after Machu Picchu’s explorer himself takes 3 hours and passes through the most spectacular and astounding scenery before arriving to the Incan citadel. On board you will experience a delicious brunch assortment and live Andean music, while relaxing comfortably in the 1920’s inspired train carriage.
Visit the magnificent culturally and naturally rich country of Peru and go home with unique and life-lasting memories from the many spectacular experiences that you are guaranteed to have in Peru. Find your inner explorer and learn about ancient civilizations or emerge yourself in the tasteful Peruvian cuisine and let the strong flavors pamper your taste pallet. Above are 6 reasons why you should travel to Peru, but there are many more. Find your own. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a great offer or tailor your own trip fitting your specific personal needs and preferences. We also offer several Machu Picchu Travel combinations and pick your favorite preferred way to experience the breathtaking ancient citadel of Machu Picchu