Peru, A Proud Destination

Six years ago I recall asking a Peruvian farmer, “How do you feel sir, about foreigners coming to visit your Peru?”

His response was, “if we Peruvians have so much to offer, so much to see here that is unique, that people come from around the world to see Peru, it must be a special place.”

He went on by saying “it makes me feel proud to be from a region(Andean region) that has so much to offer” and “ the fact that people are coming from all over the world to see our way of life, really helps to build confidence in ourselves and in our country.”

Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Perú is a magical spot which involves one of the richest biodiversities of Earth, and is a melting pot of different cultures who together are forging the promise of a better future.

Peruvians are a proud people. They are proud of their history, culture and country in general. The region offers an almost limitless array of cultural and historical thrills for the diligent traveler. By visiting Peru, you would be helping build local confidence as well as supporting this growing local economy.

“Peru is a proud country because every time a visitor comes to travel in Peru, overall local confidence is boosted”. Sean Travis, director Adventures to Peru.

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Machu Picchu was selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in August, 2007.

Peru is home to the once formidable Inca Empire.

The baffling Nazca Lines are some of the worlds most mysterious, which are found in the deserts of southern Peru.

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake and highest tropical lake in the world. It is shared between Peru and Bolivia.

The two deepest canyons in the world belong to Peru, Cotihuasi and Colca Canyons.

The Gocta waterfall at Cocachimba found in the cloud forests of northern Peru is the third highest in the world.

Caral, the oldest city in the Americas at 5,000 years, is located on the central coast of Peru.

The exotic seafood dish ‘Ceviche’ is Peruvian.

Pisco, the unique and distinguished white grape brandy, is Peruvian.

The potato, which comes in over 2,000 varieties, is Peruvian.

Andean Maca” and the “Huanarpo macho”, key components of Viagra are Peruvian roots.

The Llama, Alpaca and Vicuña, which produce some of the finest wools in the world, are Peruvian.

In Peru, there exist more species of birds than any other country: More than 1800 varieties.

In Peru, there exist 84 of the 117 ecological micro-climates in the world, and 28 of the 32 climactic zones on the world.

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One of the tributaries to the Amazon River, The Madre de Dios river, is home to the Shihuahuaco tree. Scientists found 5,000 specimens of insects, 80% of which where new to modern science.

The Peruvian oceans are abundant, offering 700 different varieties of fish and 400 varieties of shellfish.

Peru is the #1 producer of gold, lead and zinc in Latin America. Antimina, the 3rd largest mine in the world is in Ancash, Peru.

The University of San Marcos in Lima Peru is the oldest in the Americas.

North American Alfred Gossell caught the largest black marlin ever registered, at 1,560 pounds, in Northern Peru Fellow American Kimberly Wiss still holds the world record for largest marlin ever caught by a woman, at 1,525 lbs, also landed in Peru

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7 days / 6 nights Weekly Departures Year Round Adult $ 1595.00 | Child $ 1395.00 Trip Overview Travel from Lima to the center of Incan existence Cusco. Enjoy fantastic markets, charming cafes, and a labyrinth of old colonial neighborhoods built upon ancient Inca foundations. Take pleasure in a city tour highlighting the famous Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Korichancha, and surrounding ruins. Travel through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas and feel the grandeur of the snow mountains once dominated by the Inca Empire. Continue to the concealed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to explore the ancient city in all its glory.

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This program takes you from the Capital Lima to the lively marine reserve at the Ballestas Islands and the enigmatic Nazca Lines. Travel down the thirsty desert coast to the glorious “White City” of Arequipa, celebrated for its colonial buildings and plazas shaped of ashen volcanic rock. Cross the Aguada Blanca National Reserve in route to the famed Colca Canyon, home of the obscure Andean condor. Climb soaring Andean mountain passes on the way to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable tropical lake in the world and considered by many as the ‘The cradle of Andean Civilization.’ Travel overland on one of the ‘Most beautiful journeys on earth’, to the ancient Imperial Inca Empire, Cusco. See the lush Sacred Valley and surrounding mountains before embarking on the celebrated Classic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu. Navigate the chocolate rivers of the world’s largest rainforest, the deepest darkest Amazon Jungle. Peru Encompassed is an absolute journey of a lifetime.

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9 days / 8 nights Weekly Departures Year Round Adult $ 2095.00 | Child $ 1895.00 Trip Overview On this charming program from Adventures to Peru, explore one of the largest and best preserved tracts of virgin rainforest on earth, the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. We’ll embark on an unforgettable river journey by dugout canoe to a remote rainforest lodge, as our expert locals boldly navigate the chocolate rivers of the Amazon basin.

Then, a short flight brings us to the attractive and historic Andean town of Cusco, with its white wash mud walls and snaking maze of old neighborhoods, all built upon ancient Inca foundations. Enjoy a city tour highlighting Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay and surrounding ruins. Travel through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas and feel the grandeur of the snow mountains once dominated by the Inca Empire. Continue to the concealed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to explore the city in all its glory.

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14 days Weekly Departures Year Round Adult $2850.00 | Child $ 2650.00 Trip Overview On this captivating 14-day program, immerse yourself in the incomparable biodiversity that is the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, one of nature’s true marvels. We’ll embark on an unforgettable river journey by dugout canoe to a remote rainforest lodge, as our expert locals boldly navigate the chocolate rivers of the Amazon basin. Travel to the center of the ancient Imperial Inca Empire, Cusco and enjoy a city tour of Sacsayhuaman and surrounding ruins. See the lush Sacred Valley and surrounding imposing mountains before embarking on the narrow gauge train to the highlight, Machu Picchu. Stay on the shores of majestic Lake Titicaca, the highest tropical lake in the world; visit the Uros floating islands, including an eye opening Quechua family home stay.

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16 days / 15 nights Weekly Departures Year Round Adult $ 2950.00 / Child $ 2650.00 Trip Overview This vigorous program is designed for the energetic, intrepid traveler craving expert local guidance along with first-class outdoor physical activity. On this exciting Peruvian expedition we’ll fly to the fascinating “White City” of Arequipa, travel through the notorious Valley of the Volcanoes, trek into the famed Colca Canyon, home of the elusive Andean condor. We’ll then kayak the highest tropical lake in the world, the famous Lake Titicaca and spend the night with a brilliant Quechua family. The Imperial Inca Capital of Cusco is next, along with a full day of white water rafting through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. A 3-day trek through the traditional Andean Lares Valley and an evening in Aguas Calientes brings us to the finale, Peru’s premier attraction, Machu Picchu. Now that is active!

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