Peru

Tour Peru

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Alejandro-esposito
Laguna Paron
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Peru

Peru is a land of staggering natural beauty, from snow-capped peaks and glimmering lakes to misty rainforests and sun-drenched deserts. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that Peru is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America.

If you're looking for adventure, you'll find plenty to keep you busy in Peru. Hiking, rafting and mountain biking are all popular activities, and there are plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching, too. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a particularly good destination for outdoor enthusiasts, while Machu Picchu is an obvious choice for history buffs.

Of course, Peru isn't just about adventure. The country is home to some of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America, and the food is simply amazing. So if you're looking for a mix of culture, history and natural beauty, Peru is definitely worth considering.

Total land area (km2)
1,280,000
Total land area (km2)
Population (as of 2020)
32,971,854
Population (as of 2020)
Capital city
Lima
Capital city
Currency
Peruvian sol (PEN)
Currency
Best time to tour Peru
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Tolerable
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Highest temperature
19.6
°C
Temperature (Avg)
precipitation
1,738
mm
Precipitation (Avg)

Geeky Facts about Peru

Fact 1

4 percent of the world’s fresh water is in Peru.

Fact 2

The Amazon River begins in Peru.

Fact 3

Three-quarters of the world’s alpaca population lives in Peru.

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