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Peru is a country where majesty reigns – rising out of the tropical forests of the Amazon basin and the cities of the Incan Empire to meet the snow-capped peaks of the Andes.
The culmination of all this greatness is the fabled Machu Picchu, one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” This awe-inspiring city in the clouds dramatically sits 1,000 feet above a river, straddled between two mountains, and its near-pristine remains give visitors a glimpse into the engineering genius of the Incas.
Nearby Cusco, once the capital of the Incan Empire, is now a metropolitan area that’s literally built on a strong Incan foundation. While the Spanish eventually constructed a cobblestone city in Cusco, you can still explore the remains of ancient palaces, temples and hilltop citadels.
Lima is the modern capital of Peru in every sense of the word. It has attracted immigrants from all over the world, and its flavor is distinctly international – with touches of Europe and even China. With its subtropical beaches and the Barranco district’s clubs and cafes, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Lima, but the Incas are always nearby. Pachacamac is a huge Incan archaeological site near the city, and Lima’s museums are probably the best in the country for documenting its pre-historic peoples.
Peru is the land of the ancient Inca, an amazing civilization that was able to tame the wild geography and live in harmony with the rivers, sun, rain, sea, mountains and the dry cold of the Andes, while adapting to their environment and surviving thanks to the valuable fruits of Pachamama (Mother Earth).
Part of this ancient civilization still remains in every village and can be discovered in local traditions. Arriving in Peru is like stepping back in time to discover the fascinating lives of the Incas, Chancas, Chachapoyas, Mochicas and Wari, as well as their great architecture, art and festivals - the source of the strength of their societies and the energy of their people.
Experience tourism in Peru and discover its diversity of unique landscapes, sounds, colors and flavors. Journey back in time to discover ancient civilizations and experience Peru's immense cultural heritage. Enjoy countless cities, destinations and experiences that can only truly be understood once you have experienced them in the flesh, once you have seen their roots and their fate.
Caral, the first known civilization in the Americas; pre-Hispanic cultures; the Inca Empire, the merging of the Inca and the Hispanic world; Peru and its Western, Eastern and African influences; deserts, mountains, woods, the Amazon and the ocean; exotic landscapes, flora, fauna and great cultural diversity. This is what Peru is all about.
Peru's ashlar (white stone) city with snow-capped mountains, volcanoes (e.g. Misti), deep canyons (e.g. Cotahuasi and Colca), renowned gastronomy, small coves and beaches.
Seductive, striking and natural, Cuzco’s history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. The city of Cuzco provides impressive examples of the engineering excellence of Inca stonemasons, which can also be seen in Choquequirao, Saysayhuamán, Qenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu (the Inca jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in a natural setting).
Captivating attractions and landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where terraces cover the mountains, and picturesque villages where the past lives on in the present. Cuzco really is the navel of the world.
In the north is the city of Caral, the oldest civilization of America, and to the south is the Archaeological Complex of Pachacamac. Lima's history predates the colonial presence in the country. The establishment of the vice-royalty transformed the city into the main political and administrative center of South America. During this period, significant churches, monasteries, mansions and balconies were built. The arrival of modernity didn’t transform the historic center, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Museums with great works of art, archaeological sites, beaches, the boardwalk, valleys, natural reserves, the nightlife, the thrill of adventure sports, and the exquisite cuisine gives Peru’s capital an authentic personality and makes tourism in Lima a unique experience in the country.
Madre de Dios
Never-ending forests, winding rivers and an abundance of natural life are the unique features of Madre de Diós, which offers reserves of flora and fauna and shelters endangered species, including the maned wolf and the marsh deer. The region is home to native communities that promote eco-tourism in some of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, including Sandoval Lake, Valencia Lake, Manu National Park, Tambopata National Reserve and the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, the only wet tropical Savannah in Peru.
Mancora and the beaches of Piura and Tumbes
Really good weather, magical beaches, sunny days all year round, perfect waves and delicious seafood cuisine summarize the feeling of the beaches located in the north department of Piura and Tumbes, north coast of Peru.
Vivamancora Travel Guide includes information about everything from the warm beaches of Zorritos at Tumbes (90 kms north from Mancora) to the surfer beaches of Lobitos at Piura (80 kms south of Mancora), including Colan beach, near Piura City. More than 10 beautiful beaches to visit, in which Mancora and Pocitas beaches are the ones most visited by tourists all year round, with good facilities and for all budgets.
If you like to spend your holidays at seashore, with good weather all year round (permanent sun without humidity), this stretch of coast at the provinces of Tumbes and Piura are definitely the best beaches in Peru and one of the most outstanding of all the South Pacific coast.
At Mancora, you can expect:
- Sun all year long (300 sunny days average annually), nice temperatures without humidity.
- Beautiful beaches, perfect for swimming and relaxation, many with good tourist services.
- Warm sea (annual average 20C) in summer and in some winter months (especially on the beaches located north of Cabo Blanco).
- Incredible waves for surfing all year round and good wind for kite surfing and windsurfing between May to December. Click to get more information about surf or kite surf.
- Amazing marine life, thanks to the mixture of the Humboldt and El Niño or Equatorial marine current in front of Cabo Blanco coasts, perfect for those who practice diving and fishing.
- The amazing local cuisine, based on fresh fish (tuna, grouper and marlin among others) and seafood.