Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

The Peruvian Amazon is the area of the Amazon rainforest included within the country of Peru, from east of the Andes to the borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. This region comprises 60% of the country and is marked by a large degree of biodiversity.

Arequipa Catedral De Noche

Arequipa Catedral De Noche

The Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa is located in the “Plaza de Armas” of the city of Arequipa, province of Arequipa, Peru. It is the most important Catholic church of the city and also of the larger Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arequipa since it is the base of the Archbishop and the Metropolitan Council.
Ciudad De Iquitos

Ciudad De Iquitos

Iquitos, also known as Iquitos City, is the capital city of Peru’s Maynas Province and Loreto Region. The largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon, it is the sixth most populous city of Peru. It is known as the “capital of the Peruvian Amazon”.

Cusco

Cusco

Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. In 2013, the city had a population of 435,114. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft).

Los Uros

Los Uros

The Uros descend from a millennial town that, according to legends, are “pukinas” who speak Uro or Pukina and that believe they are the owners of the lake and water. Uros used to say that they have black blood because they did not feel the cold. Also they call themselves “Lupihaques” (Sons of The Sun).

Oxapampa Lodge El Trapiche

Oxapampa Lodge El Trapiche

Oxapampa is a town in Peru, on the eastern side of the department of the Pasco Region. A ranching and coffee centre, it was founded by German settlers in the 19th century. Oxapampa (altitude 1,800 m; population 10,000) belongs to the natural region known as Selva Alta or high jungle. 80 km down the valley is the settlement of Pozuzo (altitude 800 m).
Palacio De Gobierno

Palacio De Gobierno

The Government Palace (Spanish: Palacio de Gobierno) also known as House of Pizarro is the seat of the executive branch of the Peruvian Government and the official residence of the President of Peru. It was erected in 1535 over a huge huaca that had a shrine of the old Lima valley’s cacique Taulichusco.
Patio Del Ekeko

Patio Del Ekeko

The Ekeko was created in 2002 with the name of Patio of the Ekeko, during the first years it became the largest and most complete tourist center of southern Peru, characterized by offering the best in shopping, services, culture, art and entertainment; located strategically at the heart of the historic downtown of Arequipa, half a block from the Main Square.

Porcón

Porcón

Along with Porcón (Cajamarca District) and Los Baños del Inca but in contrast to the rest of the Cajamarca Region, Chetilla is traditional Quechua-speaking area. However, the Cajamarca Quechua is under strong pressure from Spanish.
Portal De Flores

Portal De Flores

Paseo Portal de Flores on the eastern side of the Plaza de Armas (main square) on Alvarez Thomas street in Arequipa, Peru
Titicaca Uros

Titicaca Uros

The Titicaca National Reservation is located in the Puno Region, Peru, in the Puno and Huancané provinces. Its main purpose is to preserve the ecosystems and landscapes of the Titicaca lake and surrounding Central Andean wet puna ecoregion.
Punta Sal

Punta Sal

Punta Sal is a coastal village located along the Pacific Ocean in the region of Tumbes, northern Peru. Due to its more equatorial location, the current of El Niño warms the surrounding sea and the local climate.Punta Sal’s ample beaches, with whitish sands and blue warm waters have made this area a popular beach resort.
Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman

Saksaywaman, Saqsaywaman, Sasawaman, Saksawaman, Sacsahuayman, Sasaywaman or Saksaq Waman (Quechua language, waman falcon or variable hawk, hispanicized spellings Sacsayhuamán, Sacsayhuaman, Sacsahuaman, Saxahuaman and others) is a citadel on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the historic capital of the Inca Empire.

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Officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Nature

Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

History

Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures spanning from the Norte Chico civilization in Caral, one of the oldest in the world, to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty with its capital in Lima, which included most of its South American colonies.

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