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Introduction to Peru

Introduction to Peru
(Fantastic land of hidden treasures)

The most varied of all the South American Nations, Peru is often visualized as a mountainous place, from the desert coast to the tropical rainforest via the colorful mountains of the Andes over six thousand meters high.
So distinct regions and very difficult to generalize about the country, but one thing for sure is that Peru offers a unique opportunity to experience an unusually wide range of spectacular scenery, as well as wealth of human culture.
There is a rich diversity of music, dance and activities from every one of its distinctive regions and especially Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the Americas and the world.
The Incas and their native allies were unable to resist the mounted fire-armed invaders and the following Spanish conquest in the XVI century and the colony developed by exploiting its Inca treasures.
After achieving independence from Spanish in the early XIX century, Peru became in a republic and although part of the population was mixed with Spanish blood in many rural parts of the country people still have original Andean Blood.
However progress is gradually transforming much of Peru, roads connect almost every corner of the country vast valleys from coast to the highlands and only the amazon jungle covers nearly two-thirds of Peru land.
From corn beer to Pisco sour and everything in between Peru is a fantastic land of 
hidden treasures.
 
When to go
Best time to visit Peru’s various regions is not very complicated:

Desert coast
Hot and sunny during the summer time between January and March (especially in the North), cooler with a frequent hazy mist between April and November.
Swimming is possible all the year around thanks to the Humboldt Current, the water is cool to cold and to surf for any length of time you’d need to follow local customs and wear a wet suit.

The Andes
The seasons are more clearly marked here, with heavy rains and warm from December to March, relatively dry days from June to October, though there are some sunny weeks in the rainy season and wet ones in the dry, but the best time to visit the Andes is from April to November less rain and more sunny days.

The Jungle
Seasons in the Jungle are pretty similar to the highlands though the rainfall here is heavier and more frequent and it is hot and humid all the year around.
The wettest months are from December to April, when flooding or landslides often close some roads and May to November are the months when less rain makes everything more stable for all the people over there.
Although Peruvian jungle doesn’t required vaccination for (yellow fever, hepatitis, typhoid, tetanus, malaria, etc.) if you don’t feel confident about this issue, you should get a vaccination at least 10 days prior you arrival to the jungle.

Ideally the Coast should be visited around January to March while it is hot and the mountains and the Jungle are at their best after the rains from May until November.

It is not possible to see everything that Peru offers in one trip, we don’t suggest you try. 
Enjoy the Andean wildlife with the mild-mannered llamas and alpacas or perhaps participate in traditional healing using herbs, discover mysterious temples such as Machupicchu or the Nazca lines and watching pink Dolphins playing in the amazon or the breathtaking floating islands of the lake Titicaca, etc.

There is always enough time for a chat, with a ceviche and a Pisco sour.
 

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