Peru, the third largest country in South America, sits between Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. Peru is best known for its ancient cultures, especially the Incas, who dominated much of South America until the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century.
Peru - The Facts
Population: 29.1 million
Official Language: Spanish
Currency: Nuevo Sol
Capital City: Lima
Largest City: Guayaquil
Total Area: 1,285,216 km2 / 496,225 sq mi
Calling Code: + 51
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Today, Peru is a fascinating blend of local tradition and European influence. It is also home to immensely photogenic landscapes raging from the snow-capped Andes to arid desert coast.
Home to the mountain stronghold of Machu Picchu, one of the most legendary sites in the world, it also boasts a host of other beautiful ruins of Inca citadels in the beautiful Sacred Valley, close to the incredibly preserved Cusco.
Once isolated places like Lake Titicaca the mystical late of Inca legends with its spectacular scenery and fascinating indigenous culture are now easily accessible by rail and road or air. Peru also offers luxury accommodation and small boutique hotels with great local colour.
More Information: Just a two and a half hour flight from Ecuador, find out how you can extend your Galapagos cruise with a trip to Peru.
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