Thursday, April 7, 2011

Discover: Peru

Peru is fast becoming one of the hottest travel destinations in all of South America.  Why?  


Maybe it's because of Peru's diverse geography which includes coastal lands, highlands, and thick dense jungles.  Or maybe it's because of natural landscape features like the world's highest navigable lake (Lake Titicaca), or being the source of the mighty Amazon River, or being home to the world's largest and deepest canyon, Cocla Canyon (twice as deep as the Grand Canyon!)


Then again, maybe it's because you get great value for your travel dollar in Peru making it an economical vacation choice overall.  Let's take a look at the top attractions in Peru:
  • Arequipa volcano
  • Colca Valley
  • Santa Catalina
  • Huascaran National Park
  • Amazon River in Iquitos
  • Machu Picchu in Cusco
  • Lima
  • Paracas National Reserve
  • Nazca Lines
  • ruins near Chiclayo
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Trujillo
Peru Fast Facts:

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Neuvo Sol
  • Capital City: Lima
  • Population: 28,534,000
  • Geographic Location: Ecaudor to the north, Brazil to the east, Bolivia and Chile to the south
  • Temperatures: varies with geographic location

Airlines that fly from the U.S. to Peru include American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Spirit Airlines.  


For more information on Peru, visit the Peru Tourism Bureau.  


Flickr.com Photo Credit: Machu Picchu (vertical) by Kudomomo

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