About Peru – PVT – Peru Travel …
Peru. Must be seen to be believed. Open your eyes, wake up suddenly in Machu Picchu, eternal city, now declared as one of the seven wonders of the modern world is a dream that everyone should play. Like planting a tree, write a book, or have a child, etc., visit Machu Picchu (and discover Peru) Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Peru, it is a magical place that involves one of the most biodiverse rich land, and is a mixture of different cultures who together are forging the promise of a better future.
A country with 10,000 years of history. It hosted the fabulous Inca empire. But long before that, ancient civilizations bequeathed to the world superb specimens of a glorious past as Caral; the royal tombs of Sipan, the most lavish burial of America; the enigmatic Nazca Lines; and the awesome fortress of Kuelap. One of the most mega diverse countries worldwide. With 84 of the 117 life zones. Where one can spend a solid desert to vertiginous mountains and lush jungle in one breath. An exquisite territory with a kitchen and took the leap to haute cuisine. A rainbow of sounds, tastes, and colors that appear in more than 50 native languages still in use, many ancestral dances and musical instruments that are seen and heard in great festivals and processions. A destination that holds infinite destinations. Home to millions of people waiting with open arms your visit.
While the word evokes Peru inevitable and almost immediately, images of Machu Picchu and founded by the Inca Empire in his ways is possible to know the impressive archaeological heritage inherited by most ancient civilizations that testify to their art, customs, rites and developing.
The Inca civilization emerged rather late in the process of cultural development of pre-Hispanic Andes and its history occupies barely a century within the 20,000 years that the presence of man in the Peruvian territory.
Long before the Incas, while pockets of civilization as Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China (3000 to 2000 BC) north of Lima Caral was built were developed, the first American expression of a pre urban settlement with monumental architecture ceramic increased to 10 ha area. Subsequently, the Chavin (800-200 BC) in the northern highlands, made significant achievements in architecture, engineering and agriculture.
On the north coast, the Moche (200 BC-600 AD) civilization is renowned for its realistic pottery (huacos portrait) and pyramidal temples. This same area was later stage of the Chimu (1100 – 1500), whose best-known legacy is the citadel of Chan – Chan: a huge maze of mud walls 12 meters high and exquisite architectural work.
In the south, the Nazca Lines (300 BC – 900 AD) recorded impressive figures on the desert pampa and Paracas (800 BC – 600 AD) cemeteries, whose coats attest to the magical-religious vision that governed the lives of this civilization, are also part of the archaeological treasures of Peru.
Centuries later, the Incas (1400 – 1500) became the Cusco in the center of their civilization, building on her important works such as Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and Koricancha. It was in this land where myth and history are fused, where the roads of the Incas, villages, people and traditions are a constant sample of the Andean, sacred and monumental spirit.
NATURAL PROTECTED AREAS
To 84 of the 104 life zones that exist on our plant makes Peru a privileged destination for nature lovers.
Peru living in about 20% of birds and 10% of mammals and reptiles in the world. Peru has converted 13% of its territory into Protected Natural Areas.
HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS
Peru is a country that sings and dances in joy and sadness with color and a great paraphernalia. They are about 3,000 that make up the annual calendar of festivals in all regions of the country.
These other purely pagan religious festivals such as those linked to ancestral myths in native jungle communities and the dozens of festivals created over the centuries or decades join celebrations. In addition, on the same day of celebration, organized migrants in clubs around four thousand mounted replicas of various urban festivals that take place in the villages.
Over 40,000 restaurants across the country reflect the diversity of a nation that has mixed its native traditions with European culinary Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, African and. The result: unique flavors that make Peruvian cuisine one of the best and most diverse in the world.
Cook well and understanding of good food is perhaps the most widespread habit among Peruvians. We eat everything and at all times. When new they born, when they die old, when children become adults, when we tell the truth or some other lie, to seduce, convince or love. Witness without omission, well served table.
When you hear a Peruvian say that ours is the finest cuisine, always remember that this is nothing naïve boldness gives us think that this is the sixth sense if, Peruvians have twice the taste.
Our identity is forged in the kitchen: we are picky eaters and many magical cooks. The democracy we live on our tables there will always be room for a cebiche of fresh flounder, a Pisco Sour or rice with duck Chiclayo.
Other languages: 3.0%
Foreign languages: 0.2%
As part of its rich cultural tradition, Peru features many different languages. Although Spanish is commonly spoken across the country, Quechua is a major legacy of the Inca empire, and is still spoken with regional dialects in many parts of Peru
The official currency in Peru is Nuevo Sol (s /.), Divided into 100 cents, coins of 1, 2, 5 soles, no notes of the denomination of 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 soles also.
The best currency to bring is US dollars, other currencies will be difficult to change outside Lima. Although the dollar is well received, in general, in some small places you will need to change to new soles. Foreign exchange earnings to Peru is unlimited.
The dollar exchange rate may vary from day to day, but usually ranges from S /. 3.10 and 3.20 nuevos soles per US dollar. The change in Euro is approximately S / .3.50.
Cash: Try to bring boys and single tickets, because often the vendors, shops and taxis have become. When you take money, note that it is not broken or old, as sellers, banks, money changers, etc. not accept bills in that state
CONNECTIVITY air and ground:
-14 Airports equipped to receive commercial flights and 10 ready for international flights: Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Pisco, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Cusco, Trujillo, Tacna and Juliaca. (++ CORPAC – Peruvian Corporation of Commercial Aviation)
-17 Airlines operate international flights.
-7 Airlines offer domestic flights.
-More Than 78,000 kilometers of roads, 8084.6 of which are paved.
(Ministry of Transport and Communications)