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What Is Special About Peru
Ancient pyramids, pristine rain forests, cosmopolitan cities, the world's largest adobe city, highest navigable lake and the deepest canyons on the planet make Peru a must-see destination for any world traveler.

Straddling a geographical zone that encompasses climates from jungle to desert to sparkling coastline, Peru offers the adventurous visitor a feast of possibilities. The Peruvian Andes are home to some of the highest peaks in the Americas, including the giant Huarascan standing tall at 22,205ft. Further south, the ruins of Machu Picchu grace the Andean mountainside that was home to a thriving society of Incas. Lake Titicaca, on the border of Bolivia, reaches 12,500ft into the sky and is still inhabited by the ancient Aymara and Quechua people.

The best time to travel to Peru varies depending on your destination. Peruvian summers along the coast span January to March, with humid, hot days and cool nights. In winter, the average temperature dips slightly and low clouds are common. Further inland there is less seasonal variation, with temperatures averaging the in the low 70s and dropping dramatically in the winter months. While the coast stays relatively dry year-round, there is a moderate wet season inland from December to May.

Peru's capital city offers a range of accommodation, and some of the most exquisite food in South America, including ceviche, a crisp dish of fresh seafood and lime. Here you can find plenty of museums, cathedrals, cafes and markets offering the best selection of gold, silver, woolens and textiles. Festivals are sprinkled throughout the year and bring to life the intermingling of colonial and indigenous cultures.

Further south, the Cuzco region will immerse you in the unique cultural traditions of the Incas and the pre-columbian populations that thrived here thousands of years ago. The Nascar Lines, enormous sand drawings that date back to 400BC, are visible in their entirety only from the air, and will challenge your imagination. The Inca Trail will lead you to the wonders of Machu Picchu, and after your descent you can rest in the healing waters of Aguas Calientes.

Special Interest vacations:
AR Tourism now offers a menu of unique Peruvian trips to satisfy all tastes including trekking, ocean and sand surfing, skiing, biking, boating, and archeological and ecotourism tours. For more information about these vacations, please follow this link.

The travel products offered by AR Tourism Peru all offer great value, and we are committed to providing a comfortable, safe and memorable stay during your travel with us.

Peru: Lima | Cusco | Machu Picchu | Puno & Lake Tikicaca | Nazca
Special Interest: Inca Trail

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