Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Peru, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Peru, America

Peru is a country in South America geographically placed at 8.2333° S 76.0167° W, surrounded by Brazil in the east, Ecuador and Colombia in the north, Chile in the south, Bolivia in the southeast and the Pacific Ocean towards west. Lima is the capital and largest city and Nuevo sol is the currency of Peru.


Geography of Peru:

With an area of 1,285,216 sq. km, Peru is the 20th largest country in the world.

The major cities of Peru are listed below:

  • Lima
  • Chiclayo
  • Arequipa
  • Trujillo
  • Piura
  • Cusco


History of Peru:

It is believed that, Peru derives its name from the local ruler Biru who ruled during the early 16th century. Peru was conquered by the Spanish Empire during the middle of the 16th century and ruled until July 28, 1821 when Peru became independent from Spanish. Before the Spanish entry, Inca Empire was active in Peru.

Getting Peru:

Jorge Chavez International Airport is the prime airport of Peru located in the capital city, Lima with frequent air services to the major North American cities including Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Toronto and many other European and South American locations.

Peru is connected with Leticia in Colombia and Tabatinga in Brazil by boat through Iquitos city. Peru also has well facilitated railway system.

Buses and taxis are the major options for local travel, buses generally cost US$0.20-0.40 within the Lima city and taxis charge US$2-2.40 in Lima.

The major bus companies serve Lima in Peru are as follows:

  • Transportes Linea
  • Movil Tours
  • Cruz del Sur
  • Expreso Cial


Culture, Food and Shopping in Peru:

Peru people follow a mixed culture of Amerindian and Spanish traditions. Spanish is the official as well as widely spoken language all over the country.

Usual dishes of Peruvian natives include anticuchos, ceviche and pachamanca. Lima city is ideal for both traditional and modern shopping.


Places to see in Peru:

Historic Centre of Lima:

Being one of the major identities of Peru, Historic Centre of Lima is situated in the heart of Lima city home to many colonial structures including the Museum of Italian Art, Archbishop Palace, House of Oidor, Goyeneche House and Basilica Cathedral. In 1988, it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas:

Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas is a church housing the Lord of Miracles which is a painted picture of Jesus Christ in the 17th century. The festivity takes place in the month of October which is the major religious event in Lima and one of the major event of Peru.


Punta Hermosa:

Punta Hermosa is one of the districts of Peru, situated around 42 km south of downtown Lima renowned for world class beaches and resorts. Other beach districts are Lurín, Santa María del Mar and San Bartolo. Summer months are best to visit.


List of other places of interest in Peru include:

  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley
  • Municipal Palace of Lima
  • Huayna Picchu
  • Saksaywaman
  • Paracas National Reserve
  • Huaca Pucllana
  • Museum of the Nation
  • Qurikancha
  • Larco Museum
  • Monastery of San Francisco
  • Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes
  • Cathedral of Santo Domingo


Ideal time to visit Peru:

From April to November is the best time to enjoy holidays in Peru.


Accommodation options in Peru:

Peru is famous for its rich culture and tradition as well as world class hotels and resorts. Here is the list of the prominent hotels in Peru (Lima):

  • Swissotel Lima
  • Tierra Viva Miraflores Larco
  • JW Marriott Hotel Lima
  • Hotel Atton San Isidro
  • The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
  • Hilton Lima Miraflores
  • Miraflores Park Hotel by Orient-Express
  • B Arts Boutique Hotel
  • Business Tower Hotel
  • Hotel San Antonio Abad
  • Hotel Vila Santa Miraflores
  • Peru Star Apartments Hotel
  • Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores
  • NM Lima Hotel
  • DUO Hotel Boutique

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