世界旅游
Universal Travel Corporation
Your Exotic Tour Specialists
Home » Destinations » Country
LOCATION MAP
 
INTRODUCING PERU
Perú is South America's third largest country, covering 1,285,215 square kilometres and can be divided into three distinct geographic regions. The best known of these is the central high sierra of the Andes, with its massive peaks, steep canyons, and extraordinary pre Columbian archaeological sites. The Andes are still one of the world's most unstable mountain ranges, with frequent earthquakes, landslides, and flash floods. Despite such instability, the Andes are also the site of the most fascinating pre-Columbian cities of South America-like the great city of the clouds, Machu Picchu.

The Andes are by no means the only region to visit in Perú. Also of great interest is Perú's narrow, lowland coastal region, a northern extension of the Atacama Desert. Although the Atacama is generally known as the most arid region on the planet, the climate along Peru's shores is made cooler and less dry by La Garuùa, a dense fog created by the collision of the frigid waters of the Humboldt Current with the heated sands of the Atacama. Lima, Trujillo, and Chiclayo, three of Peru's major population centres, are located along this coastal desert.

Whoever visits Perú will encounter a country with a peculiar history and virgin nature of unspeakable beauty. Nobody promises hidden Inca-temples and secret brotherhoods that keep the rich history alive, but there is more than enough to see and to visit. More than once, you will feel like Indiana Jones if you choose for more extreme trips.

Perú is a country full of mysteries and has an invaluable cultural and natural wealth. More than 60% of Peru’s territory is virgin rainforest, so huge that a lost group found an Inca settlement mid 1996 on 12 days walking from the nearest village. Lots of secrets and world wonders were already discovered and often not understood, but a lot more is still hidden in the veils of Perú's ancient times.