Peru has exploded onto the scene as the gastronomic capital of South America. Famous chefs and 5 star restaurants in Lima have certainly lent a hand to bringing this diverse cuisine to light, and the best part of enjoying a meal in Peru is you’re sure to never eat the same thing twice. Peruvians highly treasure the pachamama (mother earth), and they devote special meals to her and give thanks for the blessings and fertile land she’s bestowed upon them.
The Incas could never have predicted that hundreds of years after their disappearance Peru would become one of the most visited destinations in all of South America. The diversity of activities you can experience in Peru will leave you more breathless than the altitude change you’ll feel upon arriving to its vibrant city of Cuzco, which was once the capital of the Inca Empire. From desert sands and miles of coastline beaches, to lush green virgin rainforest, and the crowning
With nearly 9 million inhabitants, Lima is a combination of many cities, mixing the high end luxurious neighborhoods with the less developed outskirts. In between, one can find the historical district with its many places to visit. Lima is known as the best city in Peru to try the local cuisine.
Here are some things to do while you visit Lima.Soak up the atmosphere in Plaza de Armas (or Plaza Mayor)
It is the main square in Lima and
Generally speaking, when an American citizen needs the help of the American Embassy, something went terribly wrong. The American Embassy in Lima is meant to offer assistance to the US citizens living in Peru and those traveling to Peru.
The American citizens traveling to Peru are urged to register with the Embassy, so that help is offered better in case of an emergency.
The emergency services offered by the American Embassy include:assistance to the American citizen is arrested in Peru assistance
When planning to visit Machu Picchu , first you need to get to Cusco , which is the gateway into the Inca historical site. If you plan to take the Inca Trail, you’ll leave from Cusco (after getting used to the high altitude for 3 to 7 days). Another option is to stay in Aguas Calientes , which is the city with where the trains from Cusco stop and from where you can either take a bus
Arequipa is a city located in the Southern Coastal Peru, 2,380 m above the sea level. It is surrounded by three impressive volcanoes out of which one – El Misti- can be easily hiked year-round. It is the second most popular city among travelers (after Cusco ).
Together with Puno, Cusco and Naza, it is part of the “Southern Peru Tourist Corridor”, but in contrast to the other cities, Arequipa is a good example of the Spanish and