About Peru

About Peru

Peru is the touristy most frequented south American country with various highlights. The Cusco Area with Machu Pichu, Ollantaytambo, Pisaq and Saqsayhuaman and other famous inca ruins. There are various Inca Trails like Choquequirao, Salcantay, Lares or the Inca Trail by itself. Also the Ausangate Circuit is worth a visit. Then for sure the mystic Titicaca lake. From Puno tourists can visit the numerous islands like the flooting Urus, Amantani or Taquile. Arequipa is the white City in the south, surrounded by gigantic volcanoes like Misti, Chachani, Ampato or Coropuna. Near by there are two of the deepest canyons in the world, Cotahuasi and the for its Condor famous Colca.

Nascar Lines, the Islas ballestas. Or the oasis Huacachina are other highlights of the southern part.
In the north there are interesting archaeological sides, too, like Chan Chan, Cajamarca or Sipan. The most famous area north of Lima is Huaraz with the glaciered Mountain Ranges Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash. Here we can find the highest mountain of the country the 6768m high Huascaran and other spectacular giants like Alpamayo, Yerupaja, Jirishanca, Nevado Pisco, Tocllaraju, Artesonraju and a lot more. Also there are famous treks like the Huayhuash circuit, Santa Cruz Trek or around the Alpamayo.

Not really touristic is the back country with Huancayo, the nice colonial city Ayacucho and Abancay.
In the dschungel areas are the most famous destination the Manu National Park, Pucallpa and Iquitos.
Most of the Peruvian live near by the coast, just about 11 Millions in Lima, more than half a Million in Chimbote, Trujillo and Chiclyao. The second biggest City is Arequipa with around 800.000 to 900.000 inhabitants. The most southern city is Tacna near the chilenian border.

Peru itself has about 28 Million inhabitants and this number is still rising. The country has every kind of nature and lots of prehistoric signs. A long coast line with famous beaches like Mancora or Mollendo, famous mountains, alpin stile like in The Cordillera Blanca and perfect volcanoes like the active Misti or Sabancaya. But the biggest part of the country are the Amazonian areas, nearly half of it. There are virgen areas still to explore and there are just very few people living in the amazon.

This diversity is no really surprise, Peru has 3 times the space of Germany. It is a country with a lot of movement, a lot of things are better up, also the situation for the people.

The Andes

At least above the sea level the Andean mountain chain is the longest in the world. They stretch from Venezuela through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, to the southern parts of Chile and Argentina. For large part the Andean main chains run of two parallel chains with very different landscape forms through almost the whole of South America. At least 7,500 km long rises this still very young folds mountains near the Pacific Ocean.

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