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Lima The Gastronomic Capital
The modern and cosmopolitan Lima includes a wide range of entertainment, art, design, music and one of the richest and most prestigious cuisines in the world.
in Lima you will always find a smile, lots of fun and activities, but above all lots of flavors. The capital is a sample of the most cosmopolitan side of Peru, with its world-class gastronomy, recognized by The Economist magazine as one of the 12 most exquisite on the planet, its intense nightlife and its varied cultural and entertainment activities. .
Lima is the gastronomic capital of America, thanks to the breadth and finesse of the dishes that have been overwhelmingly approved by the most prestigious chefs and world specialists in the field.
Heir to magnificent pre-Hispanic and colonial culinary traditions and nourished by the best Western and Eastern cuisine.
Landscape and Biodiversity in the Paracas National Reserve
The Paracas National Reserve has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. In the reserve you can find about 216 species of birds, 36 mammals, 10 reptiles, 168 fish and a large number of invertebrates that are part of the food chain. of this important place.
According to Sernanp, the main school of scallops (Argopecten purpuratus) in the country is in Independence Bay, where there is also a large variety of crabs, marine snails, octopus, sea urchins and sea urchins. other molluscs.
Among the most recognized birds of the place are the flamingo or parihuana (Phoenicopterus chilensis), the Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti), the tendril (Larosterna inca) and even the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus). You may also see fur seals (Arcthocephalus australis) and sea cat or otter (Lontra felina).
Likewise, you can also see the humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus).
Although the vegetation is sparse, some portions of coastal hills can be observed in the higher parts of the hills, which serve as habitat for various reptiles, insects, birds and some mammals.
Ica and Huacachina: An Oasis in the Middle of the Desert
Surrounded by a huge desert and huge dunes, the Huacachina Lagoon is an obligatory stop for those looking for fun and adventure.
Among the countless tourist attractions offered by Peru, one stands out for its natural charm and the beauty of its landscapes. The Huacachina Lagoon, just 20 minutes from the city of Ica, is an ideal place to disconnect from routine, take a break and, why not, practice adventure sports.
Known as “America’s Oasis”, here you will find a peaceful lake surrounded by vegetation, walks and a wide range of hotels to stay and enjoy more than one day of this wonderful refuge.
The beauty of the landscapes that this place has to offer tourists is so great that in 2017 the British media The Telegraph included the oasis of Huacachina among the 21 most impressive destinations in the world to visit, the only one in Latin America on the prestigious list.
Nazca and the Enigmatic Lines
One of the greatest mysteries in the history of mankind is found in the Pampa de Jumana, Nasca Desert, in the Peruvian department of Ica.
The enigmatic Nasca Lines are ancient geoglyphs drawn on land surfaces of 450 km² that represent straight lines, geometric shapes, animal and even human figures, the same that can only be seen from the air.
There are about 300 figures whose measurements vary between 50 and 300 meters. Over the years, various scientists have studied these mysterious lineages, being the American anthropologist Paul Kosok one of the first to hypothesize their origin, pointing out that the lineages were created 2000 years ago by the Nasca culture ( 300 BC and 600 AD).
However, the greatest researcher of the Nazca Lines was undoubtedly the famous German-born archaeologist María Reiche, the same who began her journey as an assistant to Paul Kosok. Reiche has published a book about his findings in which he asserts that the geoglyphs have astronomical significance.
Arequipa “The Beautiful White City”
Chachani, Pichu Pichu and Misti are the three volcanoes that watch over the city of Arequipa in southern Peru, in the Andes mountain range. And they have a lot of work to do, because at their feet lies no more and no less than the second most populous city in the country.
A place where natives and Europeans mingle, ideal for discovering colonial and pre-colonial history, and which is also home to one of the most exquisite and varied cuisines in all of Peru.
In Arequipa there is a lot to do and see, but the best place to start is undoubtedly its historic center.
Since 2000, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its more than 500 colonial mansions made of large white stones of volcanic origin have earned it the nickname “the white city”.
At 3 hours driving from Arequipa, we find the Colca Canyon. This is the second deepest canyon in the world, an interesting place for birdwatchers, culture and adventure lovers.
The Canyon offers different tour options depending on what you are looking for. You can visit It by transport or hiking into the Canyon.
Puno and The Magical Lake Titicaca
The city of Puno breathes the presence of Lake Tititaca, which is its emblem, not only for being a sacred place for the Incas or for having natural and artificial islands of great beauty; if not also for being the highest navigable lake in the world (more than 3800 meters above sea level).
But Puno is more than that; it’s the chullpas (circular constructions), it’s the dances and the rites, it’s its Quechua and Aymara past, it’s the Candelaria festival.
Cusco: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley
Cusco was the political, administrative and religious capital of Tahuantinsuyo. In the 15th century, the Inca Pachacuteq redesigned its urban layout, transforming it into a large urban complex that lasted as the main city of the empire until the 16th century, when it was again transformed by the Spaniards.
This second transformation consisted in maintaining the Inca plan and buildings on which temples and mansions were erected, such as the Temple of Santo Domingo in the Qoricancha or the Cathedral of Cusco in the Quishuarcancha, property of the Inca Wiracocha, among other buildings of great importance and value during the Tahuantinsuyo.
Cusco preserves in the architecture of its buildings and its urban design extraordinary constructive expressions of both cultures, maintaining its authenticity and integrity, despite the accelerated growth of the city.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an hour’s drive away and lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu. This tranquil stretch is set between mountains that look like sleeping giants, nestled under an emerald blanket.
The Sacred Valley offers a more authentic view of the ancient Inca civilization and what they were able to build in places like Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray. Its 2,800 meters allow a gradual acclimatization and omit the headaches that are included with the altitude in the city of Cusco.
Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world and one of the most amazing places on earth, but it is just one of many sites built by the Incas, before the Spanish conquest led by Francisco Pizarro destroyed this magnificent civilization, which in less than 300 years it has become the largest empire in the Western Hemisphere, stretching from southern Colombia to northern Chile and Argentina, passing through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
And this whole huge empire was ruled from the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the capital was Cusco.
Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata National Reserve
A short distance from Bolivia and Brazil is the city of Puerto Maldonado in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Once the flight arrived at Padre Aldamiz airport, the turtle bus was waiting for us to take us directly to the Madre de Dios river.
Puerto Maldonado is the biodiversity capital of the country and an excellent starting point to visit the natural areas that protect the virgin tropical forests. Among them, rich in flora and natural refuge for hundreds of species of birds, butterflies, mammals and insects.
Endless forests, winding rivers and calm lakes are traversed by canoes and walks, day and night, in an experience that takes you completely into the jungle.