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Flights to Peru
Peru is a country in South America, situated on the western side of the continent facing the South Pacific Ocean and straddling part of the Andes mountain range (running along the length of South America). It is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south. The country’s capital is Lima, and its 31-million strong population is dominated by Amerindians and Mestizos.
The country is diverse in the archaeological sense – as the main attractions here are set by the pre-Columbian cultures and the Incan Empire. The culture, down to their gastronomy, has been influenced by these forces, while their natural resources are a paradise for the eco-tourism junkie.
What to see & do
Cuzco – a visit to this iconic city in Peru brings memories of the ancient Andean culture; Incas deem this spot as the belly button of the world. It was first fused and knocked down with the finest colonial and religious colours of a Spanish conquest, only to be repackaged as a thriving tourist trap oozing with Andes influences. Old ways here are never forgotten – colourful textiles link to the past, as do the wild festivals and carnivals with the fibre of Paganism in solemn Catholic rituals.
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – the Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located in the Cusco region, in Urubamba Province of Peru. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley, some 80 kilometres northwest of Cuzco, the capital of the country. Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” it is the most familiar icon of the said civilization and one of the more popular sites to visit in Peru. Many other theories on the use of this sacred place have surfaced through the years, including being the last Incan city, being a temple for the Virgins of the Sun, being a royal retreat, or if it was built to honour a sacred landscape. Until today, no one has pin-pointed the real use of the place, and that it remains a popular tourist destination, which is quite vulnerable to destruction due to many human interference.
Arequipa – Arequipa is the capital and the largest city of the Arequipa Region and the seat of Constitutional Court of Peru. Always playing the second best to Cuzco as a destination in the country, Arequipa proves that
even at second place, it has various offerings that can go head to head with Cuzco's sites.
Sacred Valley – the Sacred Valley of the Incas, or loosely, Sacred Valley, is a valley located in the Southern Sierra in Peru that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins. It was called the Sacred Valley because it was previously owned by the Emperor or Inca himself, and that it contains some of the best land in the region. The land is comprised with major cities including Cuzco and Pisac.
Puerto Maldonado – a languid, laid-back and lax ambience invites each traveller to visit this town found in South-Eastern Peru, just 55 kilometres from the Amazon forest and west of the Bolivian border. Visit the ports and the rivers, and experience a touch of luxury in these exotic lands through the luxe accommodations.
How to get around within Peru
Main modes of transport around Peru include cars, buses, trains, and even planes. Peru is a large country which requires long hours when travelling and transferring from province to province by land, so if this set-up will provide discomfort to you, might as well take a flight. Domestic airlines are always ready to serve travellers here.
How to get there
Arrive in Peru's capital Lima through the Jorge Chavez International Airport, the main international and domestic air hub in the country. The airport has had 16 million passengers in 2014, and has registered a little less than 500,000 aircraft movements on the same year. The airport has been awarded as the best airport in South America, and has the honour of having the best airport lounge in the world (2010-2012). The airport also has hotel provisions, a shopping centre, a food court, and the biggest cargo facility in all of Latin America. Airlines that travel to the destination include Avianca, Iberia, KLM, Delta Air Lines, LAN Peru, American Airlines, Air France, Viva Colombia, TAM Airlines, and many others.
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