Explore Peru from Campo Serio to Tacna

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Tourists can receive a visa for Peru for up to 183 days upon arrival and can enter the country via Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Chile or Bolivia. Non-stop flights to Lima are available from Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles and New York. One can also travel by boat to the city of Iquitos in the Amazonas from Tabatinqa in Brazil and Leticia in Colombia.

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Peru is bordered by Ecuador and Colombia (north), Bolivia (southeast), Chile (south) and by the Pacific Ocean (west) and is divided into twenty-five regions:

  • Tumbes (capital: Tumbes) – Punta Sal and Zorritos offer white sand beaches, the Tumbes Mangals National Sanctuary, Amotape Hills National Park and the Tubes National Reserve. The forests are home to black hawks, grey deer, red deer and the spotted cat.
  • Piura (capital: Piura) – The region is bordered by the Sechura Desert in the west and the Andes in the east. Máncora is a favourite spot among surfers.
  • Lambayeque (capital: Chiclayo) – A popular tourist attraction and home to the pre-Hispanic site (south of the La Leche River around the La Raya Mountain), as well as the Brunning Museum, Sipan Museum and Sicán Museum where artefacts of the ancient civilization of the Moche can be viewed. The city of Chiclayo is famous for its vibrant nightlife.
  • La Libertad (capital: Trujillo) – The city is located on the coast and offers fantastic beaches. Trujillo is established in 1534 and the Spanish colonial architecture is the main feature. The world’s largest mud citadel, Chan Chan, is in close proximity to the city.
  • Ancash (capital: Huaraz) – The highest mountain range in Peru, the Cordillera Blanca, is a major tourist attraction and the area is well-known for its exciting network of hiking trails. Beautiful villages are scattered throughout the area. Ancash is home to the Chavín de Huantar, an ancient archaeological complex.
  • Callao (capital: Callao) – Callao is Peru’s largest port and is also the location of the Jorge Chávez International Airport. The Real Felipe Fortress is a famous tourist attraction.
  • Ica (capital: Ica) – The most famous and popular attraction of this area is the Nazca Lines, stretching for miles in the desert and form pictures of animals and figures. The Paracas National Reserve is home to otters, sea lions, dolphins and penguins.
  • Arequipa (capital: Arequipa) – The capital city, Arequipa, also known as the white city, is known for its Spanish baroque colonial churches, cobblestone roads, the Santa Catalina Monastery and plazas.
  • Moquegua (Moquegua) – The Moquegua region is known as a wine growing region and tourists enjoy the wine tastings.
  • Tacna (capital: Tacna) – The Tacna region is home to many wineries and pisco producers.
  • Ucayali (capital: Pucallpa) – The Ucayali region is the Peruvian Amazon and home to lakes, jungle and rivers.
  • Madre de Dios (capital: Puerto Maldonado) – The Madre de Dios region is home to the most unspoiled rainforest on earth. The Manú National Park and the Tambopata-Candamo National Park offer around 800 species of birds and also the greatest diversity among species of butterflies.
  • Loreto (capital: Iquitos) – The Iron House, or Casa die Fierro, is one of the main attractions. The region is home to national parks and private reserves.

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Peru is rich in wildlife diversity. The Amazon is home to pink dolphins, river otters, primates, jaguars and more than 4,000 types of butterflies. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most widely known route and offers breathtaking views. Peru offers great views of the Andes Mountains, the Amazon River and the Pacific Ocean. The country offers you the opportunity to experience a different world.

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