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Peru Tourism Guide

Welcome to the best Peru Tourism Guide, here you can find interesting information about Peru and the best tourist places to visit.

Peru is a country located on the western edge of South America, has an area of 1,285,215.6 km ². Peru is bounded on the west by a long coastline on the Pacific Ocean, with Ecuador and Colombia to the north, Brazil to the east and south to Bolivia and Chile.

Peru is one of the most biodiversity countries in the world and major mineral resources, is considered one of the twelve mega-diverse countries, with a great variety of ecosystems, and consequently of flora and fauna. Its territory consists of various landscapes, the moors, the highlands, valleys and high peaks of the Andes mountains separating the desert coast to the west and the Amazon to the east.

Capital of Peru: Lima is the capital of Peru, is located on the central coast, along the Pacific Ocean. Lima is made up of a large and populous urban area known as Lima Metropolitana, spread over the valleys of the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin, and flanked by the coastal desert.

Main Tourist Destinations in Peru
• Arequipa
• Cajamarca
• Cusco
• Huaraz
• Ica
• Iquitos
• Lima
• Machu Picchu
• Puno - Lake Titicaca
• Puerto Maldonado



Weather in Peru

The climate in the central and southern coast of Peru is arid subtropical or desert, with an average temperature of 18 ° C and annual rainfall of 150 mm.

The climate in the highlands is temperate sub-humid areas between 1,000 and 3,000 meters, with temperatures around 20 ° C and rainfall between 500 and 1,200 mm per year. Puna frigid weather or in areas above 4,000 and 5,000 meters, with an average temperature of 6 ° C, and cold weather or snow in areas above 5,000 m, with temperatures below 0 ° C and snow.

In the jungle the climate is semitropical humid, with average temperatures around 22 ° C and rainfall over 2,000 mm per year in the high forest, and humid tropical climate in the lowland, temperatures average 27 ° C

Seasons in Peru

• Summer: From December 22 to March 21
• Fall: From March 22 to June 21
• Winter: From June 22 to September 22
• Spring: From September 23 to December 21

Time in Peru

The current time in Peru is UTC - 5 (Universal Time)
Throughout Peru governing the same time, and no time change at any time of year.


Languages in Peru
The official language of Peru is Spanish, which is spoken by 83.92% of Peruvians are also other native languages such as Quechua and Aymara which are used as official languages in certain areas of the country. Quechua is used mainly in the Andean region and the Aymara in the south.

In the tourism sector can be found skilled in mastering foreign languages like English, French, German, Italian, among other languages.

Currency in Peru
The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol, coins can be found in cents and Suns, the circulating cents in coins of 10, 20 and 50, and the Suns in 1, 2 and 5 nuevos soles, and in bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles.

 


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