Tourism in Peru makes up the nation's third largest industry, behind fishing and mining. Tourism is directed towards archeological monuments, ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon, cultural tourism in colonial cities, gastronomic tourism, adventure tourism, and beach tourism. According to a Peruvian government study, the satisfaction rate for tourists after visiting Peru is 94%. Tourism is the most rapidly growing industry in Peru, growing annually at a rate of 25% over the past five years. Tourism is growing in Peru faster than any other country in South America. Iperu is the Peruvian national tourist office.
Peru is one of the world's 10 megadiverse countries. It contains countless natural wonders with hundreds of endemic plant and animal species. There are 230 or so airports in Peru but few airports in Peru handling international arrivals and departures. Acepoint Travel offers Cheap flights to Peru from UK.
Main Tourist Attractions
- Protected Natural Areas
Lakes, Lagoons, Waterfalls and Rivers
Valleys and Canyons
Perched high upon a ridge, 300 meters above the Urubamba River, the majestic Inca City of Machu Picchu is one of the most dramatic settings of a ruined city anywhere in the world. Almost as impressive as the ruins themselves is the spectacular backdrop of steep, lush, and often cloud-shrouded mountains. Standing near the caretaker's hut, looking out over Machu Picchu, the jungle covered mountains, and the river far below, it is not hard to imagine why the Incas chose this place to build their city.
Hiram Bingham ran over Machu Picchu in 1911 and accepted until his passing that it was the "Lost City of the Incas," first archived by Spanish troopers during the 1500s. Notwithstanding, students of history trust the genuine lost city of the Incas was at Espíritu Pampa, a ruin Bingham knew about however limited as being unimportant.
The voyage is likewise part of the experience of visiting Machu Picchu, regardless of whether it's by climbing the Inca Trail or seeing the course via train. In either case, it's outlandish not to be propelled by the landscape. Trains leave from Cusco, Ollantaytambo, or Urubamba to Aguas Calientes. From Aguas Calientes, the town underneath Machu Picchu, a transport takes guests up to Machu Picchu, which is around a 20-minute drive. It is conceivable to stroll up this street to the site, yet this is a long, tough trip.
To maintain a strategic distance from the groups, the best occasions to visit the site are toward the beginning of the day or late evening, either before the trains touch base from Cusco or after they have left. The high season is June to August, however the two months on either side of this likewise observe nice climate and can be a decent time to visit with less groups.