Peru - officially the Republic of Peru - is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the west by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the east of the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes Mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country with a high Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 25.8 percent. Its main economic activities include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing. 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. The most popular countries of origin for tourists are the United States, Chile, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and Italy. Perú is the Peruvian national tourist office.
Enjoy a scenic train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. Unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu with an experienced guide. Tuck into a tasty picnic lunch near the magnificent ruins. Explore mystical Machu Picchu at your own pace. Take the chance to dip into the hot springs of Aguas Calientes.
Visit the Ballestas Islands and the enigmatic Nazca Lines. Enjoy abundant coastal life including birds and sea lions before boarding a plane to get an entirely new aerial perspective of the Nazca Lines in this incredible experience!
Explore Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Wata Cultural Complex, go on a sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka traditional vessel, and see the Pilkokaina Inca Palace.