About Perú

  • Perú

    Our country is located in the middle west of South America with a surface of 1'310,575 square km. that could embrace Belgium, Austria, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and France.

    The Andes of Peru

    The Mountain Range of the Andes -one of the largest chain of mountains of the Earth- runs from North to South over the Peruvian territory shaping the Sierra region, representing 27% of the national territory, framing multiple ascending and descending ramparts that rise and fall everywhere, reaching to 6,767 m height above sea-level in the snow-capped Huascaran (second top of America); and descending through the Colca Canyon to the deepest depression of the American Continent.

    Peru has an extraordinary geographic diversity, so it holds every climate and landscape of the Earth: in the Coast, the extreme drought of the Sahara desert, with its fresh fertile valleys seeming oasis; in the Andean valleys , the picturesque of the alpine landscapes; in the high mountain table-lands, the snow-capped mounts of the Himalaya; and in the western forest of the Amazonian plain, the African jungle.
  • Numberless and beautiful lakes like The Titicaca (Puno city), the highest navigable lake of the world and cradle of the Incas Empire, reflect the ridge of mountains in superb landscapes.

    In the southern part of the Andes we find Cusco city, the millenary capital of what it used to be the great Tahuantinsuyo Empire; where the world famous and mystical "Machu Picchu Citadel" is located, a legacy of the ancient Peruvians. Cusco has been officially declared "Historic Capital" of Peru, and the "Archeological Capital of America".

    In these places of the southern Andes, in the highlands of cities like Cusco and Puno, we find the Alpaca, one of the most precious animal in the world by its fine hair.