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Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to Peru

There may not be a nation more rugged than Peru. If you love a trekking adventure, then the landscapes that this nation offers are perfect for you. There are traditions around every turn in this country, but there are also soaring mountain peaks that take you into ancient sophisticated cultures that are only found here.

Locations like Machu Picchu, a 15th century Inca citadel, often grab the headlines for travelers to Peru. It’s easy to see why, as the ruins are located at 2,430 meters above sea level and are surrounded by peaks, clouds, and views that are beyond belief. Yet the wild landscapes aren’t always mountainous in nature as Peru also offers visitors access to the Amazon and its lushness as well.

The Spanish influences are found here in great abundance, but there is some African and Asian culture fused in there as well. The food markets are one of the unsung heroes of a visit to Peru, especially when you invest in the grilled beef skewers and the local nouvelle cuisine.

Adventure is just moments away, no matter where you decide to stay in Peru. Paragliding, cycling trails, or surfing on the Pacific Ocean are all available on-demand. Take in a sunset that disappears behind the mountains, take life at a slower pace, and be sure to linger during the many festivals and celebrations that occur throughout the year.

You can visit the rural communities of Peru to experience how the old ways continue to live on. You can visit the modern cities, such as Lima, to experience the sophistication of this nation’s modern culture. Or you can do both and have the trip of a lifetime.

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Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see an do in the city.

Chimbote

Chimbote Travel Wiki Travel to Chimbote Located on the coast of Peru, Chimbote was first acknowledged as a community in 1835 when it was a village of fishermen. Once the railroad made its way to the area, the city began to slowly grow. First it became a fishing port, then an industrial center, and by the 1970s, it was a thriving metropolis. Chimbote has a unique location, being surrounded by two natural bays. The Bay of Samanco and the Bay of Ferrol...

Cusco

Cusco Travel Wiki Travel to Cusco As a destination on its own as well as the gateway to the Inca ruins, Cusco is a must-see during your trip to Peru. The city, also spelled Cuzco, is situated at over 11,000 feet and literally scrapes the sky. It is a stopping point for your journey to the once lost city of Machu Picchu, the tropical Peruvian Amazon, and the bold Andes Mountains. Cusco is a colonial town with its cobblestone streets caters...
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Lima, capital of Peru

Lima Travel Wiki Travel to Lima Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and being surrounded by three rivers, Lima is easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also home to over 10 million people, making it one of the largest cities in the Americas. Some of the finest examples of colonial architecture can be found here, with the Historic Center of Lima being named one of the earliest world heritage sites by UNESCO. One of the most popular activities in...

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Travel Wiki Travel to Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is one of the most famous Incan ruins in the world today. Built in the 15thn century, if not earlier, the defensive structure is at 2430m, guarding the Sacred Valley, in Peru. It is sometimes called the Lost City, though it is believed that Pachacuti had it constructed around 1450. It would later be abandoned about a century later. In 1983, Machu Picchu was designated a world heritage site. Although the defensive structure...

Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo Travel Wiki Travel to Ollantaytambo Ollantaytambo is both a modern city and an interesting archeological site to explore. During the Inca Empire, the community was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, who is also responsible for the building of Machu Picchu. For those wishing to explore the Inca Trail, this is the most common starting point. Ollantaytambo was inhabited in the late 15th century. It is home to some of the oldest continually-occupied structures in all of South America. The town itself...

Trujillo

Trujillo Travel Wiki Travel to Trujillo The coastal region of Peru is absolutely gorgeous and Trujillo is evidence of this fact. Located on the Moche River, you’ll have access to beaches, the ruins of prehistoric cultures, and one-of-a-kind vistas. From Huanchaco Beach, you have a view of the mountains and the sea, with everything feeling like it’s in easy reach. Don’t forget about the surfing opportunities that are available at Huanchaco. It offers world-class waves on a regular basis. A visit to Trujillo...

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Biggest City Peru

Facts about Peru, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Peru, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017
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Geography and facts, Peru

Peru, geography and facts explained Geography, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Peru Holidays

Peru Public Holidays See the calendars for national Peru holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Peru holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglishSpanish
January 1New Years DayAño Nuevo
VariableHoly ThursdayJueves Santo
VariableGood FridayViernes Santo
VariableEaster DayDomingo Santo (Pascua)
May 1International Workers' DayDía del Trabajo
June 29Feast of Saints Peter and PaulDía de San Pedro y San Pablo
July 28Independence DayDía de la Independencia
July 29Independence DayDía de la Independencia
August 30Santa Rosa de LimaDía de Santa Rosa de Lima
October 8Battle of AngamosCombate de Angamos
November 1All Saints DayDía de Todos los Santos
December 8Immaculate ConceptionInmaculada Concepción
December 25ChristmasNavidad
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Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankNamePop.
1Lima9,866,647
2Arequipa869,351
3Trujillo799,550
4Chiclayo600,440
5Iquitos437,376
6Piura436,440
7Cusco427,218
8Chimbote371,012
9Huancayo364,725
10Tacna293,119