Good times to travel to different parts of Peru

by / Viernes, 24 Marzo 2017 / Published in Travel Tips
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In Peru you will find many tourist destinations as well as favorable seasons to make your trip the best. However due to the changing climate there are places where it is not convenient to travel for natural reasons. That is why ILE Tours Peruvian Travel Corporation recommends you choose a good time to travel to the destination you want, and not regret.

Visit the Peruvian coast

The Peruvian coast is a jewel from the month of January until April, thanks to the summer almost all the Peruvian coast is requested by thousands of tourists who arrive to Peru. One of the places you can visit on this date is Máncora, a dream place where water sports are practiced. In addition to enjoying the delicious waters of the Pacific and the radiant Peruvian sun, the beautiful landscape is an ally to improve your visit to coastal territories.

On the other hand thousands of tourists request the tours in boats to know the wonderful 200 Peruvian miles. You will also appreciate the great marine fauna, as well as the delicious Peruvian flora that feeds the great diversity.

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The Peruvian gastronomy of the coast

The gastronomy with the rich cebiche will give a welcome to the visitor who wishes to know the Peruvian coastal culture.

The best season to visit the coast is in summer (from December to March). Archaeological centers, such as:

  • Lima: Is the capital city of Peru as well as its largest and most important city. According to the census of 2007 the population of Lima is 7,605,742 inhabitants, however, the integrated metropolitan area of Lima and Callao houses 8,482,619 inhabitants, which is equivalent to 30% of the Peruvian population.
  • Parque de la Reserva: is a park located in the neighborhood of Santa Beatriz in the city of Lima, capital of Peru. It has an irregular figure, and is located between two of the main roads that leave the center of the city towards the south of the same: the Paseo de la República and Arequipa Avenue.
  • Pachacamac (archaeological site)
  • The clay pyramids of Tucumán
  • The white city of Arequipa
  • The Colca can be visited in January or February, since the season is perfect to enjoy the best climate, in addition to the majority of festivities of the place are celebrated in these dates.
  • Ica (Region of sand and sea, oasis and valleys): It is a Creole land par excellence, of blessed and witches, pisco and popular devotions like the Lord of Luren or the Sanctuary of Yauca. It was in these lands, in their sands, in which important pre-Columbian civilizations flourished, leaving traces that have survived with the passing of time and the winds.
  • National Reserve of Paracas: It is one of the most protected reserves of the coast, is located in Pisco. It was created with the purpose of conserving a portion of the sea and of the desert of Peru, with the duty to protect the diverse species of wild flora and fauna that are established in that place.
  • The ancient Nazca lines geoglyphs: The amazing thing is that these lines can only be observed in their integrity from the air, overflying the desert, which has raised great questions about the intentions and abilities of its builders.
  • The Huacachina: is an oasis located five kilometers west of the city of Ica, in Peru; Presents itself as a true natural oasis in the middle of the white sands of the coastal desert of Peru.
  • Circuit of Costa Verde beaches: Known simply as Costa Verde, it is the meeting point of all the limeños and tourists who wish to enjoy a pleasant moment, especially in the summer time.
  • Pachacamac: It is the most important pre-Hispanic sanctuary of the central coast of Peru, located 31 km south of Lima, in the Lurín Valley, is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in Peru.
  • Huaca Pucllana: It is an archaeological site belonging to the Lima culture, from the period of regional development (200 – 700 AD), located in the district of Miraflores, province of Lima, capital of the Republic of Peru.

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The Peruvian sierra

On the other side of the country lies the mountain range and also the jungle: Within the archaeological centers that we find in this side of the country are:

  • Machu Picchu is located in the mountain range of the country, specifically in Cusco.
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas: It is a valley in the Andes of Peru, near the Inca capital of Cusco. The Valley is generally understood to include everything Pisac, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo, parallel to the Urubamba River or Vilcanota or Wilcamayu River, as this sacred river is called as it passes through the valley.
  • Moray: Moray is a concentric andenerias system, built in three gigantic holes located at different levels.
  • Keros Nation in Paucartambo: tribe or small Clan of 700 people who took refuge beyond the 4 thousand meters of height in the Peruvian Andes to escape the scourge of the Spanish colonizer.
  • Temple of Koricancha Cusco: originally called Inti Kancha (Temple of the Sun), was considered a sacred place by the Incas, a place where the god Inti (sun) surrendered.
  • Salinas de Maras: Since the Inca times the salt pools have been worked and used by the Incas, and are still still being worked by the local communities of Maras.
  • Snowy Apu de Salkantay: The Salkantay Route, also known as the “New Inca Trail”, is located north of the city of Cusco. Salkantay has 6271 mts. Of altitude, it is very sunny during the day, but cold at night.
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: it is the most famous and best preserved road of the Inca Trail.
  • Choquequirao Archaeological Complex: located in the province of Anta in the department of Cusco, the archaeological complexes of Choquequirao are made up of buildings and terraces distributed on different levels and with complex roads connecting Machu Picchu, is also known as “Cuna Of Gold “with an extension of 2000 hectares.
  • Puno “Silver City”: Puno known as the “Silver City”, founded as San Carlos de Puno on November 4, 1668, is located on the shore of the majestic Lake Titicaca.
  • Chullpas de Sillustani Puno: Located on the shores of Lake Umayo, 34 km from Puno, this archaeological site is made up of almost 90 chullpas or ayawasis (houses of the dead) built with large carved blocks of volcanic stone.
  • Lake Titicaca the largest lake in South America: Located at 3856 meters above sea level, Peru and Bolivia share the sovereignty over Lake Titicaca, it is one of the highest lakes in the world and the second more Large in South America, with an annual temperature of 9º C.
  • Uros Floating Islands Puno: It is one of the most famous islands of Lake Titicaca, is located 6 km from the port of Puno and at 3,812 m.s.n.m. Is a surprising archipelago of 40 islands of totora (species of reed that grows in the swampy lands of South America).

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The Peruvian jungle

The national reserve of Pacaya Samiría, among others.

Many of these archaeological sites are not open for tourists during the rainy season due to their great danger that they may entail viewing. It is so that most agencies aim to launch their best tourism packages for the months of May to September, months in which the season is wonderful for a trip.

Also the great cultural wealth that is shown in the frost months. The fiestas like the one of San Juan, the Inti Raymi, are magnificent parties to close loose ends of all the great cultural wealth of the Peruvian and the Inca period.

Few people dare to visit Peru in the rainy season, but without a doubt the Peruvian travel party does not rest thanks to the great and strange climate. The coast is a hook in the rainy season while the coast enters the winter, the mountains are magnificent.

  • Cumaceba Lodge Iquitos: Located on the banks of the majestic AMAZONAS River right bank- 20 miles from the city of Iquitos, the circuit requires an hour to arrive at the hostel by fast boat.
  • The Paradise of Iquitos Monkey Island: On the shores of the Amazon, near the Peruvian city of Iquitos, the Paradise of the Monkey Island emerges, a place where seven different species of these primates have found the Shelter and the necessary care to perpetuate itself in a lush jungle.
  • The world’s largest aquatic plant Victoria Regia: Victoria amazonica, also called Victoria regia, is a lily or water lily, is the largest of all water lilies, native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River (Peru and Brazil) and is also found in Guyana and Colombia. It was discovered by Tadeo Javier Peregrino Haenke in Bolivia in 1801.
  • Native Community of Yagua Iquitos: Yagua, is an indigenous village that lives in the province of Mariscal Ramón Castilla, department of Loreto, Peru. There are about 4 thousand people, whose language belongs to the peba-yagua language family.
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: It is a spectacular source of natural wealth, created in 1982 to protect the Paiche. It is located 185 kilometers from the city of Iquitos, between the Marañón and Ucayali rivers, in the province of Requena. It covers 2,080,000 hectares of marsh forests: the largest conservation unit in Peru.
  • Manu National Park: The Manu Biosphere Reserve is located in the southwest of Peru, partially located in the regions of Madre de Dios and Cusco, in the provinces of Manu and Paucartambo.
  • Tambopata-Candamo National Reserve: In Peru, the Tambopata-Candamo Nature Reserve is located between the jungles of Madre de Dios and Puno, about 60 kilometers from the city of Puerto Maldonado and more than 1,600 kilometers away.
  • Sandoval Lake Tambopata: Located 8 kilometers from Puerto Maldonado. It is located on the right bank of the Madre de Dios river; In its surroundings there are marshy areas where the tree grows.
  • Tambopata macaws collpa
  • The Manu National Reserve, located in the Peruvian jungle (Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios)
  • The feast of San Juan, a celebration held throughout the Peruvian jungle, with baptism in the Amazon.

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