PERU TOURISM BUREAU
PERU TOURISM BUREAU (PTB), is a nongovernment organization that provides comprehensive tourism information and promote Peru as a leading tourist destination.
Every place on the planet has something of interest, but Perú is undoubtedly a privileged country for its great natural, cultural and human legacy.
Here, nature lovers will feel gratified by the diversity of environments and scenery. They will be amazed by the sharp contrast between forests and deserts on the coast; deep ravines and towering snow-capped mountains in the Andean highlands; densely forested slopes and huge plains of thick vegetation in the Amazon jungle; and they will be surprised at the wide variety of flora and fauna, unique in the world, that are characteristic to each of these regions.
Those who admire the remains of the past will find magnificent testimonies to an ancient civilization that dates back six thousand years, with an umnistacable cultural identity that created wonders such as the Royal Tombs of Sipan, the Nasca Lines, Chan Chan and Machu Picchu. And they will be able to see the best examples -in painting, sculpture and architecture- of the fusion of Hispanic and American cultures.
Adventure travelers will be able to ride tall waves and go looking for underwater life on the long stretches of natural beaches; climb high mountain ranges, explore deep caves, run the longest and biggest rivers on the continent, trek along ancient paths that wind through different eco-systems; and observe endangered species up close in natural reserves of indescribable beauty.
Because it is a racial melting pot, the country is home to multiple expressions of its peoples through their ancient, creative and colourful folk art. Visitors can join in age-old celebrations, each music and dance retelling its own history. They are welcome to share in the customs and tasks of villagers and witness how farmers have been able to master the difficult terrain of the coast, highlands and jungle.
There also will be no lack of opportunities for the most demanding of palates to savor the variety and quality of peruvian cuisine, which offers the visitor the best combination of flavors in the Continent.
Everyting that you need to know before you travel to Perú, you will find in this web site Thank you for letting PTB open the door of Peru for you.
Edward R. Rojas