Acknowledged and acclaimed for the Inca citadel, the Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven wonders of the world, Peru already has an extensive global recognition. But this megadiverse country is much more than just magnificent, and admirable ruins of this UNESCO heritage site.
From the largest flying bird on the earth, the Giant Andean Condor, to harvesting around 3000 varieties of potatoes, with Cerro Blanco the largest sand dunes in the world, to sustaining the 1000-year-old agricultural practices, growing the mystical Puya Raimondii, the world’s tallest flowering plant, Peru is all about culture and tradition merged with diversity.
This is the land to witness floating grass islands along with high-altitude adventures at the snow-capped peaks of the Vinicunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain) or sleeping in the world’s first hanging lodges. The country has many a distinctive landform giving one a chance to relish the extremities of wild exotic jungles, mesmerizing coastal deserts and the breathtaking splendors of the mighty Andes. Lima, the capital, gives a comprehensive rendezvous into classic museums and outstanding art galleries.
To enjoy the Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink or to indulge in the elaborate unique flavors of the Cuy, or savor the out-of-the-world taste of the guinea pig a traditional dish, one needs to passionately explore the sentiment and soul of this South American Country.
Do not forget to find out what Peruvians gift each other on New Year’s eve !!!!!.
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