Peru Rural TourismPeru Destination
PROGRAM 1:Raqchi 2 Days/1 Night
Located in South America, Peru extends for around 2,414 km alongside the Pacific Ocean and is nearly five-sixth of the size of Alaska. Ecuador and Colombia remains in the north, Bolivia and Brazil to the east, and Chile in the South. The country is divided into three differentiated zones, from dense forested slopes ending into the Amazonian plains in the east, to the coastline in the west, and the glacial peaks, deep valleys, and lofty plateaus, located centrally.
Temperature: Since Peru is close to the equator, the seasons are not affected with the change in the state of sun. However a slight change can be observed during the months of November to April. Also, several distinct climatic zones prevail due to the presence of diverse landscape. The climate of Peru can depend on altitude, sea currents and geographical location, so it can be categorized in three climatic zones: Coast, Highland and Rainforest.
1. Coast: With the influence of the warm Gulf Stream El Niño off the coast of Peru, the summer months are between December and April with temperature between 25°C and 35°C. During this short duration you can also enjoy small showers along with pleasant atmosphere. Whereas in duration of April to December the cold Humboldt Current flows along the coast and during this period the temperature is normally between 15°C and 25°C.
2. Highland: The mountain climate prevails in the Andes which remains fairly constant throughout the year. You can witness the differences in the temperature due to day/night time and change in height. In simple words: more will be the height; more colder will be the environment. Andes also has both dry and wet season. The duration of dry season is May-October; it is usually very bright season. The temperature usually varies between 15°C and 25°C, depending upon the height. The temperature will drops quickly to 0-5°C at night. The season of rains will stay from November to April and it can rain continuously for days. The temperature differs between day and night as it is around 20°C in noon and 5°C at night.
3. Rainforest: The rainforests in the East of Andes that covers most of Peru have a subtropical climate and is throughout the year humid. With temperature around 25°C, the rainforest experiences rain for 6 long months, i.e., from November to April. The period from April to November experiences much less rainfall as compared to the rainy season. Generally, it rains for a short duration and then sun appears, shining bright in the sky.
For travel and tourism the high season is from June to August, which coincides with summer vacation in North America and Europe and the cooler dry season in the Andean highlands. If you plan to trek the Inca Trail or other route in the Cusco area this is the best (and busiest) time to go on trekking tours to Machu Picchu, or climbing, hiking and mountain biking elsewhere in Peru.
It is possible to go on Peru tours and visit the highlands year-round, though the wettest months of December to March make it a wet and muddy destination with lots of rain. On the dry coastline, Peruvians crowd the beaches during the most warm and humid time of the year, from late December through March. In central and southern Peru, the coast is cloaked in mist for the rest of the year. Although the southern beaches are completely deserted at this time of the year, the cities by the coast can be visited at any season. In northern Peru, beaches enjoy a lot more sun, so san loving tourists can enjoy the north coast year-round.
In the Amazon basin and eastern rainforest lowlands, obviously, it rains and rains a lot. The wettest months are December through May (best time for taking an Amazon cruise out of Iquitos, also great time for primate spotting and bird watching), but even in the wettest months it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time, so you can still enjoy plenty of sunshine, you can access smaller tributaries and remote areas by canoe.
Sports and natureThis classic trekking holiday combines visits to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the unique markets at Chinchero with a trek along the spectacular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This holiday in Peru has been described as probably the most spectacular short trek in the world. You will be walking along a granite path built more than 500 years ago. More about the Inca Trail - Machu Picchu Trek.
NightlifeLima has a vivacious nightlife with various high-end clubs, bars, casinos, performing arts, live music and cinema forming the heart of its nightlife. Here is a glimpse of some of the famous places to hang around: 1. Night Clubs and Bars The most popular dance clubs are located in Barranco and Miraflorres. Déjà Vu, El Dragon and La Candeleria are some of the nice spots to hang out. They feature DJs and performances by several top artists. Café Haiti and La Noche are the most famous bars where one can chill out. Here one can enjoy drinks with chilly sausages and snacks. 2. Live Music Whether you love jazz, classical, rock or metal, you will find almost every kind of music in Lima. Brisas Del Titicaca, Cocodrilo Verde, Jazz Zone and Museo de la Nacion are some of the famous music clubs of Lima.
Culture and historyThe basic language spoken in Peru is Spanish. Besides Spanish a part of the indigenous population speaks a language descended from the Inca era. There are two different Inca languages that are still spoken in this day Peru. The majority of them speak the 'Quechua' (ke-tsua). And a slightly smaller portion goes the "Aymara" (pat-Mar-ra). The Aymara are located around the Lake Titicaca. The language of the original Incas ever spoke was a "secret" language and this has unfortunately nobody could ever decipher. In Peru, you can speak in the most parts English. Just keep in mind that drivers and attendants in restaurants less often speak good English. It is therefore in these cases convenient to speak a little word of Spanish. A pocket dictionary is always easy. To get you to prepare: Good morning = Buenos Dias How are you? = Que tal? Of Como estas? I am fine = Estoy bien Please = Por favor Thank you = Gracias The bill please = La cuenta por favor Where can I find … = Sabes donde esta …? Peruvians are friendly and hospitable people and are getting used to the influx of tourists. However, always ask before you do that, or you may make a photo of Juan or Elvira. Family and friends greet each other with two kisses on the cheek. Both men and women. Peruvians are real family people and it is therefore attached great importance to visiting family. Maybe you would not say at first glance, but the Peruvian population is comprised of many different ethnic groups. This ethnic group is caused by among others the Spanish colonization, slave trade and immigration of Europeans after World War II. Furthermore, Catholicism is still an important religion. Many of the old traditions of the arrival of the Spaniards are also included in the Catholic faith.
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