The richness of tourism in Peru is due to its wide geographic range, biological and cultural. Peru is the land of the Incas, Machu Picchu and the gold, but above all is the land of diversity.
The geographical diversity of Peru is one of the richest seas in the world with a variety of fish and seafood, also ideal for surfing. It is also a tropical coast in the far north and southern desert, many irrigated valleys that led to the development of large pre-Columbian cultures as Mochica and Chimu, whose remains, archaeological treasures, have nothing to envy the gold of the Egyptian pharaohs.
Peru is also the Andes, the majestic mountains birthplace of “Tawantinsuyu” (Inca Empire). Nowadays, the mixture of Andean and occidental culture imported by the Spanish is a world to discover.
But also and especially the Amazon basin, nearly two thirds of the territory, the best preserved tropical rainforest in the world …
Endowed with exceptional natural resources, Peru is one of the seventeen countries with a “mega biodiversity.”
Because of the climate and topography diversity, there are in Peru fauna and flora. On the hills there are llamas, alpaca and the vicunas.
But it is in the “jungle” that wildlife is more prevalent. With among other jaguars, armadillos, caimans, capybaras and monkeys but also thousands of species of insects that live in lush vegetation. Vanilla, mahogany, rubber, participate in this biodiversity.
“Bolivia is the synthesis of the universe,” said the traveler and the naturalist Alcide d’Orbigny. It is in this diversity lies the charm of this country.
Bolivia combines many superlatives: the most Indian country in all America, the world’s highest and arguably one of the poorest, but also despite its beauty, the least known.
The discovery of ancient pre-Inca temple at least a thousand years at 20 meters deep in the waters of Titicaca Lake, just as hand-deserved as archeology, too, had been abandoned.
The country is proud to bear the name of “liberator” Simon Bolivar, lived in fact much of its history in the shadow of its famous neighbor, Peru. Old province of High Peru under Spanish rule, it had already been attached to the Inca Empire from the burgeoning middle of the fifteenth century.
Aymara Indians, who inhabit the Altiplano (the highlands), had, therefore been submitted to the authority of the Quechua and forced to speak their language.
But it was not always like that.
During the three millennia before the arrival of Pizarro and his conquerors, the region of Titicaca Lake – now shared between Peru and Bolivia – has had its heyday with Tiwanaku civilization, one of the brightest American Indian.
Sacred lake of the Aymaras, Titicaca Lake, at 3810 meters altitude, is one of the gems of Bolivia.
Much less visited and “recognized” than its neighbor Peru, this would be a lie not to admit that my heart looks good for Bolivia …
I can only recommend you to visit, or at least a part.
Bolivia is a reflection of Latin America as it actually thinks.
Rich country with a real identity is still a strong authenticity in the background, one of the few nations in South America without a McDonald’s. Bolivia awaits you …