Tourism in Peru is the third largest industry in the nation, behind fishing and mining. is mainly directed towards the archaeological monuments, it has more than hundred thousand sites, ecotourism in the Peruvian Amazon, cultural tourism in colonial cities, gastronomic tourism, adventure tourism.
According to a study by the Peruvian government, the rate of satisfaction of tourists after visiting Peru is 94%. It is the fastest growing industry in Peru, grew annually at a rate of 25% over the past five years, with the growth rate higher than any other country in South America.
In 2014, Peru was chosen as the best gastronomic and cultural destination, plus other prizes awarded by the World Travel Awards.
Some beautiful destinations:
The Amazon region is a land of varied microclimates, each containing a wealth of biodiversity. In addition, the department was home to the pre-Columbian civilizations that have left impressive remains of their culture once great
The Department of Ancash is home to the Cordillera Blanca, the highest mountain range of Peru. The department is the epicenter of adventure tourism sector of Peru attracts visitors who wish to participate in all kinds of activities. The department is a paradise for walkers and hikers as there is an extensive network of trails.
Apurimac region is located in the Andes of southern Peru and is home to many towns and cities that are known for their natural beauty. The cities of Abancay and Andahuaylas are home to Spanish colonial architecture, each with a main square and narrow cobblestone streets. The major tourist activities in this area include hiking and rafting.
The region of Arequipa is one of the most geographically diverse, culturally and socially Peru. Main attractions of the department are the city of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon, adventure tourism and wildlife observation.
The department of Ayacucho is located in the southern Andes and contains a number of tourist sites that attract many visitors. It was crucial at all stages of the history and culture of Peru, for it stands in its architecture, tradition and art. The capital city of Ayacucho, has colonial churches on every block, containing works of art much value. The department is home to several archaeological sites of the Wari culture.
The department of Lambayeque is one of the most tourist of Peru. It was home to the ancient Moche civilization that has created some of the most ingenious monuments and works of art best known of ancient Peru.
Puno is a department of Peru located in the southeast of the country. It occupies 67,000 square kilometers of territory consisting of the western half of the Collao Plateau, west of Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon yungas north. Borders with Bolivia, southwest with the departments of Tacna, Moquegua and Arequipa, west to the north of Cusco and Madre de Dios.
It is the most developed region for tourism in Peru, industry and infrastructure have developed very well. The city has thousands of hotel rooms ranging from hostels to five-star hotels. The gastronomy is representative of all Peru. International cuisine is also present in many restaurants in town. The city has a wide variety of languages due to the presence of tourists, many common languages spoken in addition to Spanish, English, German and French. In addition to these languages, Quechua is spoken by many residents of the city along with the Spanish. Most travel agencies have offices in this city. Major attractions include the historic center with colonial architecture and the main square, Sacsayhuaman, the Inca Roca Palace, San Blas neighborhood, and the archaeological sites of Kenko, and Tambomachay Pukapukara. The Sacred Valley has a multitude of picturesque villages such as Pisac, Maras, Chinchero and also a variety of archaeological sites such as Ollantaytambo is located in the valley. Arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Peru is a few hours by train from Cusco: Machu Picchu. These ruins are the most beautiful and important legacy of the Inca people; It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is accessible by train or walking along the Inca Trail. Other routes such as the Salkantay Route, Inca Jungle Trek or Route Cocoa and Coffee have recently opened for access to Machu Picchu.