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Peru is situated at an exquisite location – both close to the Andes as well as the Amazon rainforest there is so much to see and do here that you can lose days and weeks here. With a history of five thousand years, there is an abundance of influences apparent in the culture here – from African to Catholic. There are also enough gorgeous views to overwhelm even the most well-worn traveller – as well as some truly stunning tropical wildlife and fantastic places to visit, incluing the volcanoes. Because of this huge amount of stunning scenery, hiring a car here is sure to enhance your experience exponentially.
Lima, the capital, is a city of eight million inhabitants - a playground and a wonderful introduction to the country. You can take in the colonial influences of the country through the stunning architecture in the city. It has a wide range of tourist activities and some fantastic modern shopping facilities including the centres LarcoMar and the Jockey Plaza. Its historical center and San Francisco's Convent have been denominated by UNESCO "Cultural World Heritage Site". Lake Titicaca, which is on the border between Peru and Bolivia, is one of the most famous and exciting tourist destinations in the world. The delightful and fertile lands surrounding the Lake are perfect for exploring on foot and taking in the stunning scenery. From there, you will see some of the delightful quirks particularly to Peruvian culture – including peasant women (or Campesinas) in their traditional dress.
Nazca is situated only two hours from Ica, and is another fantastic insight into the archaeological parts of the country. Similarly, the city of Arequipa, known as the Ciudad Blanca (White City), is surrounded by some of the most impressively rugged terrain in whole country. Here, you can try alternative sports such as skiing, watersports and other great pursuits. With so much to see and do in Peru, you can easily spend an extended vacation here and you will certainly leave feeling a touch of the Peruvian spirit.