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Active vacation in Peru - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Nightlife in Peru is concentrated in large cities, mainly in Lima and Cusco. There are many high-class clubs with good music and drinks in Lima. They are opened late into the night. Most of the clubs are located in the Miraflores and Barranco districts. Clubs are equipped with security systems. It is quite safe for tourists to visit them. Tequila Rock disco is gaining popularity. It is open from 6 pm to 9 am all year round. El Dragon De Barranco is a famous youth place with cheap drinks and live music in various genres. You can taste all sorts of Pisco-based cocktails at the Huaringas Bar. Bartenders are not afraid to experiment. They create new unusual tastes. Mushrooms is a bar and disco in Cusco. It is located in the heart of the Old City. That's why there are always a lot of tourists here.
1. Peru is located in several climate zones. Therefore, the climate is very diverse here. Winter and summer are relative concepts. The costa stretches …
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There are enough high mountains and stormy rivers. You have the opportunity to engage in various extreme sports in Peru. The zip-line is one of such entertainment. This is a descent or crossing of a river or canyon using a system of blocks and ropes. There are similar activities in Urubamba, Santa Teresa, Colca Canyon, and the Sacred Valley.
There are many travel agencies offering rafting in Peru. This is rafting on rough mountain rivers. The thresholds of the Apurímac River are among the ten most difficult rivers for rafting in the world. Rafting on the Tambopata River in the reserve of the same name is very exciting. Level 4 thresholds, drains, and barrels guarantee an adrenaline rush. Rafting in Chuquicahuana involves a fascinating route of 3 and 4 levels of difficulty. You should bring sunscreen and repellents with you. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Peru is hardly a great place for a beach holiday. This direction is not too advanced here. This is because the ocean is quite cold off the coast due …
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More than 1000 species of fish, crustaceans, and sea lions live off the coast of Peru. However, diving is not very developed in the country, despite the diversity of marine life. The water near the coast is usually cool. Its temperature does not exceed 14-19°C. But it warms with the arrival of the El Niño current. The bottom is extremely interesting to study. In addition to marine life, you can find wrecks of sunken ships here. The bottom is poorly explored here. This gives a thrill. Whole forests of algae up to 10 meters high are found on the bottom. This is paradoxical but the colder the water, the more interesting the underwater world near the coast. However, most of the diving centers in Peru are located in the north of the country. The water is warmer there.
Miraflores Luxurious nature and difficult terrain attract fans of trekking and hiking in Peru. The Inca Trail is one of the most popular routes. This route is 33 kilometers long. It has been preserved since ancient times. It is considered one of the most interesting in the world. The route passes many attractions and leads to Machu Picchu. The summer months are most suitable for overcoming the route. It usually takes 3 days to complete. The Salcantay is even longer trekking. It also leads to Machu Picchu. But this route is even fuller of attractions. It takes 4-5 days. The route includes a passage through mountains, selva, and glaciers. The route through Ausangate National Park is less well-maintained. But it allows enjoying the incredible beauty of nature. You can see purple mountains, glaciers, and passes. The trip is difficult. It takes place at high altitudes (up to 5000 meters above sea level) and requires special physical training.
Peru is not the best place to shop. But there are many interesting handicrafts here. They are absolutely unique. Indigenous peoples have spent …
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Peru is a perfect place for fans of mountain climbing. It is also suitable for beginners. The plains are surrounded by the Andes. There are more than 30 peaks over 6000 meters high in the country. The Alpamayo at the head of the Santa Cruz Valley is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. Climbing to the top is quite difficult. A neighboring peak of Quitaraju considered a simpler route. Yerupajá is the most spectacular peak in South America. It is the second-highest mountain in Peru. It reaches 6617 meters in height. This is one of the most difficult peaks in the world. The number of successful ascents is small. The top height of Ishinca is 5530 meters above sea level. It is considered a good option for novice climbers because of the consistently high weather, high oxygen content at altitude, and accessibility. Huascaran is the highest point in Peru (6768 meters). This is a difficult route due to natural disasters and glaciers.
You can go hiking in the jungle from Iquitos. It is called the gateway to the Amazon. There are numerous travel companies here. They offer their services and guides to tourists. Many exotic animals and birds are found in the Amazon jungle. You can go kayaking or canoeing on many of Peru's water bodies. A kayak trip on Lake Titicaca with a visit to the floating Islands of Uros will give you an amazing experience. Canoeing on the waters of the Yarinacocha River is popular. The period from June to August is the best time to engage in active sports in Peru. If you want to go hiking in the Andes, you should go here from May to September.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Peru
♥   World Heritage Site 'Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Huascarán' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Huascarán National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ichigkat Muja - Cordillera del Cóndor' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Manu' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in Peru

Huaynaputina Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
Huaynaputina volcano that became known worldwide due to violent eruptions in the early 17th century, is in Peru. The eruption of Huaynaputina is officially considered the strongest in the history of South America. Its effects spread to more than 100 km from the epicenter of volcanic explosions. The main consequence of the eruption became torrents that spread over 120 km and reached the Pacific Ocean.

It is obvious that such a strong eruption caused a climate change. The summer of 1600 all over the world was one of the coldest in the last 500 years. The height of Huaynaputina volcano is 4 850 meters. It is located on the edge of a deep canyon. According to historical records, the eruption of 1600 was a real surprise to local residents. Before that, the volcano didn’t show any signs of … Read all

Machu Picchu

From the series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
One of the amazing wonders of the world that managed to survive to the present day is in Peru. That's the famous ancient citadel of Machu Picchu located in a picturesque mountainous area at an altitude of 2 450 meters above sea level. It was called the New Wonder of the World in 2007. Many amazing legends and mysteries tell about the city in the sky. By the way, until now researchers hesitate about the date of foundation.

However, the main mystery of Machu Picchu relates to the events of 1532, when a large and prosperous city suddenly went deserted. What made local residents to leave their homes and where they disappeared? Scientists are trying in vain to find it out for more than a hundred years. About 200 structures, including religious buildings, residences, warehouses and other … Read all
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Top Destinations for Sustainable Tourism

The winners are not surprising. It is not hard to find a sustainable hotel in Stockholm or Helsinki, and there is a reason for that. Sweden ranked as the most sustainable destination in the world, followed by Finland, Austria, Estonia, and Norway. Not only these countries strive to decrease the negative impact of tourism on the environment but also offer many interesting opportunities for guests. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Peru

Arequipa
For many years, Incans were growing crops here. Today, only numerous multilayer terraces remind of that period. These unusual farmlands look eye-catching and make the terrain of the canyon even more inimitable. There are several interesting trekking routes in Valle del Colca. Comfortable viewpoints allow enjoying a striking panorama of the canyon and take many memorable photographs. The namesake river flows on the bottom of Valle del Colca. The picturesque area also attracts fans of rafting. … Read more
Lima
The Parque Reserva is suitable for a family holiday. It has a special area for a picnic, as well as many green lawns, where you can play ball. Magic Water Circuit invites to relax and enjoy the natural splendor of the park. It has no equal in its beauty; there is always a wonderful atmosphere of harmony and peace here. In the vicinity there are famous catacombs of San Francisco Monastery. Walking through the ancient monastery catacombs and caves are a favorite pastime of tourists. Not far … Read more

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