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Peru among best places to visit during lifetime

Peru ranks among the top destinations everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, as the Andean country is one of the most fascinating destinations in the world, according to an article published by the Manchester Evening News, Britain's biggest regional newspaper.

One of the oldest civilisations in the world, Peru is a destination that combines breathtaking landscapes with a rich culture, both modern and ancient. The mysterious Nazca lines make even the most cynical mind wonder whether Peruvians were once visited by aliens.

According to the paper, the traces from the Spanish Conquistadors, the Incas and the many isolated Indian communities give Peru a very peculiar cultural character, making it one of the most fascinating destinations in the world.

Archaelogical sites and monuments are not all that Peru has to offer though. Impressive climbing routes and walking paths, a rich landscape, traditional villages with closed self-sufficient communities and strong customs, open air musicians, delicious food and endless coastal valleys producing one of the most fragrant brandies in the world –the Peruvian Pisco.

The best way to explore Peru is to wake up early, and once you’ve enjoyed a nutritious breakfast, set out on a different journey each day.

The Andes, the Amazonian rainforest, lakes, labyrinthine cities, caves, pilgrimages to indigenous Gods, waterfalls, deep waters –a week in Peru is not enough. This is a destination where you will never run out of things to do.

Peru lends itself to all types of holidays, from backpacking and mountaineering, to staying with Peruvian families in their small village homes or spending the entire time relaxing at luxurious resorts.

Fuente: http://archive.peruthisweek.com

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