Facts of Peru: From Culture to Travel Destinations

Do you know these facts about Peru?

Before reaching Peru, you must know some facts to help you approach and understand this beautiful country without cultural shocks or travel hassles. Are you ready?

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Interesting Facts about Peruvian Culture

  • It’s ok to bargain in markets.
  • Tipping is not a common habit.
  • Arriving late is common in appointments.
  • You can find world-famous restaurants in Lima.
  • Guinea Pig, called cuy, is an ingredient for Andean dishes.
  • There are more than 3000 species of potatoes.
  • Unique flavors to try in Peru: maca, camu camu and ungurahui.
  • New Year is celebrated wearing yellow underwear.

Interesting Facts about Traveling in Peru

  • Peru is more than Machu Picchu
  • Peru covers one timezone (GMT-5).
  • You can find low places such as Lima (3 m.a.s.l.) and high ones like the Rainbow Mountain (5200 m.a.s.l.)
  • All coast, mountain and jungle located cities can be reached by plane in less than one hour.
  • Peru is one of the countries with more geographical and wildlife diversity in the world.
  • You can find the world’s highest navigable lake, the Titicaca Lake.
  • Condor flight watching is possible in Cusco and Arequipa.
  • The Nazca Lines hasn’t been fully explained yet.
  • Main celebrations are Sun God Festival (June 24th), San Juan Festival (June 24th), Independence Day (July 27th) and Christmas.
  • Available extreme sports in Peru: rafting, kayaking, trekking, sandboarding, paragliding, surfing, scuba diving.
  • The highest dune in the world, Cerro Blanco, is located in Peru.
  • Peru has the longest left-handed wave in the world.
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Extra Interesting Facts about Peru

  • Peruvian population exceeds 33 million people.
  • Peruvians speak Spanish, Quechua, Aymara and many other indigenous languages.
  • You can find English speaking staff at airports, hotels and main tourist attractions.
  • The country houses one of the New Seven Wonders, Machu Picchu.
  • The world’s largest flying bird, the condor, can be seen in Peru.
  • The tallest flower in the world grows in Peru, the Puya Raimondi.
  • The Amazonas River starts in Peru.
  • Peruvian national drink is the Pisco Sour.

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