Peru

Peru

From the breathtaking Andes Mountains and vast coastal deserts to the lush, tropical rainforests of the Amazon Jungle, Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth.

The birthplace of several proud, ancient civilizations, present day Peru is home to multiple indigenous groups who blend into a unique and beautiful culture.

Sadly, the people of Peru struggle with extreme poverty and class inequality.

Government corruption hinders economic development, and many people face problems like teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and crime.

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Peru

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Culture

The Peruvian concept of time is fairly relaxed; however, international visitors, to whom punctuality is more important, are expected to be on time for appointments.

Men and women shake hands on greeting. Good friends may embrace or kiss. Women may kiss on either cheek.

Conversational space is closer than in other countries. Do not back away, as this might offend the speaker. Often members of the same sex will rest a hand on each other's arm during conversation.

Basics

Currency:
Peruvian Sol


Language:
Spanish


Religion:
Roman Catholic 81%
Protestant Christian 13%
Other 3%
None 3%

Explore

If you have the time, take the trek out to Machu Picchu, obviously!

If you’re feeling beach vibes, go check out Barranco, an old-timey town full of fun restaurants, a beautiful beach, and fascinating museums.

Journey into Huagapo Cave, considered to be one of the largest caves in the world. Located on a hillside in the highlands of Palcamayo, Huagapo is not something you want to miss.

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