Peru is a country in South America bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. The capital of Peru is Lima on the Pacific Ocean, it is the second largest city in South America after São Paulo. Cusco used to be the capital of the Land of the Incas. Nowadays Peru is a popular holiday destination, partly because of the Inca history. The most well-known sight is of course Machu Picchu, but the Inca city of Choquequirao is also growing in popularity. The southern part (Andes) of Peru is most visited by tourists, especially the cities of Cusco, Arequipa, Puno (Lake Titicaca) and Nazca (Nazca Lines). The northern part is less visited, because it is less accessible. Iquitos, for example, can only be reached by plane and boat. Lima Jorge Chávez Airport is by far the busiest airport in Peru, followed by Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport. Peru is the ultimate holiday destination for lovers of history and delicious and versatile food.
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Time zone: UTC-5
National Day: 28 July