Discover and experience Peru
We start our Peru-Special series with the cult places of Peru. We will lead you to the Machu Picchu, from the discovery, to the official explorer Hiram Bingham, to the Inca Trail and the fantastic architecture of the Incas. We will give you travel tips and background information about Machu Picchu so that you can perfectly prepare your trip to Machu Picchu. For those who can’t wait to visit our beautiful country, we have created a virtual trip to Machu Picchu.
With just 30 million inhabitants and an area about 3.5 times the size of Germany, Peru impresses with fascinating landscapes and untouched nature. Peru impresses with its Andes, rainforests and the Amazon, the longest river in the world.
Peru offers adventure, a centuries-old culture and history and above all, a hospitality that stands out from the crowd. Peruvians are not only very hospitable and service-oriented people, it is also easy to get in touch with them.
The country, which measures 3500 km from north to south and 1000 km from west to east at the widest point, is crossed by several climate zones, which are oriented to the different altitudes of the country.
Peru is a land of contrasts, while the capital Lima is the second largest desert city in the world, Iquitos surrounds the city in the jungle, exotic landscapes in the Amazon region.
The North of Peru
Northern Peru is packed with unique treasures of cultural, archaeological and natural origin.
Chan Chan, the clay capital of Chimú
Peru’s beaches in the north
Of course, a 3500 km long coast also has a variety of different and beautiful beaches to offer. Unfortunately Peru does not have a beach holiday like on the beaches of Thailand to offer. Nevertheless the visit is worthwhile.
Machu Picchu the Lost City
In the middle of the Peruvian Andes, at an altitude of 2360 meters, there is the legendary city of Machu Picchu which became famous through Hiram Bingham. A miracle of architectural achievement. The sight of Machu Picchu is overwhelming and impressive.
- A virtual journey through the cult sites of Machu Picchu
- The discovery of Machu Picchu
- Hiram Bingham III: Curriculum vitae of an explorer
- Machu Picchu – construction technology full of fascination
- Photo Gallery Machu Picchu
- What was Machu Picchu for?
- Travel tips Machu Picchu
- The Inca Trail and three alternative climbs to Machu Picchu
World Heritage Peru
Peru has 12 World Heritage Sites. From pre-Inca to colonial times
The South of Peru
Southern Peru is home to some of the country’s most important historical and scenic attractions. The south offers tourists adventure, culture and relaxation.
Tours and Activities
News & Events
Discover with us the third largest country in South America. The country has much more to offer than the typical tourist highlites.