The natural and cultural wealth that Peru offers tourists is hard to compete with. With 28 individual climates, astonishing geographical diversity, an award winning array of culinary masterpieces, and ruins of ancient cultures that are still visible today, Peru is one of the top tourist destinations in the Americas. This entry discusses Peru’s tourism policies and trends, as well as the top destinations countrywide, with an emphasis on those that UNESCO has deemed World Heritage sites, worthy of preservation for future generations.

Peru is one of the most culturally and environmentally diverse countries on Earth. The country’s indigenous and ancient cultures seamlessly merge with its modern, cosmopolitan cities. It was once a coveted site by the Spanish for its mineral riches. Many tourists find visiting Peru ...

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