Travel Destinations: The receptive tourism in our country continues to become increasingly important, with a growth rate above the world average and the average for South America. Also, inbound tourism is the fourth foreign exchange earner for the country and a major source of employment.
In this context, PROMPERÚ considered vital to know the characteristics, motivations, interests and travel behavior in Peru of foreign tourists who visit us, and the expenditure made on the trip. For this reason, more than ten years ago, through the study profile Foreign Tourist, has been collecting and synthesizing the travel behavior of tourists from the world’s main source markets demand in Peru as a tourist destination. For the development of the 2012 Foreign Tourist Profile, information was collected on the three major gateway cities of Peru: Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport, Tacna – Border Control Post Santa Rosa and Puno – Since Kasani Immigration Control. The measurements were conducted in February, May, August and November 2012 with travel destinations.
The results obtained in this study and presented in this document can be used as an important tool for various stakeholders in the tourism market input: associations, regional entities, travel agencies, hotels, transportation companies, among others. Furthermore, we thank Lima Airport Partners, the Border Control Point Santa Rosa Tacna and Kasani – Puno and transport companies that cover the route Puno – Kasani, by unconditionally providing us the facilities to conduct the fieldwork in their facilities.
Among Latin American countries found that competitors, Brazil and Mexico are the countries most tourists capture the long distance markets that are of interest for Peru (*); probably present a better air connectivity to these markets, among other reasons. While Chile surpass us in arrivals of German tourists and Brazilian tourists.
Vacationers who visited Peru show an attitude of wanting to participate in various international tourism during leisure travel, the three most important being those associated with the ancient culture, nature tourism and gastronomy with travel destination to Peru ..
Destinations Travel to Peru:
- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
The Inca Trail is the most legendary hike in South America, often ranked in the top 5 treks in the world and a life changing experience. Trekking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu can be difficult, but wonderful. At 26 miles (43 km) that integrates a lovely mountain setting, plentiful and delicious cloud forests, semi-tropical forest, and of course, a beautiful mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels and, of course, the final destination, the enigmatic Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”.
- Sacred Valley:
Sacred Valley of the Incas: It is 27 km (1 h) to the NE of Cusco on an asphalt road in good condition. This sacred valley stretches along the Vilcanota (same downstream takes the name or Willcamayu Urubamba) river. It covers the area between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. You can access it through three paved roads A succession of picturesque villages (some splendid colonial churches), Incan platforms and other archaeological remains themselves as excellent wide fields where corn is planted exceptional climate, make this valley a must for anyone visiting the destination Cusco.
- Machu Picchu Tours
The majestic citadel of Machu Picchu tours is approximately 7,000 m. above sea level and is cradled between the Andean Mountain range of Peru. The great city of Machu Picchu tours in Quechua means ‘Old Peak’ where it rises above the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) 80 km northwest of Cusco.
- Cusco City Tours
Cusco City Tours: We admit that this is a natural beauty. Cusco ranks first among the places in the world I have visited. The people, the food, the mysticism of ancient culture are beyond what I thought would never find. You are missing out if you skip to Cusco on your Inca trail to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
- Arequipa City Tours
City Tours Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. It is surrounded by 3 steep, colossal mountains, snow color. 58,000 people occupy the white city of Arequipa stoned. It is one of the most visually stunning cities of Peru, at 2,350 meters (7,709 feet). It grew from a group of Spanish colonial churches and houses made of volcanic rock collected from around 1 million people.
- Puno City Tours
Puno City Tours is one of the most important cities on the edge of Lake Titicaca, the highest and the world’s highest navigable lake. The city of Puno is considered the Folk Capital of America in Peru, because it has more than 300 typical for the holiday of Candlemas is celebrated every year in the city of Puno dances.
- Lima City Tours
Lima City Tours: The department of Lima is located in the center of the country, comprising a coastal Peru (the Pacific Ocean) and mountains to the east. The city of Lima, also known as Ciudad de los Reyes, was founded by Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535 on the right bank of the Rimac river due to the excellent strategic and geographic conditions of this valley.
Peru is located on the west central region of South America. It extends for 1’285.215 km2, equivalent to about the size of Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands together. In South America, only Brazil and Argentina are larger. Peru is the world’s nineteenth largest country travel destinations. Peru is bounded on the north by Ecuador, on the south by Chile and Bolivia, on the east by Colombia and Brazil, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Geographical regions of Peru:
Peru is a varied and diverse country due to its climate and its natural and cultural regions. It has a length of 2,500 km and four natural regions: coast, mountains, jungle and territorial sea.
Coast Region of Peru:
The coastal region comprises 10.6% of Peru and has an area of 136,334 km2. It is a long stretch of 2,500 km in length and between 19 and 100 km wide. The altitude varies between 0 and 1,000 meters above sea level (masl). While it is basically dry, seasonal rains occur in the north, especially when the weather phenomenon El Niño occurs. Along the coast is irrigated less than one million of the 15 million acres that make up this region. Some of the 53 valleys are arable and a combination of own ancestral methods of ancient Peru and modern technology is used to work them. The coastal region of Peru has been home to several important cultures. Visitors will find famous archaeological sites among which Caral, Chan Chan, Nasca and Sipan.