Best Places to Visit in Peru
The Independent UK and the New York Times have given Peru the thumbs up for a must-vist on their 2017 list. This country lucked out with some of the most vibrant civilisations on earth, the Incas being the most prominent with their magnificent lofty ruins dotting the Andean landscape. With 60% of the country being on the banks of the elegant Amazon, it is not a wonder that the largest number of bird species is found here, along with the third largest mammal population in the world, and a record-breaking number of butterflies and orchids. It is also one of the last few cultural melting pots on Planet Earth, combining the best of the Japanese and Chinese influences that mingle with Spanish and Indian, creating a heady brew of architecture, language and some of the best food ever tasted by man.