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There are three elements that make Peru a unique destination: its history, nature and living culture. Traces of the past, natural resources and peoples whose traditional cultures are alive today, still thrive in Peru. They are Peru's inexhaustible riches.

Archaeologists are continually finding evidence of the remote past of innumerable pre-Columbian cultures. The country's colonial and republican periods have left a valuable heritage in a land that has always been a centre of power and minerals. For ecologists Peru is a treasure: 84 life zones, 1710 species of birds and 250,000 species of flora, these are some of the country's natural wealth. Its ancestral cultures are still living, with their customs, fiestas, costumes, food and original forms of employment adapted to today's world in such a way as to strengthen rather than weaken them.

This combination is continually producing new routes and destinations for tourists. In the last years, Peruvian and foreign investment have improved our tourist infrastructure considerably, complementing the country's attractions and making us one of the world's most competitive and best value destinations.