Peru’s allure can be attributed, among many things, to the country’s incredibly diverse geography and the marvels of its ancient history. Travelers to this must-see South American country have been dazzled by luscious rain forests, the rugged Andes Mountains, and a coastline along the Southern Pacific Ocean. In addition to its enticing natural beauty, Peru is enlivened by its indigenous and colonial history, which is evidenced in archaeological gems, such as Machu Picchu and contrasted in its populous capital, Lima. As the capital city of Peru, Lima is the primary site for industry and education. Its idyllic location along the Pacific coast provides an exceptional site for students to improve their Spanish language and learn about Peruvian culture.
Cusco, situated in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, is conveniently located near Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Much of the architecture in present-day Cusco is a blend of Inca and Spanish colonial construction, and today, the city preserves its culture in colorful dress, lively music and the use of both the Quechua and Spanish languages.
Lima, the capital of Peru, is a Pacific coastal city full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences. Dating back to 2000 B.C., Lima was home to pre-Inca civilizations as well as other cultures whose indigenous traditions and languages still thrive today. City districts are filled with museums, colonial churches, vibrant café scenes, striking architecture, and friendly people.