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Enjoy the sights and sounds of Peru

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Peru
26 Mar 2014

The absorbing history of Peru and some of the historic landmarks that can be found in this amazing country make it one of the world's must-visit tourist destinations.

And yet you may be surprised to learn that it is a nearby South American country that is most responsible for the wellness of the local tourism industry.

That's right, figures show that Chile was by far the largest source of tourists for Peru last year.

Indeed, as many as 886,485 people made the trip from Chile to Peru, disproving the notion that it is largely European and North Americans who prop-up the tourism industry in this part of the world.

Andean Parliament member Hildebrando Tapia confirmed that many Chilean travelers went to the southern city of Tacna during their stay in the country.

The US, meanwhile, came second in the list that details where tourists in Peru come from.

“The Ecuadorians rank third with 208,358 arrivals, followed by the Venezuelans with 158,215 entries, and the Argentineans with 155,145,” Mr Tapia added.

If you've never before had the opportunity to visit this fascinating country, where should you seek to visit?

Perhaps the biggest and most obvious attraction of holidaying in this part of the world is the chance to visit the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which passes through a number of Andean environments and is well worth taking the chance to enjoy for yourself.

The trail is hugely popular, as you might expect, and it's worth noting that it is actually closed during the month of February for cleaning.

If, however, you do get the chance to sample it for yourself, it is an opportunity that, quite simply, you cannot pass up.

Alternatively, it would seem a shame to travel to Peru and not take the chance to see the Amazon Rainforest in all its splendor. There are few sites that can quite compare in terms of natural beauty.ADNFCR-408-ID-801707005-ADNFCR

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