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Peru is a country rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty, making it a top destination for travelers around the world. From the majestic peaks of the Andes to the stunning beaches of the Pacific coast, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this diverse country. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This ancient Incan citadel is perched high in the Andes Mountains and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. For those looking to experience the vibrant culture of Peru, the city of Cusco is a must-visit destination. This historic city was once the capital of the Incan Empire and is now a hub of colonial architecture, lively markets, and delicious Peruvian cuisine. If you're a nature enthusiast, be sure to visit the Amazon Rainforest, one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Take a guided tour through the jungle and witness exotic wildlife, colorful birds, and lush vegetation up close. For beach lovers, the coastal town of Mancora is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. With its warm waters and sandy beaches, Mancora is a popular destination for surfing, swimming, and simply enjoying the laid-back atmosphere. Whether you're interested in history, culture, nature, or simply relaxing on the beach, Peru has something for everyone. With its diverse landscapes and rich traditions, this South American country offers a truly unforgettable travel experience.

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Mancora Beach

Mancora Beach Boasting more sunny days per year than Arizona, Mancora is another popular spot for surfers and pleasure seekers of all types.   The Pan-American Highway runs straight through town, making it easily accessible and a favorite getaway for those who don't want to take plans, trains, and helicopters to get to a decent beach. Mancora Beach  Considering its populatio...

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Chanchamayo Valley

Chanchamayo Valley In the High Jungle, the Chanchamayo Valley road is the habitat of numerous orchid species, including: Masdevallia ayabacana, Masdevallia echo, Masdevallia bicolor, Masdevallia jarae. The following varieties are also found in the area: Epidendrum, Chysis, Gongora, Lycaste, Maxillaria, Odontoglossum, Sobralia, Xylobium and many more. Chanchamayo Valley  The Cedar Woo...

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Chan Chan Archeological Area

Chan Chan Archeological Area One of the most significant archeological sites in Peru, Chan Chan is well worth a visit. In the native Mochica language, its name is Jang-Jang, which means: Sun-Sun. It was the capital of the Chimú kingdom, which stretched along the entire north coast between 1100- 145 AD, before being conquered by the Incas.   The center of the city is a series of 10 walle...

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Iquitos

Iquitos In the Amazonian jungle, the rivers and lakes are true underwater worlds hosting animal species whose characteristics challenge the imagination, such as the pink dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), loved and feared by the natives due to its supposed magical powers.   Its long and pink body, which can reach a length of 2.5 meters (over 8 feet) and 160 kg (353 pounds) is sure to attract a ...

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Nazca lines and geoglyphs

Nazca lines and geoglyphs On the vast pampas of Nazca Jumana, mysterious lines and geoglyphs form geometric patterns as well the figures of animals, anthropomorphic beings, and plants, among others. But their outlines can only be recognized clearly from the sky aboard small airplanes. Despite numerous studies, the lines are an enduring 2,000-year-old mystery that neither time, nor the region's ...

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Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary Machu Picchu is an Incan city surrounded by temples, terraces, and water channels, built on a mountaintop. It was built with huge blocks of stone joined to each other without any mortar. Today it has been designated cultural heritage of humanity in recognition of its political, religious, and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.   1. Gene...

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City of Cusco

City of Cusco On a walk through the streets of Cusco, the great walls and palaces built by the Incas exhibit the colossal architecture of the capital city of Tahuantinsuyo. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived, they used the Inca stone structures as foundations for the churches, convents, and stately homes they built. This symbiosis forms part of the unique character of the city, which was na...

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Historic Center of Lima

Historic Center of Lima The history of Lima dates to the 16th century. Ever since its founding by the Spanish, and during the Viceroyalty of Peru, Lima, the City of Kings, has been a political and cultural center of the first order on the new continent. The proof is in the Historic Center, where centuries-old churches, convents, and magnificent homes with elegant balconies have been preserved, ...

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Places of Worship in Qenqo and Tambomachay

Places of Worship in Qenqo and Tambomachay Two sites near Cusco boast remarkable ritual architecture. Qenqo is an immense, rocky promontory marked by carved steps, wells, and channels, most likely for depositing the 'chicha' (traditional corn beverage) consumed during Inca rituals. The site features a semicircular patio distinguished by an isometric perimeter with several large niches around a ...

Ohridska Banka (Societe Generale)

Ohridska Banka AD Ohrid is a universal banking institution with a wide range of banking services in the country and abroad. The bank has a sixth decade experience and tradition, with significant improvement and development through the transformations in the banking system. Since 1995 Ohridska Banka operates as an independent bank. With a clear vision for development and efficient management, the B...

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