Saturday, August 11, 2012

Peru And Argentina Travel Guide And Packages

By Darcy Selvidge

Vacation packages to Peru offer something for every traveller. If they are looking for a totally unique and exciting destination, they should absolutely consider this South American destination. The scenery is breathtaking, with the Andes mountains rising into the mist. There are also the high plains where the local people still live much the same way their ancestors have lived for hundreds of years.

Peru has something to offer every visitor. For the more ambitious and hardy traveller there are miles of hiking in challenging mountain areas. Fast flowing rivers for water sports enthusiasts. Museums and historical sites for those who enjoy the culture of south America. There are also many art galleries offering unique paintings, photographs and drawings by those who try to capture the rugged beauty of the area.

Undoubtedly the highlight of any trip to Peru is a visit to Machu Pichu. This spectacular city was build by the once mighty Inca empire as their city in the clouds. It was eventually abandoned and spent many years covered in jungle vegetation. After being rediscovered by an American adventurer it has been a world tourist attraction ever since. Visitors must be in good health to make the strenuous journey to this high altitude site, but will be rewarded with breathtaking views and an unforgettable experience.

Many visitors also visit Cusco, the capital city of the ancient Inca's. It is worth spending some time in this historic area and enjoying the atmosphere of the sacred valley of the Inca's. There are plenty of excellent museums telling the story of the once strong empire and its downfall at the hands of the Spanish conquistadors.

It is not just the amazing Inca monuments that deserve a visit, but the beautiful and vibrant towns that dot the Peruvian landscape. Here the visitor can see how these hardy mountain people go about their daily lives. Many people still make their living by farming and raising livestock. They walk to their local markets each week to buy and sell locally produced goods. This a great opportunity to buy some hand crafted items such as blankets, hats and toys.

Argentina has so much to offer the traveller. There is a beautiful and in places rugged coastline filled with marine wildlife. The sea bird population offers a bird watchers paradise, with the opportunity to see nesting penguins. In land there are majestic mountain ranges and pristine lakes.

Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of beautiful European inspired architecture. There are many art galleries and museums to showcase the diverse and exciting range of talents the country has to offer. The restaurants are also world famous. They offer everything from local street vendor food eaten by the locals, up to gourmet dinners at city center eateries. A day spent in the countryside surrounding the city will also be a day well spent.

Travellers looking for an exciting vacation with lots to offer should consider one of the many packages to Peru. The hotels range from simple family run establishments in small towns, all the way up to the most exclusive city accommodations with every amenity possible. In addition to spectacular scenery and historic ruins, the true beauty of the area is its people. You will be assured of a wonderful welcome from the hospitable locals.

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