When it comes to a winter holiday escape list from the UK, who would put Peru on it?
Well you all should!
Having average temperatures in the country from Jan to April at a barmy and comfortable 23.3C. Plus with 8.3 hours of sunshine on average during the same period.
Peru, offers a magical corner of South America. Which should be a perfect retreat for European travellers looking to escape winter somewhere different.
Certainly a fascinating history, with jungle adventures, all within a spectacular natural environment and a unique combination of gastronomic richness too.
Peru Winter Holiday Escape
The UK in particular, is a prioritised market for Perú due to the number of arrivals by British tourists and also their spending capacity. Getting there now is easy with Latam now flying direct to Lima from London Heathrow . Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Until September of this year, just under 30,000 travellers from the United Kingdom have visited the South American country. One reason why Perú participated in the World Travel Market 2023 in London.
A leading travel industry event held from November 6th to 8th at EXCEL in London. Where the Commission for the Promotion of Perú for Export and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) promoted Perú’s tourism offerings with a focus on sustainability and culture.
Lima: Gastronomic Capital Of South America
Lima is not only a paradise due to its temperate climate throughout the year. But also for the quality of its gastronomic offerings.
Over the past decade, the capital of Perú has solidified its position as the gastronomic capital of South America. Its culinary reputation worldwide is continuing to grow.
Evidence of this is the recent recognition of ‘Central’. Now acclaimed as the best restaurant in the world according to the prestigious The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Led by Chef Virgilio Martínez, Central and its 17-course tasting menu are an innovative proposal reflecting Perú’s incredible biodiversity.
Moreover, the Peruvian capital offers a vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches, and a rich colonial heritage. All reflected in its architecture and museums, for example, in its historic centre.
Places like Cusco an historical treasure of the Andes.
Located in the Peruvian Andes, it is another excellent starting point to explore the historical richness of the country.
From the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu. Or the imposing fortress of Sacsayhuamán. The astonishing Rainbow Mountain is a firm favorite.
Cusco offers European travellers an immersion into Perú’s pre-Columbian and later colonial history.
Or then the streets with their gigantic stone walls and the traditional San Pedro Market. Where you can buy typical products from the region, such as coffee, cheese, and fruits.
The natural beauty of the region, with its snow-capped peaks and deep valleys, creates a breathtaking backdrop for photography and adventure enthusiasts.
Peru Jungle Adventure In The Amazon
For those with a more adventurous spirit, the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is a paradise waiting to be discovered.
Luxury cruises through the Amazon offer a unique opportunity to explore the exotic flora and fauna of this region while enjoying exceptional comforts.
Likewise, Peruvian nature reserves are ideal spaces for birdwatching, making the Peruvian jungle a must-visit destination for nature lovers.
The diversity of exotic and rare species, such as the famous Spatuletail hummingbird or the Andean cock-of-the-rock, offers an unparalleled experience for those wishing to connect with wildlife.
Perú is the ideal opportunity to discover unparalleled cultures, histories, and wonders while savouring its exquisite cuisine, warm climates, sunsets, and the sounds of peace in nature. Are you ready to experience Perú now?