Welcome to Peru

Peru is proud to be the host country for this outstanding event, offering a unique combination of history, culture and breathtaking scenery for the delight of participants. With its warm and welcoming spirit, Peru provides unparalleled hospitality, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.


Peru stands out for its rich gastronomy, its paradisiacal coasts and its varied landscapes ranging from imposing mountains to extensive jungles. With 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the country offers a vast cultural and natural heritage. With a population of approximately 33 million, Peru ranks as the 28th most populous country in the world. Spanish is the official language, although it coexists with a diversity of indigenous languages that enrich its identity. Peru is defined as a representative and democratic republic, made up of autonomous regions. Its history, celebrations, aromas and characteristic flavors give life to the vibrant Peruvian folklore. Music, dance, festivals and handicrafts are an integral part of the culture of this beautiful Andean country.

Interesting facts:

• The word «Peru» comes from the Quechua word «Viru» which was the name of a river in the Lima region.
• Peru is home to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
• In Peru, 48 indigenous languages are spoken in addition to Spanish.

Currency: Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Language: Spanish (Officer)
Population: 33.4 M
Capital: Lima

Lima, Historic Metropolis

Lima, the capital of the Republic of Peru, stands as the country’s most populous city and the fifth largest in Latin America. Located on the central Peruvian coast, it is a historical, cultural and industrial metropolis that is home to more than ten million inhabitants. Located at the confluence of the valleys of the Chillon, Rimac and Lurin rivers, it is part of Metropolitan Lima, enriched by its diverse landscape that includes the coastal desert. At an altitude of approximately 150 meters above sea level, its strategic position in the center of the Peruvian coast distinguishes it. With a rich history dating back to pre-Columbian cultures and Inca influence, Lima stands out for its historical sites, its varied gastronomy and its popular artistic expressions, such as ceramics and handicrafts. Attractive for national and international travelers, it offers charming Magical Towns that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the authentic Lima culture and enjoy its gastronomic offerings.

The Vicuña

I am a species well known for the quality and texture of my fiber, which is the finest among camelids and among all natural animal fibers. My coat is white on the chest and belly, the rest of my body is light brown. I am a gregarious and very territorial species.
My favorite food is grasses and non-woody herbs.
I live in the puna and the high Andean region, roaming open areas above 3300 m.a.s.l., especially in bofedales or plains with grasslands. You can find me in Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.

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