Capital: Lima 

Local currency: Nuevo sol (PEN)

Machu Picchu, Peru

Full of lush tropical forests and high Andean peaks, it is undeniable that Peru is visually overwhelming. But its beauty beyond its landscapes: Peru is known for its beautiful colonial architecture and, above all, for the impressive and ancient ruins of this empire, the Inca, which ruled this land.

Peru is proud to host one of the most famous places in Latin America and the world: Machu Picchu, one of the great wonders of the world. Resting on a steep ridge beyond the Andean cloud forests, this lost Inca city is one of the most mysterious and evocative places in the world. Visiting it is an essential and truly unforgettable experience. From Machu Picchu, you can walk along the Inca Trail, the ideal way to enjoy all the beauty of the Andes. Along this path, you will pass in front of the houses of the indigenous peoples who still speak the ancient Quechua language and who maintain their traditions and customs to this day.

Although this land has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years, Peru is still in constant renewal. The vibrant cities of Cuzco and Lima are colourful and dynamic cultural centres where you can admire beautiful Catholic churches, visit museums with relics that go back in time, enjoy delicious Peruvian cuisine and chat with locals all night long. Peru is the pillar of much of the ancient Latin American heritage, its culture and history, and the essential destination if you want to learn true Spanish.

The charm of Spanish:

Peru is a country of diversity and its expressions reflect it, here are some expressions:

  • “Piña, pues”: When a person is unlucky, it’s a way of telling them that you regret their misfortune.
  • “Me dejaron misio”: The sentence is used to express that you no longer have any money and therefore you cannot party, unless you are invited.
  • “Habla, causa”: It’s a way to start a conversation normally.
  • “Oe”: Used to get someone’s attention.

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