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READING ON PERU, SOUTH AMERICA:
|Overview of Peru for
Travelers by RICHARD MONK
Peru is located on the upper
west coast of South America. If you are considering Peru as a travel destination,
following is an overview of the country.
Overview of Peru for Travelers
Historically, Peru was the
location of the dominant early cultures in South America. The city of Caral
has pyramid remains dated to between 2000 and 2600 BC, which may make it
the oldest city in the world. Peru is also the home of the Nazca Lines,
the football field size drawings in the ground that are only apparent from
Incas are a mysterious civilization, but one that was clearly dominant
during its time. The Incas were based in modern day Peru. Although it was
not a major city, Machu Picchu is the best known archeological remains
of the Incas. It was discovered in 1911.
The Spanish defeated the
Inca Empire in 1533, who remained in control for nearly 300 years. In 1821,
Peru declared independence, but wasn’t able to defeat the Spanish until
1824. In fact, Peru was the last Spanish colony in South America.
Peru has seen periods of
relative stability and near civil war since gaining its independence. In
the late 20th century, conflicts with the Shining Path and Tupac Amaru
rebel groups resulted in as many as 70,000 people being killed. Peru has
moved beyond such conflicts and is experiencing a period of strong stability
and economic growth. In a stunning development for patriarchal South America,
Peru elected Beatriz Merino as the first female prime minister on the continent
Peru is an interesting climatic
country because it contains stunning mountains, flat plains and over 1,500
miles of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Figuring out what to take is entirely
dependent on the part of the country you will visit. Travel to Lake Titicaca,
one of the highest lakes in the world, and you will need to dress for warmth.
Visit the dry desert in the east of the country, and you will be dressing
just the opposite.
Modern Peru has a total population
of 28 million people. Roman Catholic is the dominant language. The literacy
rate is roughly 88 percent. After years of conflict, the country has suffered
economically to the point that over 50 percent of the population lives
below the poverty line. With stability returning, this situation is expected
Peru is one of the hottest
travel destinations in South America. With the end of armed conflict, the
chance to see Inca ruins should not be missed.
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IN PERU, SOUTH AMERICA:
HOTELS IN LIMA, PERU
Hotel Lima ****
Featuring an elegant decor
and a warm hospitality, Antara Hotel Lima welcomes you for an unforgettable
vacation. The Antara Hotel is located in Miraflores, the new cultural
and commercial centre of Lima. It is situated only 100 meters from the
two most important avenues of the city and still in an ideal and quiet
place for the executive requiring peace for pondering on his projects and
activities. Without need for transportation, in just a few minutes, you
can get to the most important restaurants, banks, casinos, boutiques and
even the beautiful bay of Lima. In spanish classical style, Antara
Hotel combines distinction and the maximum in comfort, suites with private
sauna and every room equipped with Jacuzzi, minibar and adjustable air
conditioning. You can enjoy the taste of the most exquisite typical
Peruvian dishes and international cuisine at the hotel's restaurant. Staying
at this hotel, you will find the hospitality and personal service that
are unforgettable to the last detail.
Andina Miraflores Hotel Lima ****
Offering cosy accomodation
in a safe and commercial environment, the Casa Andina Miraflores hotel
assures comfortable staying in Lima. Casa Andina Miraflores Hotel
is just a few blocks from downtown Miraflores, which is one of the most
traditional quarters of Lima. Housed in the residential area, this hotel
is very close to the commercial centre of Lima and is just a stone's throw
from the Miraflores Central Park, restaurants, cafes, arts and crafts markets.
All the 49 guest rooms ensure a unique native ambience to make your stay
a memorable one. Guests can enjoy delicious local and international
cuisine at the hotel's restaurant.
Inn Hotel Lima ***
Featuring an elegant decor
and warm hospitality, the Colonial Inn Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable
vacation in Lima. The Colonial Inn Hotel is located within walking
distance of the restaurants and nightclubs in the Miraflores district of
Lima. The hotel is 2 kilometres from the city centre and 15 kilometres
away from Lima Airport. This hotel offers beautifully decorated guest
rooms that are elegantly furnished and equipped with modern amenities.
Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves delicious food and
later on, enjoy a refreshing drink at the any of the 2 onsite bars.
Guests travelling by their own mode of transportation can make use of parking
space available on-site. During leisure, you can explore the surroundings
or visit the city attractions.
Suites Hotel Lima ***
With charming details and
numerous facilities, Conquistadores Suites Hotel promises a pleasant stay
to its guests. Conquistadores Suites Hotel Lima is conveniently located
in the heart of San Isidro, Lima's leading financial and business district.
At a few steps from the famous El Olivar Park and surrounded by attractive
residential areas, the hotel is known for friendly service and personal
attention. The hotel offers 36 spacious, fully equipped and warmly
decorated suites and rooms. The La Terrazza Cafe, with a splendid
panoramic view of San Isidro, provides a delicious choice of Peruvian and
international dishes and snacks.
Hotel Lima ***
Offering a good location,
this property invites all type of guests for a pleasant and wonderful stay
in Lima. The Continental Hotel is located in the historic city centre
of Lima, close to many of the Peruvian capital's historic tourist attractions.
The hotel is situated close to train station and is 18 kilometres from
the airport. The hotel boasts well-equipped guestrooms that are comfortable,
pleasant and comes with all the contemporary amenities that a discerning
traveller would expect. The onsite restaurant serves delicious international
cuisine for you to enjoy. You can also sip your favourite drink at the
cocktail bar. During leisure you can meet your friends and relax
at lobby and later, explore the surroundings or visit the city attractions.
Pilar Miraflores Hotel Lima ***
Being an ideal place in
the city of Lima, this hotel offers a warm welcome, pleasant ambience and
convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. The Del
Pilar Miraflores Hotel is situated in the heart of the commercial and tourist
area of Miraflores. The hotel is 10 kilometres from Jorge Chavez International
Airport. This hotel offers 53 well-appointed accommodation units
that are stylishly furnished and equipped with modern in-room amenities.
This property has a restaurant, which serves delicious dishes to feast
on. After a tiring day, you can relax with a fine drink at cocktail bar.
Guests travelling on business purpose can make use of well-equipped conference
room for their various important meetings.
El Pardo Hotel Lima *****
Presenting luxurious accommodation
and refined hospitality, the Double Tree El Pardo Hotel is the perfect
place for a lavish holiday in Lima. Located at the central and exclusive
district of Miraflores, the Double Tree El Pardo Hotel is placed at the
beginning of Pardo Avenue, a few blocks from Miraflores Central Park. The
beautifully flowered Kennedy Park, different stores as well as other commercial
and entertainment establishments surround the hotel. This hotel features
110 well-appointed rooms and suites, which offer all comforts and facilities
expected by a modern traveller. The Double Tree El Pardo Hotel offers
different gastronomic options for you to relish. You can taste the best
of Peruvian cuisine in an authentic and sophisticated ambience of the Junius-Peruvian
Restaurant. Also enjoy the finest combinations of a wide range of international
dishes with a choice of wines at Zuma Grill.
Condado Hotel Lima ****
Offering stylish and contemporary
accommodation, this property is the perfect base for both business as well
as leisure travellers. Situated in the modern and dynamic district
of Miraflores, El Condado Hotel Lima is just 4 kilometres from the city
centre. This property is near the commercial, cultural and entertainment
areas, while the Jorge Chavez International Airport is 25 minutes away.
This hotel offers 50 spacious accommodation units that come with modern
and comfortable amenities. At the onsite Piano Bar Restaurant, guests
can enjoy a selection of delicious Peruvian and international food. It
is also an ideal place to unwind with a glass of fine drink. This
property provides all the necessary conveniences for your private or business
meetings. During leisure, you can workout in the state-of-the-art gymnasium,
re-energise your body in the jacuzzi or pamper yourself at the sauna.
Hotel Lima ****
Offering excellent services
and facilities, this modern style property is a perfect venue to reside
for a pleasant stay. Strategically located in the heart of Miraflores,
Exclusive Hotel Lima is close to the restaurants, cinemas, theatres, banks
and beaches. This property is just 4 kilometres away from the city centre
and 20 kilometres from the Lima Airport. The 64 comfortable bedrooms
are fully equipped and well-decorated as well as come with a host of modern
amenities. Attentive room service is also provided for your convenience.
Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves both local as well
as international cuisine. After a tiring day, unwind at the cosy bar with
an exotic drink.
Antonio Hotel Lima ***
facilities and comforts, this modern style property is an ideal place for
a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. Situated in the modern district
of Miraflores, Jose Antonio Hotel Lima is 30 minutes drive from the Jorge
Chavez International Airport. This property is close to the major commercial,
financial, tourist and cultural centres. This hotel offers 44 comfortable
bedrooms that are air-conditioned and come with modern amenities.
Guests can dine at the onsite Las Espuelas Restaurant that serves an international
cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a pleasant atmosphere. The La
Jalca Bar is a perfect place to relax as well as to enjoy your favourite
cocktail in an intimate ambiance.
Americas Hotel Lima ****
This property attracts both
business and leisure travellers with its location right next to the popular
shopping centres and entertainment precincts. Situated in Miraflores,
Las Americas Hotel Lima is close to the tourist attractions, shops and
entertainment area. This property is just 20 minutes drive from the downtown
Lima and 30 minutes from the international airport. The hotel offers
151 comfortable guestrooms that are beautifully appointed and come with
an array of modern amenities for a pleasant stay. Guests can start
their day with a scrumptious breakfast and later taste both traditional
as well as international cuisine in a relaxed setting. Sip your favourite
cocktail at the cosy bar, which is also an ideal place to relax.
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