With more than 5,000 years of history, Perú has a great multicultural wealth and traditions: it has imposing archaeological complexes, 12 world heritage sites of Unesco and vast natural reserves. Without a doubt, it is one of the most varied countries in the world.
The gastronomy of Perú is one of the most diverse in the world, as evidenced by the fact that it is the country with the largest number of typical dishes in the world. According to several experts on the subject, Perú reaches a equivalent level of the French, Chinese and Indian food.
This variety originates from the influence and immigration of the 19th century, which included Chinese Cantonese, Japanese and Italians, among other mainly European origins.
The natural wealth of its territory and the talent of its artisans are the raw materials that Perú is taking advantage of to increase its non-traditional exports (value-added products).
Thanks to the diverse offer of landscapes in its three regions, Perú has different destinations very much requested by tourists, such as : Machu Picchu (one of the 7 wonders of the world), the Nazca lines, northern and southern beaches (Máncora, Paracas, etc) and the Amazonian destinations such as Iquitos and Tarapoto.
98 months of uninterrupted growth demonstrate the competitiveness of its economy. In addition, its exports increased by 20.4% till July 2017, making it one of the countries that grew the most in Latin America. Located in the center of Latin America, Perú is closely related to the countries around it through treaties that encourage commercial exchange, such as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, among others. Between January and September 2017, the Peruvian exportations went to 160 countries, for more than USD 43.5 millions.