Discovering the biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon
Exploring the incas treasure, enjoy your adventure
INTRODUCTION There is an only place in the world that has it all, magic, history, nature and culture; four elements that forges the spirit of the earth of the sun, a land where gods are hidden in mountains and stones, where the sons of the sun are dressed with gold and mortals with scissor hands dance whole days, a millenary culture chosen by gods. Peru hosts one of the greatest civilizations in the history of humanity, where men got communicated with universe, a world where the sweat of Sun God and the tears of the Moon Godess got joined to protect their chosen ones, an empire where the inmensity of magic lakes got blended with cities born from the earth, where brave soldiers traveled from unknown oceans up to fortresses hidden by the fog 5000 years of history that will return to life on your next vacations. Peru is the land that hosts one of the most extraordinary civilizations of the world, lost in the time enigmas, the most exquisite gastronomy, scenes full of magic and fantasy and the adventure and fun that you can just find here, a place where you will be able to find two worldwide wonders, one of the seven modern ones of the world MACHUPICCHU and one of the seven natural ones of the world AMAZONAS RIVER, gorgeous cities of mud and enigmatic figures drawn in the desert. Peru a new world and a fascinating one that awaits for you with open arms, a world where millenary cultures left uneraseable steps held by gods up date.
GEOGRAPHY The democratic republic of Peru, is located in the Southamerican Continent, it has an area of 1 250 000 squared kilometers, divided in three natural different regions that influence in the weather that is varied from the freezing one of the Range of the Andes, the tropical climate of the amazonic jungle and the arid weather of the Peruvian Coast. Perú has a great biodiversity that is the result of the presence of the Range of Andes in Peruvian Territory, a biodiversity that is reflected in the high number of species of flora and fauna.
ECONOMY Thanks to the visits of many people to our Country, tourism became the third economical activity that leaves the major amount of foreign currency in Peru, just mining and fishing are before it. Peru still depends on ancient economical activities as kattling and agriculture especially in the rural zones, far from the great cities but leave less amount of foreign currency.
HISTORY The History of Peru starts 5000 years ago with civilizations that built the first cities and metropolis as the one existing at the north of the Capital of Peru Lima, the city of Caral, built simultaneously to the development of the ancient civilizations of Middle East. History of Peru gets a total overturned with the appearance of different cultures previous to the Tawantinsuyo Empire, cultures from which the Incas received and better off many techniques and traditions from cultures of the North of Peru as the Mochicas, Chimu and Chinchas or cultures from the Peruvian South as the Tiawanacu or Wari. Cultures that left inmortal legacies as the Nazca Lines, Sillustani among others. The ancestral culture of the Incas got started with a mythical legend, picked up by the Spaniard chronicles and local ones, the Incas expanded their territory up to the actual territories of the Republics of Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, territory that was unified by a great web of trials that joined all the towns governed by the denominated local sirs. Machupicchu the biggest masterpiece of the ancient Peru was built during the height of this culture work of one of the most ambicious and greatest emperors of the Peruvian History. With the arrival of the Spaniards in the XVI Century, the European traditions got melt with the ones of the locals, a mixture of traditions that persist up to date. Spaniards dominated the Peruvian Territory until 1821 year in which Liberator Jose de San Martin declared the Independence of Peru. Nowadays the Peruvian Nation, is one of the republics where tourism is lived the best way, in special the region of Cusco declared as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.
We believe that we have the responsibility to set an example of ethical behavior and how to play an active role in the development of our region and the protection of our living cultures, natural and archaeological resources. By integrating social responsibility into our core business, we hope to increase the benefits for local communities while working in harmony with the environment and giving out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Our goal is to share this vision with all our offices in Latin America and to create a positive impact on all our stakeholders: clients, passengers, staff, suppliers, and society as a whole. Our clients will enjoy their trip on a whole new level if they are aware their experiences are positively affecting other people’s lives.
To us, Corporate Social Responsibility means: • Working in an ethical way • Understanding our stakeholders and considering their needs when we make decisions that could affect them • Embracing our role as agents of change to attain the sustainable development of our communities and elevate the level of competitiveness. • Incorporating international standards to the way we work. • Focusing on sustainable tourism.
By accepting our role as an agent of change in the development of our country, we don’t only improve our stakeholders’ quality of life and the competitiveness of our market but also: • Improve our REPUTATION & IMAGE • Increase EFFICIENCY & LOYALTY • Decrease RISKS • Incorporate INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Kaypi works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page. Kaypi Tour Operator, will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and others items for give you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Kaypi is the only tour operator which give you the alternative to do your own packages and choose your hotels and your kind of transportation. You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.
Airport and airlines located in the port of city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe. Callao is serviced by flyghts from North, Central and South America, and tow regular direct flyghts from Europe (Madrid and Ansterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flyghts. Cuzcon has the only other airport with international-al service-to La Paz, Bolivia.
With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), viasa are not requiered for travelers entering Peru. Tourist are permited a 30 to 90 day stay, wich is stamped into their passports and onto a turist card, called Targeta Andina de Migracion (Andean Immigration card), that you must return upon leaving the country. The actual length of stay is determined by the immigration officer at the point of entry. Becareful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue ua an oficina de migraciones (immigration office), also simply known as migraciones, for a replacement card. It is a good edia to carry your passport and tourist card on your person at all times especially when traveling in remote areas, (it is requiered by law on the Inca Trail). For secority make a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place form the originals.
Peru use de Nuevo Sol (S), wich has traded at S2.50 to S3.50 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events. Prices in this book are generally qoutes in nuevos soles, though some are listed in US dollars. Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a cridit card that can be use for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable. When receiving local corrency, always ask for billetes pequeños (small bills), as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as posible, especially in small towns. Publics bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darnn near imposible. The best places to exchange money are mormally casa de cambio (foreing exchange bureaus), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks. Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be aceppted by Peruvians. It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.
Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accep round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need and adapter with a built-in surge protector.
Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources so you only need a passport to enter the country and enjoy their wealth and take some precautions you might help discover.
Public pay phones operrated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) are available on the street even in small towns. Most pay phines wprk with phone cards wich can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (susch as skipe), where you can talk for pennies or even for free. When calling Peru from abroad, dial the international acces code for the cuntry you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number. When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally, the local phone number. In Peru any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public pay phones. See the inside front cover of this book for more useful dialing codes, including hown to contact an operator or diractory assistance.
Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America. Daylightb Saing Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.
Peru´s grinding poverty more then half of the country lives under the poverty line with a fifth of the population surviving on less than US$2 a day-means that petty crimen is common. The biggest annoyance most travelers will experience, however,is a case of the runs, so do not let paranoia ruin your holiday.
Peru has tree main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east. the arid coastal desert to the west. and the Andean mountains and highlands in between . In the Andes, wich have altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures fal, below 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip will bellow freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to aclimatize since altitude sickness, or soroche can be a problem. April to November is the dry season in the mountain and altiplano (Andean Plateau). the wettes months are from Decenber to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humit rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are form December trought March. Some parts of the coastal strip see rain rarely, if at all. From April to November, Lima other areas by the Pacific Ocean are enclose in garua (coastal fot, mist or drizzle) as warmer air masses off the desert and drifts over the ocean wheren the cold Humboldt current hits.
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