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Golden Peruvian Tours

ABOUT US

Golden Peruvian Tours is a young and dynamic organisation, with extensive Experience in the tourism branch, providing efficient, serious and trustable services; we can guarantee high quality attention with real personalised services with different touristic programs, congresses and events organisation, incentive travels and luxury tourism.

We can tailor programs, looking to fulfil the expectations of our travellers, considering the principal meaning of the travel: Honeymoon, Singles Travel, Family Travel, Romantic Escapes, Relax, Comfort.

We base the success of our Company in the real personalisation of our services, also providing fast answers and confirmations, competitive rates, constant follow up during the tours of our travellers, period evaluation of our providers and flexibility to handle any unexpected or complexes situations.

Our work team has young professionals, with passion to provide high quality service and show to the world the marvels of our country. Our commitment is to come to all the dreams of our travellers, that is why we pay attention to every single detail, creating enriching experiences throughout our beautiful Peru. PERU is located in the Western of South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean.

GEOGRAPHY

Peru is divided into three regions: The Coast: which features deserts, beautiful beaches and fertile valleys. Highlands: a mountainous area dominated by the Andes, where Mount Huascaran soars to 6,768 meters. Jungle: a vast region of tropical vegetation in the Amazon River Basin, home to Peru's largest natural reserves. Although this simple division is a fair portrait of Peru's geography, the reality is much richer and far more complex: in Peru, nature appears to have taken on particular characteristics, which have turned its mountains, plains, jungles and valleys into unique habitats. An extraordinary variety of eco-systems shelters a wide diversity of animals and plants.

SURFACE AREA

With an area of 1,285,215 square km, Peru is the third-largest country in South America after Brazil and Argentina, ranking it amongst the world's 20 largest nations. Peru also holds sway over the sea up to 200 miles from the Peruvian coast and has territorial rights to an area of 60 million hectares in the Antarctic. Peru is divided into 24 departments, plus the Constitutional Province of Callao. Lima is the capital of Peru.

POPULATION

30,814,175 inhabitants
Urban: 72.3%
Rural: 27.7%

Peru is a nation of mixed ethnic origins. Throughout its history, Peru has been the meeting ground for different nations and cultures. The indigenous population was joined 500 years ago by the Spaniards. As a result of this encounter, and later enriched by the migration of African blacks, Asians and Europeans, Peruvian man emerged as the representative of a nation whose rich ethnic mix is one of its leading characteristics.

LANGUAGES

Official languages:

Spanish: 80.3%
Quechua: 16.2%
Other languages: 3.0%
Foreign languages: 0.2%
As part of its rich cultural tradition, Peru features many different languages. Although Spanish is commonly spoken across the country, Quechua is a major legacy of the Inca Empire, and is still spoken with regional dialects in many parts of Peru. In addition, other languages are spoken such as Aymara (in Puno) and a startling variety of dialects in the Amazon jungle, which are divided up into 15 linguistic families and 38 different languages.

CURRENCY

The official currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.), which is divided into 100 cents. The currency includes coins for 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2 and 5 sol coins. There are bills in the denomination of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 soles. Currency Conversion: US$ 1 = S/. 3.00 (aprox.)

GOVERNMENT:

Peru is a democratic republic. The president and members of Congress are elected every five years by universal suffrage. The current constitutional president of Peru is OllantaHumala Tasso (2011-2016).

RELIGION:

Roman Catholic: 89%
Evangelical: 7%
Other religions: 4%
Peru is a naturally religious country: a diversity of beliefs and freedom of worship can be seen from the wide range of festivals and rituals that feature both Catholic fervor and the mysticism of age-old pre-Hispanic cultures.