Peru has mountains, jungles, beaches, a unique history and a blend of cultures from the past and the present. Naturally there are several points of interest in Peru, and a great many places to visit. Here is the best of Peru.
The source of the Amazon River starts high up in the Andes Mountains, and runs down through cloudforests into the rainforest proper. Peruvian Amazon offers some of the finest protected tract of rainforest in the world. Melting glaciers collect and contribute to one of the world’s mightiest rivers.
When you consider Belize is such a small country at less than 9,000 square miles (making it comparable in size to Massachusetts in the US or Wales in the UK) and with a population of only 367,000, it has an exciting range of sightseeing and sporting activities unmatched by most other countries in the world. Things to do in Belize can be divided into three broad categories - coastal activities, inland activities and food based experiences.
Boasting 13 major ecosystems, including lowland rain forest, highland cloud forest, costal marine and beach habitats, there can be little doubt that the Corcovado National Park is quite simply in a league of its own when it comes to presenting the backpacking opportunity of a lifetime.
Popular with tourists of all ages from across the globe, the Tortuguero National Park is one of the most significant nesting places of the endangered green turtle and the third most visited national park in Costa Rica.
Steeped in history, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve initially dates back to the early 1950’s when a group of Quakers from the United States left their homes in Alabama and arrived in Monteverde at a time when the region was just beginning to be settled. In order to avoid being drafted into the Korean War, the Quakers established a simple life in the area, primarily based around dairy and cheese production, before its 328 hectacres became acquired by George Powell in 1972.