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About Peru

Peru is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest and fiscal crisis as well as periods of great stability and economic upswing.

Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country with a high Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 31%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, tourism and manufacturing of products such as textiles.

The Peruvian population, estimated at 29.5 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians living in the Andean region, speak Quechua or other native languages in the jungle. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.
During your volunteer program with MiPequeñaAyuda you will have the opportunity to enjoy your free magnificent tourist routes to discover places like the circuit Sacred Valley (Pisac, Moray, Chincheros and Ollantaytambo) time.
In addition, near the city of Cusco, you can go to discover the Temple of the Moon, the Water Temple and the Temple of the Sun, and feel the energy of these places.

You can not go without knowing Machu Picchu, just 2 hours by train from Ollantaytambo, where is located our volunteer house.


It is certainly the favorite place chosen by our volunteers, touring its citadel, even climb the mountains that surround it, are unique moments insurance which will draw beautiful photos to remember.

 

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