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Why does Cusco have an enviable biodiversity?

biodiversidad-cusco

Peru is one of the places with the greatest ecological, geological and climatic diversity of the world. Being located in subtropical area of South America should have awarm and humid climate; However, its marine currents, mass movements of air and the presence of the Andes mountain range have made it a country with extraordinary biodiversity.

It is an important source of natural resources because it has a huge variety of domestic plants, 1700 species of birds and a large number of mammals and animals in general. The South American country has 84 of 114 areas of life that exist in the world. In addition, the Peruvian Amazon has the best natural reserves, so it is constantly visited by tourists and experts who carry out research in their territories.

The Peruvian Amazon is very extensive and complex, has an excellent tourism organization, which allows visitors to make tours of short, medium and long extension. Many tourists go to the southern, central, eastern and northern forests with the purpose of knowing the natural sanctuaries and reserves that take care of the flora and fauna of the region. It has a dense vegetation and the most abundant river on the planet: the Amazon River.

The region of Cusco has an important role in the preservation of the ecosystem because it has extraordinary landscapes, flora and fauna. Portal Motive, has several reserves and sanctuaries that carry the title of patrimony of the humanity and intangible area. Its mega diversity is because it has a wide variety of micro climates and ecosystems, ranging from the Puna to the Lowland forest, located near the eastern slope of the Cordillera de los Andes.

Main tourist Attractions

Birdwatching in Peru

In the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Quillabamba, and Manu National Park you can see a great variety of birds. Peru occupies the second place as a country with the greatest diversity of birds in the world, so it has the best landscapes that serve to observe such species. For example, in Machu Picchu you can see the most impressive species of hummingbirds.

Manu National Park 

In 1973, Manu National Park was declared a Natural patrimony of humanity by UNESCO. It is located between Paucartambo (province of Cusco) and Manu (Mother of Godprovince). The park houses the most representative species of Yunga and Andean Puna. In this space, tourists are offered the participation of guided excursions and the experts Seles allows the entrance to areas of investigation.

Machu Picchu

In 1983,the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu was declared by UNESCO as a Natural andCultural patrimony of humanity. The area is home to the spectacled bear, ananimal that according to one of the Inca legends, served as messenger ofspirits of the heights and those of the jungle. The citadel was discovered in1911 and is believed to have been a royal residence of the Inca Empire. It alsohas an extraordinary landscape.

Finally, we recommend you to stay at the house of the Sun Machu Picchu during your trip to one of the best tourist places in Peru. The hotel blends modernity and tradition perfectly because its facilities have been designed to give you a true multi-sensory experience.

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