Millions of tourists from all over the world travel to Peru each year to explore its beautiful landscapes, history, and customs. Recently the number of visitors coming from Brazil has dramatically increased thanks to the Interoceanic highway. This road is 2,603 kilometers long (1,617.4 miles) and connects southern Peru to western Brazilian states.
There are expected to be more than three million tourists from Brazil over the next three years. The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) credits the ongoing developments of new tourist circuits for the rising numbers of tourists. The head of Canatur, Carlos Canales, says “Although the economic activity remains very fragile, we should keep beating on the market opportunities offered by Brazil due to its high growth potential.” When this route was first built there were only 5,000 travelers coming each day, now there are more than 17,500 Brazilians coming to Peru through this road daily. Canales states that new efforts should continue to be made towards this neighboring country as there are a lot of growth possibilities. There are high hopes that more Brazilians from all over the country will continue to come to Peru.