WHAT TO SEE IN PERU
Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in Peru and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but this South American country offers much more. Discover other things you can do in Peru.
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UROS FLOATING ISLANDS,TITICACA LAKE
The highest navigable lake in the world, which shines at 12,500 feet and stretches along the Peru-Bolivia border, Lake Titicaca is home to a variety of indigenous communities. Embark on a boat from the city of Puno, on a lake, to discover the floating islands made of reeds that the Uros call their home, or the island of Taquile, where men must prove their worth through their weaving skills.
MANU NATIONAL PARK
Accessible from Cusco and Puerto Maldonado, the Manu National Park is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. The remote location and protected state of the park means that you will experience a magnificently pristine corner of the Peruvian Amazon.
Cusco is a visual delight. The opulent churches are surrounded by cobbled corridors, while the archaeological remains of the Inca temples are preserved and the huge walls of carved stones combine perfectly, showing the skill of the ancient rulers. It is a city that breathes history positively.
Beyond Cusco and Machu Picchu, experts recommend visiting the Sacred Valley, a place of Inca citadels such as Pisac, Chinchero, Maras and Ollantaytambo, charming old towns and colonial towns. Its beautiful landscape is ideal for adventure sports, from hiking and climbing to rafting and more.
The mysteries of the Nasca lines in Peru are world famous. They were recorded in the desert by two Andean civilizations: Paracas and Nasca, dating from 400 BC. The giant geoglyphs, which include geometric and figurative figures, are known throughout the world for the representation of figures such as monkeys, spiders, birds and fish, which are best appreciated from the air, something that the locals could not do in this immense landscape desert flat. adding a halo of intrigue about its origin and meaning.
A beautiful colonial city bathed by the sun and surrounded by three snow-capped volcanoes, Arequipa is the second glorious city of Peru. Immerse yourself in its relaxed atmosphere, admire the opulent Baroque buildings made of white volcanic stone and taste the local dishes to discover why it is considered a worthy culinary rival of Lima.
Known as “the other Machu Picchu,” this ancient fortress predates the Incas and is 10,000 feet up in a cloud forest in northern Peru. Once difficult to access, it can now be reached by a newly opened 2.5-mile cable car that takes visitors to the mountains in 20 minutes to explore the massive limestone walls, watchtowers and round huts that emerge from the lush vegetation.
Visit this beautiful protected area where the pampas meet the Pacific Ocean, where spectacular rock formations have been carved by the wind and the sea and where you can see an incredible marine life on a boat trip. Pelicans teeter along the coast, sea lions rest on nearby Ballestas Islands and Humboldt penguins gather. At the top, Peruvian boobies are seen, while dolphins can sometimes be seen playing in the waters.
A city located on top of a cliff located on the Pacific coast, Lima used to be known as “The City of Kings”. It is worth a visit to explore the colonial beauty of the old town, the elegant riverside neighborhood of Miraflores and the bohemian delight of Barranco. The city is full of spectacular museums and a gastronomic scene that makes you appreciate why Peru has become a world culinary leader.
A place of steep canyon walls, the rugged peaks of the Andes and some of the finest examples of pre-Inca farming terraces (still used today), the Colca Canyon is well worth a visit. See the condors that rise above, see a trot of scary flame through the landscape and visit beautiful villages that seem to be lost in time.
THE PERUVIAN AMAZON
With spectacular birds, monkeys, sloths and around 25,000 species of plants, the Peruvian Amazon jungle is a marvel to explore. With luxurious jungle shelters located in the depths of the rainforest and elegant river cruises that navigate the famous Amazon waterway, you have the opportunity to explore amazing natural wonders and visit remote jungle communities.