It is a unique, multicultural and colourful destination, a country full of contrasts that come to light after discovering its diverse culture, history, geography, biodiversity and gastronomy; from the coastal lands of the capital and the dunes of Ica, crossing the Andes Mountain Range up to the Peruvian Amazon.
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Machu Picchu, nicknamed “the last city of the Incas” is anyone’s Peruvian highlight. Located 2,430 meters high in the Andes, this abandoned ancient Incan city seems to be eternally enshrouded in mist. In fact, it’s so well hidden that it remained undiscovered for centuries.
One of the most popular reasons to visit Machu Picchu is its popular hiking trail. The Inca Trail is almost as well known as the wonder of the world. This hiking route is chosen by hundreds of tourists every year, so much so that it is necessary to book months in advance.
Cuzco is a city that has many interesting things to visit and do. You can enjoy Peruvian gastronomy, visit temples, contemplate its architecture, make horseback riding tours, tour its squares, eat in its markets, shop, and enjoy its most famous drink, Pisco Sour, in some bars neighborhood of San Blas.
Formerly the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco is mesmerising to wander around as decadent colonial cathedrals jostle for supremacy with the Inca temples, the archaeological capital of the continent is simply breath-taking for its fantastic wealth of historical sites and rich cultural heritage. The surrounding area is full of amazing sights just waiting to be explored and, as the gateway to Machu Picchu;
Lima offers an extraordinary range of emotions, sensations, colors and flavors: travelers can visit the city's impressive cathedral, fly over the ocean, enjoy a photogenic sunset, or savor unmatched cuisine. Lima is the highlight of Peruvian gastronomy as its diverse population has brought their local dishes from around the country to the metropolis.
Take some time and head to the beaches in Miraflores that line the craggy cliffs overlooking the ocean if you feel like relaxing and soaking up the sun.
A Fascinating volcanic land, Arequipa is a place you won't want to leave, thanks to its unique cuisine, its history, and its marvelous cordiality. Arequipa, the legendary White City, where its noble history can be felt in the air, beneath the eternal watchful gaze of its volcanoes.
Lying at the foot of the towering El Misti volcano, Arequipa’s mountainous setting makes it beautiful to behold and remarkable with a further four volcanoes lie near to the city.
Located high up in the Andes, the area surrounding Ayacucho has been inhabited for around 20,000 years and as such there are a plethora of amazing archaeological siteIquitoss hidden away among the mountains surrounding the city.
Iquitos is renowned for its astounding beauty, incredible biodiversity, and the vibrant cultures along its banks. Located right on the Amazon River, Iquitos is a destination catered to adventurous travelers with a love for nature. Iquitos, the gateway to the Amazon.
The undoubted highlight is the unique Puerto Belen where wooden huts set on stilts above the river are home to a lively market, full of exotic products from the rainforest.
In Puno, every breath of air you take will make you part of its history and the incredible natural landscapes that include majestic Lake Titicaca. Puno is famous for the hospitality of its people and the joyfulness of their festivities, dances and rituals.
Its biggest attraction is as a departure point for the famous floating Uros islands. It is also a great place to get a feel for the Aymara and Quechua cultures.
Some of the most popular things to do include a visit to a llama farm and an overnight stay with a local family.
Trujillo’s close proximity to the ocean means that you can be lounging on the beach in no time at all and as such there is a lot of good seafood to be found here.
Throughout the years, Trujillo has been recognised as a destination full of unique attractions. Its cultural heritage is one of the richest in Peru, therefore, lots of tourism come nowadays to visit the city looking to get closer contact with the past civilisations that once habited these lands.
Ica's unique location in the desert provides amazing opportunities for sandboarding and sand buggy tours. Lying just outside the city of Ica in the southwest of Peru, Huacachina is a popular place to visit thanks to its surreal location surrounded by dunes.
Emerging out of the desert like a mirage, the small settlement is clustered around a secluded oasis, with gently waving palm trees and nothing but sand stretching as far as the eye can see.
Nazca is famous for the gigantic geometric drawings and designs that are the ‘Nazca Lines’, the town itself almost solely caters to tourists interested in viewing the ancient and bizarre lines that lie in the desert around it.