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Peru Highlights

The City of Lima

The City of Lima

Lima, known as the city of Kings, boasts one of the nicest colonial downtown areas in South America. A true tast of what Peru offers include: plazas, churches, catacombs and the majestic Inca ruins. Many museums in Lima show archaeological treasures which include the Inca gold and other cultural wonders.

 

Cuzco and the Sacred Valley

Cuzco and the Sacred Valley

The ancient capital of the Inca empire, one of South America's most beautiful cities. Cobble stoned streets lead into narrow alleys formed by colonial homes. Nearby ruins are Sacsayhuaman and just a few hours away is the sacred valley of the Incas. Cusco is the departure point for tours visiting Machu Picchu the lost city of the Incas.

 

Colonial City and Deep Canyons

Colonial City and Deep Canyons

Arequipa is one of the country's most attractive cities. Full of colonial churches and mansions, including Santa Catalina, a restored convent established in 1579 and now open to the public after being closed for 400 years. The Colca canyon is one of the deepest in the world and home of the majestic condor.

 

Lake Titicaca and Surroundings

Lake Titicaca and Surroundings

At the edge of Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 3,860 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.) lies Puno, a captivating, enchanting city.

 

 

 

Amazon

Amazon

The options in Peru's Amazon are tremendous, you can cruise from Iquitos into the Pacaya Samiria reserve or to tres fronteras on a river boat, or choose an expedition boat and deepen your experience with the forest. You can also decide to stay at a lodge around the Tambopata biosphere reserve or the amazing Manu wildlife reserve. The canopy walkways around Iquitos offer some of the best wildlife spotting.

 

Culture and Nature in Peru

Culture and Nature in Peru

While Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Inca empire, the country is also riddled with archaeological sites which are a legacy of even more ancient times.
Peruvian Cuisine is a wonderful and varied ethnic mix. With rich coastal waters and one of the largest fisheries in the world, seafood is very typical. Nature and ecology are major priorities. The Peruvian Amazon has been named one of the world's 10 "bio-diversity hot spots".

 



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