Things to see in Peru
Tips from real travelers about attractions and what to see in Peru.
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Machu PicchuAguas CalientesMachu Picchu is a pre-Columbian Inca citadel located 2430 meters (8000 feet) above sea level. It's on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, 80 km (50 miles) northwest of Cusco and by the Urubamba River. It's called "Th...
Lake TiticacaPunoThe magic of Lake Titicaca is not only to be found in nature but also in its people. Getting to know the ancient culture that surrounds this place is captivating. From the veneration of the mamacha Candelaria, the worship of Pachama...
CuscoCuzcoTravelling in Peru was incredible, not only because of the landscape, but also for the great social and cultural differences of the different regions. The warmth of its people make you feel at home so you stop worrying about your sa...
ArequipaArequipaArequipa is called the White City and it is built with stones that centuries ago were spat out by the redoubtable Misti Volcano. There are colonial mansions of noblemen, and a main square shaded by palm trees where at work benches s...
LimaLimaLima, the city of kings, a tourist attraction, where history still remains hidden. Last week I traveled there on a business trip. As "trujilla" as I am, I love how Lima is growing. Of course we know that not everything is perfect th...
OllantaytamboOllantaytamboOllantaytambo is located in the Sacred Valley and Cusco very near Inca town is practically today, the ruins are almost inside of this and all the people prehispanic buildings are preserved. It is really worth staying at least one ni...
Colca CanyonChivayThe Colca Canyon is a beautiful valley near the village of Chivay, in southern Peru. To go, you have to take a guided tour with a car, privately or as part of a group. The canyon is more than 3,000 feet deep, the deepest in the worl...
The "Cathedral Basilica of the Virgin of the Assumption" was built between 1560 and 1664. Its outstanding reddish color was from the Spanish using it for building stones of Sacsayhuaman, the Inca fortress located on top of the city....
The Grand Plaza or Plaza de Armas of Lima, was the founding site of the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. It's the main public space of the city. Located in the historic center of Lima, it's surrounded by buildings such as the Gov...
Now I am traveling alone with my backpack and my camera, with only a plane ticket and my backpack. Peru was my first trip as a solo backpacker and, without a doubt, this experience was the most memorable of that trip. I had been in ...
Arequipa CathedralArequipaBuilt entirely in ashlar, this Renaissance Cathedral contains some Gothic influence. Its facade is made up of seventy columns with Corinthian capitals, three portals and two lateral arches, all surmounted by two tall Renaissance tow...
Nazca LinesNazcaThe Nazca lines are some pictures (some animal form, some geometric, and even a alien) and is only a little bit away from Nazca desert. Nobody knows how it was done, who did it, or why. There is an observatory, named Maria Reiche t...
Santa Catalina MonasteryArequipaThe fascinating history of the Convent of Santa Catalina could have been written by Garcia Marquez or another great Latin American writer. Dark, secret, full of mysteries, the Arequipa Nunnery keeps in its heart the memory of wome...
Madre de Dios RiverPuerto MaldonadoThe Madre de Dios is located at the entrance to Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. It is a tributary of the river that gives its name to Manu National Park. The most important village on its shores is called Atalaya and that...
Pisac, Anta, PeruPísacPisac (also Pisaq) is located 33 kilometres from the city of Cusco, Peru. The archaeological site is one of the largest of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Situated to the east of the Vilcabamba mountain chain. As was customary in In...
TrujilloTrujilloTrujillo is a city that belonges to the Main Botanical department, in it there are lovely beaches, and it is one of the areas where it is warm in Peru, and you can walk on reed boats in the Huanchaco zone. Here you will also find ho...
Huayna PicchuUrubambaIt seems that around here it rains a lot. In my case it was drizzling and fog that made it hard to see the ruins from the top, having to wait for it to appear. The wait was worth it. As colleagues have said the rise and fall is half...
Taquile IslandPunoThe main villa is 3950 m above sea level and at its highest point is 4050 m. It is about 35 Km from Puno, to get to the island by boat takes about 3 hours, if we add to this the 533 steps that you have to climb to reach the village,...
This is is an oasis which is situated 5 kilometers west of the city of Ica, a few miles away from the Pacific coast of Peru, just south of Lima. It is a true natural oasis amid the white sands of the desert. It was formed by upwelli...
Ballestas IslandsPiscoBallestas Islands Nature Reserve is five hours south of Lima, near Pisco. In the mornings ferries go to the islands where there are a lot of different species of birds, sea lions, Humboldt penguins and with some luck you can even sp...
Huaca Pucllana RuinsLimaThe ruins of Huaca Pucllana are Incan ruins located in the heart of Miraflores, the business district of Lima. This site has been the center of Lima since the fifth century. You can see the pyramid measuring 23 meters high, where y...
MirafloresLimaMiraflores is a district of Lima, where you can find many attractions, great shopping, restaurants, and recreational areas. And the most beautiful part of the district are the views of the sea from the cliffs. When you find yourself...
Uros IslandPunoBeing in the highest navigable lake in the world, and visiting the Uros Islands, a set of floating islands made of totora reeds, was an unforgettable and unmissable experience. The inhabitants speak Aymara and Quechua, so I learned ...
MancoraMáncoraI took a trip in July of last year to Pocitas Mancora in Piura, Peru. There were white sandy beaches and palm trees in northern Peru. I remember one afternoon I walked to where there were no people, and it was here that I found mys...
Arequipa´s Arms SquareArequipaA couple of months ago I was lucky to make a trip we had planned for a long time. We visited Chile, Peru (Machu Pichu bound) and discovered one of the most beautiful cities. Arequipa, also called the White Town, is a major city that...
Amantani IslandPunoAmantani is an island located on Lake Titicaca in Peru. Although the island of Amantani lacks the basic services of electricity and water, the charm and the affection of its residents makes you feel comfortable. Not only are its cus...
Choquequirao Archeological ParkSanta TeresaCoquekiraw is an Inca city, known as the sister of Machu Picchu. It's not easily accessible, as it's 3033 m above sea level in the Salcantay foothills. It's in the valley of the Apurimac river. We arrived at a neighboring town and s...
HuarazHuarazI had the chance to travel to one of the many amazing places in my country (Peru), and one of them is Huaraz, a city in the Andes whose rugged terrain allows travelers to enjoy lovely landscapes , such as "The eye Pumashimi water "(...
BarrancoLimaThe paradigm of Lima's bohemian and cultural life, Barranco also holds many qualities of daily life that appeal to every traveler who comes to see and appreciate it. Markets, houses, bars, beaches, musicians, restaurants, art galler...
Cruz del Condor ViewpointArequipaThis is a beautiful natural vantage point, located 3,287 meters above sea level, from which you can see condors flying and a spectacular view of the canyon. This canyon is considered the second deepest in the world. A large cross an...
Cathedral of LimaLimaStanding, of course, in the Plaza de Armas, Francisco Pizarro personally began construction of this cathedral on Monday, January 18, 1535. Originally called the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, it's bordered by fifteen differen...
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