Tourist Destinations of Peru, Places to Visit in Peru

Villages with cultural knowledge and impressive advances in hydraulics, textiles, metalwork and agriculture have lived here for a little over ten thousand years. In addition, the wealth of the multiplicity of its attractions is unique geographically.

If you like history, no doubt you’re in the right place, the country is surrounded by archaeological sites that speak of a glorious past. If you love adventure and expedition, the majestic Andes and the Peruvian Amazon can not be ignored. If you are someone who prefers the sea and the waves, we have a wonderful selection of beaches with tide information, from north to south.

¡Enjoy the best destinations of this beautiful country!.

Lima

The capital of peru is a grest metrópolis; normally it is the entrance door the contry. You will be able to enjoy and know its historical centre with beautiful colonial constructions declared cultural world heritage site by UNESCO, the best museums in Peru, some pre-hispanic archeological places as Caral the new cultural world heritage site June 2009, and a great variety of live concerts, cultural shows, folckloric, centers of amusement, luxurious casinos and game house, and rich culinary tradition.

There are so many places to visit in Lima, Peru, keeping it in your itinerary is a must.

Huaraz

Huaraz is one of the best places in Peru to enjoy adventure tours such as Trekking, mountain climbing, mountain bike and Horseback Riding. The city of Huaraz, is about 8 hours by bus from Lima, this is the only way to get there. The setting of the city, is at the bottom of the Cordillera Blanca, where You can see over 20 snow-capped peaks over 5000 meters, of which the most notable is Huascaran (6,768m), which is the highest mountain in Peru.

Many tourist come to Huaraz to enjoy the different adventure tours.

Cusco – Machu Picchu

Archeological ruins take center stage in this erstwhile Incan empire. There are many places to visit in Cusco, Peru such as the Inca complex, Sacsayhuaman and Coricancha. You can also explore sites like the 17th century Cusco Cathedral and the vibrant Plaza de Armas that plays host to events and festivals.

This Peruvian city lies amidst the mountains of Andes. Cusco once was considered to be Inca Empire’s capital and therefore is a home to various archaeological remnants. The architecture here features Spanish colonial influence.

Machu Picchu is probably one of the main reasons you came to Peru and no trip is complete without a visit to this iconic World Heritage Site. Perched on the top of a mountain peak in the Andes this archaeological site will take your breath away. Plan your visit well to make the most of your visit and book your tickets for the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain hikes well in advance.

Puno – Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca in Puno is home to the famous man-made islands that sit on top of the crystallised water, also known as the Uros Floating Islands. They were created completely out of buoyant Totora reeds, a bulrush sedge that grows on the edge of the lake, stacked on top of each other. The people living there are continuously adding new layers to the top as the bottom disintegrates over the years. Take your time to visit the one-of-a-kind traditional reed houses built on top of the islands, and enjoy this welcoming community along with the endless beauty of the magnificent Lake Titicaca. Discover for yourself why this is a must see destination in Peru.

Trujillo – Chan Chan

Arriving in Trujillo is almost like stepping back in time with its colossal colonial architecture and gorgeous open plazas. While most people stay in the south of Peru to visit Machu Picchu, those who make it this far north are in for a genuine treat. Enjoying a delightful climate year-round, an asset that has won it the nickname ‘City of Eternal Spring’, this city is the perfect place to get a taste of authentic Peruvian culture.

Like much of Peru, Trujillo is home to a number of fascinating archaeological sites, including the incredible Chan Chan, a city within a city. Filled with ceremonial rooms, burial chambers and temples, this intriguing complex dates back to around 850 AD and is the largest pre-Columbian city in South America. If you’re looking for some sea and sand, it’s an easy day trip to the nearby coastal town of Huanchaco.

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