16 Travel Destinations In Peru
VISIT LIMA PERU
Lima, the capital of modern Peru, –known in colonial times as “The City of Kings”–is more than just a gateway to Peru’s fascinating Andes mountains and Amazon basin. Sitting on top of a cliff overlooking a bay on the Pacific Ocean, the buildings and skyscrapers of modern Lima mix with the colonial palaces and churches of its glorious past making for a colorful and exuberant urban environment.
Come to Peru and visit Lima!
VISIT AREQUIPA PERU
The city of Arequipa is located in a fertile valley at the feet of Mt. Chachani and Mt. Misti volcanoes. Arequipa’s city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers beautiful colonial architecture, an attractive colonial style Plaza de Armas, wonderful churches and monasteries, shops, and exquisite restaurants offering the best of local cuisine –one of Peru’s finest.
Come to Peru and visit Arequipa!
VISIT ICA PERU
Nazca is located in the central-southern Peru, capital of the province of Nazca, located on the right bank of Aja River, a tributary of the Rio Grande. It is located 450 km south of Lima in a narrow valley. It is a very active city, due to the daily influx of tourists visiting the ancient Nazca Lines, and mining development, agriculture and trade in the area.It is also known for producing Pisco at Hacienda Cahuachi.
Come to Peru and visit Ica!
VISIT HUARAZ PERU
Located 400 km north of Lima, Huaraz is accessible via a nicely paved highway and can be reached by public bus in a 7 hour journey. Although the city itself is not a major attraction, it offers a great starting point from which to explore the spectacular mountain ranges of the Cordillera Blanca in the Huascaran National Park –home to Peru’s highest peak, Mt. Huascaran at 6,768 m/ 22,205 ft above sea level, the largest Mountain Protected area and a UNESCO World heritage Site.
Come to Peru and visit Huaraz!
VISIT CUZCO PERU
The ancient capital of the Inca Empire and one of 24 Departments it is the most popular destination by far, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Steeped in history and archaeological sites, surrounded by marvelous Andean mountain landscapes and with easy access to the lowland Amazon basin, it is undoubtedly a monumental gateway to many great adventures, of which the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is only the tip of the iceberg.
Come to Peru and visit Cuzco!
VISIT PUNO PERU
Is the gateway to some of southern Peru’s most awe-inspiring natural scenarios, traditional towns and fascinating local cultures. It’s most famous attraction is Lake Titicaca where one can visit the Uros on their floating reed islands, the traditional communities of the Islands of Taquileand Amantani, and the coastal community of Llachon from where you can launch unique sea kayaking adventures on the highest navigable lake in the world.
Come to Peru and visit Puno!
VISIT MACHU PICCHU PERU
Machu Picchu is one of the top tourist destinations in all of South America. This stunning set of Incan ruins has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was also classified as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Come to Peru and visit Machu Picchu!
VISIT Pto. MALDONADO PERU
Some of the most unspoilt yet accessible jungle locales in Peru, Puerto Maldonado gives the traveler the chance to see, feel and hear the Amazonian jungle like nowhere else in Peru. Nearby are the Manú National Park, and Tambopata National Reserve..
Come to Peru and visit Pto. Maldonado!
VISIT CAJAMARCA PERU
Cajamarca is colonial metropolis cradled in a languid valley. The Plaza de Armas is bordered by majestic churches. Not many tourists pass through this way, but dozens of sights from the town’s pivotal past, including the famous Baños del Inca.
Come to Peru and visit Cajamarca!
VISIT TRUJILLO PERU
Trujillo city is proximity to important ruins of Chimu, which is the world’s largest city built out of adobe Chan-chan, also known as “City of the Moon” or “of the Long Walls”. Other nearby ruins are the Moche ruins of Huaca del Sol, Huaca de la Luna, and El Brujo.
Come to Peru and visit Trujillo!
VISIT PIURA PERU
But the lovely narrow, cobbled streets and charismatic colonial houses of central Piura make up for the fact that there’s little else for tourists to do here. There are also great spots for surfers, like Mancora Beach and Cabo Blanco.
Come to Peru and visit Piura!
VISIT TUMBES PERU
Tumbes is in a uniquely green part of coastal Peru, where dry deserts magically turn into mangroves and an expanse of ecological reserves stretches in all directions. It’s also the way for trips to the excellent and popular beaches of Máncora..
Come to Peru and visit Tumbes!
VISIT IQUITOS PERU
Iquitos is the world’s largest city that cannot be reached by road. It has a unique personality: friendly, noisy, sassy and slightly manic. Travelers come here for an excursion into the rainforest or a river trip along the Amazon.
Come to Peru and visit Iquitos!
VISIT CHACHAPOYAS PERU
This pleasant colonial settlement is now a busy market town and makes an excellent base for exploring the awesome ancient ruins left behind by the fierce civilization of the Chachapoyas (‘People of the Clouds’). “Kuelap” the ruined city in the mountains.
Come to Peru and visit Chachapoyas!
VISIT TARAPOTO PERU
Tarapoto, known as the “City of Palms”, was founded in 1782 under the name of Santa Cruz Motilones de Tarapoto. Capital of the province of San Martín and is located in the high rainforest zone, on shore of Shilcayo river, amid dense vegetation.
Come to Peru and visit Tarapoto!
VISIT AYACUCHO PERU
Ayacucho is very well known for its artisans that have inherited from their ancestors all they know. This city counts with many churches and temples. During the Holy Week the city is crowded with many Christians from all the country.
Come to Peru and visit Ayacucho!
Hiking Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
CLASSICAL INCA TRAIL 4DAYS
Meet and follow the traces of the Incas that headed to the Machu Picchu city. This is a great alternative for those who are interested in hiking through the complete Inca trail. Stages at the trail are from 7 to 8 hours hikes through an Inca trail full of impressive history. Arriving to the last mountain we’ll be able to see the Machu Picchu city with enough time to visit the most important archaeological site of the Incas after which we’ll return back to Cusco city on train.
Come to Hike the classical Inca trail 4 days 3 nigths and visit de Machu Picchu!
THE SHORT INCA TRAIL 2 DAYS
The Inca trail trek is one of the most famous treks in the world, the Inca Trail is as popular as it is ancient. The trek follows a section of ancient highway that connects the Inca capital city of Cusco with the mountaintop citadel of Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail route, which was part of a huge network spanning the entire Andes, was a vital artery for the Inca Empire, where royal messengers used a foot relay system to cover thousands of miles at an astonishingly rapid pace.
Come to Hike the Short Inca trail 2 days 1 nigth and visit de Machu Picchu!
APU SALKANTAY TREK 5DAYS
The Salkantay Mountain (6,271 meters/20,471 feet above sea level), part of the Vilcanota mountain range, was called “Apu” by the Incas and was worshipped as a deity of guidance and protection. Salkantay dominates a great part of the Sacred Valley, and the spectacular Vilcanota Mountains which are the main starting point for this trekking program. The whole area is filled with fantastic natural landscapes and attractive Inca archaeological sites.
Come to Hike the SalkantayTrek 5 days 4 nigths and visit de Machu Picchu!
VALLE DE LARES TREK 5DAYS
For those who do not book far enough in advance (usually several months), there are other hikes that can be just as challenging and rewarding as the Inca Trail. Most notable among these is the Lares Trek. Unlike the Inca Trail, there is no limit on the number of those who can hike the Lares route. Despite this, though, it is always significantly less crowded than the Inca Trail. However, it ends prior to the entrance of Machu Picchu and Lares trekkers must take the touristed bus up to the site.
Come to Hike the Lares Trek trail 5 days 4 nigths and visit de Machu Picchu!