Peru Attractions are a treasure chest full of natural, historical, and cultural legacy. You could spend months in this country and still not see everything. For that tourist interested in Peru´s natural history, there is a wealth of different regions to visit ranging from the frozen heights of the Janca region to the oppressive heat of the Rupa-Rupa region.
Those who are interested in Peru´s history will find lost cities hidden high in the Andean mountain tops. And those who are looking to immerse themselves in the local culture will find native tribes accessible only by boat and local cities that you can only reach by plane. With so many things to do in Peru, I´ve put together a list 5 Peru attractions you have to visit to sample a little of Peru´s natural, historical, and cultural heritage. If you need accommodation, check a wide range of Peru apartments
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Tourist Attractions in Peru
Peru has a history that traces back to a time before the Egyptians were building pyramids at Giza. As a result, Peru is full of museums and historical sites. Take the Museo de Oro Del Peru
for example. If gold gets your blood pumping, you have to check out this museum in Lima. It boasts an absurdly large collection of pre-hispanic gold from a multitude of pre-Columbian cultures; including the Incas.
is another mandatory stop, the most visited of the tourist attractions in Peru. This is the lost city of the Incas nestled high in the Andean mountain range. No visit to Peru is complete without a trip to this mysterious city.
If you´re looking to absorb yourself in Peruvian culture or planning your holidays, you need to take a trip to Cusco. This city was the capital of the Inca Empire. Those interested in the religion and art of the Incas can take a trip to the Museum of Religious Art
located in a building that was once an Inca palace. Today visitors can walk through its historic streets and sample the local fare at any number of restaurants. This town is definitely a must see Peru attraction.
Is the Grand Canyon in Arizona not big enough for ya? Then check out the Colca Canyon
. Located in southern Peru, this Peru attraction is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon. This picturesque landscape is also home to the endangered Andean Condor.
For the adventurous tourist, there is no adventure destination greater than the Amazon Basin. This dense jungle offers visitors a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel through a natural rainforest and observe the cultures of indigenous tribes.
Things to do in Peru
Peru truly has something for everyone. This country has a geology and climatic structure so diverse that it supports a number of wondrous natural sites. In addition, its long and rich history means you could spend months on end just hopping from one museum to another. Just make sure you don´t get so wrapped up in all the Peru attractions that you forget to relax and see what Peru has become today; an amazing country full of cultural and culinary wonders.
Peru Vacation Package Options
Peru Attractions are a treasure chest full of natural, historical, and cultural legacy. You could spend months in this country and still not see everything.
Trips to Machu Picchu
Choosing one of the tours of Machu Picchu will make you marvel with the Lost city of the Incas, the Sacsaywaman fortress, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Wiracocha, Cusco Cathedral, Lares and its lost comunities, etc.
Machu Picchu Tourism
Machu Picchu tourism is an amazing experience, one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of South American civilization.
Inca Trail Holiday
Great lakes, snow-capped mountains, vast valleys and Inca ruins. The inca trail has stretches of stone stairs, with wooden bridges and tunnels dug into the rock.
City Tour Lima
A city tour Lima, the City of Kings and capital of Peru will impress you with its Pre-Inca pyramids surrounding the city, beautiful beaches, good museums, an active nightlife, fun bars, great restaurants, and the charisma of its people.
Arequipa Peru Travel
Surrounded by peaks over 5,000 meters high and guarded by Misti, a 5,874 meters high volcano, it's geography starts with the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world and the best place to spot condors in their natural environment.
Travel Lake Titicaca Puno
Travel to Lake Titicaca is a unique experience, It is the largest lake in South America (water volume), and based on Incan mythology, the creator god Viracocha rose up from Puno Lake Titicaca to create the sun, moon, stars and human life.
Tambopata Rainforest Travel
The Tambopata Rainforest amazing biodiversity, is considered to be a privileged spot for wildlife observation. This pristine jungle offers the visitor an incredible variety of activities, such as treks through primary forests, or canoe rides on oxbow lakes to observe nature.
The Manu Travel Social Program takes place in one of the most natural and culturally diverse areas on earth, the Manu National Park declared by the UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.
Surfing the Central and North Coast
Surfing Peru means you will find world class spots to experience waves from every size.
Best of Peru
The best of Peru can be found in various locations, each with its own magic. Iquitos, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Mancora Beach, Inca Trail, Colca Canyon, Huacachina and Taquile Island are some examples.
Peru Coast is one of the most enthralled and amazing interface of land and sea in the world. The Peruvian coast line stretch from north to south.
All travelers need passports which must have validity for at least 90 days, but six months validity time period is more appropriate for the visitors to move to another region.
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