Top 10 Tours of Peru

 


1. Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Machu Picchu is the largest tourist attraction and the most visited in Peru. Built more than 560 years ago is the most awaited visit of all visitors to the city of Cuzco, this imposing structure was never revealed to the Spanish conquerors and was practically forgotten until well into the 20th century, keeping all its mysteries for the new generation of citizens of the world.
The visit can be combined with visits to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the many centers of historical value throughout Cuzco, all undoubtedly fascinating.


Machu Picchu

 

2. Camino Inca - Cuzco

The Inca trail covers part of the cloud forest, tundra of the Andes and several types of Andean ecosystems. During the tour you will appreciate many Inca ruins found along the way until you reach the Puerta del Sol on the mountain of Machu Picchu.
The routes ascent up to 4,200 meters (13,800 feet) above sea level, which can result with altitude sickness.


 Inca trail to Machu Picchu

 

3. Choquequirao - Cuzco

Walking through the legendary hills of the Incas, we arrive at Choquequirao, they are a set of Inca ruins that are at one end of the Apurímac River. It is a wonder still hidden for the vast majority of visitors but the experience of knowing it will be invaluable.
The archaeological monuments of Choquequirao have many buildings and terraces from the lower level Sunch'u Pata to the truncated top, which was leveled and fenced with stones to form a platform of 150 square meters.


Choquequirao

 

4. Gocta Waterfall - Kuelap - Amazonas

Known by the residents of the surroundings as the Chorrera, in March of 2006 they discovered that with its 540 meters of free fall it is the fifth cataract in the world, the total height is of 771 meters that places it in 15th place in the world.
To visit it, you must arrive at the town of Cocachimba and from there start a walk where you can appreciate the vegetation and local fauna.
The visit can be combined with visits to the Fortress of Kuelap, spectacular ruins located in the upper part of the mountain built by the Chachapoyas culture; At present, there is a modern cable car to visit the height of the mountain.


Gocta waterfall

 

5. Nazca lines - Nazca

In the desert are the Nazca lines, they are ancient geoglyphs that are located between the towns of Nazca and Palpa in the department of Ica (Peru).
The magnificent figures were traced by the inhabitants of the Nazca culture and are composed of several hundred complex figures, including zoomorphic, fitomorphic and geometric figures that appear traced on the earth's surface.


Nazca lines

 

6. Paracas - Ica

In recent times, Paracas has become a very attractive tourist area for visitors. By combining a great diversity of fauna and flora preserved in the National Reserve of Paracas and the different attractions of the beach make the taste of tourists.
You can see animals such as sea lions, dolphins, Humboldt penguins thanks to the various excursions offered to tourists.


Islas Ballestas - Paracas

 

7. Colca Valley - Arequipa

The Colca Valley is one of the largest tourist destinations in Peru, located in the Province of Caylloma - Arequipa. The famous Colca canyon has a depth of 4160 meters.
There is a great variety of biodiversity in the Colca Valley, this is due to the characteristics of the place, exposure and other factors make possible the life of different species of plants and animals, many of them are in the process of extinction and others in a state of protection.


Colca canyon - Arequipa

 

8. Lake Titicaca and the Floating island of Uros - Puno

At four thousand meters high, in the cold waters of the highest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia, is the Uros Floating Islands. They are the artificial floating islands of the Uros, an ancestral people that lives in small communities in the middle of the highest navigable lake in the world.


 Floating island of Uros - Puno

 

9. Tambopata Lodges - Tambopata

The lodges in the Tambopata jungle, are facilities that offer accommodation, food and guided tours to explore the jungle, are accessed through Puerto Maldonado and are located very close to the banks of the Tambopata River or the Madre de Dios River.
Completely in harmony with the nature of their environment, the lodges have designed programs to have the experience of exploring the Amazon rainforest and try encounters with wildlife in its natural state.


Tambopata Collpa

 

10. Caral - Lima

The Caral culture was developed between 3000 and 1800 a.C, is the oldest culture of the entire American continent, was contemporary with other civilizations such as Egypt, India, Sumeria and China.
  In America, it is the oldest of the pre-Hispanic civilizations, surpassing in 1500 years the Olmec civilization, another important civilizatorio focus located in Mesoamerica.


 Caral

 

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