South America Living

Places To Visit In Peru

Planning an adventure in Peru? Peru is one of the smaller countries in South America but a treasure trove of ancient antiquities and natural wonders. While Machu Picchu is Peru’s most famous cultural landmark, it is not the only must-see attraction that Peru has to offer.

Artwork Panel from the Chachapoyas Area of Peru – Abisco or Pajaten Culture (900 – 1400)

A tailor-made tour is one way to navigate the wonders of Peru. The last thing you want is to be lost in the Amazon Basin with nothing but a guidebook, a pair of binoculars and an empty canteen.

From colonial cities like Lima and Cuzco to towering volcanoes and the Andes mountain range, Peru is an adventure seeker’s dream holiday.

1.   Have you ever thought about taking a cruise on the Amazon? When you book a trip on the luxury boat M/V Aria, you will have an up close and personal introduction to the jungle, and many digital memories to take home as much wildlife in the Amazon will be within close range of your camera.

The Pacaya Samiria Reserve is one of the most beautiful settings in Peru, and local guides and experts will help you navigate this exotic landscape. Think of it like a trip into Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” but without Colonel Kurtz.

2.   An adventure holiday to Peru does not necessarily mean roughing it. When you stay at one of Peru’s famous Mountain Lodges, you will have access to all the creature comforts you could ever want.

After you spend the day trekking along the Salkantay Trail, the last thing you want to worry about is where you are going to find a meal and a shower. Peru’s Mountain Lodges invite you to go adventuring in style.

3.   Northern Peru is the less travelled part of the country, so if you want a tailor made Peru tour adventure that is off the beaten path, then head to the regions that are north of Lima.

The Moche and Chachapoyas civilizations existed in the cloud forests, and there are numerous archaeological settings to explore.

4.   Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca offer some of the most stunning and eye-popping natural vistas you will ever see. Lake Titicaca is over 3800 meters above sea level and is known for its floating islands. In other words, do not forget to bring a camera. Travel Guide to the Colca Canyon 

5.   Voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, no trip to Peru is complete without journeying to Machu Picchu. When it comes to ancient civilisations, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the cream of the crop.

Being that Machu Picchu is the sightseeing highlight of many Peruvian holidays, there are numerous tours you can choose from, and all of them have a slightly different focus. For information on how to visit with the least amount of gouging of your pocketbook read: Cheapest Way to Visit Machu Picchu.

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