In this vast land of history, ancient, colonial and modern traditions merge for an unforgettable cultural experience. No matter the kind of amateur history traveler, adventurer or food lover, Peru offers a variety of activities to suit all tastes. It is no wonder that its Archelogical sites, its beautiful topography and its diverse ecosystems attract visitors from all over the world, making it one of the most popular destinations in South America and the world.
Lima-The City of Kings
Lima is the capital of Peru and symbol of its history, known as the City of Kings for the importance it had in the colonial era. If you visit for the first time you must visit the local museums and know the depth of the history of Peru. The Larco Museum has an ancient collection of pre-Columbian exhibits of the indigenous people of Peru, where guests can also enjoy beautiful gardens and an on-site restaurant.
The best way to enjoy the view of the coast of Lima is in the exuberant neighborhood of Miraflores. Stroll through the Parque del Amor, which offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, or head to the ancient pyramid of Huaca Pucllana for a dose of history.
You have the options to visit the place during the day or at night when the lights make it a sight to behold. If you need to do some shopping, Larcomar is the place.
If you have some extra time and money, consider a gastronomic tour while you are in Lima.
Cusco – Archaeological Capital of America
Lima may have the title of official capital of Peru, but Cusco has many different honorary titles for being the original seat of the power of the Inca Empire. Declared to World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, it is clear why it deserves that title.
Cusco is the most beautiful city in Peru. From its colonial Inca architecture and the sixteenth century, to its narrow and winding streets, the city has a romantic atmosphere with a distinctive European and Inca touch.
The main square of Cusco or Huacaypata (original name in Quechua), is perhaps the most emblematic site of the city and a privileged place to walk and observe people. The square is also surrounded by many eclectic shops and restaurants. The imposing Cathedral of Cusco is located on the periphery of the square and is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside, archaeological relics, artifacts and colonial works of art are exhibited.
IF you are amazed by the beauty of the city, there is a day trip from Cusco to the famous Arco Iris Mountain (also known as Vinicuna). The elevation is high, so you should keep that in mind for the walk. Definitely worth the trip as the site is awesome!
The Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley, also known as the Urubamba Valley, is an ideal destination to explore the Inca ruins and enjoy outdoor activities. You can easily make trips to this region from Cusco or Machu Picchu.
You can book adventure tours for mountain biking, horse riding, hiking and rafting with agencies throughout the region.
There are several impressive places to explore in the Sacred Valley before making your trip to Machu Picchu. Las Salineras de Maras is a network of about 3,000 salinas that are filled with an underground spring. The terraced ponds are a beautiful sight and worth the trip. Only 3 miles away is the old site of Moray. It is believed that the deep bowl-shaped impressions on Earth (about 100 feet) served as an Inca agricultural laboratory. Your last stop should be the city of Ollantaytambo, home to an Inca fortress with large stone terraces built on the hillside. It is also a common starting point for the Inca Trail, a hiking trail to Machu Picchu.
This wonderful destination is probably what drives most people to visit Peru. Considered one of the new 7 Wonders of the World (along with great wonders such as the Great Wall of China and the Roman Colosseum), Machu Picchudoes did not disappoint.
One of the most memorable ways to get to Machu Picchu is through the Inca Trail, which begins in Ollantaytambo and which can vary depending on the days of crossing you wish to have between 2 and 5. There is also the train travel route. The train ride transports passengers through the spectacular views of the Sacred Valley countryside.
To visit Machu Picchu you must buy your ticket before your trip. To help regulate the number of people visiting the site each day, there are a limited number of tickets available so it is advisable to make the preparations with a good time in advance, you are interested PeruvianSacred helps you plan your trip to have an experience unforgettable.
The climate here can be temperamental, sunny and warm at one time and gray and raining the next. Be sure to dress yourself by anticipating all this, bringing jackets is a good idea and waterproof equipment. Enjoy the view and the few native llamas and alpacas that draw much attention in Machu Picchu!
the Peruvian Amazon that covers approximately 60% of Peru and is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Get ready to get up close and personal with wildlife!
One of the easiest ways to get to the Amazon is by plane from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado: a quick flight of 50 minutes.
An outstanding experience is to visit Lake Sandoval, home to river otters, caimans and howler monkeys, to name a few. Other adventures that you should not miss are the night tour guided by the Amazon rainforest (you will see a potential variety of creepy to beautiful, from tarantulas to kinkajous), the trip to the river in the twilight.