Straddling the Andes Mountains along the western edge of South America stands Peru. A massive country of geographical diversity with some of the most amazing eco-tourism on the planet and a vast array of historical and cultural artifacts and cities as the center of the ancient Inca Empire, the country is one of the most talked-about destinations in South America. From the coastal deserts to the steamy interior of the rain forests that make up the Amazon basin, to the heights of the snow-capped Andes Mountains, Peru is a jaw-dropping experience, regardless of which part of the country you happen to choose for your adventure destination.
Visitors looking to explore current Peruvian culture can stick to the main cities like Lima with her fevered pitch of night-life mixed with colonial architecture and history, or Ayacucho, a mountainous town full of ruins, museums, and local cultural festivals and folklore. Visit the ancient tombs of Chiclayo or enjoy the beaches of Mancora, with its year-round tropical temperature and vibe. Or, if you happen to be someone who enjoys the ancient cultures, get out into the heart of the country, and experience the ancient Incan Empire that roamed these lands millennia ago.
One of the most epic ruins on the planet is the ancient city of Machu Picchu. Located near the city of Cuzco, and undiscovered until the 20th century, this is a must-see for any visitor to Peru. A UNESCO World Heritage site, located at the end of the most popular foot patch in South America, The Inca Trail, the city sits a thousand feet above the Urubamba River, and when combined with the golden splendor of Cuzco, which was the ancient capital of the Incan Empire, makes for the ultimate Peruvian adventure and step back into history.
Hepatitis A and typhoid fever vaccinations are recommended, as well as yellow fever. Guard against mosquitoes, as malaria can be deadly. As a popular tourist destination, Peru is quite safe if the proper precautions are taken, and the major areas are easily traversed by first-time travelers.
South America is packed with adventure destinations. However, when it comes time to picking the perfect place to start, Lima offers what many consider to be the ultimate South American city …
This ancient capital of the Incan Empire and a World Heritage Site since 1983, Cusco—or Cuzco as it is commonly known—is a Peruvian city in the Urubamba region of the Andes Mountains nest…
Arequipa is an essential stop in the Peru tourist trail. Arequipa sits in a seemingly dangerous location, propped up between three towering volcanoes, and has a whitewashed, almost Mediterran…
The astonishing site of Machu Picchu has recently become one of the most talked about travel destinations in the world.
Situated 2,350 meters above sea level in a seemingly impossibly…
A Peruvian city noted for its proximity to one of the country’s must-see sights, Lake Titicaca, Puno is widely – and correctly – touted as simply a place to lay your head, with days inv…
Home to a culture that was undiscovered by the modern world until the latter part of the 19th century, Nazca is a town along the southern coast of Peru that is world-renowned for the famous N…
Aguas Calientes is best known as the ending train station on the trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu. As one would expect with the "Gateway to Machu Picchu", it has developed into a town that bas…
Iquitos is in the Amazonas region of Peru. This is not to be confused with the Department Amazonas where Chachapoyas is located. Iquitos is the capital of the vast Department of Loreto, which…
Trujillo, the third largest city of Peru, is located on the northwestern coast of Peru. It is known as "La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera" (The City of Everlasting Spring) because of its beaut…
Ollantaytambo is a town located in Peru's "Sacred Valley" and is about 40 miles northwest of Cusco on the route to Macchu Pichu. It is located at a fairly lofty altitude of 9,200 feet and th…
If you are looking for a place in Peru where it's always sunny and you can enjoy the beach, waves and also nightlife; Mancora is for you.
Located in the north of the country, Mancora offer…
One of the smallest towns in Peru, roughly an hour in from the rugged Pacific coastline, Huacachina is an oasis in the middle of a desert, surrounded by massive sand dunes and a mystical aura…
It was founded in 1563 by Spanish conquistador Gerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
The city is located on the Ica River about 300 km to the south of Lima along the desert coast of southern Peru. Fu…
Gorgious and peacefull. Make sure you make a sandbuggy trip through the dessert (a speed - car) and you visit the beautiful Ballesta - Islands.
Chivay is a small town in Peru, some 12,000 feet above sea level. This is an amazingly beautiful town with hot spring swimming pools and proximity to the wonderful Colca Canyon. Of particula…
Puerto Maldonado is a city in Peru.
It's located in south-east of Peru, 55km from the Bolivian border and it's the capital of the Madre de Dios region.
The population is around 50.000
Beautiful city and very nice people.
Pisac is a small Peruvian village on the Urubamba River, some forty five minutes from Cusco. The village is well known for its huge market every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
LOCATION, EXTENSION AND POPULATION: The department of Lambayeque is located in the north western region in Perú. With an extension of 13, 736 km², it limits to the north with Piura, to the …
There seems to be universal recognition that the Colca Canyon, in Peru is the world's deepest canyon. It is certainly much deeper than the better known Grand Canyon, in the United States. The…
Huanchaco is small coastal village few kilometers from Trujillo, nested on the beach under Peruvian coastal desert. It is famous as one of the world's most ancient spots for surfing and for o…
Chachapoyas Land of the "Cloud People". Capital of Amazonas is the doorway of adventure into a world of lost civilizations and ancient ruins. Snowcapped volcanoes and glacier mountain peaks b…
Cajamarca is the place where famous ransom in gold and silver was paid by last Inca emperor to Francisco Pizarro and his conquistadors. Ransom room is the only building left from Inca period …
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca Capital of Peru. Fed by numerous rivers which descend through adjoining valleys and gorges, and contains num…
This is one of the most beautiful parts of Peru. Make sure you leave very early to see Condors and it is also very important that you chew a lot of coca - leaves. When you go from Arequipa to…
Taquile is an island on lake Titicaca and is accesable from Puno by boat. The island is 5km long, 1 km wide and in aproximatly 2000 people live there.
It has unique culture diferent from P…