Lima is the capital of Peru and is located in the central coastal region of the country. The city is part of an elaborate ecosystem that includes the Chillón, Lurín and Rímac rivers. It has a scenic view of the Pacific Ocean. Lima is one of those interesting cities that you want to stay in forever. The weather is good, the food is fantastic, the people are friendly and it has many fun activities to indulge in.
Cusco is an unparalleled city. It was once the capital of an empire that spans half of South America. In 1933, this ancient Inca city was named “America’s Archaeological Capital” and since 1983 it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At approximately 3400 meters above sea level, it is located in the middle of Peru’s famous sacred valley with its many tourist attractions; Machu Picchu is just one of them As a result, there is so much to see and do in Cusco.
The beautiful Urubamba Valley, known as the Sacred Valley, is located about 15 km north of Cusco. It has long been home to a number of attractive colonial cities and isolated villages, and the area has become a major tourist destination in recent years. Among the main attractions are the markets and the high Incasite valley Pisac and Ollantaytambo, but the valley is also filled with other exciting Incas values. The hiking trails are only growing in popularity. Adrenaline rush activities range from rafting to rock climbing.
For many visitors to Peru and even South America, a visit to Inkastaden Machu Picchu is the long-awaited highlight of the trip. With its spectacular location, it is the most famous archaeological site on the continent. This incredibly inspiring ancient city was never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and was almost forgotten until the early 1900s. During the peak season, from the end of May to the beginning of September, 2,500 people arrive daily. Despite this large tourist influx, the place manages to maintain an atmosphere of grandeur and mystery, and is a must for all visitors to Peru.
Almost 75 km northeast of Puno, this beautiful little village offers stunning views and short hikes to the surrounding pre-Inca sites. With few cars and no dogs, it is an incredibly peaceful place to sit and enjoy a fantastic view of Lake Titicaca, while sheep, cows, pigs, llamas and children roam. From January to March, native birds are also an attraction.
Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest in regular boat traffic in the world. The blue sky contrasts with bitterly cold evenings. Unique and in many ways unique, the shimmering deep blue Lake Titicaca is a central part of the old highland cultures.
This city, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, lies in a deep gorge beneath the ruins. Despite its beautiful location, Aguas Calientes has the feeling of a gold rush city, with a large traveling population and an exciting architectural tradition.
Dominated by two massive Incar ruins, the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo is the best-preserved example of Inka’s town planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Hiking through the village is like making a real time trip. It also offers access to excellent hiking and cycling.