Peru

18 August 2020 5 min.    Awele Ugboko

All You Need to Know to Visit Machu Picchu, Peru

One of the greatest tourist attractions in South America, Machu Picchu in Peru sees millions of visitors every year. Known...

Peru

One of the most popular tourist destinations in South America, Peru is a true gem. From the Amazon rainforest to the Andes mountains, Inca ruins to sand dunes, traveling to Peru is full of things to do and places to visit.

Machu Picchu is a major tourist attraction in the country, attracting visitors from all over the world. Seeing the dramatic scenery of the ruins and lush mountains is nothing but a majestic experience. You can hike the Inca Trail or take a train to visit Machu Picchu. Either way, it is going to be a scenic journey.

The getaway point to Machu Picchu, Cusco is a colonial city with numerous Inca ruins. You can take a walking tour around the city, visit Santo Domingo church, explore Coricancha and Sacsayhuaman, and attend a festival. Rainbow Mountain and the Sacred Valley make great day trips from Cusco.

The capital Lima is a beautiful city by the Pacific coast and its historic center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the highlights in Lima are Government Palace, Jiron de la Union, Iglesia de La Merced, and Larco Museum.

Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, is a great place for relaxing in Peru. The area is filled with charming villages where you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You can take day trips to Uros Floating Islands, which is home to indigenous people.

Peru never fails to impress when it comes to tourist destinations. Make sure to see the mysterious Nazca Lines from the air. Hike the Colca Canyon (deepest canyon in the world) and visit traditional villages.

Explore the desert village of Huacachina and try sandboarding. Go trekking at the Cordillera Blanca which is a part of the Andes. See the penguins of Peru at the Ballestas Islands near Paracas.

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