Destinations (15)

Huascarán National Park

World Heritage Site and national park in Peru



capital city of Ucayali, Peru


Lake Titicaca

lake in Peru and Bolivia



capital of Peru


Machu Picchu

16th-century Inca citadel in the Peruvian Andes and UNESCO World Heritage Site



capital city of Cajamarca, Peru



capital city of Loreto, Peru



City of Perú


Rio Abiseo National Park

Rio Abiseo National Park is a world heritage listed national park in the San Martín region near Tarapoto. Since 1986, the park has not been open to tourism due to the fragile nature of the natural and archaeological environments.



city and a system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru


Manú National Park

one of the most diverse areas in Peru



Capital city of Puno, Peru



city in Peru



capital city of Arequipa, Peru


Trujillo (Peru)

capital city of La Libertad region, Peru

Sights (34)


capital city of Ancash, Peru


Chavín de Huántar

UNESCO World Heritage Site from the pre-Incan Chavin culture of around 900 BC


Chan Chan

cultural heritage site in Peru


Nazca Lines

very large geoglyphs made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in Peru


Cordillera Blanca

mountain range



World Heritage Site and ancient human settlement in Peru


Lima Art Museum

cultural heritage site in Peru






town in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of Huaylas Province of the Ancash Region in Peru


Santiago de Surco

district of Lima, Peru


Cusco Cathedral

mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cusco


Pueblo Libre

district of Lima, Peru


Monastery of Santa Catalina de Siena, Arequipa

The most visited building from the Spanish era of the city. Described as a city within a city, this beautiful place with its colors, flowers and little streets will make you feel like you are back in time. Quite close to the Plaza de Armas. The guides speak many different languages; ask at the desk to the left after the entrance. The guide will tell you about the history of the convent and the life of the nuns in the convent. You can also do the tour by yourself at your own pace: there are helpful descriptive signs in Spanish and English in all the rooms that contain mostly the same information.


Casa de Fierro

cultural heritage site in Peru



cultural heritage site in Peru


Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa

The first cathedral was built I need 1544. This reconstruction dates from 1848, with a substantial repair after the 2001 earthquake caused the towers to collapse through the roof. The tour takes you into the Basilica, and to see the cathedral's collection of liturgical items in precious metals & gemstones, and sacremental garments. You are also taken up to the roof to see the bell tower and for views of the Plaza de Armas and the city.


Colca Canyon




archaeological site



cultural heritage site in Peru



town in Cajamarca, Peru



human settlement


Sacred Valley

Cultural region of Peru



cultural heritage site in Peru


Lake Parón

The largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca, located 32 km east and 2,000 m (6,600 ft) above Caraz at an elevation of 4,200 m (13,800 ft). It is surrounded by snowcapped mountains including Artesonraju, rumored to be mountain depicted in the Paramount Pictures logo. Despite being located in the park, the park entry fee does not apply; instead, you pay S/5 (2019) to the local community.From Caraz - It is about a 2 h drive to the lake. There are no collectivos going all the way, however, taxis can be hired for S/120 (2019) including the return trip and two hours at the lake. If you are in good shape you may try mountain biking or, for an easier time, hire a taxi one way (S/100 - 2019) and bike back.From Huaraz - All day tours with several stops cost S/50 (2019), not including food or entry to the lake.



archaeological site


Huayna Picchu

mountain in Peru


Kuntur Wasi

cultural heritage site in Peru


Ventanillas de Otuzco

cultural heritage site in Peru


Lake 69

Laguna 69 is a blue alpine lake at an elevation of 4,600 m (15,100 ft). It is a popular day trip from Huaraz and can be done self-guided or through a tour company. The trail starts at a site called Cebollapampa and ascends 750 m (2,460 ft) over 7 km (4.3 mi) to the lake. Most hikers reach the lake after 3 hours though it's possible to take longer if you aren't acclimatized.Tour from Huaraz - There are several companies offering tours for S/30-35 (2019). Most tours leave at 5AM and return around 7PM with several stops along the way. Not included in the price is park entry or food.Self Guided - There is a collectivo in the morning leaving from Yungay (S/15 - 2019), which is about 1½ hours from Huaraz. It's also possible to get a shared taxi from Yungay (S/40 - 2019).



The central site of worship for the Incas. Like so many other testimonies of fantastic Inca architecture, it was severely devastated by the conquistadores, the Spanish conquerors, who built their Christian church, Santo Domingo, on top of the ruins. Yet most of the bottom part of the temple is fairly well preserved and makes the site worth several hours of your time. The site is one of the best in Cuzco, or Qosqo in the Quechua language, containing both Catholic and Inca heritage with stunning views of the surrounding area. Looking at the outside from Avenida del Sol, you get a perfect view of the church standing on the temple and you see the differences of the Inca and the Spanish way of building. Qoricancha also is the starting point of the yearly processions at Inti Raymi, the Sun Festival, in the remembrance of the Inca tradition of celebrating the winter solstice. This procession then moves all the way up to Saxayhuamán. In order to understand, especially the remarkable remains in the Inca section, a guided tour is advisable.




Gran Pajatén

Gran Pajatén is an archaeological site located in the Andean cloud forests of Peru, on the border of the La Libertad region and the San Martín region, between the Marañon and Huallaga rivers. The archaeological site lies in the Rio Abiseo National Park, which was established in 1983. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site in 1990, and Cultural Site in 1992. In order to protect the fragile ruins and endangered environment, the archaeological site and the national park are currently not open to visitors without permits from Peru's Ministry of Agriculture and National Institute of Culture.


Inti Punku


Ticonata Island

island in Peru


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Someday we will visit Peru or begin to dream about going there! However, for now its not on our radar. Let us know in the comments if you think that should change!


Peru (Spanish: Perú) is without a doubt one of the most captivating countries in South America. Home of the epic lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the mind-blowing Nazca Lines, this country's unique past awakens the adventurer in travellers of all sorts. Its awe-inspiring scenery varies from the wild Amazon jungles to vast coastal deserts and the icy peaks of the Andes. Peru hosts a biodiversity rarely seen within the limits of a single country, with a list of spectacular wildlife far beyond the well-known llamas and circling condors. On top of all that, Peru's friendly, multi-ethnic people are a cultural treasure on their own. The enchanting mix of dozens of distinct indigenous groups and mestizos, all with their own colourful traditions and food delicacies, is an encounter you won't easily forget.

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