Peru, is a country of wonderful landscapes, a rich and varied history, world-class gastronomy, and a space in the world that houses many attractive places for tourists. Here we present the 5 places that you can not miss in the country of the Incas.
The 5 must-sees
- Machu Pichu is a must for tourists visiting Peru, it is the sacred city of the Incas. It was discovered in 1911 by The American explorer Hiram Bingham. It is located on a huge granite mountain only 2 hour drive from Cusco. This city is considered one of the most extraordinary examples of landscape architecture in the world and was recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 1986, in 2007 it was declared one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.
- With its white-sand beaches, warm sea, and big waves, Mancora stands as a perfect place for surfers from all over the world. This fishermen's cove has become an unmissable panorama for lovers of spas. It is located in the north of Peru, in the department of Piura, and is one of the busiest beaches. Mancora has everything to satisfy the most demanding visitors, from the best hotels to the finest restaurants where you can enjoy delicious marine dishes such as ceviches prepared with grouper, swordfish, and prawn, among others.
- In the sands of the Peruvian desert of Nazca, through the pampas of Jumana emerge full of mystery and mysticism some enormous figures and lines drawn with incredible perfection by an ancient Peruvian pre-Columbian culture. The Nazca Lines is a place declared by Unesco as Cultural Heritage of Humanity Nazca, it is a peaceful town, of delayed development, whose economic activity is based on agriculture and trade. It is an ideal area for archaeological tourism, the city of Nazca has comfortable hotels and local restaurants easily accessible to all types of visitors.
- For fans of ecotourism, Peru is the ideal destination: The Amazon River is the 2nd longest in the world and the largest. It is born in the Peruvian Andes in the department of Arequipa and is navigable using high-board ships. This river is the natural means of communication between the populations near the Amazon. Its main port in Peru is that of Iquitos, where visitors can feel the contact with the nature of its Amazon forests, enter the jungles with explorers, navigate the river and enjoy one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. Here you can find small hotels, varied restaurants, and even bars and clubs to enjoy a lively nightlife.
- Trujillo, a Peruvian city founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro belongs to the select list of World Heritage Cities since 1986. This city is also known as the city of eternal spring, in it, you can still find buildings of the colony, such as the Monastery of Carmen and the Church of San Agustín. In its surroundings, various festivities are celebrated, such as the Cheese Fair and the Chivari which is celebrated on Easter Sunday in the Plaza Mayor. Near Trujillo is Chan-Chan, the largest city in the world built in adobe. The city is full of hotels of different classifications, such as pensions, hostels, and even rural farms for those who wish to live a colonial experience.