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PERU: extraordinary landscapes, culture and history

Magical landscapes previously inhabited by pre-Columbian cultures, a complex natural landscape that extends from the Pacific, impressive coastal deserts, mountain ranges, inter-Andean valleys, cloud forest and Amazon rainforests, all summarize the geography of Peru and this is the reason why it is a favorite destination for international travellers.



–Machu Picchu and a wild orchid from the Inca Trail

Members and donors of  Solidaridad Internacional Andalucía, Spain, during a recent visit to Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas y Machu Picchu.

Several world heritage sites such as Arequipa, Lima, Trujillo and Cusco, all keeping a rich Colonial and Republican cultural heritage,  also many archaeological sites showing the spectacular Incan history.  All these attractions plus customs and traditions, music, and an unparelled culinary richness worldwide, make Peru a great option for your unforgettable trip or vacation.



— Cusco City and its spectacular Inca walls, pre-Columbian ceramics exhibited in a Lima museum, and the delicious cebiche and pisco sour, both proudly Peruvian. 

Dare to hike the Inca Trail for 4 days or walk its very easy two-day version to discover the enigmatic Machu Picchu Citadel, a truly archaeological and architectural gem of the world, beautifully built hidden in the remote cloud forests of the Urubamba Canyon. Enjoy visiting the mysterious Sacsayhuaman park and have a historical Cusco City Tour. Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Pisac and Ollantaytambo archaeological sites and its living cultures, all only one hour from Cusco City, before or after your visit to Machu Picchu. 



–Inca Trail arriving to Machu Picchu and a air view of the Nazca Lines


— The Colca Canyon and the majestic Andean Condor

Venture to visit the Nazca Lines stamped in the immensity of the Peruvian desert, see the colorful Colca Canyon and its friendly Andean Condors soaring the heights or visit the intact Amazon rainforest of Manu National Park or the Tambopata National Reserve, both nature preserves accessible from Lima or Cusco and musts for wildlife and nature lovers and photography. Tours to the Amazon could be done in 3 or 4 days as you travel in Peru. Don´t forget Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable on Earth and a beautiful world with living cultures, great landscape and gorgeous sunsets and sunrises.



— Views of Manu National Park, a black spider monkey in the high canopies, the impressive wild macaw claylick, and a picture from Taquile in Lake Titicaca 

If interested in more historical and cultural tours, the route of  Northern Peru will be a box of surprises for you. Unknown archaeological sites and new site museums feature the glory of ancient Chachapoya, Moche and Chimú cultures. You will also visit the kingdom of the Lord of Sipán, a culture that had more colorful past than the Inca.

Your trip to Peru could be extended or be part of your trip to Bolivia, so you can travel to the extraordinaire Uyuni Salt Flat, more historical cities such as Sucre and Potosí, do easy hikes to the Cordillera Real or the Bolivian Yungas or cloud forests close to the City of La Paz.



— Surreal water reflections in the Uyuni Salt Flat and resident Puna flamingos found in several colorful Altiplano lagoons in Bolivia

Peru will always be a reason to discover, to travel with the loved ones, celebrate anniversaries and spend pleasant and unforgettable moments. Write or contact us if you have any questions, or specialists will be happy to help organize your next adventure in South America. Welcome to Peru! 

For more information about trips to Peru and Bolivia or only Peru, check the following links:

Quick: 12 days of the best of Peru and Bolivia (PB 201)

Uyuni, Volcanoes, and Flamingos Explorer (ATUY 04)

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