PERU HIGHLIGHTS

TRAVELLING TO PERU

From its amazing archaeological sites treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich biodiversity to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide vary of attractions.

From its amazing archaeological sites treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich biodiversity to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide vary of attractions.

High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is a home base for exploring Machupicchu. Lima, Peru’s capital and largest city, offers colonial architecture, interesting churches, and numerous museums. Cruise through the Peruvian Amazon; fly over the Nazca Lines; walk the cobblestone streets in Arequipa, discover Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world; and visit the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. All of this and much more, including several restaurants with cuisine blending European, African, Asian and Andean dishes, are available in Peru.

LIMA, PERU

Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history, with 4th –century pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. It´s history is not all it offers. It has become recognized as a top gastronomic destination, and it offers miles of beaches, art and archaeology museums, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Must see sites:

  • Government Palace
  • Cathedral of Lima
  • San Francisco Monastery
  • Miraflores-an upscale shopping and dining district

MACHUPICCHU, PERU

Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machupicchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting 7979 ft. above sea level and overlooks the Urubamba Valley. Abandoned in the late 1500s, this “Lost City of the Incas” was rediscovered in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. A symbol of the Incas engineering prowess, archaeologist have many theories for its use, but Machupicchu still remains an enigma.

Must-see sites:

  1. Sun Gate of Machupicchu
  2. Temple of the Sun
  3. Caretaker’s Hut
  4. Intihuatana
  5. Machupicchu Mountain Summit
  6. Waynapicchu Mountain Summit
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