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Places to go in Peru
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.
Long lines of terraces and Inca stonework set on a narrow ridge flanked by jagged mountains, Machu Picchu is an iconic site and a must-see on your Peru holiday.
Experience nature at her profuse best in the Peruvian Amazon. Follow trails to hides, climb canopy towers and cruise lakes to view animals and birds.
Lake Titicaca & Puno
The highest navigable lake on Earth is also the birthplace of the Incas. It has been home to several ancient civilisations and 4,000 islanders today.
The capital of the mighty Inca empire and stronghold of the Spanish conquerors, Cusco is full of history and sights and is the gateway to the Sacred Valley.
The Sacred Valley
The Inca heartland is a photogenic fertile valley of towns, villages and stunning archaeological sites, ripe for exploring.
The ‘white city’ of Arequipa is more than a stopover en-route to Colca Canyon, it’s an architectural gem and culinary centre with a dramatic backdrop of volcanoes and plenty to explore.
The magnificent Colca Canyon, second deepest in the world, is a stunning sight; a great place to view condors, go hiking and biking, see pre-Inca sites and visit rural villages.
The northern coast of Peru – Chiclayo, Trujillo and the stretch of coast in-between – is an area that is very rich in culture, from ancient mud brick pyramids, the golden splendour of the Royal Tombs of Sipán to the massive archaeological site of Chan Chán.