South America has long been a tidbit for backpackers, while Peru is slowly evolving from a hidden gem to a travel must-visit destination. Peru is known throughout the world as the country of the Incas – ancient settlers. An eclectic mix of nature and history, this country has something for everyone. Machu Picchu It may be a cliché, but there is a reason why this cliché exists. Yes, when we think of Peru, we remember exactly Machu Picchu. The view from this place is truly breathtaking. Arriving early in the morning on a clear day, you can watch the sunrise from the Sun Gate. Lake Titicaca Breathtaking, mystically beautiful Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America. Located between Peru and Bolivia. The lake rises to 3800 meters above sea level. According to mythology, the first king of the Incas was born here.
Piura All the way to the north coast there are picturesque beaches for relaxation. Mancora, Punta Sal, Tumbes are just some of the cities worth visiting. Ernest Hemingway spent about a month in the fishing village of Cabo Blanco while filming The Old Man and the Sea.
Arequipa Known as the “White City” due to its unique architecture, Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. The skyline in this city is characterized by imposing volcanoes, the buildings are predominantly built of volcanic rock. The historic city center is a World Heritage Site. The Cathedral of the Basilica of Arequipa is an iconic landmark of this city.
Colca Canyon The canyon is located in southern Peru, about 160 km northwest of Arequipa. This is the third most visited place in the country – about 120 visitors annually. At a depth of 000 m, the Colca Canyon is one of the deepest in the world, behind Cotahuasi (Peru) and the Grand Canyon (USA). The Colca Valley is imbued with the spirit of pre-Inca times, the cities were built during the time of the Spanish colony.