Favorite Places to Visit in Peru

Located on the West Coast of South America, Peru is a beautiful country offers plenty of things to do for every age group of travelers, whether you are looking for rich culture, adventure, history or food, Peru has everything for all! It’s no surprise that its ancient sites, beautiful landscape, and diverse flora and fauna attract visitors from all over the world, making it one of the most popular destinations in South America.

 

So if you are planning your once in a lifetime trip to Peru, and want to see not only Peru’s remarkable tourist attractions, but also experience authentic Peruvian culture and discover a few things to do, then read on the best things to do and let the adventure begin.

 

Sandboarding and Racing dune buggies in Huacachina

The Huacachina is the only desert oasis in Peru, South America, located four kilometers from the beachfront city of Ica. Bounded by palm trees and transcending sand rises, make the small natural lake famous for Sandboarding and dune buggy rides. Catch a dune buggy with a group of friends and surf the lofty sand faces.

Discover the Peruvian Amazon

The Peruvian Amazon in Peru covers approximately 60% of the country. Ranked as the fourth largest rainforest as well as one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. For wildlife lovers, this place is a favorite hot spot to explore the nature and incredible wildlife! Home to somewhere around 595 different species of birds, 2000 species of fish, 300 reptiles and more than 5000 plants, Peru offers a great break to experience the spectacular Amazon basin!

Reach Iquitos to take the Amazon boat trip and explore the eye-catching rainforests that will abandon you with a memory that’ll last forever.

Enjoy Weaving Experience in Huilloc

A visit to the beautiful city Huilloc is a must during your stay in Peru! The Huilloc is a lovely place where you can see and enjoy the warmth and tradition of Peruvians people. Make sure to stop over to a traditional Quechua village to learn more about the beautiful art weaving from the female villagers who have been perfecting the craft since a young age.

Go deep into Colca Canyon

One of the deepest Canyons in the world, at a depth of 4,160 meters the Colca Canyon draws thousands of visitors throughout the year! Located 4 hours away from the Arequipa city, the Colca Canyon is the ideal place for hiking.

Embrace the Tranquillity of Lake Sandoval

Located in the Puerto Maldonado, the Sandoval lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Peru, South America. The best way to see wildlife is to stay overnight in one of the lodges and take a boat ride on the lake. Watching the breathtaking sunset on the Lake Sandoval is a beyond belief sight.

Taste the Mineral-Rich Salts of Maras

Maras is a hidden gem, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The mineral-rich salts of Mars offer significant benefits to our bodies and a great flavor. For photography lovers, this Maras is highly recommended because of its extraordinary landscape that stretches out in all of its splendor. This place is also great for hikers and mountain bikers because this track connects the salt mines with the villages of Tarabamba and Pichingoto.

Stroll the Streets of Arequipa

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage destination, Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. Located in the Southern Peru, filled with charming Spanish architecture, delicious food, and friendly locals. Some of Arequipa buildings built from white volcanic stone. Surrounded by breathtaking volcanoes which makes Arequipa a beautiful city for hiking and trekking in Peru!

 

There are countless other great things to do and places to visit in the country. Machu Picchu is without a doubt amazing, and it is worth a visit. So what are you thinking now? Go to Peru for a fantastic vacation!

 

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