There are many places to see in Peru. Although there are great places all over the country, these are some of the most popular places to visit, and will make a great trip for 2014. All of these places are full of history, and are of interest to many people all over the world.
Machu Picchu. Of course the main reason for many people’s trip to Peru is to see Machu Picchu. This large site was mostly unknown until 1911. It is not known for sure why it was built, but several theories exist. According to some it was built by one of the tribes conquered by the Incas.
Cusco. Near Machu Picchu is the city of Cusco, which was the capital of the Inca Empire when it existed. Cusco is one of the largest cities in Peru, and has many sites of it’s own like Sacsayhuaman, the Cathedral, the markets, museums, and more. People usually stop in Cusco if they are going to Machu Picchu (interest to travel to Machu Picchu?).
Puno. Puno is located on Lake Titicaca, which is the highest navigable lake in the world. The lake is inhabited by people who live on man-made floating islands. These islands are made of reeds and so are many houses, furniture, and boats. The people who live here are called the Uros, and they now speak Aymara (Tours Options to Titicaca).
Arequipa. Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. It is near the Misti Volcano and the Colca Canyon which is the deepest canyon in the world. Arequipa is known as the ”White City” because of its old buildings built from volcanic rock. ”White City” because of its old buildings built from volcanic rock. Things to see in Arequipa include the ”Misti” Volcano, the Monestary of Santa Catalina, the Church of San Agustin, and more (Do you like to know Arequipa).
Lima. The capital and largest city in Peru, Lima has about 10 million people. Lima was once the capital of nearly all of Spanish-ruled South America. Lima is home to the ruins of Pachacamac, a pre-Inca site. You can also see Lima’s cathedral, other colonial buildings, the many museums, the Palomino Islands, the San Francisco Convent, which displays the largest collection of religious art in the Americas, and much more (option to travel to Lima City).
These are all great places to visit and will allow you to see Inca and/or pre-Inca sites. Contact us to make reservations to visit any of these places. You can visit more than one of these, and our tours in different cities can be combined.