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Travel Around Peru! Places You Must Visit

Are you traveling to Peru abroad? Don't forget to visit our recommended attractions!

Attractions in Peru

Peru's nature is worth a detour: In addition to beautiful coastal landscapes, mountainous land in the Andes and jungle, it has a lot to offer. With a total of 12 national parks, intensive efforts are being made to protect and preserve nature. The history of Peru invites you to visit historic cities and get to know the culture.

Culture and Inca Sites

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The Empire of the Incas existed until the conquest of the Spaniards in 1532. Despite the efforts of the Spaniards to suppress and destroy the relics from ancient times as far as possible, there are some well-preserved sites. On a hike in the Andes, in the footsteps of the Inca, beautiful places can be visited. The Inca paths are up to 5000 meters high and connected to the Inca Empire at the time. A well-known relic from this period is the very well-preserved ruined city of Machu Picchu, which lies at an altitude of 2360 meters and is surrounded by the jungle. Machu Picchu was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.

The Nazca Lines are also worth mentioning. These are traces in the Nazca desert, they were scraped into the desert sand about 2000 years ago and are best seen from the air. They are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nature in Peru

In addition to the numerous nature reserves, nature lovers can take a boat tour to the Islas Ballestas, for example. In addition to a wide variety of animals, the marine nature reserve offers interesting rock formations but also beautiful beaches.

Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, lies between Peru and Bolivia and is located at 4,000 meters above sea level and is an attraction for tourists from this area.

Lima

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The capital Lima is the largest city in Peru and has about 7 million inhabitants. Many museums and other cultural offerings, such as monuments, attract visitors to visit.

The old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lima lies between the "Rio Rimac" and the Pacific Ocean and can be visited excellently as part of a city tour.

Cusco

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Cusco is located at an altitude of 3360 meters in the southeastern Andes of Peru. Around 350,000 people live in Cusco and it is often referred to as the archaeological capital of America and, like many other places in the country, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are all kinds of trips to nearby places like Machu Picchu.