Peru is a country with culture, beauty, history and adventure treasure. It is a country full of exploration with spectrum of possibilities for travellers. How can one miss to mention the most famous Inca trail on ancient Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is one of the eight wonders of the world, where visitors flood to pay a visit to this place. Peru also has deepest canyon around the world. Peru has a diversity of landscape with unique destinations! Here are few ‘Top Peru Tourist Attractions To Visit’!
The Inca City Machu Picchu is situated 300 meters above the Urubamba River. It is most ancient site from around the world with impressive ruins and spectacular landscape of lush greenery on cloud-shrouded mountains.
Hiram Bingham was the first person to come across Machu Picchu in the year 1911, until his death, the place was known as ‘Lost City Of the Incas’. According to the historians, the real lost city was at Espiritu Pampa, a ruin which was discounted as insignificant place.
Visitors can reach the place by train from Cusco, Urubamba to Aguas Calientes. A bus from Aguas Calientes takes visitors to Machu Picchu in about 20-minutes drive.
The Inca trail is four day hike tour; it is the prime highlight of the Peru trip. The picturesque scenic trail is most rewarding which starts at 82m of Cusco Aguas Calientes. The trail passes through 30-Inca ruins with spectacular scenery. Then to climb 1,200 meters high elevation is difficult portion. The hike must be done under guidance of experts. From June to August is peak season for hiking.
Cusco Architectural Treasures
Walking down the street of Cusco should be memorable! The street of Cusco is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site, with old colonial buildings, narrow roads and unique structures.
Plaza De Armas and La Compania are two impressive structures. The main square is a great place to grab a meal, walk down a street or spend a day! The place has countless sites to visit!
Titicaca is largest and the deepest lake situated on the border of Peru and Bolivia. It is the largest lake in South America and also largest navigable lake from around the world.
Puno is the main gateway to Lake Titicaca, with several options of restaurants, hotels around.
Colca Canyon is the deepest canyon around the world. It is twice deep then Grand Canyon with 3,400 meters deep and with seismic fault between two volcanoes. The place is inhabited by humans for a thousand years ago. While, the stone terracing dates back from 800AD are still in use.
A Day trip to this place is totally worth. Condors are the biggest attractions of this place.
Plaza De Armas
Plaza De Armas is located in the heart of the city’s historic district. The UNESCO heritage site date to mid of 18th century. The structure was rebuilt after devastating earthquake of the year 1746. Archbishop’s Palace and Casa Del Oidor are also great places with Government Palace on the north side.
The Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley is a fertile valley with several Inca ruins. Pisac Ruins, Sunday Market, Fortress at Ollantaytambo is worth visiting. Moray circular terracing was used as an agricultural land by Incas.
The Nazca Lines are mysterious lines which will leave the visitor with a complete sense of awe. It is series of ancient geoglyphs which is located in Nazca Desert. The place was declared as UNESCO world heritage Site in the year 1994. The Nazca lines were created by the Nazca culture between 500BC and 500AD. Several complex figures were drawn from simple lines to geometric complex stylized as spider, moneys, fishes, sharks and many more.