Top 10 Things to Do in Peru

 
  1. Cuzco

    Walk centuries old cobble-stone streets to the back alleys and shop in the charming stores of this city in the Andes.

  2. Nazca Lines

    Only seen from the air, this plateau covering 80 kms. Will reveal hundreds of shapes and designs carved into the ground. A flight over these lines is an eye-opening experience.

  3. Amazon Headwaters

    There are over 65 ethnic groups living along the shores of these headwaters surrounded by rainforest! Very popular with birders!

  4. Condors

    The Andean condor is the largest flying land bird in the world. Their wingspan can reach 10 ft. and they can live 50 years!

  5. Inti Raymi Festival

    Fantastic festival outside of Cuzco happens on June 21 at the equinox. It is based an old Incan tradition to honour the sun god Inti.

  6. Lima Gold Museum

    Otherwise known as The Sala Museo Oro del Perú Larcomar, this museum is the most interesting museum in Lima.

  7. Ollantaytambo

    This town is outside of Cuzco and can be reached by train or road. It was at the heart of Incan civilization so there are many Incan buildings to admire here.

  8. Arequipa

    Another name for this city is La Ciudad Blanco as many of the buildings were constructed with white volcanic rock. 2 silent volcanoes sit on either sides of the city.

  9. Uros Indians

    You can visit their settlements on Lake Titicaca; and amazingly, their culture pre-dates the Incas! Local totora reeds are used to create their woven islets as well as being the main food staple.

  10. UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Peru has 10 of these: 2 Natural sites; 6 Cultural sites and 2 Mixed sites: Check out their website for information on them.

    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/

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