Peru is famous not only for being the homeland of the Inca trail or the holy Mecca, but also because it is the paradise for tourists who love adventures to explore.
Top places to visit in Peru
1. Machu Picchu
It is not an exaggeration, but when mentioning Peru, all tourists think of Machu Picchu – the central city of the ancient Inca civilization, and is one of the leading tourist destinations in Peru. Those who have ever come here are amazed and can not believe there is a masterpiece works located on the high mountains, covered by such fanciful mist. Whether you take the train from Cusco or challenge yourself by following the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, you can feel the atmosphere here.
You should depart for Machu Picchu in the early morning, because at that time you can see the sunrise from the Sun Gate while you are trying to climb to the top of Huanya Picchu Tower.
Coming to Peru, you can not miss the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Cusco leaning against the majestic Andes, the city used mainly as a gateway to visit one of the seven natural wonders of the world. . Cusco is actually located at an altitude higher than Machu Picchu with the air is quite thin, the gravel roads around Cusco show that this is a rich city in history.
You should walk or take a bus to Cristo Blanco for a panoramic view of the city, as well as take advantage of shopping and relaxing at Plaza de Armas. Before leaving the city, do not forget to do a tour to famous landmarks such as Sacsayhuaman fortress, Choquequirao ruins or Pisac terraces.
3. Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca lies on the border of the two countries Bolivia and Peru, on the Andes Mountains at an altitude of 3,810 m above sea level. It is the largest lake in the world and also the largest freshwater lake in South America by the volume of water in the lake. The Andean Explorer – a train traveling between Cusco (the capital of the Inca empire) and Puno – located on the shores of Lake Titicaca is considered one of the largest train trains in the world with a travel time from 10 hours or more. However, the journey to discover Lake Titicaca will be an opportunity for you to not only admire the breathtaking views of nature in South America but also to discover mysterious myths about the lake.
On the way to the northern coast of Peru, visitors will easily encounter the beautiful beaches in Piura province. The wild and natural beauty with white sand beaches, blue sea water, beaches throughout Peru like Mancora, Punta Sal or Tumbes have left visitors with unforgettable impressions. If the above is not enough to convince you to go to Piura, then tell you one more reason, that writer Ernest Hemingway had been in the fishing village of Cabo Blanco in Piura for more than a month while making the movie “ Old man and the sea ”!
The small city of Chachapoyas is hidden in the fog of Peru’s Andes Mountains, attracting visitors who love to explore by the harsh combination of jagged mountains, and green forest cover. Although the natural scenery here is very majestic, tourists rarely come here because it is a quite isolated area, in fact it takes two days to walk to get there.
However, once you reach this place, you will not regret it because it is the natural cultural center and the legacy of the ancient Inca empire. It is a very refreshing feeling to be able to sit and relax on the top of a high mountain, or wander to see the Gocta waterfall, a waterfall ranked by the World Waterfall Database as the 16th highest waterfall in the world.
Arequipa was dubbed the “white city” because of its unique architecture. Most of the architecture, the buildings here are built from white rock taken from the volcano surrounding the city, and that is why this place is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Being the second largest city in Peru, the view from Arequipa appears as a wonderful and majestic picture when it is located in the heart of 3 towering volcanoes Chachani, Misti and Pichu Pichu. The atmosphere here is as cool as spring, so tourists can visit the city at any time of the year. When you come here, do not forget to visit Arequipa church, this is not only a symbol of the city but also a great start before you explore the Colca gorge.