Peru can surely be regarded as the top chosen destinations for vacation not only in South America but also in the world. It exhibits a vivid variety of native people, a whole lot of historical tombs and monuments and most of all, a picture perfect scenic beauty. A trip to this beautiful destination would surely prove to be a worthwhile experience.
Be sure to carry the best of your cameras with the highest of memory spaces because Peru is a hot photogenic destination. If you are an ardent traveler searching for places with unique events and festivals, Peru can be your prime destination. Every year thousands of travelers plan to travel to Peru to enjoy the unique festivals only. Apart from the wonderful and colorful festivals, the historical background of Peru attracts the travelers too.
The presence of centuries old tomb, pyramids and other giant structures acts like a magnet attracting a large number of travelers every year to this destination. Peru is also home to one of the most adventure rich outdoor sporting event. Water rafting, mountain climbing, water sports etc are few of the hundreds of sporting actions that takes centre stage.
The major destinations that you must travel to while you are in Peru are:-
Arequipa – Colca Valley
It is one of the most beautiful and organized city in entire Peru. It is also known as “Ciudad Blanca” which means White City. It would appear to you as if the entire city is wrapped in white linen. The city is full of lovely majestic homes, monasteries and churches. All the structures are built with the unique white colored volcanic stone. The entire city is surrounded by stunning landscape. You should also visit the Colca Canyon and the Colca valley which hold the beauty of a volcanic valley. Arequipa is a rich bio spot and adventure lovers will surely love this destination and be sure to visit this location while you travel to Peru.
Chiclayo is the prime historical destination in Peru. It is the most important site of the Incan archaeological sector. Many recent archaeological discoveries have further boosted the attraction of the location. The major discoveries of “The Museo de Tumbas Reales de Sipan” and other historical monuments have made Chiclayo the second most popular historical destination in Peru.
Cuzco – Machu Picchu
Machu Pichu is one of the most common destinations in entire Peru. It is also the most visited destination in Peru. It is popularly known as the “Lost City”. The magnificent scenic beauty with rich historical background makes the place a must visit destination.
The Inca trail is a popular pathway that leads to the city of Machu Pichu via the beautiful lofty mountains. The roadway is so magnificently constructed that people, devoid of all sickness and age barriers can easily travel through this path. The Inca trail is mainly differentiated into three trails. Each trail has a special name of its own. The first one is called the Mollepata. The other two are called Classic and One Day. Each path is overlapping the other as it makes to the required destination of Machu Pichu.
Paracas is a wonderful destination which is full of flora and fauna. It is a wonderful destination for birdwatchers and also for the lovers of nature. The place Paracas in Peru attracts tourists because of its rich cultural heritage. People can relax and enjoy water sports such as scuba diving and do fishing in the deep sea. They can also visit the islands of Ballestas.
Puno and Lake Titicaca
It is situated in the highland of Andes. Titicaca is the highest navigable lake all throughout the world. The Taquile , Amtani and the Uros Island are the inhabitant rich areas of the Titicaca Lake. Puno is said to be the folkloric principal capital of the wonderful tourist destination Peru. It offers you with many excellent and wonderful alternative options for the biodiversity, living culture, natural and archaeological tourism in Peru.
It is a wonderful and remarkable place for the rich historical tourism and it is also known as the eternal and remarkable spring capital of Peru.
At times the Callejon de Huaylas is regarded as the “the Switzerland of South America”. This destination serves you with the magnificent Andean arena, snow-clad summits & turquoise shallow water bodies in the magnificent Cordillera Blanca (white Mountain Range). Both at close hand of Chavín de Huántar; that nurtures Peru’s age old conventions. The overwhelming Huascarán National Park has also been proclaimed as a World Heritage Site which you would be able to see. This elegant realm, close by North Lima is also considered as an utopia for extreme sports.
You will get to hear many stories of ship wrecks that happened in these island years ago. You might also get to know few adventurous under the sea treasure hunting info’s. You will see many fishermen carrying their own nets on top of their boats. You can swim with sea lions by the port called Callao Lima. In Palomino Island which is located at Isla you will need to put on your wet suits of neoprene to enjoy the charismatic sea waves. You can also swim with the charming and the captivating sea lions who welcome all the visitors of the destination with its own unique ovation.
It is an ultimate location for those who adore nature & biodiversity touristy. It is also for those who intend to experience the affectionate beauty of the Amazon forests. You can move into the housings not far from the city positioned in deep jungle and those who are daring & high spirited can approach to room in the National parks. Pacaya Samiria or Allpahuayo Mishana is the national parks situated in these areas. It is full of profuse flora & fauna; therefore you can get in touch with the Amazonian natives.
So next time if you think of visiting Peru, make sure to travel to all the above destinations.