Where to start? What to see? How do I get around? How do I book? Where will we stay? These and many more questions you may be asking yourself as you are planning a trip to Peru. Planning can be one of the best parts of your trip, finding out what you want to see and getting excited about your destination is a great feeling.
Your available time and your budget will have a great impact on your tour and what you can fit into your holiday. Some of the attractions and there are many, that you should not miss in Peru are:
- On everybody´s holiday list is Machu Picchu; the Inca Citadel is one of the most spectacular ancient sites that you will see in your lifetime. Getting to the site can be an adventure in itself. There are several options, first you have trains and there is a train for your budget. The trip takes around four hours from Cusco and you will arrive relaxed and ready to visit Machu Picchu. The second way to arrive at Machu Picchu is by hiking, there are many different treks that you can do that all arrive at Machu Picchu. Do not get me wrong these treks are hard work made worse by the altitude but if you love to hike than this is the way for you. Explore Machu Picchu with a professional guide to learn the history of this fascinating place.
- The city of Cusco is worth a few days of your holiday time. The city was the heart of the Inca Empire and featured many amazing temples. When the Spanish arrived, they dismantled these temples and built their churches on the foundations. Today you can visit the impressive churches and the city of Cusco. The city will remind you of the old European towns with Terracotta roof tiles and cobblestone streets and Spanish Colonial churches. Cusco is known for its restaurants and nightlife with many clubs to dance the night away.
- Not far from Cusco is the Sacred Valley of the Inca, a place where you will experience some of the best natural beauty in South America. The sear size of the Andes Mountains will amaze and the rivers that run through the Valley are host to some adventure activities that you must try. The Valley has some pretty impressive Inca Ruins to visit and at the town of Pisaq there is a market with some of the best shopping in Peru.
- When you arrive into Peru, you will land at Lima International Airport, which has connections to all parts of Peru. If you have the time, you should spend some of it in the capital. Lima has some of the best food in the world and has many prizes to prove it. The beach side suburb of Miraflores features some of the best restaurants in Peru and is located in the modern part of Lima. While in Lima visit the center of the city and the Plaza de Armes. Here you will find all the government buildings. See the architecture of central Lima with its wooden balconies and ancient churches. Sometimes you will need to look past the dirt to see the beauty. The best time to visit Lima Peru is in the summer months from December to March as the weather is warm and sunny.
- The Nazca lines south of Lima are located just outside the town. The best way to experience the lines is by small plane, a hair-raising experience for some, where the pilot will show and explain the lines to you. See the lizard, the condor, the monkey, the spider and many others on your flight, there are over seventy lines to see.
- Puno and Lake Titicaca should be on your list to see, the lake is one of the highest inland lakes in the world, but the thing that most people visit the area to see is the famous Uros Islands. These islands are home to the Uros people who made the Islands centuries ago to escape the mainland and the warring tribes. Today the people depend on tourism to make a living and you are able to visit a few of the forty-eight islands. The Uros Islands are a must to visit, as there is not anywhere else on the planet equal.
- If you love nature and the prospect of seeing animals than you should visit the Amazon basin in Peru. There are many great lodges and places to stay in the jungle regions of Peru. These lodges feature fascinating jungle walks where you will learn about some of the benefits of the jungle plants.
When planning a trip to Peru you may be concerned about Peru cost of Travel, well compared with other destinations, like Europe for example, the cost of traveling in the Andean country of Peru is minimal. You can stay in luxury hotel for a fraction of the cost of other destinations. Why not book you once in a lifetime trip to Peru, today.