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Peru – Things to do

Peru Attractions

We know you’re looking for a life-changing holiday, and you’ll get that in Peru, a land of bucolic landscapes and pre-Columbian history. So visit Cuzco, the cradle of the Incan Empire and of course, the iconic Machu Picchu. Don’t overlook Lima either, a compelling capital city on the Pacific coast home to archaeological relics from the Moche civilisation. Stroll around the boho Barrancos neighbourhood and try the ceviche with a tangy pisco sour – you won’t regret it.

Machu Picchu

Ancient Ruins of Machu Picchu

No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting Machu Picchu. This famous UNESCO site dates back to 1450 and is nestled on a cloud topped hill which towers at 2,350 metres high in the Andes. Tour the ruins of former temples and palaces and take in the magnificent views of this World Wonder from the guard tower. For the full experience, hike the 26 mile long Inca Trail to the site.

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Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca straddles Peru and Bolivia and is the world’s highest navigable lake, which is set 3,810 metres above sea level. Stay in Puno, a town filled with Aymara, Andean and Quechuan Indian culture and an ideal base for boat trips. Sail Lake Titicaca and visit unique floating reed islands that are home to the Uros people before exploring beautiful Taquille Island.

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Nazca Lines

Nazca Lines

The Nazca Lines are Peru’s most mysterious UNESCO site - a set of huge desert geoglyphs that stretch over 50 miles. Although no one knows what the inscriptions mean, it’s thought that they were created between 400 and 650 AD by the Nazca people and may have religious importance. Get an aerial view of these remarkable carvings on a helicopter flight.

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