Handpicked by a Peru Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Beautiful sites of Peru you should visit'.

Peru is a land of stunning beauty, rich history, and diverse culture. From the majestic peaks of the Andes to the lush Amazon rainforest, this South American country offers a wealth of natural wonders and historical sites for travelers to explore. One of the most iconic destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan citadel perched high in the Andes mountains. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see for anyone visiting Peru, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into the country's fascinating past. Another popular attraction in Peru is the Sacred Valley, a fertile region dotted with ancient ruins, traditional villages, and stunning landscapes. Visitors can explore the archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo and Pisac, or take a scenic train ride to the famous Machu Picchu. For those looking to experience the natural beauty of Peru, the Amazon rainforest is a must-visit destination. Home to an incredible array of plant and animal species, this vast wilderness offers opportunities for wildlife spotting, jungle trekking, and river cruises. Other notable sites in Peru include the colonial city of Cusco, the mysterious Nazca Lines, and the colorful floating islands of Lake Titicaca. Whether you're a history buff, nature lover, or adventure seeker, Peru has something for everyone. So pack your bags and get ready to explore the beautiful sites of Peru!

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Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary

Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary Machu Picchu is an Incan city surrounded by temples, terraces, and water channels, built on a mountaintop. It was built with huge blocks of stone joined to each other without any mortar. Today it has been designated cultural heritage of humanity in recognition of its political, religious, and administrative importance during the age of the Incas.   1. Gene...

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Rimachi Lake

Rimachi Lake This lake is the largest in the Peruvian Amazon. It is also known by the name Musha Karusha. Formed by the merging of the Capuri and Rimache rivers, it is located on the right side of the Pastaza River (Loreto), in a territory belonging to the Cadoshi Native Community, who regard the lake as a sacred site and source of life.   The lake is surrounded by dense tropical forest,...

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Nazca lines and geoglyphs

Nazca lines and geoglyphs On the vast pampas of Nazca Jumana, mysterious lines and geoglyphs form geometric patterns as well the figures of animals, anthropomorphic beings, and plants, among others. But their outlines can only be recognized clearly from the sky aboard small airplanes. Despite numerous studies, the lines are an enduring 2,000-year-old mystery that neither time, nor the region's ...

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Manu National Park

Manu National Park The National Park of Manu, a World Cultural Heritage Site, is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. It is located in the departments of Cusco (Paucartambo province, Kosñipata district) and Madre de Dios (Manu province, Fitzcarrald and Manu districts), including the entire basin of the River Manu. Located in the south of Peru, in the eastern sector of...

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Cusco

Cusco Birthplace of the world Seductive, striking and natural, Cusco's history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. with the wisdom of the ancient Peruvians in an ecological environment. Captivating landscapes such as the Sacred Valley, where the mountains are clothed by terraces. Cusco  Pictures villages where the past forms part of the present. Cusco really is the bir...

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Huascaran National Park

Huascaran National Park A high Andean zone formed by the White Mountain Range, the highest tropical mountain range in the world, with 27 peaks measuring over 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) above sea level. The National Park was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1985 due to the great variety of its flora and fauna. Huascaran National Park  At the foot of the mountains, ...

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Sacsayhuamán Archaeological Park

Sacsayhuamán Archaeological Park An imposing display of Inca architecture, located 2 km (1.2 miles) from Cusco City, was built between the Pachacútec and Huayna Cápac periods. The park covers an area of ​​3,093 hectares (7,643 acres). There is still a question over its real purpose during the Inca period. At first, it was thought to have been a fort, but later it was considered to have b...

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Choquequirao Archaeological Park

Choquequirao Archaeological Park Located 3,104.09 masl (Geographic Institute of Peru-2001) at the summit of a leafy green mountain on the border of the districts of Cuzco and Apurímac, the Choquequirao Archaeological Park is sure to impress with the majesty of its Inca architecture with terraces, plazas, chambers, imposing walls with niches, and other structures.   Construction of Choqu...

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Miraflores Central Park

Miraflores Central Park Miraflores Central Park popularly known as «Kennedy Park» is one of the most popular parks in Lima and visited for its central location in the District of Miraflores. It is made up of 2 parks: Central Park and Kennedy Park, side by side, adding an area of ​​22,000 m²   Every day local artists make presence in the park to offer paintings and crafts to visito...

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu A 39-kilometer trekking and camping trail. The longest trail starts in Pisacucho (km 82) on the Machu Picchu railway. The trail crosses through different ecosystems, colossal archaeological sites and terrain rich in flora and fauna, before arriving at the Machu Picchu citadel. A track leads off from this trail to Salkantay (6,271 masl). To take part in this excursi...

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