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Best things to do in Peru

Maido Life is movement. Nothing is static or absolute. No one is. We are in constant flow, as are the Earth, the tides, the bacteria, the light, the blood of our bodies, the color and the seed. Kitchens, like family trees, are constantly redefined, their identities enriched in an intense interculturality that is the basis of the history of every civilization, since men exchanged the first sound...More info

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Ollantaytambo Fortress A living example of what an Inca town was like. The fort is preserved in time, containing houses, streets, and channels from the Tahuantinsuyo period. The name of the town and the archaeological area is owed to Cacique Ollanta, who, according to legend, fell in love with a princess, daughter of Inca Pachacutec, and was severely punished.   In the Ollantaytambo comp...More info

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Museum of the Royal Tombs of Sipán As of August 9th, 2003, Peru, Lambayeque, and Chiclayo have a new museum. The Royal Tombs of Sipán exhibits the most important archaeological remains of the  Mochica Culture, in an exceptional exhibition that combines maximum scientific accuracy, security, and enjoyment to show the jewels, emblems, and ornaments found in 1987 in the tomb of a Mochi...More info

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Surf Peru's beaches are considered by experts to be among the best in the world. There are permanent surfing opportunities all year round, with a small, big, long, tubular, high peak, and bell waves, as well as a large number of waves that break closely one after the other. Nice waves!  The central coast has permanent surf during winter (April to September), while the north coast o...More info

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Museo del Pisco Enjoy traditional Peruvian dishes and drinks in a space with a good atmosphere in Cusco. The Pisco Museum of Cusco Restaurant invites you to discover new experiences with the Peruvian seal. There you can enjoy the whole history of the national flag drink, the Pisco, in warm spaces full of charm. Enjoy our dishes  In addition to knowing its history, you can taste it...More info

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Larco Museum Permanent Exhibition The permanent exhibition of the Larco Museum is a space that stimulates and inspires, and where you can enjoy and understand the fascinating history of ancient Peru.   Visitable deposits Almost all the museums in the world have important reservations with restricted access to the visiting public. Since its founding in 1926, the Larco Museum deposit is ...More info

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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...More info

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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...More info

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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 ...More info

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Trekking To trek in Peru is to walk through beautiful Andean landscapes with stunning views of mountains and lagoons. One can journey along the Qhapaq Ñan, the network of ancient roads that connected the Inca Empire; experience the culture of the communities; hike along the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Áncash or find more than one route to Machu Picchu in Cuzco.   Almost all the ...More info

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Kayak - Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon) and Lago Lindo (Lake Lindo) After traveling for a little over 30 km from Tarapoto, one arrives at Puerto Suárez and crosses Huallaga River, from where it is just 18 km to the Blue Lagoon. After reaching the southern shore by boat (20 minutes) or on foot (2 hours) is Lago Lindo (Lake Lindo), a private nature reserve, is located toward the southern shore.  ...More info

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Cusco: Cusco and the Sacred Valley In Cusco, the various agencies specializing in adventure tourism have diverse tracks which lead from the city to nearby archaeological sites. Another very interesting track, leading through the circular paths of Moray, travels through Salineras de Maras before descending into the Urubamba Valley or Sacred Valley. A cycling adventure has also been designed thro...More info

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Leymebamba Museum The Museum’s design reflects local architectural traditions, with regional building techniques and materials used in its construction. Gardens filled with rich and varied native flora surround the museum, while an orchid garden displays more than 100 native orchid species. In addition to the three museum halls dedicated to the archaeological finds from the Laguna de Los...More info

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Chez Wong Author recipes and exclusive attention; one of a kind. Chez Wong offers a completely different and alternative proposal to any Lima restaurant. The teacher Javier Wong, a scholar in the preparation of sole and octopus, opens the doors of his small restaurant in Santa Catalina to the delight of his guests. House specialty  The options are limited, hot or cold, and the res...More info

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Inti Raymi Inti Raymi, which when translated from Quechua means 'Fiesta del Sol' (Sun Festival) is one of the most important festivals of the imperial city of Cusco. This marvelous spectacle which takes place on the Sacsayhuaman esplanade is celebrated every June 24th and is meant to pay homage to the Sun god, a supreme symbol of worship in Inca culture. Currently close to 750 actors participat...More info

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