One of the main reasons why hundreds of thousands of tourists fly to Peru every year is a visit to Machu Picchu. However, there is much more about Peru than this famous historical site. Once you get to know the places you have to visit, you’ll be surprised at how short the usual ten-day all-inclusive vacations are. To help you, we have come up with a list to help you identify what you MUST NOT miss on a trip to Peru.
Rediscover the lost city that is Machu Picchu.
No trip or any holiday offer in Peru is ever complete without seeing the remains of this city. Machu Picchu, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is one of the cities in Peru that the Spaniard missed while colonizing the rest of the city. The result is these enigmatic and beautiful remnants of a community rich in culture in its most absolute form.
Explore the alluring Amazon rainforest.
One of the reasons why you don’t have to be willing to delete this from your list while you’re in Peru is that Peru has the second largest amount of Amazon rainforest after Brazil. Admire the beauty of nature as you discover the extremely diverse ecosystem in the Amazon rainforest. You will learn to appreciate nature more when you see some of the finest flora and fauna any forest has to offer. Also, isn’t the idea of sleeping in a cabin in the middle of a quiet forest tempting enough?
Fly over the mysterious Nazca lines.
One of the most striking attractions of Peru are the famous Nazca lines located in the plains of the Nazca desert. To fully appreciate its beauty, you must fly across the desert to see these massive geoglyphs created in Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD.
Dive deeper into Inca culture by visiting the Holy Valley.
Learn more about the textiles of the native Peruvians while traveling to the Holy Valley. Here you will come to an inaccuracy with the Incans who are the champion of the world famous textile. You can even see up close how some of their prized items are made using their most prized looms. Another thing to do in the Holy Valley is that you are at the very source of the famous Peruvian pink salt. The process of harvesting these salts dates back to Inca times.
And finally, satisfy the customer in you by visiting the Cusco handicraft.
Here you will find great deals that are usually worth a fortune in the United States. You can add a Peruvian touch to your kitchen at home (tablecloths, bowls, cups) for less than $ 30. Just make sure they are included in the all-inclusive package.