5 places you don't want to miss in Peru

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Peru is one of the highlights of South America, and with a good reason. The country is not only very versatile, it also has a rich culture that can be found throughout the country. Think for example of the Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world, where the impressive buildings of the Incas can be admired. In this blog we will show you 5 places in Peru that you should not miss during your trip to Peru.

Culinary Lima

Peru has been voted the best culinary destination several times and for good reason. In Lima there are numerous local restaurants including Michelin restaurants.  Enjoy the Peruvian cuisine, feast on trout from Lake Titicaca or ceviche with shrimp. Take a stroll through the historic center of Lima. The city tour takes you along the 5000 year old history of Peru and is very impressive. 

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Ceviche with shrimps - Peru
Luiaard Amazon Peru


Take a special visit to the Amazon. Glide down the Amazon River in a motor canoe or admire the amazing flora and fauna in the rainforest. In the tributaries of the Napo you can spot sloths, squirrel monkeys, piranhas and numerous bird species. A true wildlife experience.

Cordillera Blanca

From tropical rainforest to snowy mountain peaks. From Lima you can take a bus to Huaraz. Here you can admire the beautiful mountain range, Cordillera Blanca. Take a hike through the mountains where yo will pass turquoise lakes, snow-capped mountains and magical views.

Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Sacred Valley, Peru

Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas was once the capital of the Indian tribe. The valley is one of the most fertile areas in the region and is still used today for the cultivation of such as corn. The valley is so fertile because right through the ruins flows the Urubamba River. Visit the salt mines or discover the fortress of Ollantaytambo. On the edge of the Sacred Valley is the town of Pisac where colorful markets are often visited where you can buy nice souvenirs.

Machu Picchu

Of course, Machu Picchu should not be missing from the list. This world famous city of ruins are the remains of where the Incas once lived. The Incas are an Indian people who used to live around the city of Cusco. What makes the place so special is that it is difficult to access. Machu Picchu can be reached in two different ways: by foot or by train. One of the most special ways is by 360 degree panorama train. Enjoy the views of the Amazon and Andes during the journey. 

Lama at Machu Picchu

Peru is diverse and impressive. Would you like to experience it yourself? We will help you put together a tailor-made trip to Peru. Please contact us for an offer without obligations. For inspiration check out one of our other sample trips.