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Destinations in Peru

Regions

  • Central coast
  • South coast
  • North Coast
  • Southern Sierra
  • Central Sierra
  • Northern Sierra
  • Altiplano
  • San Martín
  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Madre de Dios

Cities

  • Lima
  • Arequipa
  • Ayacucho
  • Cajamarca
  • Chiclayo
  • Cuzco
  • Iquitos
  • Puno
  • Trujillo

Other destinations

  • Chan Chan – impressive ruins of the ancient earthen city of Chimor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Chavín de Huántar – UNESCO World Heritage Site, originating from the pre-Inca Chavin culture around 900 BC.
  • Huascarán National Park – High mountain park in the Cordillera Blanca range
  • Lake Titicaca – considered the highest commercially navigable body of water in the world.
  • Machu Picchu – this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most famous symbols of the Inca Empire and one of the most famous and spectacular ruins in the world.
  • Manú National Park – one of Peru’s most diverse regions
  • Nazca Lines – world-famous for their geometric figures and huge designs in the desert sand.
  • Paracas National Reserve – a popular nature reserve on the south coast.
  • Río Abiseo National Park
  • Máncora – a small seaside town with the best beaches and excellent surfing, turns into a real party town on weekends and public holidays.

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How To Travel To...

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