The 7 Best tourist attractions in Peru – Discover Them!

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Peru is one of the most visited countries in South America and the world, it has several tourist attractions that make it a popular and seductive destination.

The Best tourist attractions in Peru

Peru’s charm and mystique stem from its three distinct natural regions: the Coast, the Sierra, and the Jungle. Travelers can engage in a wide variety of activities, from sports and outdoor adventures to visits to cultural and natural sites. Here is a list of the 7 top tourist attractions in Peru:

Arequipa: Colca Canyon

Arequipa is one of Peru’s most beautiful cities and the second most populous. It boasts stunning colonial architecture, including churches, temples, monasteries, and mansions dating back to the time of the Spanish conquest. This beautiful city is a perfect tourist destination, combining the beauty of its green countryside with the imposing presence of its volcanoes and snow-capped peaks. Its main tourist attractions include the Misti Volcano, Colca Canyon, the Plaza de Armas, and the Santa Catalina Monastery. PERU GRAND TRAVEL offers tours to Arequipa.

Canon de Colca Peru

Cusco: Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu

Cusco is undoubtedly one of the most important destinations in the country and the world. It offers visitors a rich historical and monumental legacy. Its tourist attractions include the Plaza de Armas, the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, the SACRED VALLEY, which includes Pisac, Calca, Yucay, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Chinchero, Maras, as well as activities like the Inca Trail. But above all, there’s MACHU PICCHU, an architectural gem built with the wisdom of the ancient Incas. If you wish to travel without any worries, contact PERU GRAND TRAVEL for a tour to explore all the tourist destinations in Cusco and to visit Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu - tourist attractions in Peru

Lima: The City of Kings

Lima is the capital and the country’s main gateway. It is one of South America’s most popular destinations, known for its gastronomy and the many charms it has to offer. Lima boasts numerous colonial constructions, museums, pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, and a wide variety of cultural shows, folk performances, nightlife entertainment centers, luxurious casinos, and Peruvian cuisine. Its main tourist attractions include the Plaza de Armas and the Historic Center, the Magical Water Circuit, the National Museum, as well as various shopping centers and restaurants.

Lima Peru

Iquitos: The Amazon River

Iquitos is the ideal destination for nature and adventure enthusiasts. It offers an abundance of options, such as navigating the Amazon River and its tributaries, embarking on expeditions deep into the jungle from lodges located in the heart of the rainforest, and exploring the National Parks and Reserved Areas, which are home to lush flora and fauna. A must-visit destination in Peru, don’t miss Pacaya Samiria.

Amazonas Peru

Nazca: The Nazca Lines

This destination is unique in the world due to its mystery and mystique. Nazca is located in the central-southern region of Peru. Its most important attractions include the famous Nazca Lines, an enigmatic archaeological site located 450 kilometers south of Lima. Here, enormous geometric figures perfectly harmonize to create drawings of animals, plants, objects, humans, and gods. However, many of these figures are only visible from the air during overflights. You can also visit the archaeological complexes of Cahuachi, Estaquería, Chauchilla, Cantayoc, and the Palpa geoglyphs. You can explore all of this on a Nazca Lines tour.

Nazca Peru

Paracas: Ballestas Islands

Paracas is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Ica, and it’s an ecological destination. Here, you’ll find the Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands, where you can get up close to a wide variety of marine creatures, including large sea lion colonies on the beaches and rocks. Paracas also offers historical culture through the archaeological remains of the Paracas Culture. Additionally, you can engage in water sports such as windsurfing, diving, and fishing.

Paracas Peru

Puno: Lake Titicaca

Puno is the third most visited city by foreign tourists in Peru, after Cusco and Lima. Located in the high Andes on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest in South America. This destination features beautiful landscapes and magnificent vestiges of pre-Hispanic cultures, along with some of the country’s most colorful popular festivals, such as the Feast of the Virgen de la Candelaria in February. From Puno, you can set sail on the blue waters to visit the famous and increasingly popular Titicaca Islands, such as Amantani and Taquile, and pass by the marvelous Floating Islands of the Uros, where you can immerse yourself in the life of the native people and experience cultural tourism.

Puno Perú

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most visited tours in Peru?

What is the ideal season to travel to Peru?

  • April to October for visiting the highlands (Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Arequipa).
  • June to August to explore the Amazon rainforest.
  • December to March for enjoying the beaches in the north.

What is the official currency in Peru, and can I use US dollars?

The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Sol (PEN). Although in some tourist areas and at border crossings with neighboring countries, US dollars (USD) may be accepted for transactions. However, it is advisable to carry and use the local currency to avoid potential currency exchange issues and get better prices for purchases and services. In general, it’s better to exchange currencies at authorized exchange houses.

What is the appropriate clothing to wear for a tour in Peru?

It’s essential to consider the climate and activities during your trip to Peru. In general, it’s recommended to wear comfortable and lightweight clothing for the day and something warmer for the evenings. In high-altitude areas like Cusco, warm clothing and layers are suggested to adapt to temperature changes. It’s important to respect cultural norms and avoid revealing clothing in conservative areas.

Is Peru a good family vacation destination?

Peru is an ideal tourist destination for families seeking unique adventures and cultures. Children can explore Inca archaeological sites, enjoy Peruvian cuisine, and experience the country’s natural beauty. Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Pacific coast are popular places to visit with the family.

Is it safe to travel to Peru?

In general, Peru is a safe tourist destination. Like anywhere in the world, there are areas that may be less safe than others. However, with basic precautions, you can enjoy a safe and trouble-free trip.

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