Top 5 Sights in Peru

Peru is an extremely biodiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river

Thus creating some of the best sights in the world for tourists. Here are my top 5 sights to see in Peru;

 

1. Machu Pichu

Machu Pichu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery. It has sine been declared one of the new worlds 7 wonders.

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2. Rainbow Moutain

While Machu Pichu is by far more popular, you could argue both are as rewarding. As a day trip though, rainbow mountain is extremely more demanding. It is far more physical climb and to do it in a day tip requires leaving your accommodation in Cusco around 4:00am, Just looking at the picture below gives you the travel bug though. am I right?

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3. Colca Canyon

A river canyon in southern Peru famed as one of the world’s deepest (Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon), is a well-known trekking destination. It’s a habitat for the giant Andean condor, on view from overlooks like Cruz del Condor. The canyon landscape comprises a green valley and remote traditional villages with terraced agriculture that predates the Incas. Colca River is also popular for rafting.

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4. Huacahina

Huacachina is a desert oasis and tiny village just west of the city of Ica in southwestern Peru. At its center are the green waters of the Huacachina Lagoon, ringed by palm trees. The lagoon’s shores are dotted with bars and clubs. Dune buggies run across the high, rolling sand dunes surrounding the village.

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5. Iquitos (Amazon River)

Iquitos is a Peruvian port city and gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon. According to some, the Peruvian Amazon jungle is a better adventure holiday destination than its Brazilian counterpart around Manaus, with basically the same wildlife but less spoilt and better value.

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