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Top 4 things to see and do in Peru

  • 8.7 /10
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    The magnificent, high altitude, Machu Picchu ruins in Peru.
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    Located high above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, the Incan city of Machu Picchu is the most popular tourist attraction in the country. This ancient city dates back to the fifteenth century and was built on the order of the first ruler of the Incan empire, known as the Sapa Inca Pachacuti. The city was inhabited for over one hundred years until the Spanish conquered Peru in 1532. The city was then lost for several hundred years and subsequently re-discovered by Western civilization in 1911 when locals showed an American historian named Hiram Bingham the site ...

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    A beautiful view of a small village on a peninsula in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

    Lake Titicaca is one of the most spectacular high-altitude lake in the world.

    This famous natural attraction straddles the border between two countries – Peru and Bolivia. It is located at the very southeastern border of Peru and just 50 km west of Bolivia's capital city LaPaz. It lays mid-way from a geographical land perspective, from north to south, in the impressively long South American Andes Mountain Range ('Cordillera de Los Andes'), and at about 200 km from the Pacific Ocean ...

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    A view of the peak of the Alpayamo mountain in Peru.

    Alpamayo Mountain Peak in Peru is a place of ethereal beauty and splendor. At its peak, you may reach the 'roof of the world'. It has the distinction of being voted as 'the most beautiful peak in the world'. And UNESCO concurs with this vote. This moniker is well earned, as it has an extraordinary pyramidal shape. Many a mountaineer come here yearly in an attempt to scale its picturesque and yet difficult peak ...

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  • Colca Canyon in southern Peru has twice the depth of Arizona's Grand Canyon, with over 3,000 meters at its deepest. It begins high in the Andes and is a land of rich history, as the area used to be inhabited by Cabanas and Collagues. In fact, there are still traces of majestic Inca and pre-Inca terraces that hark back to over 1,000 years. The word Colca actually means smalls holes that were dug in the cliffs of the canyon and the valley ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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