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Atracciones turísticas en Perú - tourist attractions in peru

Enjoy the greatest tourist attractions in Peru, many places to visit and explore. During your visit you will visit places such as: historical complexes, archeological centers, natural sites and several cultural centers throughout Peru.

If you are planning a trip to Peru, perhaps just to get to know Machu Picchu, you may be interested in some information to learn more about tourist sites and enjoy your trip.

Peru is considered one of the great centers of pre-Hispanic civilization. The civilization of this area flourished along the Pacific coast and throughout the Sierra. Many civilizations such as La Moche, Chavín, Chimú and Nazca left fascinating archaeological sites. But among all these ancestral legacies, the majestic Machu Picchu built by the Incas.

Among the most important tourist attractions in Peru, there are many candidates. In this post, we will only talk about a few, those that are considered more known and easily accessible to the visitor.

Chan Chan.

The great mud city (adobe) of Chan Chan in Peru, located in the city of Trujillo, was the largest city in pre-Columbian America.

Chan Chan is considered the capital of the Chimu kingdom. It is estimated that about 30,000 people lived in the city.

The Chan Chan center is composed of several walled citadels that housed ceremonial halls, funerary chambers, recreation centers and temples. The city was built by the Chimú around 850 AD and lasted until its conquest by the Inca Empire in 1470 AD.

This great civilization became part of the Inca conquest, it is estimated that it was in the years 1470 AD when it suffered the Inca invasion.


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The capital city of the department of Loreto, one of the best tourist attractions for travelers who like warm and tropical climates.

In addition to being considered the healing city of ayahuasca, Iquitos, presents an exceptional beauty to be surrounded by the three flanks by rivers such as the Amazon, itaya and nanay.

According to many travelers the Peruvian Amazon jungle is one of the best destinations for an adventure vacation with the family.

You can enjoy several cultural attractions in Iquitos. Boat trips in the Amazon are the biggest tourist attraction, in addition many travelers opt for a mystical tourism and spiritual cleansing using ayahuasca. It is also possible to enjoy the typical gastronomy of that zone its music and cultural dances totally different from other regions of Peru.


Located on the north coast, 80 kilometers from Talara, is the best known resort in Peru that offers different options for visitors who like beaches, crystal clear waters, white sands and lots of sun.

Mancora is considered one of the tourist attractions in Peru because it has one of the best beaches in Peru and stretches for several kilometers along the Pacific. The city also has restaurants of various categories, nightclubs and hotels for all tastes and prices.

The Panamerican Highway serves as the main street of the small city. The good waves make Mancora a popular surfing destination, while the nightlife keeps visitors busy after the sun disappears.

Sipan – Lambayeque.

Visit the land of the best metallurgists of antiquity. The Mochica culture is an almost obligatory stop for many archaeologists and visitors from all over the world, who need to know more about the style and civilization of the richest and most powerful culture of ancient Peru.

The visit to the museum of royal tombs of Sipán, which is located in Lambayeque, can be done in many ways, nowadays many national agencies offer this service and it is very economic compared to other museums of Peru.

The Lord of Sipan has been called King Tut of the Americas because of the richness of his tomb. It is considered one of the richest archaeological discoveries in recent times.

The lord of Sipan was the king of the Moche who ruled along the northern coast of Peru centuries before the Incas.

The Oasis of Huacachina.

The beautiful oasis taken from stories and images of fantasy. One of the favourite destinations for sports and adventure lovers.

Located near Ica, Huacachina, is a small town that surrounds the site of a natural lake and is located within imposing desert sand dunes.

The great attraction of Huacachina is the opportunity to sandboard and take a buggy ride on the sand dunes.

It is a highly recommended place that is only a couple of hours drive from the city of Lima.

The Nazca Lines.

Visit the mysterious geoglyphs designed in the middle of the desert.

The Nazca Lines are located between the cities of Nazca and Palpa, on the northern Pacific coast.

Among the many designs that can be observed, the most important are stylized spiders, monkeys, lizards, fish, llamas and human figures.

The lines were created on a large scale and it was not until the 1920s that Peruvian airlines began flying from Lima to Arequipa and gave even more details of their existence.

The great attraction in nazca are the flights in small planes offered by tourist agencies to see the lines. There is also an observation tower along the Pan-American Highway with a view of three of the most important figures.

Uros Islands or floating islands of the uros.

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The famous uros islands made of dry totora located in the heart of Lake Titicaca.

The artificial islands of the Uros, are the main tourist attraction of Lake Titicaca and generates tourism in the region of Puno. The lives of the Uros, a pre-Inca people, are intertwined with these reeds, a primary source of food that is also used to make their houses, their boats and even a tea made from cane flower.

Once in Puno, there are many options for tourism, including a visit to the floating islands. It is one of the most beautiful experiences that can be lived during a trip to Peru.

Besides knowing that beautiful way of life, you will have the opportunity to travel on the highest navigable lake in the world (Titicaca), you also have the opportunity to sail to other of the many islands that are in the lake.

It is a very recommendable and quite economic trip, besides that for the trip it is not required to make reservations with much time of anticipation.

Colca Canyon.

The impressive Colca Canyon, located in the Andes Mountains, province of Caylloma, in the south of Peru. It is considered one of the most visited places in Peru (tourist attractions in Peru).

The Colca Canyon is twice as deep as the famous U.S. Grand Canyon but its walls are less steep.

The great attraction in Colca, in addition to the breathtaking views, are the Andean condors.

The condors can be seen at a very short distance, as they float in the upward thermal currents. Many of the condors that can be seen offer very beautiful shows.

Guided tours can be found at very good prices, include everything in packages, it will be worth doing and enjoy the trip next to friends or family.

Machu Picchu.

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Camino Inca a Machu picchu 2 días

Machu Picchu, the most important tourist attraction in Peru Almost always the reason of the trip to Peru is to know the beauty of the great Machu Picchu.

One of the most beautiful and impressive historical places in the world, Machu Picchu. It is the undisputed number one among the most desired and important tourist attractions in Peru.

Machu Picchu receives hundreds of visitors daily and they all describe the trip as something magical, who would be able not to surrender to that construction and great Inca engineering.

To get to Machu Picchu you have several options, some more adventurous than the others, such as the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or the route Salkantay to Machu Picchu.

All visitors can get to know Machu Picchu, no matter what means they use to get there, Machu Picchu will always amaze and show the same beauty to each and every one of its visitors.

Cusco Main Square.

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The Plaza de Armas de Cusco or also called Huacaypata “The Crying Square”, one of the most beautiful and historic plazas in Peru. Not only was the central point of many stories, but also witnessed revolutions and executions during the time of the conquest and colonial.

The Plaza de Armas, today presents this gala surrounded by the main churches and a cathedral. A magnificent square showing in each stone something of its history and a little pain for all the events.

To spend an afternoon in the square with all the tranquility and observing the displacement of its inhabitants is very satisfactory and it is worth to know it.
The sites mentioned are just some of the many tourist attractions in Peru, you can enjoy all kinds of adventures during your individual holidays or with your family, visit Peru!