13 Best Places To Explore in Peru For Travelers

1. Machu Picchu

One of the most beautiful and impressive ancient sites in the world, Machu Picchu is the indisputable #1 among the top tourist attractions in Peru.

2. Inca Trail

It is approximately 42 km (26 miles) long and takes around four days to complete.

3. Colca Canyon

Travelers who think the U.S. Grand Canyon is deep are likely to change their minds after visiting Colca Canyon in southern Peru.

4. Plaza de Armas of Cusco

The Plaza de Armas has always been the heart of Cusco, from the time of the Inca Empire when the square was called Huacaypata or Aucaypata, to modern day.

5. Uros Islands

The Uros Islands are an intriguing group of floating islands upon Lake Titicaca.

6. Santa Catalina Monastery in Arequipa

Founded in 1579, The Santa Catalina Monastery is a historic convent residing in Arequipa.

7. Sipan

If you are interested in the pre-Columbian cultures of South America, then you should pay a visit to Sipán.

8. Nazca Lines

They are large drawings that depict various shapes and figures, including animals, plants, and geometric designs.

9. Iquitos & the Amazon

It is the largest city in the world that is not reachable by road and is only accessible by river or air.

10. Máncora

Máncora is a quaint beach town known for its idyllic stretch of sand and clear blue waters.

11. Huacachina

The Pisac Market is a colourful and bustling market located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

12. Chan Chan

The vast adobe city of Chan Chan in the Moche Valley of northern Peru was once the largest city in pre-Columbian America.

13. Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is an ancient Inca temple and fortress as well as a village located at the northwestern end of the Sacred Valley.

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