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Things to do in Peru

The most famous site in Peru is Machu Picchu. However Peru has a lot more to offer than Machu Picchu. Travelers won't want to miss the city of Arequipa which is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine. Lima is a vibrant city that travelers won't want to miss. From dining to dancing, Peru is an adventure of a lifetime. Besides this Incan relic you might also like to:

  • Visit the second largest Amazonian rainforest in South American, which covers over half of Peru.
  • Hike the Colca Canyon.
  • Visit the natural hot springs in the mountain village Chivay.
  • Tour Lake Titikaka, the most visited Peruvia landmark. See the floating islands made entirely of reeds by the ancient Incas!
  • Nazca was rebuilt after an earthquake in 1996. It is the location of mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colorful houses with a pretty main square.

The Ballestas Islands are an excellent destination. There travelers will see a wide array of wildlife. Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife. Another must see destination is the Paracas National Reserve that serves to protect Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people.

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