Traveling in Peru: what to see, what to do?


Circuit, culture et aventure au Pérou


Arriving in the land of lamas, you discover a diverse country that offers both the highest navigable lake in the world, the Amazonian immensity of km of coast Pacific or the beautiful scenery of the Andes.

Lima

At the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Peruvian capital enjoys a temperate climate all year round and is known for its beaches surfers stormed during the summer.

It is nice to visit Lima with its first historic center dotted with buildings dating from the colonial era such as the Lima Cathedral on Plaza Mayor.

The leading areas of the city, meanwhile, are on the edge of the cliffs. Thus Miraflores is an ideal place to relax. You can enjoy a picnic in the Love Park along the Malec & oacute; n Cisneros. If you are still hungry after lunch, the famous street pizza will satisfy you!

In the evening, the Barranco neighborhood comes alive to the rhythm of bars and restaurants that are full throughout the year.

Northern region

The city of Trujillo is a green oasis in the middle of the desert pampa. The Place d'Armes is the historical heart of the city, from which were founded various arteries. So close to the Plaza Mayor, we find the Casa de la Emancipaci & oacute; n which hosted the Marquis de Torre Tagle during preparation of the independence of the city. Moreover, Trujillo alive with numerous celebrations throughout the year including the national horse competition paso or the anniversary of the independence of Trujillo.

Also located on the northwest coast, Chiclayo lives in a good mood! Indeed, the city is recognized as one of friendship for the infectious joy of its inhabitants.

The Cordillera Blanca

In the Peruvian Andes, this part of the tropical mountain range is the highest in the world. On 180 km, is a succession of mountains of almost 6000 m with white tops. The Huascar & aacute; n, the highest peak of Peru, appears and rises to 6768 m. In this area, it also crosses several glaciers.

Lines of Nazca and Palpa

The pre-Columbian cultures have left a huge heritage besides the Nazca lines are a prime example. His geoglyphs geometric shapes and animals were made by the Nazca culture that scraped the top layer of soil before making drawings. It seems that this technique has helped keep its grounds for centuries. To admire them, you can go up the mechanical tower of 12 m or fly space aboard a plane.

Lines Palpa, meanwhile, are 30 km from the city of Nazca, in the district of Lilipita. Less well known but older than the Nazca Lines, they were carried out by members of the Paracas culture and represent geometric shapes, animals and humans.

Cusco

The Rome of Peru, as it is nicknamed, conceals architectural treasures from the mixture Inca foundations and colonial style. The Place d'Armes is a great example of this legacy, moreover it is surrounded by colonial houses and Baroque churches. In Cusco, the neighborhoods of San Blas and Santa Ana are suitable for walking.

Machu Picchu

Peru symbol is in the heart of a lush forest. This is after taking a steep path through the rocks you reach this majestic city of over 32 000 hectares. Witness the consecration of the Incas, the monument has a particularly well-organized architecture around a citadel, the site is divided into an agricultural area and an urban area. From Machu Picchu, you get a beautiful view of the Huayna Picchu.

Arequipa

The beautiful city of Arequipa can be visited throughout the year thanks to its clear skies and temperate climate. The city has earned the nickname of White City for useful volcanic stone in the construction of buildings as shown in the Cathedral of Arequipa. Surrounded by arcades, Place d'Armes holds in its center a bronze fountain protected by tall palms. Eager culture? The Museum of Andean Sanctuaries was created by the Catholic University of Santa Maria and National Geographic magazine to expose the Juanita mummy discovered in 1995.

Cañon Colca

In the region of Arequipa, the Colca Canyon is a must-office. Ranked among the deepest canyons in the world, it promises breathtaking scenery. Several traditional villages dotting the Colca Valley, enough to achieve great milestones during your visit!

Lake Titicaca

Wonders of Nature, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3812 m altitude. Torn between the Bolivian and Peruvian Altiplano is home to forty islands, the best known are Tamile and Amantani and floating islands built from reed.

Amazon

Peruvian jungle has nothing to envy that of Brazil! It explores from two major cities, Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado. Iquitos is in the north of the Amazon, only accessible by boat or plane. On site you will take a cruise on the Amazon River and cross the inhabitants of this dense forest.

Puerto Maldonado, in the extreme southeast of the Amazon, is the gateway to the Tambopata National Reserve entrance.

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