One of the main reasons why thousands of tourists fly to Peru every year is to visit Machu Picchu. However, there are many more things about Peru than this famous historical site. Once you know the places you must visit, you will be surprised how short the usual 10-day all-inclusive vacation will be. To help you, we have put together a checklist that can help you determine the places not to be missed during your trip to Peru.
Rediscover the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Without seeing the remnants of the city, a trip to Peru or any vacation transaction will not be completed. Machu Picchu is considered one of the seven wonders of the world and one of the Peruvian cities that the Peruvians miss when they colonize the rest of the city. The result is this mysterious and beautiful relic of this community, enriching the culture in the most absolute form.
Explore the tempting Amazon rainforest.
When you are in Peru, one of the reasons you must be reluctant to remove it from the list is that Peru has the second largest Amazon rain forest after Brazil. When you discover an unusually diverse ecosystem in the Amazon rainforest, marvel at the beauty of nature. Once you see some of the most exquisite flora and fauna that any forest has to offer, you will learn to appreciate nature more. Also, isn’t the idea of sleeping in a hut in the middle of a very quiet forest very tempting?
Fly over the mysterious Nazca Line.
One of Peru’s most attractive sights is the famous Nazca Line on the plains of the Nazca Desert. To fully appreciate its beauty, you must fly over the desert to see these huge hieroglyphs created by the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD.
Visit the Sacred Valley to learn more about Inca culture.
Go to the Sacred Valley to learn more about the textiles of the indigenous people of Peru. Here you will be at odds with the Inca women who champion the country’s world-famous textiles. You can even observe up close how some precious objects are made using the most precious loom. Another thing to do in the Sacred Valley is that you are in the birthplace of the famous Peruvian pink salt. The harvesting process of these salts can be traced back to the Inca era.
Finally, visit the Cusco Handicraft Market to meet the needs of your shoppers.
Here you will find bargains that are usually good value for money in the United States. You can add Peruvian flair to your kitchen (tablecloths, bowls, cups) for less than $30. Just make sure that these are included in your all-inclusive holiday package.