Visiting Peru? Here’s a list of things you must do!
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may have pushed the entire world to a halt, and forcing people to adjust to a new way of life. There’s some glimmer of hope – travel bans are getting lifted with more getting vaccinated, while some countries have started to welcome international travellers.
If you have been eagerly waiting for this moment, then maybe it is time to start thinking about your post-Covid-19 trip.
If natural and picturesque landscapes, ancient culture, and archaeological sites sound appealing to you, then make Peru your next destination!
Here is our list of five things to do to help you plan your Peruvian gateway!
Exploring the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu
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If you are visiting Peru, you should not miss the Machu Picchu! A UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu was believed to have been built in the 1450s as an estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti. The citadel was subsequently abandoned a century later following the Spanish conquest.
Visiting the Machu Picchu is one of the must-do in your to-do list, but do note that you will need a permit to visit the ancient landmark. The permit can be applied through local agencies, and you will need to book the pass at least six-weeks prior to your visit if you are visiting the lull season, or as long as up to a few months if you intend to visit during the peak period.
Explore Huacachina Oasis
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In the middle of the Peruvian Desert lies Huacachina, a tranquil oasis and a tiny village located about 5 km from the city of Ica.
Among the many things to do in Perú, in the middle of the Peruvian Desert, surges Huacachina, an oasis that stands out for its natural and scenic charm. Huacachina is an ideal place for visitors looking for some relaxation and escape from city life, or adventure seekers keen on sandboarding or riding dune buggies while exploring the surrounding dunes. Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets make this oasis a treat for the eye.
Take a trip to the Rainbow Mountain
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A 3-hour drive from Cusco separates the city from the Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca. What has been identified by National Geographic, among the 100 places to visit at least once in a lifetime, has become since 2015 a well-known touristic spot. The mountain used to be covered by snow and only due to climate change, its rainbow-like appearance started to be seen. These are the result of thousands of years of sediment of minerals.
Visit Lake Titicaca and the Uros people
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Lake Titicaca is one of South America’s largest lakes, and the highest navigable lake in the world. On the Peruvian side of the lake, visitors can explore the floating villages of the Uros people, who learned how to survive on these floating rafts made of Tortora reeds. Crystal clear waters, bright blue skies, white clouds, culture, and tradition make this place a spectacular sight!
Exploring the Colca Canyon
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Colca Canyon is the world’s second deepest canyon. This natural formation is where you can admire condors, a sacred bird for the Andean population, and the lush Andean vegetation. These elements make the Colca Canyon an ideal setting for relaxing time, adventure sports, and a place where to take pictures of never seen delightful Peruvian landscapes.
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