Must-Sees in Peru
Peru's nature is worth a tour: In addition to beautiful coastlines, mountainous country in the Andes and the jungle, it has much to offer. With a total of 12 national parks also intense efforts are being made to protect nature and preserve it. The history of Peru invites you to visit historic cities and learn about the culture.
Culture and Inca sites
The empire of the Incas was to the conquest of the Spaniards in 1532. Despite the efforts of the Spaniards there are several well-preserved sites.
On a hike in the Andes, in the footsteps of the Incas can be a wonderful places to visit. The Inca trails are up to 5,000 meters above sea level, linking the former Inca empire. A well-known relic from this period is very well preserved ruins of Machu Picchu, which lies at 2360 meters height and is surrounded by jungle. Machu Picchu was declared a UNESCO World Heritage in 1983.
Also worth mentioning are the Nazca lines. These are tracks in the desert of Nazca, they were built out of dessert sand about 2000 years ago and are best seen from the air. They are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature in Peru
In addition to the interest in nature conservation areas one can take a boat tour to the Islas Ballestas. In addition to various animal species you can discover the marine protected area of interesting rock formations as well as beautiful beaches.
The Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America between Peru and Bolivia and is located at 4,000 meters above sea level and is a tourist attraction for this area.
The capital city Lima is the largest city in Peru and has about 7 million inhabitants. Many museums and other cultural activities, such as for example monuments.
The old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lima is located between the "Rio Rimac," and the Pacific Ocean and can be visited as part of a great city tour.
Cusco is situated at 3360 meters height in the Andes of Peru Southeast. Approximately 350,000 people live in Cusco and it is often referred as the archaeological capital of America and heard, like many other places in he country as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There can be taken all kinds of excursions to places such as Machu Picchu.