At the mere mention of the name Peru, the iconic Machu Picchu springs to mind, the awe-inspiring Inca citadel, is a must when visiting to Peru, The capital Lima, once the seat of Latin America’s Spanish Power, its wealth evident in this stylish city. Dominating the centre the impressive Plaza de Armas, commission by Pizarro in 1535, fringed with grand palaces and baroque cathedrals. Further down the coast, Nazca’s pre-Spanish culture is evident by its famous geometric shapes, long straight lines, condors and spiders etched into the desert, created around 2,000 years ago predating the Inca Empire. Travel on to the colourful Inca capital Cuzco, where you will find locals wearing the famous bowler hats and billowing skirts, the jumble of Spanish architecture sitting on ancient Inca foundations, with a backdrop of magnificent mountain scenery. Built out of white volcanic stone, Peru’s second city Arequipa is a fine example of South American colonial towns, in contrast to Lake Titicaca’s floating communities, living for the past 500 years, on floating islands built from reeds. End your Peruvian adventure at a jungle lodge in the Peruvian Amazon, one of the most accessible and second largest portion of the Amazon Basin.

Things to do in Lima, Peru

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