Peru Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Peru

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Peruvian Amazon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The sprawling Peruvian Amazon covers more land than most people think, making up over half of Peru and running from east of the Andes Mountain all the way ...  Read more

Machu Picchu

4.5 star rating: Recommended 916 Reviews

The lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in Peru and all of South America. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed collection of temples, ...  Read more

Miraflores

4.5 star rating: Recommended 449 Reviews

The swanky beachfront suburb of Miraflores is one of Lima’s most sought-after zip codes. Here you’ll find the city’s best restaurants, shops, and hotels, plus ...  Read more

Sacsayhuaman

4.5 star rating: Recommended 206 Reviews

The largest and most impressive of four archaeological ruins on the outskirts of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built by the Incas from massive stones weighing as ...  Read more

Qorikancha

4.5 star rating: Recommended 201 Reviews

The Inca site of Qorikancha forms the foundations of the colonial church of Santo Domingo, creating an unusual combination of monolithic Inca and arched ...  Read more

San Blas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 192 Reviews

San Blas is the artisan precinct of Peru’s most famous handicrafts town, Cusco. This area of workshops and studios, galleries and shops is the home of Cusco’s ...  Read more

Cusco Cathedral (Catedral del Cuzco)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 185 Reviews

Cusco’s Cathedral of Santo Domingo is a colonial gem, boasting an altar of silver and a magnificently carved choir. The building stands on the site of an Inca ...  Read more

Inca Trail

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

South America's most famous trek is an unforgettable way to reach the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu. Along the way, the four-day trek takes hikers past three ...  Read more

Cathedral of Lima (Catedral de Lima)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

The baroque twin-towered Lima Cathedral (Catedral de Lima) dominates the city's central Plaza de Armas with an elaborate exterior. Constructed in the 1530s but ...  Read more

Puerto Maldonado

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

For many adventure travelers to South America, Peru serves as the gateway to the vast Amazon rainforest. Sitting within the Amazon just west of the border with ...  Read more

Amazon River

4 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

The mighty Amazon River and its enormous, thickly forested basin are the heart of South America and the guardian of 20 percent of the Earth’s fresh water. ...  Read more

Huanchaco

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Not many visitors to Peru are aware that it may have been the birthplace of surfing. Here in Huanchaco, however—a coastal suburb of bustling Trujillo that ...  Read more

Túcume (Valley of the Pyramids)

When comparing the ancient ruins of the world, Túcume might be the most fascinating site that most people have never heard of. Located 21 miles to the ...  Read more

Jiron de la Union

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 Reviews

Downtown Lima’s most lively and colorful street is pedestrianized Jiron de la Union. Lined with boutiques and stores for window-shopping, restaurants and ...  Read more

San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Reviews

Lima’s baroque Church of San Pedro was built in grand style by the Jesuits in 1638. The Jesuit Order’s premier church in Peru, it’s also one of the country’s ...  Read more

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