PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Best of Peru
Comprised of twenty pre-Inca adobe pyramids and sitting at the heart of an
ancient algarrobo forest, Batán Grande was the source of most of the fabulous
golden grave treasure discovered during the twentieth century.
The legendary lagoon at Huacachina is a quiet, secluded spot with salty waters
and mud that have been used for healing over many centuries.
Peru's most popular surfing haven, Máncora is a groovy stopover when travelling
on the north coast - equipment can be hired locally.
Mancora hotel and tours >>>>>
Hiking in the Huaraz region
Huaraz is the place to try out andinismo, a distinctive Andean version of
alpinismo based on the extensive mountaineering and trekking routes among Peru's
highest snow-capped peaks.
Huaraz tours >>>
Jungle-locked Iquitos offers fascinating examples of European architecture built
during the rubber boom a hundred years ago. These days it has a lively nightlife
and excellent rainforest tourism facilities.
Iquitos tours >>>
Almost 13,700ft above sea level, Taquile is an ancient jewel in the waters of
Lake Titicaca - the local Indians speak in whispers and, apart from a few solar
electric panels, there's only llama power.
Taquile tours >>>>
The Inca Trail is just one of innumerable footpaths that snake across the
Peruvian Andes, but its climactic end point - the spectacular ruins of Machu
Picchu - draws trekkers from around the world.
Inca trail hikes >>>>>
Machu Picchu may be a symbolic cliché for South American tourism, but the magic
of this Inca citadel's splendid pre-Colombian architecture and breathtaking
subtropical mountain setting live up to the hype.
Machu Picchu tours >>>>
The deepest canyon in the world at over 1km from cliff edge to river bottom,
Colca boasts some of Peru's finest Andean scenery and is the most reliable place
for wild condor spotting.
Colca canyon tours >>>>
Famous for the ancient geometric and animal designs etched into the surrounding
desert plateau, Nazca is the gateway to many more mysterious pre-Inca sites and
Nasca lines tours >>>>