8 Must See Places

1. Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest section of Peru is the second largest in the world next to Brazil. The two main areas of entry into the Basin are Iquitos and Puerto Maldonado. Sleep sweetly in a  cabin on the Amazon falling asleep to a choir of howler monkeys and raindrops on tin roofs. 

2. Sacred Valley

 ​The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a great option for those hoping to see many Incan ruins as well as beautiful agricultural scenery. Plenty to do in the valley including horseback riding, hiking, rafting, mountain biking, and kayaking.

3. Colca Canyon

Hike the Colca Canyon a canyon twice as deep as the Gran Canyon. Hike through an immense canyon full of a vast array of plants and animals including a rare Andean Condor, an enormous bird with the largest wing span of any and bird. A must stop destination within the canon is Chivay, celebrate for its natural hot springs. 

4. Cordillera Blanca

Trekking the Cordillera Blanca in Huaraz is an ideal trip for serious hikers and climbers. The Cordillera Blanca is the highest range of the Peruvian Andes and is famous for its peaks and glaciers as well was Peru’s highest peak with a summit of 22,205ft.

5. Ballestas Islands

Ballestas Islands said to be the Galapagos of Peru is home to many rare birds, including cormorants, penguins, Peruvian boobies, Inca terns, and pelicans. From the sea it is likely you will sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and whales.

6. Reed Islands

Reed Islands of Lake Titcaca: Tour the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca home of the Uros tribe, that pre-dates the Incan civilization.  

7. Huacachina

The sand dunes of Huacachina located outside of the city of Ica, and experience the thrill of sand boarding or taking high-speed 4x4 rides on giant sand dunes. 

8. Mancora

Mancora is for the traveler looking to surf or hand out on the beach. This town is laid back and beautiful!