The capital of Peru, a great metropolis, the gastronomic capital. Lima is the main the gateway to get into the country. You will be able to enjoy and learn the center of the city with beautiful colonial buildings declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO; Lima has the best museums in Peru, some pre-Hispanic archaeological sites highlighting Caral, also World Cultural Heritage.
Lima offers a wide variety of cultural shows, folklore, nightlife centers, luxurious casinos, gambling houses and enjoy the famous Peruvian cuisine and gastronomy. Ultramodern shopping malls and craft markets. Excellent beaches south of Lima for surfing or relaxing, horseback riding and shows of the famous Peruvian Caballos de Paso.
Highly recommended tours in Lima
Nazca – Nazca Lines
Nazca culture had established its power in the south of Lima in the 4 hundred before Christ, surprisingly in the desert sands. A unique place in the world, full of mystery and mysticism, with wonderful forms of immense figures and lines of spectacular perfection. Work of a very ancient Peruvian civilization, the Lines of Nazca, place declared as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO. The only way to explore and see the whole thing of the Nazca lines is by over flaying on the plane. There are other options to visit like the archaeological sites of Cahuachi, Estaquería, Chauchilla, Cantayoc and the geoglyphs of Palpa.
On the shores of the Pacific Ocean. An excellent ecological tourism destination for people who love the nature and birding, the Paracas National Reserve and the Ballestas Islands. It also offers historical and cultural attractions with archaeological remains of the Paracas Culture 9 hundred before Christ. It is a good alternative to spend excellent moments of rest and relaxation in excellent hotels facing the sea. For lovers of water sports such as windsurfing, diving, deep sea fishing and do not discard to know its arid deserts and have an adventure in buggies for its impressive dunes and for surfers the waves of San Gallán Island.
Located in the north of Peru 4 hours away from Lima and well known by the famous Marinera dance and considered as the capital of the eternal spring, the city has a great examples of the old colonial buildings, and also there are evidences of pre Incan civilizations, very close to Chan Chan the Chimu culture (S. XIII), one of the largest cities in the world built in mud, declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Equally important are the archaeological sites of the Huaca del Sol and the Moon and the complex El Brujo and the Lady of Cao. An excellent destination for historical archaeological tourism, horses of passage. Chicama great scenery for surfing.
Chiclayo is located in the north of Peru and it has the fortune of being the main gateway to the most recent and spectacular archaeological discoveries such as the señor de Sipan in Huaca Rajada, the señor de Sicán in Batán Grande – Santuario historico del bosque de Pómac, el valle de las piramides de Túcume and la tumba de sipan. Thanks to these amazing things Chiclayo becoming one of the main tourist destination, due to the archaeological and historical interest it generates. Chiclayo is the city of witches, healers and esotericism.
Also in the circuit of beaches you will be able to appreciate the millenary caballitos de totora in Pimentel or Eten the 2nd Eucharistic city of the World. Three natural protected areas ideal for nature lovers and birdwatchers. It has one of the best peruvian cuisines.
Arequipa – Colca Canyon
Arequipa is one of the most beautiful city in Peru, well known as the “White City”. Arequipa has been recognized as World Cultural Heritage by the architecture of its beautiful colonial buildings in white rubble work, highlighting its houses, churches, temples and monasteries like Santa Catalina. It is surrounded by a beautiful countryside, villages with beautiful landscapes.
Arequipa climate is mainly very dry in winter, fall and spring, due to its humidity. It is also semiarid because it’s effective and template precipitation due to its thermal condition.
Colca Canyon. – You can visit the famous Colca Valley and the Colca Canyon, considered the deepest canyon in the world, Arequipa also has protected natural areas like the Reserva Nacional de Salinas, Aguada Blanca and the Santuario Nacional Lagunas de Mejía.
Stunning mountains, snowy peaks, and rivers are excellent scenarios for adventure sports. It is a great tourism destination to discover amazing buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries, and outdoors activities.
Lake Titicaca and Puno
Puno is located on the height plateau of the Peruvian Andes, on the shores of Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world inhabited by the Uros and with wonderful landscapes. In the islands of Uros, Amantani and Taquile, the homestay tourism is well practiced, the locals will be happy to share with you their daily activities, making experiential tourism is something a unique experience and we think is the best way to understand the culture of the highlanders .
Land of the legendary Aymara people and the Tiahuanaco Culture. Puno is the folkloric capital of Peru. One of the biggest festival is Virgen de la Candelaria, a religious festival, celebrated every year in February, and is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy and learn all the activities douring the celebrations that been practiced over many centuries.
Iquitos and the Amazon River
The Peru amazon jungle is one of the best places in the world for nature and biodiversity lovers and for those who wish to feel an intimate contact with the wild nature of the Amazonian forests. From Iquitos you can take a cruise on the Amazon River or stay in lodges to lodges located into the jungle area and explore the most daring and adventurous places, visit the protected natural areas, including Pacaya Samiria and Allpahuayo Mishana, with lush wildlife and flora, the best place for bird watching, you can also interact with the aborigines of the Amazon and learn some about their culture, and also you might want to experience one of the hallucinogenic drinks of the Incas, called (ayahuasca).
The Amazon jungle. Natural paradise in the Peruvian Amazon, the Garden of Eden. The Tambopata National Reserve is located between the basins of the Tambopata and Madre de Dios rivers, covering an area of 274,690 hectares. The richness of its biodiversity is incalculable, scientists have already recorded 1,200 species of butterflies, 632 species of birds, 101 species of amphibians, 165 species of mammals, 208 species of fish, and 63 species of reptiles. The vegetation is typical of the tropical regions, the best colors of guacamayos of the world, wonderful jungle landscapes. A great area for bird watching and ayahuasca rites. Accessible through Puerto Maldonado.