Peru: Travel and Explore the Incas

Peru has it all, amazing nature from the high Andes, jungle in the Amazon, long stretch beaches and empty deserts. Next to this Peru has a very rich culture with Incas and Spanish history. You can see that in every place you go; the historical buildings, dresses of the ingenious people, way of cultivation and the Peruvian believe in Patchmama. And  and don’t forget the food. Peru has one of the best cuisine in the world, with influences from all over the world.

Where to go in Peru?

In Miraflores, Lima you can eat at one of the best restaurants in the world; Central. In Peru you can do so many different things and activities in different places. Hiking and cycling in the Cañón del Colca and surf the longest left wave near Huanchaco, Chicama. The main attraction in Peru is without a doubt the Inca cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu, but don’t skip the rest of The Sacred Valley! Puno is known for the local market and worth a visit to buy your souvenirs.

In the north of Peru, Máncora area, you will find more tropical weather conditions where you can have a good beach time. From here Ecuador is not far away. In the south of Peru close to the Bolivian border, you have the highest lake in South America, Lake Titicaca with the famous reed islands. Don’t underestimate the distances in Peru, the roads are winding through the Andes but flights are a good option to cover the long distances. The nature is stunning and you will have jaw-dropping moments many times during your trip. See below the blogs I wrote on many highlights of Peru, they will not disappoint you!!!

Big fish statue at the Islas Uros in Puno Peru, Travel blog Peru

Lake Titicaca and Puno

Lake Titicaca is the largest highest lake in the world; 3.812 meters! The lake doesn’t look like a lake more like an ocean with even small waves! It...
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Paragliders Miraflores Lima Peru, Travel blog Peru

Miraflores Lima & Central Restaurant

Lima is the largest city in Peru and the second-driest capital city in the world! In the Lima metropolitan area live more than 9 million people and is...
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Overview Machu Picchu Peru, Travel Blog Peru

Inca City of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu in Peru is one of the seven wonders of the world. The Lost City is surrounded by green tropical vegetation and steep mountain ranges, this 15th...
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Wave Lobitos Máncora Peru, Travel Blog Peru

Surfing and Beach Time Máncora Area

The north coast of Peru is known for the surf and Máncora is the perfect spot to chill, party and from there discover more of the Peruvian coast....
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Sun through the Colca Canyon Arequipa Peru, Travel blog Peru

Volcanic Arequipa and Cañón del Colca

I liked Arequipa a lot, great colonial atmosphere and vibe in the city, with the volcanoes Chachani, Misti  and Pichu Pichu in background. Nice and good boutique hotels,...
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Huanchaco Beach Peru, Travel blog Peru

Surfing Huanchaco Area

I was already traveling some time now, two months on the way and for this beach girl it was time to head back to the beach again. My...
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Kids Market Pisac Sacred Valley Peru, Travel Blog Peru

The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley of the Incas or the Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru; 20 km north of the Inca capital of Cusco. In...
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Inca Flag in Cusco Peru, Tips Peru Travel Blog

Tips before you travel to Peru

Before you travel to Peru make sure you are well prepared. See here my tips and inspirations that will help you to plan your holiday. Visa for Peru...
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Lama and young in Peru, Route Peru Travel Blog

Route for 3 to 4 weeks Peru

I visited Peru during my three months travel through South America. After Bolivia I went to Peru and visited Ecuador thereafter. See below my route suggestion and other...
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Overview of Plaza de Armas Cusco Peru, Travel blog Peru

Cusco Capital of the Incas

Cusco is the archaeological capital of the Americas, gateway to Machu Picchu, Spanish influenced cathedrals, Inca temples, cobblestone streets and traditional Andean women. The atmosphere in Cusco is...
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