Perú Destinations

Peru Destinations 

1. Machu Picchu
Iconic, 15th-century Inca citadel
Hot springs, hiking
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2. Lima
Sprawling coastal capital known for food
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3. Cusco
Inca capital, with archaeological sites
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4. Arequipa
Baroque colonial city among 3 volcanoes
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5. Iquitos
Peruvian Amazon & rubber boom landmarks
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6. Puno
Lake Titicaca & folk festivals
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7. Trujillo
Beaches, orchestra, culture, ballet, museums
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8. Colca Canyon
Deep canyon & home to giant condors
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9. Nazca Lines
Pre-Columbian petroglyphs in Nazca Desert
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10. Cajamarca
Mining, history, corpus christi, hot springs, culture
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11. Huaraz
Highland city near Cordillera Blanca
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12. Máncora
Beaches, surfing, backpacking, yoga, fishing
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13. Tacna
History, markets, beaches, casinos, fishing
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14. Nazca
Deserts, hummingbirds, mining, culture, museums
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15. Puerto Maldonado
Jungles, mining, lakes, rainforests, rivers
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16. Huancayo
Observatories, culture, zoos, history, parks
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17. Chiclayo
Beaches, markets, cathedrals, museums, churches
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18. Ica, Peru
Deserts, vineyards, orchestra, wineries, museums
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19. Paracas
Beaches, deserts, kitesurfing, museums, backpacking
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20. Tarapoto
Waterfalls, rainforests, lakes, backpacking, rivers
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21. Ayacucho
History, churches, culture, temples, museums
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22. Manú National Park
Area known for its biological diversity
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23. Tingo María
Caves, rainforests, waterfalls, rivers
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24. Lunahuaná
Rafting, adventure, wine, sports, zip-lining
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25. Chachapoyas
Waterfalls, orchestra, mausoleums, backpacking, culture
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26. Pucallpa
Rainforests, rivers, zoos, markets, nature
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27. Miraflores District, Lima
Paragliding, casinos, parks, beaches, theater
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28. Ollantaytambo
Ruins, rafting, hiking, adventure tourism, adventure
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29. Huascarán National Park
Mountainous park with glacial lakes
30. Piura
Markets, orchestra, beaches, culture
31. Barranca, Lima
Beaches
32. Juliaca
Orchestra, rivers, markets
33. Tumbes, Peru
Beaches, honeymoon
34. Callao
Salsa music, history, beaches, orchestra, fishing
35. Caral
Culture, architecture, history, ruins, ancient history
36. Pisco
Beaches, fishing, wetlands, wineries, churches
37. Huacho
Beaches, kangaroos, mariachi, orchestra, fishing
38. Ilo
Beaches, fishing, surfing, mining, history
39. Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Nature reserves, rivers, rainforests, protected area, ecotourism
40. Tarma
Orchestra, rivers, history, culture
41. Oxapampa
Country music, rivers, music festival, concerts, poison dart frog
42. Chancay
Beaches, wetlands, mariachi, culture, history
43. La Merced
Rainforests, waterfalls
44. Huacachina
Deserts
45. Pachacamac
Museums, temples, culture, sanctuary, ruins
46. Churin
Hot springs
47. Chimbote
Fishing, beaches, orchestra, markets, culture
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Fiestas del Cusco 2016

Más de 200 actores en escena le dieron vida al antiguo ritual inca denominado ‘Willqa Nina’ el mismo que fue escenificado en el Templo del Qorikancha a fin de dar inicio de manera oficial con las Fiestas del Cusco.

Guiados por el Inca, interpretado por el actor cusqueño Nivardo Carrillo, los músicos, sacerdotes y guerreros incas danzaron en un rito al fuego, mediante el cual pidieron a los dioses y apus (guardianes) tutelares de Cusco, su venia, para dar inicio a las festividades en honror a la Ciudad Imperial.

Inti Raymi 2016

Inti Raymi Festival

FOTOS

Inca Trail Expeditions

Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu It is situated on a mountain ridge above the  Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Mostarchaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.

The Incas built the estate around 1450, but abandoned it a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was not known to the Spanish during the colonial period and remained unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of what the structures originally looked like. By 1976, 30% of Machu Picchu had been restored; restoration continues today

Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

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Terraced fields in the upper agricultural sector in Machu Picchu

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Temple of the Sun or Torreon in Machu Picchu

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Inti Watana is believed to have been designed as an astronomic clock or calendar by the Incas

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View of the residential section of Machu Picchu

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Inca Trail or Inka Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka) consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Mollepata is the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and intersects with the classic inka trail route before crossing Warmiwañusqa (“dead woman”). Located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and alpine tundra. Settlements, tunnels, and many Incan ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu mountain. The two longer routes require an ascent to beyond 4,200 metres (13,800 ft) above sea level, which can result in altitude sickness.

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