One of the main reasons why hundreds of thousands of tourists fly to Peru every year is to see the Machu Picchu. However, there is so much more about Peru than this famous historical site. Once you get to know the places that you must visit, you’ll be surprised by how short the usual 10-day all inclusive holidays are. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list that will help you identify what you should NOT miss on your trip to Peru.
Rediscover the lost city that is Machu Picchu.
No trip or any vacation deals to Peru are ever complete without seeing the remnants of this city. Considered as one of the Seven Wonders of The World, Machu Picchu is one of the cities in Peru that the Spaniard missed while they were colonising the rest of the city. The result is this enigmatic and beautiful remains of a community that is rich in culture in its most absolute form.
Explore the alluring Amazon Rainforest.
One of the reason why you must not be willing to scratch this off your list while in Peru is because Peru has the second largest amount of Amazon Rainforest after Brazil. Marvel in the beauty of nature as you discover the exceptionally diverse ecosystem in the Amazon Rainforest. You will learn to appreciate nature more once you see some of the most exquisite flora and fauna any forest has to offer. Also, isn’t the idea of sleeping in a cabin in the middle of a very tranquil forest tempting enough?
Fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
One of Peru’s most absorbing attractions is the famous Nazca Lines located in the Nazca Desert plains. To fully appreciate its beauty, you must fly over the desert to see these massive geoglyphs created by the Nazca culture between 400 to 650 AD.
Dive deeper into the Incan culture by visiting the Sacred Valley.
Learn more about the textile of the native Peruvians by taking a trip to the Sacred Valley. Here, you will get to inexact with Incan women who champion the country’s world-famous textile. You can even see up close how there make some of their prized items using their most treasured looms. Another thing to do at the Sacred Valley is that you are at the very source of the famous Peruvian pink salt. The process of harvesting these salts go way back in the Incan times.
Lastly, satisfy the shopper in you by visiting the Cusco Handicraft Market.
Here, you will find great bargains that are usually worth a fortune in the United States. You can add a Peruvian touch to your kitchen back home (tablecloths, bowls, mugs) for under $30. Just make sure that these are included the package of your all inclusive holidays.