One of the main reasons why hundreds of thousands of tourists fly to Peru every year is to see Machu Picchu. However, there is so much more about Peru than this famous historical site. Once you get to know the places you need to visit, you will be surprised at how short the usual 10-day days of all-inclusive holidays are. To help you, we’ve put together a list to help you identify what you should NOT miss on your trip to Peru.
Discover the lost city that is Machu Picchu.
No trip or any offer for holiday in Peru has ever been completed without seeing the remnants of this city. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is one of the cities in Peru that the Spaniard missed while colonizing the rest of the city. The result is an enigmatic and beautiful remnant of a community rich in culture in its most basic form.
Explore the alluring Amazon rainforest.
One of the reasons why you should not be willing to delete this from your list while in Peru is that Peru has the second largest amount of Amazon rainforest after Brazil. Admire the beauty of nature as you discover the extremely diverse ecosystem in the Amazon rainforest. You will learn to appreciate nature after seeing some of the most beautiful plant and animal species that every forest has to offer. Also, isn't the idea of sleeping in a cabin in the middle of a very peaceful forest alluring?
Fly over the mysterious Nazca lines.
One of Peru's most important attractions is the famous Nazca Lines located in the desert plains of Nazca. To fully understand its beauty, you must fly across the desert to see these vast geoglives created in the Nazca culture between 400 and 650 AD.
Dive deeper into Inca culture by visiting the Holy Valley.
Learn about native Peruvian textiles by traveling to the Holy Valley. Here you will find intact women with Incans representing world-renowned textiles. You can even get a closer look at how some of their prized items are made using their most prized looms. Another thing to do in the Holy Valley is to be at the very source of the famous Peruvian rose salt. The process of picking these salts goes back to the Incas.
And finally, satisfy the customer in you by visiting the Cusco Handicrafts Market.
Here you will find great benefits that are usually worth a fortune in the United States. You can add a Peruvian accessory to your kitchen (homemade tablecloths, bowls, mugs) for less than $ 30. Just make sure they are included in the package for all inclusive holidays.