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5 mandatory destinations on your first visit to Peru

5 mandatory destinations on your first visit to Peru

Are you prepared to know a country full of culture and diversity? Then surely you are looking forward to knowing these destinations in Peru.

In Peru we can get lost by its impressive Inca ruins, the cradle of the culture of the earth; its extensive villages; as well as for its impressive natural landscapes that will not leave you indifferent.

Here you will find five mandatory destinations in Peru, but we cannot reduce the country to this selection. Use this article as a guide, but do not forget to enjoy all the wonders that this beautiful land offers.

1. Machu Picchu

At more than 2,300 meters above sea level, we find the Machu Picchu. This impressive Inca city is surrounded by impressive walls that seem to belong to the same rock as the whole complex.

Currently, it has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO, in addition to being considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. With this cover letter, it is not surprising that he tops the list as one of the best destinations to visit in Peru.

If you visit Machu Picchu you will feel part of another world. You will enjoy its palaces and temples, as well as its cliffs. A place where culture and nature come together to impress.

2. Caral, the oldest city in America

Caral is an archaeological destination where we can find the remains of one of the main cities of the Caral civilization. We can find it in the Supe Valley.

This city is dated more than 5000 years of history and is therefore considered the oldest city in America. Visiting it is impregnated with millennia of history. Contemporary civilizations such as Egypt or Sumeria, it has now been declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

If you are passionate about history and culture, you will enjoy this site where you can test all your knowledge.

3. Turquoise lagoons of Ayacucho

In the era of Instagram, visiting a place as photogenic as the Lagunas de Ayacucho has to be considered in this list of must-see destinations in Peru.

Located in Millpu, about four hours from the city of Ayacucho, we find impressive natural pools of turquoise and crystalline waters. The 30-minute walk to this wonder is worth it (and much) worth it.

Besides having become a tourist spot par excellence for all those who decide to visit Peru for the first time, it also remains a true natural jewel. Can you imagine entering its beautiful waters guarded by natural rock walls?

4. Paracas National Reserve

The Paracas National Reserve is one of the two natural protected areas of the country. This is due to the marine and coastal ecosystems that inhabit it. The objective is to preserve the flora and fauna of the area.

As points of interest for travelers, within the Reserve, we can find La Catedral and El Candelabro. The Cathedral is an impressive rock structure that has been produced over time by the sea and the wind. The Candelabro is a figure of volcanic origin that can be admired from the sea.

Through its dunes, you can enjoy extensive and relaxing walks. In addition, enjoying the cuisine of the area will become a luxury for your senses.

5. Colca Valley And Canyon

This canyon is considered one of the deepest in the world. And it exceeds 4,100 meters deep. Awesome!

If you are a passionate traveler of the fauna of the areas, in the canyon you can admire the condor. In fact, there is an ideal place to do it from the Mirador de la Cruz del Cóndor. Something curious for those who enjoy the birds and animals of each city.

On the other hand, if you are a lover of extreme sports this place is ideal for you. You can practice mountain climbing, climbing, fishing, trekking and many more.

In Peru, there are many impressive destinations that we cannot forget to write down in our traveling notebook. Remember that this is just a small guide with which to start building your trip. But the possibilities are endless!

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Written by Fukiko Takisawa

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