Officially known as the Republic of Peru, Peru is located in South America and is well known for its rich culture and heritage. Peru is a very popular location for tourists and enthusiasts of different sorts for its natural beauty, captivating history and breathtaking scenery. A person traveling to Peru has the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about one of the most sophisticated civilizations known to man; The Incas. Peru is a country, immersed in Inca architecture and history and there are plenty of things to see and experience. Peru travel itineraries are essential for tourists who do not miss out on any of the culture and history that Peru has to offer.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru is Machu Picchu it is located 120 km from the Incan capital of Cusco, in the Andean Mountains. The valley used to be the home of Inca royalty centuries ago and used to host the most sacred of Inca religious festivals. Machu Picchu sits nearly 8000 feet above sea level and still bears traces of superior Inca architecture. Some of the palaces have been converted to museums showcasing some of the most magnificent legacies of the Inca empire. Apart from the history, Machu Picchu is such an important part of any Peru itinerary, just due to the breathtaking sights that can be viewed with your own eyes. The Sacred Valley plays homage to some of the most awe inspiring sights of the Andes Mountains, the Urubamba River and the Amazonian rain forest. The city is inhabited by local merchants selling blankets, warm clothes and trinkets that are unique to Peruvian culture.
Tourists looking for a religious experience should also include Machu Picchu in their Peru travel itineraries and take the opportunity to sign up for the 4 day hike through the Urubamba valley into the citadel of Machu Picchu. The Inca trail is considered to be one of the most revered pilgrimages of the world and also gives tourists the opportunity to view historic Inca ruins and cities. Tourist packages including entrance fees, equipment and transportation are available. There are also translators and guides available for hire, which makes it very easy to learn about Peruvian history and culture.
If you have the time, your second priority on your Peru tour should be to visit the Southern Coasts of Peru. In the city of Ica, nature lovers can prepare to be mesmerized by the wildlife and natural beauty of the Paracas reserves. Archeology enthusiasts can also visit the Nazca deserts to witness the famous Nazca lines. These famous geoglyphs are a world heritage site and a very popular spot for conspiracy buffs and historians alike. The beaches along the coastline of Peru are ideal for enjoying the Pacific breeze, to take pleasure in the beach scenery and to even catch some surf.
So whether you want your vacation to be relaxing or educational, Peru is the place to go, but of course, detailed Peru travel itineraries help you have a better and safer journey. For a fully customized Peru tour package contact us and we can arrange everything for you.