Six of the best from timeless Peru

22nd Jul 2013

Peru is rich in aesthetic and natural attractions and visited by adventure seekers, backpackers on trekking holidays and heritage lovers searching for cultural sites.

Holidaymakers contemplating Peru can discover the following six most popular destinations via

Cusco is Peru's biggest tourist attraction and was one of the most important conurbations in Tahuantisuyo, which was taken by the Spanish conquerors. Today, holidaymakers on city breaks enjoy architecture that fuses the Incan with the Spanish style. The jewels in its tourism crown are the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, like Cusco, a World Heritage Site.

The Arequipa Volcano and the Mystic Valley both continue to enchant. Arequipa is a World Heritage Site famous for its beautiful white stone colonial buildings, including temples, and monasteries.

Lima: The City of Kings is an award-winning gastronomic capital, where you can learn about its historic centre with beautiful colonial constructions, including the best museums and some pre-Hispanic archaeological sites. It also offers sun-kissed beaches.

Iquitos and the Amazon River are perfect for nature and conservation lovers eager to explore the jungle. From Iquitos, you can take a tour on the mighty Amazon River, and reach Pacaya Samiria and Allpahuayo Mishana with its incredible flora and fauna and great bird-watching vantage points.

Titicaca and Puno Lake are timeless Peruvian treasures. Puno, Peru's folklore capital, hosts the world's highest navigable lake with wonderful landscapes.

Chiclayo, The City of Friendship, has become the gateway for Peru's most recent archaeological discoveries.

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