Places to visit in Peru

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit in Peru.

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Arequipa and Colca Canyon

Take a tour to Arequipa, Peru's colonial white city and launch pad for visits to the Colca Canyon, Peru. Book your tour with The sunlit oasis of Arequipa - the White City – is home to pearl-coloured buildings and sits at the foot of craggy volcanoes. Nearby, condors swoop over the cavernous Colca Canyon. Latin America now.

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Ayacucho and central Andes

Discover a beautiful and culturally rich mountainous region speckled with historic colonial towns.

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Surrounded by the ice peaks of the Andes, the former capital of the Inca Empire boasts intricate temples and golden-hued colonial architecture. Explore rugged landscapes and fascinating architecture with a Cusco holiday from Journey Latin America.

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Cordillera Huayhuash


The busy little city of Huaraz is the base for trekkers eager to explore the jagged ice peaks and turquoise lagoons of the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash.

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Lake Titicaca – Peruvian side

One of Latin America's most iconic sites, Lake Titicaca straddles the border of Peru and Bolivia. Visit the unique man-made floating reed island of the Uros indians and Taquile island.

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This huge and dynamic City of Kings literally has something of interest to offer all visitors.

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Machu PIcchu

Machu Picchu

Easily one of South America’s most iconic and dramatic sites, the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru sits astride a series of man-hewn terraces carved into rainforest-clad Andean mountains.

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Mancora and the north coast

The subtropical fishing village of Máncora is the foremost destination for adventurous travellers. Close by are palm-fringed beaches with sunset views over the Pacific.

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Gocta Falls

Northern Peru

The untouched mountain landscapes of this region are brimming with little-seen vestiges of bygone civilisations and archaeological delights.

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Paracas, Ica and Nazca

The Paracas Nature Reserve on a rocky desert peninsula and the guano-rich Ballestas Islands are a treat for lovers of wildlife.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas

Enjoy the natural and cultural wonders of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, conveniently en route to Machu Picchu. Book now with Journey Latin America.

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The Peruvian Amazon (north)

The northern region of the Peruvian Amazon has flood plains and wide tributaries, a great environment for Amazonian river cruises.

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The Peruvian Amazon (south)

Stay in a friendly jungle lodge and discover an abundance of exotic birds, monkeys, alligators and flowering tropical plants, with the opportunity to visit indigenous communities.

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