Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru

Peru surely is one of the most amazing countries to visit: amazing landscapes, diverse and partly untouched nature, ancient cultures with all the impressive monuments they left us, lovely and inviting people and an incomparable gastronomy.

And while most concentrate on Peru’s main tourist attractions and follow the classical tour from Lima to Cusco followed by Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, probably adding the Titicaca Lake or Arequipa, perhaps the Nazca Lines, here we focus mainly, but not only on the less known sights, the small, probably not promoted or undeveloped attractions, some hidden treasures and off the beaten path places scattered around Peru that are very much worth a visit.

Enjoy your stay!

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The Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Probably one of the most stunning and beautiful geological occurrences in the world can be viewed at the Rainbow Mountain which is part of the Ausangate mountains high in the Andes about 140 km (85 miles) southeast of Cusco.

Moron Lagoon near Pisco

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
One of the many off the beaten track gems Peru has to offer is the Moron Lagoon, also known as Oasis of Moron, located about 250 km (155 miles) south of Lima near Pisco.

Gocta Falls – La Catarata Gocta

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Peru is full of natural wonders that are lesser known and / or located off the beaten path and therefore missed by most visitors when planning their trip. One of these are the Gocta Waterfalls located in the Chachapoyas province in the Amazonas region of northern Peru.

Valley of the Geysers in Candarave, Tacna

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Just 4 hours from Tacna in southern Peru in the Vilacota-Maure Regional Conservation Area one of the many hidden and mostly unknown natural treasures the country has to offer, can be found: the Valley of the Geysers (El Valle de los Géiseres).

Manu National Park

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
The Manu National Park in Peru is one of the most breathtaking and beautiful natural areas in the world. Because of its sheer size, its different vegetation zones and its protective remoteness, a unique, almost untouched ecosystem could survive until today. Manu not only provides a living space for an immeasurable diversity of plant and animal s...

Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Long before the famous Incas many other, very different cultures populated Peru and left us beautiful artifacts and amazing constructions. These are scattered all over the country and unfortunately, because of the popularity and breathtaking beauty of Machu Picchu, visited by nearly everyone that comes to Peru, often forgotten. One of these amaz...

Huacachina - a true oasis surrounded by a sea of sand

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Scenically Peru seems to have it all: an ocean on the doorstep, beaches with palm trees, an impressive mountain range with deep valleys and high plains, a jungle with lush vegetation, and an extremely dry desert with its very own oasis: Huacachina.

Kuelap Archaeological Zone

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
While most visitors coming to Peru choose to take the classic travel route covering the southern and south-eastern part of the country including the Nazca lines, Arequipa / Colca Valley, Puno / Lake Titicaca and Cusco / Machu Picchu / Sacred Valley, northern and north-eastern Peru is sadly often skipped.

Salt Ponds of Maras

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Peru has so many interesting and amazing sights spread across the country that the little treasures which still represent the beauty, ancient history and old traditions of Peru like no other often have a hard time standing up to the famous and popular tourist attractions. One of these small hidden gems are the Salt Ponds of Maras.

The Funerary Towers of Sillustani

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Sitting proudly atop a hill overlooking Lake Umayo about 35 km (20 miles) from Puno in southern Peru, the Chullpas de Sillustani are above ground tower-like tombs built by the pre-Incan Qulla culture.
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