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 Sarcophagi of Karajia

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Long before the Incas, the culture that today is associated with Peru like no other, even emerged, numerous other highly advanced civilizations inhabited the Peruvian coastal areas, the highlands and the jungle for thousands of years and left us an impressive heritage. One of these amazing societies is the Chachapoya culture.

Traditional rebuilding of the Q’eswachaka Bridge

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony just like th...

Gran Pajaten ancient ruins

Tourist Attractions & Sights in Peru
Gran Pajaten is an archaeological site in the Andean jungle of northern Peru built around 200BC by the Chachapoya culture, the most important pre-Colombian civilization in the area of the time.

Jurassic Park of Querulpa

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Dinosaurs in Peru? Yes. About 150 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the area of what today is a wide and desert gorge of the western Andes mountains that joins the Valley of the Majes River in southern Peru leaving their footprints behind. These petrified footprints and other fossils found in the same area inspired regional authorities to crea...
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