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3 Days in Lima: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 81 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peru’s capital city was founded by Pizarro in 1535, and the modern-day city of Lima is a sprawling metropolis encompassing ruins from pre-Inca times, ultramodern shopping malls and coastal beaches. ...  Read more

Best Museums in Lima

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From the colonial grandeur of the Plaza de Armas to its pre-Columbian huacas, a walking tour of Lima serves up a melting pot of Peruvian culture and history, but the city’s proud heritage is also ...  Read more

Inca Ruins and Sacred Valleys near Cusco

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 254 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As the one-time capital of the mighty Inca Empire, it’s no surprise that Cusco’s biggest claim to fame is its impressively preserved Inca ruins, but while the majority of travelers come to Cusco to ...  Read more

Cusco Markets

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cusco is Peru’s shopping hotspot for handicrafts, textiles, ceramics, art and jewelry, and the best place to shop for this booty is in the markets. There are several open-air and undercover shopping ...  Read more

Flavors of Cusco

By Viator, February 2014

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The traditional and modern strike the perfect balance in Cusquenian gastronomy. The Inca inheritance combined with colonial influences and the effects of international tourism have contributed to new ...  Read more

Lake Titicaca

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Not only is Lake Titicaca South America’s largest lake, it’s also the highest navigable lake in the world, sitting a lofty 3,820m (12,500 feet) above sea level. The water truly sparkles here in the ...  Read more

Flavors of Peru

By Viator, November 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peruvian cuisine is typically South American, but with some surprises! Alongside indigenous and Spanish fare, you’ll find influences from China, Italy, Africa and Japan. Based on the staples of ...  Read more

Treks and Trails to Machu Picchu

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

One of the world’s most famous treks, taking the pilgrimage to the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu tops most travelers’ bucket lists and those hoping to scale the 2,430-meter peak on foot have a ...  Read more

Surfing in Lima

By Viator, August 2013

Peru is becoming increasingly popular among surfers eager to ride the waves along South America’s long Pacific coastline. Lima itself has more then 150 miles of surf, with a wide range of surfing ...  Read more

Arequipa Travel Tips

By Viator, September 2012

Arequipa, located in southern Peru, is surrounded by volcanoes and sea. Unlike many other cities in the country, Arequipa has no Inca artifacts, but is a visual example of Spanish and mestizo ...  Read more

3 Days in Arequipa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2012

Tours & Tickets

Known for its proximity to canyons and volcanoes, as well as its colonial architecture, Arequipa is a thrilling yet historical destination for your next vacation. To help you see a variety of sites, ...  Read more

Outdoor Adventures in Arequipa

By Viator, September 2012

For those looking for an adventurous vacation, Arequipa offers many opportunities. The most popular adventure activity is visiting Colca Canyon, the third most popular tourist attraction in Peru, ...  Read more

3 Days in Iquitos: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Peru’s famed “Gateway to the Amazon” was once just a humble Jesuit outpost in the jungle, until the Industrial Age. With that revolution—particularly after the widespread adoption of the ...  Read more

Bird Watching in the Amazon

By Viator, May 2012

The Amazon Basin as a whole, and Iquitos in particular, is one of the world’s most attractive destinations for birders. They migrate here throughout the year in search of some 600 officially ...  Read more

Hiking in the Amazon Rainforest

By Viator, May 2012

One of the best ways to experience the Amazon Basin is to hike right through it, appreciating the majesty of the towering trees and diversity of wildlife on a very human scale. Keep in mind, ...  Read more

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