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3 Days in Lima: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, April 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 106 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

Flavors of Peru

By Viator, May 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 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

3 Days in Iquitos: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 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

Amazon Lodges in Iquitos

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The vast majority of travelers come to Iquitos because it is the jumping off point for Peru?s fine selection of Amazon lodges. These are scattered along the region?s rivers (not only the Amazon ...  Read more

Flavors of Cusco

By Viator, January 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

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

Amazon Lodges in Puerto Maldonado

By Viator, February 2015

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

For many travelers, the country of Peru serves as a main entry point to the iconic Amazon Rain Forest. And while time-crunched adventurers may head straight for the bush, spending the night at one ...  Read more

Inca Trail Alternatives

By Viator, April 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

There?s a reason why the Inca Trail is one of the most popular treks in all of South America. Travelers love exploring the hidden ruins tucked amid the scenic natural landscape here, and although ...  Read more

Inca Ruins and Sacred Valleys near Cusco

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 461 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

Inca Civilization

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 457 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The mighty Inca Empire once stretched from northern Ecuador to central Chile and northern Argentina, encompassing at least 12 million people and lasting 300 years. Beginning in around 1200 AD as a ...  Read more

Cusco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 96 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Cusco is the central hub of the Sacred Valley, a magnet for lovers of Inca handicrafts and ruins, colonial charm and churches. There is plenty to see in and around town as well as further afield. So ...  Read more

Cusco Markets

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 71 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

Best Museums in Lima

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 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

3 Days in Puno: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, January 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The city of Puno is rarely considered most beautiful destination on Lake Titicaca; the modern and somewhat scruffy city is a working port town. It is a destination not only for tourists, but also ...  Read more

3 Days in Arequipa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | 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

Treks and Trails to Machu Picchu

By Viator, May 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 15 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

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