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3 Days in Lima: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 95 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

Cusco Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 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

Flavors of Peru

By Viator, November 2013

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 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 Puno: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 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

Amazon Lodges in Iquitos

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 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

3 Days in Iquitos: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 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

Flavors of Cusco

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 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

Lake Titicaca

By Viator, February 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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

3 Days in Arequipa: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, July 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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

Inca Trail Alternatives

By Viator, June 2014

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

Machu Picchu 100 Year Anniversary

By Cusco Expert: Hernan , Peru, March 2011

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating

At 11,200 feet above sea level, Cusco is the heart of Tahuantinsuyo, Perus's pre-Colombian Empire. Cusco today is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, a fascinating and colorful ...  Read more

Inca Civilization

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 333 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

Inca Ruins and Sacred Valleys near Cusco

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 310 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 52 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 22 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

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