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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

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

3 Days in Puno: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 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 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

Amazon Lodges

By Viator, May 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 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

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

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, November 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 273 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, 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 Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, November 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 71 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 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

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

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

Amazon River Cruises

By Viator, May 2012

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Iquitos is called Peru’s “Gateway to the Amazon,” a destination for visitors to this diverse nation who wish to experience the rainforest, as well as the Andes and Pacific Coast. While not as ...  Read more

Northern Peru and the Treasures of the Past

By Private Guide ...  , Peru, November 2013

Trujillo is one of the most notable and cozy cities of Peru. It was founded in 1534 by the conqueror Diego de Almagro. The city became the administrative capital of the north of the Peruvian ...  Read more

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