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Uros Islands/Islas Uros

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The 40-plus floating Uros Islands are perhaps the most photographed attraction on Lake Titicaca, famously constructed with springy totora reeds. The reeds ...  Read more

Canon del Colca (Colca Canyon)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Located about 100 miles northwest of Arequipa, Colca Canyon is a canyon of the Colca River. Its main claim to fame is being touted as the “world’s deepest ...  Read more

Nazca Lines

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

The arid plains surrounding the small town of Nazca are detailed with South America’s most enigmatic sight, the extraordinary Nazca Lines. Etched into more ...  Read more

Lake Titicaca

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Sweet, clear and a deep diaphanous blue, Lake Titicaca shimmers above South America at 3,812 meters (12,507 feet), the highest navigable lake in the world. ...  Read more

Sun Island/Isla del Sol

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

The most important island on the lake, according to pre-Columbian tradition, is the Isla del Sol, “Sun Island.” It is the largest of the lake islands (14.3 ...  Read more

Casa de Fierro

The most famous building in Iquitos isn’t the cathedral (though the Gothic, 1911 Iglesia Matriz is quite lovely), it’s La Casa de Fierro, or Iron House. ...  Read more

Casa de Moral (Moral House)

Built around 1730, this large ancestral house is an excellent well-preserved example of baroque-mestizo architecture. The name of the house has nothing to do ...  Read more

El Molino de Sabandia (Sabandia Mill)

Located four miles southeast of Arequipa is Sabandia Mill, the area’s first stone mill. Built in 1785, the structure fell into a dilapidated state until it was ...  Read more

Itaya River

The city of Iquitos is arguably an island (particularly during the rainy season), bound on three sides by massive rivers. To the northeast is the mighty ...  Read more

La Mansion del Fundador (Founder's Mansion)

The history of Founder’s Mansion dates back to the early days when the Spanish first occupied Peru. Originally owned by Arequipa’s founder, Garcí Manuel ...  Read more

Monasterio de la Recoleta (Recoleta Convent)

Founded in 1648, this Franciscan Convent features four cloisters and 11 rooms. The structure represents a range of architectural styles, from Romanesque to ...  Read more

Museo Santury (Museo Santuarios Andinos)

While there are many notable museums in Arequipa, Museo Santury is known as being one of the best. Its focus is on Andes Mountain archeology and history. ...  Read more

Nanay River

The Rio Nanay undulates along the northern border of the city, a slow and interesting tributary of the Amazon that plays hosts several interesting cruises ...  Read more

Pacaya Samiria National Reserve

Peru’s largest and most important protected area is the massive Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria, a vast 2.08 million hectare (8,030 square miles; roughly the ...  Read more

Planetarium Cusco

By day, the city of Cusco is an enchanting playground of mysterious Inca ruins. By night, the city is bathed in a soft yellow light which illuminates the ...  Read more

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