Go on holiday in Peru and experience the ancient Inca Empire where culture and nature go hand in hand
Peru is not without reason called the land of contrasts, for Peru has something for everyone. Discover Cuzco and the Sacred Valley, walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Do not deceive yourself for a walk in the Amazon’s deep rainforest in Manu National Park, the unique mountains of the Andes or the marvelous desert landscape along the coast of Peru. Discover the history of Peru, which dates back several thousand years from the Moche civilization to the heyday of the Incas, to their decline during the Spanish colonial era.
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When traveling in Peru, you are taken to the west coast of South America, where the Pacific Ocean casts a glance from there. About 30 million Spanish-speaking people live in the country, and widespread sections of the population also speak the Inca local language Quechua. The capital of Peru is Lima – a vibrant city with 10 million inhabitants.
On a round trip to Peru you will be amazed by the unique history of the Incas, and the relics that are still stably left – much to the amazement of tourists and historians. With Kipling Travel you will get the best conditions for a content-rich and unique trip to Peru. Combine if necessary. your trip with a trip to one of our other unique destinations Bolivia , Ecuador and the Galapagos .
You must experience this in Peru
The forgotten Inkaby Machu Picchu is clearly the biggest draw, for touring Peru. Machu Picchu is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the seven wonders of the world, which is definitely not a wonder for anyone. Machu Picchu is an abandoned relic of a former Inca city, located impressively high up in the Andes.
Machu Picchu was built around the year 1400 by the Incas, where it was used as a royal residence. The city consists of 150 stone buildings, all of which are divided into different groups of houses surrounded by steep terraces for agriculture. The buildings are built in characteristic Inca architecture.
Cuzco and the Sacred Valley
Your tour of Peru should pay a visit to the “navel of the world” Cuzco. The city is located high in the Andes in southeastern Peru. Now you might get the impression of a small mountain village, But in fact, 300,000 inhabitants live here.
Once upon a time, Cuzco was the capital of the Incas. On a tour of Peru, Cuzco will therefore act as an important part of the cultural insight into the country that you will receive. Close to the city is the Sacred Valley – a sight not to be missed on a tour of Peru.
The Sacred Valley is also called the Urubamba Valley. From here, Machu Picchu can be glimpsed high up on the horizon. In the valley lies the picturesque village of Pisac, which is popular due to colorful markets and historical relics of the Inca culture.
The colossal rainforest of 6.9 million km2, makes up 60% of Peru’s magnificent land. Therefore, the Amazon will be almost impossible to avoid on a round trip in Peru. The rainforest is located in northern Peru and also covers areas in 9 different countries.
Neighboring countries Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia, among others, have also benefited from the Amazon. It’s hard to imagine how big the Amazon really is, but the rainforest right now makes up over half of the earth’s rainforest areas.
If you are lucky, you will encounter in the rainforest some of the 5% of Peru’s population who actually live in the overgrown rainforest area. The Amazon offers tropical climate, which is one of the geographical zones you will experience on tour of Peru.
Lake Titicaca is a popular attraction for touring Peru. The lake itself is a visiting weather, and so is the surrounding town of Puno. Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America, with an area of 8,372 km2.
The lake has its quaint location above 3,810 above sea level and houses 41 partially inhabited islands. Let your round trip to Peru be enriched with this experience, where you can visit the Sun Island, the Moon Island and many other spectacular areas.
Lake Titicaca is also of great importance in the mythology of pre-Columbian cultures. Soløen was the place where the Inca ancestors were born. Soløen is therefore a very popular attraction to visit, as there is a lot of history.
On a tour of Peru you should visit Colca Canyon in the Andes. Colca Canyon is one of the world’s largest depressions at a total of 3,160 meters. The gorge is therefore twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA.
You can advantageously add trekking to your tour of Peru, and let this trip take you through Colca Canyon. Here is so beautiful and there is the opportunity to spend the night in the cozy town of Chivay.
The gap is extremely breathtaking both in terms of flora and fauna. In the amazing Colca Canyon there is a varied wildlife, where especially giant hummingbirds, duck condors, eagles, flamingos, vicuñan llamas and rabbit-sized chinchillas can be experienced.
Places to experience in Peru
Lima is the capital of Peru, and is also the country’s geographically largest city. Almost 10 million people live here. In the city you will find culinary experiences, historical museums and good shopping opportunities.
If your tour of Peru takes you to Lake Titicaca, then you should visit the city of Puno. Puno is a great place to find souvenirs such as clothes made from llama wool and a sea of other exciting South American items.
If you have not already planned a visit to Lake Titicaca, do so from Puno. The lake with its strange location allows for boating, trekking and not least visits to some of the local residents.
In southern Peru you will find the White City of Arequipa, where chalk-white buildings lie side by side. The masonry is of a particularly peculiar material – a kind of volcanic rock, which is special for this particular area.
With Kipling’s round trip in Peru, the trip also goes to Arequipa. Here you will find beautiful parks, colonial architecture and much more. Also taste the South American cuisine and go shopping in the small streets.
On the southern coast of Peru lies the city of Nazca. In particular, the city is known for the “Nazca Lines” in the desert. They are supposedly made by the Nazca people several years ago. The Nazca lines, according to myths, show the water flow of the springs in the desert.
Let your round trip to Peru take you on an experience in the city of Nazca. Here you can stroll through the cozy market, visit the Cahuachu pyramids or explore the mysterious Cantalloc Aqueducts in the desert.
After a busy tour of Peru, it can be nice to seek away from the big cities and relax. Here, Mancora in the north is obvious. Mancora has the best sandy beaches, and then there are insanely many hours of sunshine to pick up here.
In and around Mancora you can soak up the sun, swim, surf and more. Here you can just sit back and enjoy the peace, the beautiful surroundings, the beautiful beaches and the unique atmosphere.
Aguas Calientes is a charming little town, most often visited by tourists heading towards Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes is at the foot of the forgotten Inca city. However, you do not go here in vain either.
The city exudes a South American vibe, which is why a visit here adds a good amount of cultural insight to your tour of Peru. Close to Aguas Calientes there are wonderful heat sources that are definitely worth a visit.
Types of travel in Peru
Nature trip in Peru
Make your tour of Peru a real nature trip. Due to the three different types of climate areas, you can experience everything from lush rainforest in the southeast to snow-capped mountain scenery in the north and barren desert along the coast.
Cultural trip in Peru
The ruins of Peru gossip about the impressive architecture of the Incas. A cultural trip in Peru will take you on adventures at Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and not least the ancient royal tombs and temples.
Trekking in Peru
On a tour of Peru you will experience the country on several levels. Trekking is therefore possible for everyone. Lightly experienced should follow in the footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, where the Cordilla Blanka mountain pass is for the experienced.
Combine your Peru trip
Travel to Bolivia
If you want to extend your holiday after a round trip in Peru, then Bolivia is an obvious country to visit. Bolivia borders the southern part of Peru, and has no less than 10 million inhabitants, about half of whom are Indians. Below you will find the highland Indians Quechua and Aymara.
The different population groups make Bolivia an incredibly exciting cultural experience that brings to mind the time with Christoffer Columbus. The administrative capital of Bolivia, La Paz, has about 1 million inhabitants and is the world’s highest capital.
Here you can experience a fantastic city with endless opportunities for shopping, museums, colonial architecture, bars, restaurants and much more. La Paz is a good mix of new and old, which is why there is simply something for everyone.
In Bolivia, you will also be able to experience the world’s largest dried – up salt lake, salt flats, flamingos in the red lagoon, the lunar valley – just to name a few of the exciting experiences Bolivia has to offer. A round trip in Peru and then Bolivia is in short a unique an unforgettable experience in the sign of South America.
Travel to Argentina and Brazil
With Kipling Travel you have the opportunity to combine your round trip to Peru with a visit to beautiful Argentina and Brazil. This is definitely recommendable. A combination trip where you get to see Peru, Argentina and Brazil is a unique opportunity to experience South America’s unique culture and unique atmosphere.
When touring Peru, Argentina and Brazil, you will discover that there is a huge difference between the three countries, which is why such a trip is insanely exciting. In Argentina you can experience the famous Iguazu waterfalls, which consist of a total of 275 separate waterfalls. If you are in the right place, you will have waterfalls all around you.
In addition, you will be able to experience Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, which exudes big city life. Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro is in itself a huge experience. The city has a population corresponding to the entire population of Denmark.
If you extend your round trip in Peru with a trip to Rio de Janeiro, you can not get around the 38 meter high Christ statue. The statue is called Cristo Redentor, and serves as a landmark for Brazil. The statue is located on Mount Corcovado, which rises 718 meters into the air. From here the view is amazing.
Popular animals you can experience in Peru
With a varied terrain comes several animal species, most of which have a special connection to South America. When you go on a tour of Peru, you will be able to experience as many as 120 bird species among a myriad of mammals, reptiles and reptiles. In the Amazon, otters, ozelots, monkeys and parrots live wild, while in the mountain pass at Cordillera Blanca live cougars, jaguars and tapirs.
At the other end of the Andes Mountains at the Colca Canyon Gorge are the condors, giant hummingbirds, llamas and chinchillas. A few hours drive from Lima lies the Ballestas Islands, described as Peru’s answer to the Galapagos. The Ballestas Islands are for any bird enthusiast a piece of heaven on earth. Here are a myriad of bird species that abound with the many sea lions and penguins.