Peru is an adventurous country of South America situated on the western side of South America facing the world’s biggest south pacific ocean. This wild and beautiful land is also home to the Amazon rain forest. Peru is a country with diversity and wealth not much common in the world. Peru provides you with an opportunity to explore many landscapes, from mountains, beaches, and rain forests. Peru is blessed with the world’s largest rain forest called amazon, covers nearly half of Peru called the Selva in Spanish, this huge jungle, which also overshadows Brazil, this forest is home to the thousands of animals, species, tribes, and plants that do not live anywhere else on earth. The highest mountains range in the world runs through Peru. These peaks called the Andes, are so tall and forbidding. Peru is the mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity in art, cuisine, literature, and music.

When you travel to such an adventurous and cultural land the main thought arises that what are the things to do? How will you successfully spend your vacation to such an adventurous land? Well sip your coffee and enjoy the article which is the solution to all your unanswered questions.

Below is The List of Amazing and Best Things to Do in Peru:

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The stone city of Machu Picchu is the most fascinating and archaeological side of the planet. Trekking is the best way to explore this country the widest route is the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Other route includes Cordillera Blanca- Huaraz, Colca canyon-Arequipa, Ausangate trek, Salkantay trek, choquequirao trek and Inka jungle trek to Machu Picchu. This memorable walk is one of the greatest, using stone Inca stairways to pass deserted villages and fields. Macchu Picchu is the stunning example of an anchor’s engineering feet. The Inca constructed Macchu Picchu has palaces, temples, terraces, and infrastructures using stones.

The best months of the year to visit Macchu Picchu March-November it tends to be significantly less crowded with the relatively good weather condition.

Best Things to Do in Machu Picchu

1.  Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu: The most stunning views of Inca citadel and surrounding mountains.

  • Duration: 4 hours or half-day
  • Entrance slot: 2 turns (07:00am to 08:00am), (10:00am to 11:00am) according to availability 400 people can enter each day.
  • Tickets: (appro $640) Exclusive- Guide and Gratuities.
  •  Famous for: Inca city of Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu mountain, Sunrise.

2.  lnti Punku or Sun Gate: This is an iconic and sacred temple that was built by them for ceremonies to pay tribute and give offerings to the sun.

  • Duration: 2-3 hours round trip
  • Entrance Slot: From 6 am. until 2 in the afternoon.
  • Tickets: inclusive Macha Picchu solo Tickets
  • Famous For: hiking, observed landscape, Bird Watching, The sun Gate.

3. Winay Wayna

  • Duration: 2-4 Hours
  • Entrance Time: 8:00 am- 8:00 pm
  • Famous For: sights and museums, Historic site.

4. Temple of the moon:

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Entrance Time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  •  Famous For: Caves

5.  Puyupatamarca: Urubamba valley of Peru. Due to its altitude roughly 3600. Meters this is called THE CITY ABOVE THE CLOUD.

  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Entrance Time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  • Famous For: Urubamba Valley of Peru

6. Llaqtapata Archaeological site:

  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Entrance Time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  • Famous For: hilltop lodges, Ruins, hiking Archaeological site, and camping.

7.  Sayacmarca: Located in Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District

  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Entrance Time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  • Famous For: ruins, Trekking, unforgettable amazing views

8. Los Jardine’s de Mandor: Amazing mandor waterfall. also conservation of wild habitat.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Entrance Time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  • Famous For: Biodiverse gardens, restoration, and preservation of the habitat of hundreds of species of flora and fauna.

9. Phatuq K’usi: Putucusi is a round-shaped mountain located on the opposite side of the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu in the Cusco region of Peru.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Entrance time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  • Famous For: the beauty of the landscape, it is the only mountain that offers a horizontal view of Inca city.

10. Museo Manuel Chavez Ballon: Tiny museum of Machu Picchu’s history

  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Entrance time: 07:00 am – 08:00am
  • Famous For: small botanical garden with orchids outside, few artifacts from and display

Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley

The sacred valley is a marvelous place to visit in order to discover and learn how intelligent and hardworking were the Incas. The sacred valley includes the Andean mountains and valley surrounding the Urubamba River. Sacred Valley is a major tourist destination. The peak time where you can plan your trip to the sacred valley is June to August. The weather is pleasant during this time. The sacred valley covers 100 km of area Cusco is the closest airport and visitors usually start by visiting Pisac first. For a truly authentic experience, visit the Parwa Community Restaurant in this valley. The best of this journey you can find a famous drink in Peru the Inca kola known as ”Golden kola” and comes in a strange clear green color. this kola is the pride of Peru nation. it’s an area of fertile farming of Spanish colonial villages like Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Pisac is also famous for its Sunday handicraft market and hilltop Incan citadel.

Accommodation: you can find amazing hotel experience in the sacred valley where you can find luxury hotels, resorts, boutique hotels. The best part of the accommodation in Peru is it provides the sky lodge- the coolest hotel in the world. if you love camping under the stars. Though sky-lodge is expensive, they do take in spectacular views.

1.   Ollantaytambo Ruins: This is the Inca archaeological site. This is an attraction of the fortress on the outskirts of the settlement in a section known as temple hill.

  • Duration Required: 1-2 hour
  • Entrance time: 7am- 5pm
  • Price: adult/student $130/70
  • Famous For: the city is divided into blocks almost entirely intact, the temple hill

  2. Maras & Moray: Maras is a small town of the sacred valley. Moras is incredible ancient salt that has been extracted using evaporation pools since Incan times.

  • Duration Required: half day
  • Entrance Time: 8:10 Am
  • Price: $40.63
  • Famous For: Mysterious agricultural terraces

3. Laguna Piuray: Lake in Peru

  • Duration Required: 3-4 hours
  • Entrance Time: 8:10 Am
  • Price: $50
  • Famous For: Lake views, outdoor games

4. Pisac Ruins: They are especially famous for their rows of agriculture terraces you explore the temples and baths of the ceremonial center.

  • Duration Required: 03:00 hours
  • Entrance Time: 07:00am- 05:30pm (Preferred time) 07:00am- 12;00pm
  • Price: $47 approx
  • Famous For: Architecture, ancient ruin, historical site

5. White river rafting and mountain biking

  •  Duration Required: half day
  •  Entrance Time: Full Day
  •  Price: Vary by tour
  •  Famous For: paraglide, White river rafting and mountain biking

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca

A large, deep lake situated on the Andes on the border of Bolivia and Peru this is called the ”highest navigable lake” is Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is the largest freshwater and crystal clear lake in South America. the hollow islands are made entirely of totora reed, in which people have accomplished subsistence lifestyle for centuries. Lake covered with national reserve, sheltering rare aquatic wildlife such as giant frogs.

You can explore some islands in the lake

  • The Uros Islands: This is a man-made floating island there are 40 floating islands in Titicaca.
  • Taquile Island: Found on the Peruvian side of the lake, Taquile island is popular for traditional homestay.
  • Island of the sun: on the Bolivian side you’ll find Titicaca’s largest island.
  • La Candelaria: This is a very important festival in Puno full of Music, food, dance, parades, folk dance, traditional attire. the festival begins in February.
  • Sillustani Ruins: Explore ancient tombs, the burial ground, which covers a massive stretch of land.
  • you can distribute your tour according to your time:

Short day tour: 

  • Entrance time: 06:30am – 04:00pm
  • Price: $10.00
  • Return :05:00pm
  • Food: Not included
  • Island covers: Uros island

Full day tour: 

  • Entrance time: 06:30am – 07:15am
  • Return: 5:30pm
  • Price: $20.00
  • Food: local lunch
  • Island covers: Uros island, Taquile island

Two-day tour: 

  • Entrance time: 06:30am – 08:15am
  • Return: 04:00pm next day
  • Price: $37.00
  • Food: 2 local lunch, 1 local dinner, 1 local breakfast
  • Island covers: Uros island, Taquile island

Colca Canyon

Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon is an amazing canyon belonging to the Colca River in southern Peru. it is ”just” one of the deepest Canyons in the world. The canyon is even deeper. reaching a depth of 3,400 meters(11,155 feet) the lowest point of canco. The Colca canyon is a great scenario to birdwatching for Andean species, especially the candor. minimum of 2 days you need to give Colca canyon for exploring palace you have to track a day maximum of 5 hours. The Colca river makes you feel amazing and relaxing.

The entry fee to take admission into the park is around 70 soles ($22). not included in any of package. it is a popular destination because of natural wonders in all of Peru.

La Calera Thermal Water: Relax at Calera thermal waters, a complex natural hot spring in a scenic mountain setting.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  •  Price: $5-15

Planetarium & observatory colca:  Planetarium & observatory colca is located in Chivay.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $7-8 (approx 25 soles)

Abra Patapampa: Abra Patapampa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.910m (16,109ft) above the sea level. The pass located on the road called Carretera 1SE.

  •   Duration: 3 hours
  •   Price: No Entry Fee

Amazon Rain Forest

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Amazon rainforest covering much of northwestern Brazil. amazon is dangerous too while the Amazon is filled with amazing creatures such as jaguars, anacondas and black caiman they have less human contact most snakes and spiders in the amazon are venomous.

Things to do in the amazon rainforest

  • Walk into the jungle, Trekking
  • Jungle cruises
  • Waterfalls
  • Piranha Fishing & Alligator watch
  • See the pink dolphins, poison dart frog in the amazon river
  •  Meet local communities or tribes to witness life in the jungle
  •  Giant Trees and tree climbing
  •  Canopy Bridge walk
  •  Kayaking
  •  National parks
  •  Night boat tour in Peru’s rain forest

According to estimates Amazon rain forest, it costs about $1,300, for a week so pretty expensive, but looks awesome. This jungle tour becomes truly amazing for you. overall, If you’re planning to visit this forest just remember that life out there is completely different to being at home, so it may seem scary and could take a few days to adapt you can earn unforgettable memories and experience.

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

Here we are talking about Vinicunca also called Montana de Siete Colores or Winicunca rainbow mountain Peru looks unreal but you can actually go here to get to the lookout, Tourist access requires a two-hour drive from Cusco after that you’ll need to hike about 6 miles. it’s important to note that the weather makes a big difference in your experience there. This mountain is 7 colors of the mountain you will have seen countless pictures of Rainbow mountain. Rainbow mountain is the most famous feather was hidden for centuries under thick layers of Andean snow and ice. and most likely due to climate change, it gradually melted away. The relevant time of the year to visit Rainbow mountain is between March to November during the dry season.

For Day Trip Routine

  •  Be prepared for altitude above 50 people not allowed to visit
  •  You must have good circulation and unblocked breathing
  • Pickup from your staying is 4:45 am- 05:00 am
  •  2 hours driving from Cusco
  • If you buy a package for the rainbow mountain you have to pay $50 approx per person including breakfast, lunch and transportation.
  •  If you not going to buy a good package you’ll have to spend $30 approx
  •  Warning: Don’t Trek rainbow mountain in rain and snow weather.

Lima

Lima

Lima being the capital of Peru lies on the country’s arid Pacific coast. modern and ancient, rich and poor, fascinating and entertainment lima is the city of contra. lima is also the best place to try the wonderful cuisine, variety of the huge ingredient from the coast. lima is the second largest desert capital city after Egypt. you can find Incredible attraction in this city.

  • Duration:2 days
  • Price: $50 USD (Excluding food and other expenses)

Best things to do in lima

  •  Museo Larco
  •  Barranco
  •  Miraflores
  •  Plaza de Armas: plaza de armas is today a UNESCO World heritage site historic center of lima
  •  Circuito Magico del Agua
  •  Santo Domingo
  •  Huaca Pucllana
  •  Las Nazarenas

The best place to stay in Lmima peru is definently the Miraflores area. 

Nazca Lines

Nazca Lines 

The city Nazca and system of valleys on the southern coast of Peru. The group of very large geoglyphs formed by depression or shallow is popularly known as The Nazca Lines. Nazca lines are drawn in a geometric pattern. Nazca lines  Peru’s most interesting and peculiar attractions to be seen.

Best way to experience Nazca lines

  •  Flights over the Nazca Lines of 35 min
  •  Full day trip of Nazca Lines
  •  You have to spend $12 for the experience of Nazca lines from Flights.

Cusco

Cusco

The Best sightseeing experience you can find in Cusco. Cusco is well worth a visit in itself. This city is also registered in the UNESCO world heritage site. Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. This is a major tourist attraction Cusco is the city of fascinating history. Plaza de Armas is the fundamental square in the old city, with carved wooden balconies and arcades, and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was formulated on peak of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and has archaeological traces of Inca stonework.

Things To Do in Cusco

  • Sacsayhuaman – Sightseeing, Landmarks, Historic Ruins
  • Humantay Lake – Natural Parks, Bodies of water
  • Inca Trails (Cusco) – Nature and Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
  • Centro Historico De Cusco – Sights and landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins.

Conclusion

Peru is a beautiful and adventurous land offering a great tour to nature and sports enthusiasts. You have anonymous things to do and explore. This wild land should be definitely in your 2020 bucket list. From Macchu Picchu to Cusco there is not even a single place to regret in your to Peru. From hiking to the trail, adventurous sports, historic monument you get enough sightseeing and amazing panoramas. Comment below and let us know when are you planning your amazing trip and what the things included in your to-do list in Peru?

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