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What to visit in Peru? Lima, Ica, Nasca, Arequipa, Cusco, Machupicchu, Puno.

Hello bloggers, today we will talk, write about the places, cities that you can not miss, when you come to Peru, Lima, Ica, Nazca, Arequipa, Cusco, Puno. Find out more by reading our blog.

*Cusco the Old Capital of the Empire of the Incas.

The city of Cusco was the capital of the ancient empire of the Incas, so it is full of tourist places to visit like Koricancha the temple of the sun, cathedral, museums, etc.

In Cusco, every corner tells a story and every story is captivating, mystical, in the streets of Cusco time seems to have stopped, every corner offers a piece of history, and the stones are still alive because they have survived intact.

Cusco in Peru witnessed the arrival of the Spanish, yet it preserves to this day an ancient magic that captivates the thousands of visitors who are part of its living history every year, today it is recognized as the historical capital of Peru.

*Machu Picchu Archaeological Site.

The citadel of MachuPicchu is one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, is located in the Cusco region of Peru, the lost city of the Incas, which the Spanish called El Dorado.

The Spaniards will never find Machu Picchu, was also refuge of the Inca elite who did not want to submit to the Spanish, the Spanish crown.

*The White City of Arequipa.

The city of Arequipa is known because of its volcano El Misti, all the houses in the historic centre are white, the volcano was used to build them.

Arequipa is ruled by its volcanoes and the walls of its streets, buildings and churches; a wonderful geography which gives us a fertile valley and deep gorges, here you can bathe in its thermal volcanic waters, while looking at the green mountains crowned by eternal snow.

Arequipa is a place to stay, for its unique food, its history, its majestic warmth, the legendary and historic white city, where nobility breathes under the eternal watchfulness of its volcanoes.

Arequipa also has beach, which is 1 hour away from the same city, you can visit its sandy beaches and clean water, a paradise of beaches.

*Lima is the capital of Peru.

Lima is the capital of Peru, and all of it has very beautiful beaches, museums, the cathedral of Lima, it is also the capital of the region with the same name, and currently it is a modern metropolis with about 8 million inhabitants, being one of the main cities of South America.

It is the largest city in the country and has adequate tourist infrastructure, ideal for holding international events (congresses, conventions, meetings, among others).

The city of Lima in Peru has central zones, districts with modern infrastructures, with important hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and nightclubs.

Thus, Lima has districts worth visiting, among which are Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco, where you will find from beautiful and pleasant parks and squares, to modern shopping and residential centres, pubs and discos full of fun.

Lima’s beaches offer surfing, hang gliding and paragliding and many other sports activities for all ages.

*Ica + Oasis Huacachina + Balestas Island.

Ica city and the region, is located 300 km from Lima and a 5 km or 10-minute drive from Oasis Huacachina the only one from the Americas, and the access route from Lima to Ica is by bus.

The main pride of the city of Ica is its high dunes which have always challenged visitors to the Oasis, unique in the Americas and visitors can do, sandboard, rent dune buggies, hike along the lagoon and swim in its waters.

The Huacachina Oasis in Peru has emerald green waters and some studies have found that it arose due to the outcropping of underground currents and around it came an abundant vegetation composed of palm trees, eucalyptus trees and the typical guarangos, which serve the rest of the migratory birds that pass through this region.

All this contributes to making Huacachina Oasis in Peru one of the most colourful and beautiful places on the Peruvian coast.

Also in the region of Ica, is the Balestas Islands reserve, where you can take a boat trip to see the marine fauna and flora of Ica.

*Nasca and the Nasca Lines.

There are three basic types of Nazca lines: straight lines, geometric designs and pictorial representations, and There are more than 800 straight lines in the coastal plain, some of which are 48 km long.

In addition, there are more than 300 geometric designs, which include basic shapes such as triangles, rectangles and trapezoids, as well as spirals, arrows, zigzags and wavy lines.

The Nasca Lines are perhaps best known for their depictions of some 70 animals and plants, some of which measure up to 380 metres long. Some of the best known designs are: a spider, hummingbird, cactus, monkey, whale, llama, duck, flower, tree, lizard and dog.

The people of Nazca also created other shapes, such as a humanoid figure (nicknamed “the astronaut”), hands and some unidentified representations.

*Puno Folkloric Capital of the Americas.

Puno in Peru is an accumulation of folklore and colourful costumes in each of its streets.

While it is true that you can feel the almost 4,000 metres of altitude it is at when you walk, Puno welcomes you with special friendliness and adect.

To speak of Puno in Peru is to speak of Titicaca, it is the sacred lake of the Incas, and its magnificent islands, where the magic in the atmosphere gives the eyes of visitors a special glow.

Today, the city of Puno is located in the Bay of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca and approximately (3,827 masl…) considered the “Peruvian Folk Capital” or “Cradle of the Inca Empire” and home to the Festival of the Virgin of Candelaria and rests on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

The lake is also home to several islands, whose inhabitants have preserved ancestral customs and traditions, and an example of this are the Uros people, who live on “floating islands” made, built by themselves.

Artificially made from reeds, they navigate through the area in their traditional reed boats and visit the Uros island.

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