Monday, December 12, 2011

Exciting Locales to Visit on Peru Tours

Whether you are interested in history or you simply want an adventure of a lifetime, Peru tours will provide you with memories you will never forget. From the warmth you will discover from the people of Peru to the stunning and diverse landscape, a tour of Peru is certain to be exciting and unforgettable. There are certainly numerous sites that are considered to be popular throughout this fascinating country, but there are a few should be at the top of your ‘must see’ list while in Peru. 

At the top of the list should be Machu Picchu and the Inca Tail. While the Lost City of the Incas is popular among history buffs, there is definitely something here for everyone. Nestled amongst the peaks of the Andes, Machu Picchu is considered to be the most famous and archaeological attraction in the area. Machu Picchu can be reached by train from Cuzco if you wish to take a day trip. Of course, if you are the adventurous sort, you can also set out on a four day hiking trip to reach Machu Picchu as well.

You will find the oldest continuously inhabited community on the entire continent located in Cuzco; which also happens to be the ancient capital of the Incas. You are certain to be fascinated as you make your way along cobblestone alleys and gaze upon the surrounding stonewalls. Filled with local culture, Cuzo is home to the Tampumachay ritual bath. For even more history, be sure to stop by and see the Kenko; the amphitheatre where sacrifices were once made. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there are plenty of opportunities for rafting, biking or hiking in the local area.

Have you always dreamed of exploring the Amazon? If so, Peru tours provide the perfect opportunity to do so. You will find some of the least explored as well as best preserved parts of this fabulous rainforest right in Peru. Be sure to bring along your camera because you will be certain to want to snap pictures of the numerous unique plants as well as exceptionally rare animal species that make their home here. The biodiversity in this region is incomparable to any other area of the world. If you truly want to experience the Amazon, the best way to do so is by taking a tour by boat.

For even more mystery, pay a visit to Nazca; the stony desert situated along the southern coast of Peru. Here you will find animal figures that have been etched directly into the ground and massive geometric shapes. While the origins of the Nazca lines remains unknown, they remain fascinating to modern travellers.

Interested in soaking up Peruvian culture? Include Lima, the capital, on your Peru tour itinerary. This is the highest capital of any country in the world. Throughout the city you will find dozens of various museums, each one boasting exceptional Incan artefact collections. If you are interested in viewing exceptional examples of Peruvian colonial architecture, make a point of visiting Casa de Aliaga, Palacio torre Table and Casa de Oquendo.

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