4 Archaeological Sites that you can not miss in Peru

There are many archeological sites that you should not miss in Peru, more than one to visit during your stay in this majestic country, a tourist attraction with a historical and cultural focus, so we talk about them:

Peru has been home to many cultures, many of them already missing, which have left bequests of beauty unmatched. Over time, they have become important tourist attractions whose enigmas attract travelers and researchers who have spent years trying to discover what’s behind the immense ruins, temples, churches and perfect lines. A trip to the land of the Incas is not complete if some of these wonderful destinations, which have been declared World Heritage Sites for their importance in maintaining the culture and wealth of a living people, do not visit it. As we have spoken in places like Cuzco, Machu Picchu or Lima, we will focus on less known but magical places.

Historic center of Arequipa: ago
  15 years, the nucleus of this beautiful city was declared a World Heritage Site, thanks to the 500 historical monuments that symbolize a new stage in the life of Arequipa, after a strong earthquake that destroyed much of the colonial buildings in the century XIX.

Located in southern Peru, Arequipa is well known for the natural beauty of its surroundings, such as the Colca Canyon or the Chachani Volcano (one of the easiest to climb in the region), so here are the same interested tourists in adventure, nature, sports, culture, history and art. All pass through the center and marvel at the charm of the Plaza and the Basilica, the San Lazaro, the Monastery of Santa Catalina and small squares and gardens where you can enjoy an afternoon of sun and relaxation. During your walks, you will find several agencies that organize excursions to other attractions in the area, which can last only a few days and then return to this fascinating city. If you spend some nights in Arequipa, we recommend that you stay in one of the old and cozy houses of the Historic Center and make the most of its historical attractions.

The Nazca lines:

The Nazca lines and geoglyphs are located in southern Peru, in the Pampa de Jumana, and consists of some 800 figures representing animals, plants and geometric figures, attracted by the Nazca culture centuries before Christ. Thanks to the desert climate of the region, the work of those who have done this magnificent work can be admired until now, although always from the heights, since its large size can exceed 200 meters in length. To enjoy this moving image, overflights are made for 30 to 40 minutes, but before starting the trip, it is often more a documentary that tries to solve some of the many riddles that will appear in your mind when you meet Nazca. Another way to see them is from the five views, three natural and two built, that surround the area. Visits can be coordinated from destinations such as Lima, Ica or Arequipa.

Holy City of Caral – Supe

  1. At the same time, when the Egyptians, the Indians and the Chinese gave birth to civilizations, the Caral culture, considered the oldest in America, gave way to its remaining buildings, plazas, temples and other buildings and pyramidal monuments. This exciting destination is located about three hours north of Lima and only 20 minutes from the Pacific coast in the Supe Valley of the province of Barranca. In its surroundings, which have identified more than 15 settlements built by the same civilization, presumably inhabited between 3,000 and 1,800 BC The tours of these ruins are led by people who have an important focus on archeology, history and research, and also to experience the sensory experience. By walking through an old building, you can learn about the importance of this city and its work for the history of our region. The nearest town is Barranca, a small coastal town, thanks to its proximity to Caral has complete tourist services and the interesting Supe Community Museum.

Machupicchu The lost city of the Incas:

Machu Picchu is located in the region of Cusco, Peru, at 2435 meters above sea level in the jungle area and the best time to visit is between May and September, which is the so-called “drought” season. The rainy weather during these months. If you want to visit Machu Picchu between these months, keep in mind that the demand is very high compared to the rest of the year, so we recommend you book your train and rent the tickets in advance so you can enjoy 100%. from your visit to Machu Picchuen Cusco, Peru. The ways to get to Machu Picchu are many and the one you choose will depend largely on the type of experience you are looking for and the time you have. For example: you can visit Machu Picchu in just 1 day leaving the city of Cusco very early Then take a van to Ollantaytambo and then take the train to Aguas Calientes to finally take the bus or walk (1 hour and a half walk) to the citadel of Machu Picchu to return to the city of Cusco at night. Alternatively, spend the night in Aguas Calientes (the city of Machu Picchu) for the next morning to visit the citadel of Machu Picchu calmly and to the Huaynapicchu mountains.

Conclusion: Visiting Peru is a very large country compared to other countries like Chile or Ecuador, it is sometimes difficult to decide which places to visit, but as guides we recommend visiting the archaeological sites mentioned, all have well made accessibility and infrastructure, all are in everyone’s reach | Although to Cusco you can always do our tours a pé gratuitos com guias profissionais em español – free walking tour em Cusco