Peru is the one of the most popular tourism destinations in Latin America for its many beautiful and diverse tourism attractions, rich geographical features, and distinct and varied regions (coast, sierra, jungle).
Here are some of the must-see tourism destinations in Peru for this 2017.
Mt. Salkantay receives the second highest snowfall in Peru atop its 6,300 meter high glacial summit. For this reason, many adventure travelers come in flocks to tackle its challenging trekking route to Machu Picchu, the Salkantay Trek.
Known as the “sister of Machu Picchu”, Choquequirao bears a remarkable resemblance to the other famous Inca citadel. Both Machu Picchu and Choquequirao were built for the same religious purposes and thus were constructed with the same style. You could say Choquequirao is still being discovered by both archaeologists and world travelers. Only 30% of the complex has been unearthed so far and a fraction of the number of tourists who visit Machu Picchu venture to Choquequirao during their Peru stay. The first discovery of Choquequirao only occurred 100 years ago by accident while archaeologists were searching for Inca treasures. The meaning of Choquequirao? Cradle of gold.
The second deepest canyon in the world, the Colca Canyon draws travelers to its impressive depths for its fauna and trekking possibilities. You don’t need a tour guide to visit this wonder. Although if you do prefer a guide, Explorandes can help. The trails and support framework are well maintained by the communities of the canyon itself.
The Inca Trail was built by the Incas as a way to travel throughout their empire of Tahuantinsuyo. Nowadays, only a few sections remain intact, the most important of which is the Inca Trail that connects Cusco to Machu Picchu. Although the final arrival at Machu Picchu is quite impressive, you could say the Inca Trail is a destination in and of itself. The route takes 4 days to traverse, passing through a variety of landscapes and micro-climates.
Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most visited tourist destination in Latin America. Along with the incredible citadel, there’s also a wide range of biodiversity to discover during your visit. This renowned world wonder is a must-see.
We hope you make the time this 2017 to visit some of Peru’s incredible tourism destinations. Explorandes can help you in planning your trip and organizing tours to all of the destinations on your wish list. Contact us today.